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Ministry of Justice announced that the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare is the “hotspot” of divorces forEnglandandWales. Figures show that last year 2,447 divorce petitions were lodged in the coastal town of 80,000 people.
Birmingham is the other place outsideLondonthat has more than these applications but the population there is about 10 times more than this inWeston-super-Mare.
12 NovBanana War Ended
Eight separate World Trade Organisation cases have been ended by an agreement signed between the EU and 10 Latin American countries. This marked the end of an international trade dispute over bananas and the WTO Head – Pascal Lamy called this “a truly historic moment”
In December 2009 the EU has agreed to gradually reduce the [...]
We live in such a colourful world. Not all of the laws outlined below are currently in use , however they definitely left their trace during the years. We made a small collection of some interesting laws and legal facts from all over the world! Enjoy and share with us any interesting laws or legal [...]Read More ...
03 JulWarning – Bogus callers
Bogus callers make up stories to trick you into leaving your house or letting them in so they can steal money or property from your home.
Bogus callers can be of any age and appearance, either male or female, and they aim to to trick or worry you into leaving your house or into letting them. [...]
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Olympic offenders will face “swift justice” as they are set in court in 24 hours. By doing so prosecutors are trying to repeat the success of this measure during the riots in August 2011.
The CPS informs that courts in London would sit for longer and virtual live link [...]
This video shows highlights of a high profile College of Law discussion on the importance of increasing diversity at the Bar. An audience of invited guests put their questions to an impressive panel of industry representatives, including: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Timothy Dutton QC Rolande Anderson, Board Member, Bar Standards Board and Chair of the [...]Read More ...
What is entrepreneurs’ relief?
Entrepreneurs’ relief is a relief from capital gains tax that is available to individuals and trustees.
It can be claimed for gains from the disposal of businesses, shares in personal companies and business assets.
The effect of the relief is to apply a capital gains tax rate of 10% to the first £10 million [...]
Lawyers divide into two main types – solicitors and barristers.
Increasingly, the distinction between barristers and solicitors has begun to blur as some solicitors gain the right to represent their clients in the higher courts and a growing number of barristers give legal advice in addition to their work in court.
However, your first port of call [...]