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Updated Home Office Guidance on Employers’ Right to Work Checks

On 16 August 2017 The Home Office published updated Guidance on right to work checks which all employers need to be aware of. The link to the new Guidance is here. The Guidance replaces the previous version which was last updated in July 2016 and applies to checks required from 16 May 2014. It is illegal … [ Read More ]

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Released under Investigation

Contact our crime department 24/7 on 07764929487 or call our specialist police station adviser Hannah White during office hours on  0191 243 8148 “You’re being released without bail… but remain under investigation”. “So, what happens now?”, you may ask. This is an uncertainty that many suspects now face since new bail provisions were introduced, changing … [ Read More ]

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Can I make an electronic will?

Making a will is one of those things that we all know we should do, but many of us don’t. It has been suggested by the Law Society that a staggering 40% of adults in England and Wales die without having made a will. In our experience, the main reason clients say they haven’t prepared … [ Read More ]

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Mary Shaw wins Family Lawyer of the Year Award 2017

Huge congratulations to our Partner and Family Lawyer Mary Shaw who won an award at the 15th LALY Awards in London. Mary won the ‘Family Private (including Mediation) Award,’ sponsored by Resolution which celebrates the excellent work undertaken by family lawyers across the country.  Mary recently celebrated 30 years with David Gray Solicitors and has … [ Read More ]

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Beyond letter writing…

Alex Davies from Cripps takes a light hearted look at an innovative workshop ran by Mary Shaw from David Gray Solicitors and Georgie Hall from Prettys at the 2017 Resolution conference.  Alex states ‘The world is changing in front of us. And perhaps it’s time we found new ways to change it.’ Click below to … [ Read More ]

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Government policy paper on rights for EU citizens

Post-Brexit rights for EU citizens – the Government sets out it’s position. On 26 June 2017, the Government published it’s policy paper on the position of EU nationals living in the EU and UK nationals living in the EU. The paper contains more information about what rights EU nationals and their families will have upon … [ Read More ]

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Criminal behaviour order issued for DV in the UK for the 1st time

A criminal behaviour order has been issued to a man jailed for domestic violence for the first time in the UK. A man who violently abused two former partners is believed to be the first person in England and Wales who must tell police if he gets a new girlfriend. Detectives from Hackney secured a … [ Read More ]

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Change in requirement: English language assessment under the 5 year route

Update 2 May 2017: this is an update to a blog previously published in 2016.  These changes are now in place. On 18th January 2016, the previous Prime Minister announced the intention to introduce a new English language requirement, at Level A2 CEFR for partners and parents applying to extend their existing leave under the … [ Read More ]

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Higher fines for speeding – the truth

Millions of drivers are in the dark over new £2,500 speeding fines coming into force next week! Daily Mail Speeding fines get bigger on Monday, and 80 per cent of drivers have no idea ! The Telegraph The truth is that only the top bracket of Speeding fines imposed at court has been changed, with a … [ Read More ]

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Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)

Spring is finally here. The weather is improving and everything in my garden has suddenly turned green and starting shooting upwards. It’s a season of big changes. April is also traditionally a time of tax changes- often tax rises. This year however the government has introduced a change to inheritance tax which will potentially take … [ Read More ]

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