Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Squatters’ rights” about to be evicted…

Squatting in residential premises will become a criminal offence from 1 September 2012. Recent high-profile cases have brought the issue to the forefront including one property reputedly belonging to Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich’s ex-wife, Irina, and more recently in … Continue reading

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Ménage a Trois Civil Union in Brazil Sparks Controversy

At Blacks we like to keep up to date with Family Law developments in other countries. Sometimes this can give an indication as to how the position may develop in our jurisdiction in the future, for example the enhanced rights … Continue reading

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Cap on Care Costs

The government, in what appears to be yet another U-turn has pledged support to a review by economist Andrew Dilnot on the way care is paid for by elderly individuals in our society. This is weeks after Health Secretary Andrew … Continue reading

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Target Those Hidden Assets

In these days when every penny counts, there has recently been developments which will come as good news for creditors who are owed money from debtors who have pension funds.  As a result of two cases this year, a debtor’s … Continue reading

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High Court rules on assisted suicide

Tony Nicklinson, a man paralysed from the neck downwards after suffering a severe stroke while on a business trip to Athens, yesterday lost his High Court case in which he asked the court to allow doctors to end his life … Continue reading

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MMR MR Vaccine litigation: professional negligence action against lawyers who acted for the former MMR MR litigants

Blacks Solicitors are acting for former litigants in the MMR Vaccine Litigation.  The first stage of the legal proceedings are underway.  The present claim concerns allegations of professional negligence against the lawyers who acted for the former litigants.  The issues … Continue reading

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What happens when the Olympics leave town?

All the focus in the run up to the Olympics was the security of the games, how would the public transport network cope and how many medals Team GB would win.  Now as the Olympics has drawn to a close … Continue reading

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Dot Gone

The World Wide Web has revolutionised the way people live in both their personal and professional lives, with every conceivable topic available at the click of a button. Internet users can access a wide variety of websites by typing in … Continue reading

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It’s time to be straight!

In the third of our series of blogs we concentrate on claims made against you by passengers in your car and the importance of disclosure of information to your own insurers. You’ll remember that the particular scenario that we are … Continue reading

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Tears, Tantrums and Twitter: The saga continues

It was only a few days ago that the Twitter saga reignited but it seems that the flame is still burning. The attention is now on a 28 year old footballer, Daniel Thomas, who has been arrested and suspended from … Continue reading

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