Monthly Archives: April 2014

Flooding – the risk?

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Flooding is a growing risk for British properties. According to Environment Agency statistics, 5.5 million homes (that’s one in six) are at risk of flooding from all types of flood in England and Wales. Climate change projections indicate that rising sea … Continue reading

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The New Family Court and justice reforms: ‘a Hotch Potch or a Cultural Revolution’?

The Children and Families Act 2014 came into force yesterday which heralded the birth of the new Family Court as part of the family justice system reforms. The far-reaching reforms are intended to create a more efficient family justice system. … Continue reading

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World Intellectual Property Day

This is celebrated every year on April 26. In its 14th year the official theme in 2014 is: Movies – A Global Passion http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/  .The theme stems from the centenary of what is considered to be the invention of the … Continue reading

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GPs: One Examination Too Far for Race Equality

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (Bapio) has this week been unsuccessful in its Judicial Review claim against the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the General Medical Council (GMC), the doctors’ regulatory body.  Racial discrimination allegations … Continue reading

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10 changes to employment law you need to know about!

On 6 April 2014, various changes were implemented into the sphere of employment law, all of which have the potential to affect employers and their employees. Here are 10 important changes that you need to know about: 1. Amendments to … Continue reading

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Every dog has its day!

A dog is for life Family lawyers have seen an increase in dog custody battles in recent years. The saying a ‘dog is for life’ does not sit easily with the fact that the life of a dog outlives the … Continue reading

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Mobile Homes Act 2013: Site Licences

On 1st April 2014 further sections of the hotly debated Mobile Homes Act 2013 (“the Act”) came into force. 1st April 2014 also marked the end of the Government’s ‘mirco business moratorium’ during which the Government sought to reduce the … Continue reading

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