Monthly Archives: October 2016

Married at First Sight – Wedding (alarm) bells

The second series of ‘Married at First Sight’ has recently reached our television screens; a fascinating contrast between social experiment/ reality TV show/study in anthropology. The premise is that thousands of single people volunteer to be married to somebody whom … Continue reading

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Will changes to the claims process lead to any consumer benefits?

In November 2015 George Osborne (Chancellor at the time) surprised many in his Budget speech by recommending an increase in the Small Claims Track (SCT) limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and an end to compensation for … Continue reading

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Will British Courts soon be able to issue Islamic divorces?

Recently it has been suggested that British Courts should be able to issue Islamic divorces through a specialised unit with the aim of protecting the rights of Muslim Women. Elham Manea, a Professor at Zurich University, is due to make … Continue reading

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Hands Off!

Recently, two longstanding high street brands, BHS and Austin Reed, have gone into administration.  In addition to the 12,000 or so employees whose jobs are at risk there are also hundreds of suppliers who may receive only a fraction, if … Continue reading

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