February 17, 2020

Review underway into transparency within the Family Court

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

The president of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has begun a ‘Transparency Review’ into reporting within the family courts. Begun in May 2019, he is now inviting people to […]

February 14, 2020

Ofcom to be given new powers over UK social media

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

UK watchdog Ofcom is to be given new powers to force social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take more stringent action over harmful content on their […]

February 13, 2020

Government proposes ban on unregulated placements for looked-after children

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has unveiled government proposals to ban unregulated care homes for children under the age of 16, as well as introducing new minimum quality standards for unregulated […]

February 12, 2020

Battle over care workers’ pay reaches Supreme Court

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

The Supreme Court will today consider the pay arrangements for care workers who ‘sleep in’ as part of their work duties. Organisations providing care fear that if they lose, they […]

February 11, 2020

Second reading of ‘Helen’s Law’ in Parliament

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

MPs will today continue to debate the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill, which will require the Parole Board to take into account any failure by a prisoner serving […]

February 5, 2020

Councillors urge Newcastle to tackle domestic abuse

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Following a recent city council meeting, leaders have vowed to take action to tackle the “appalling” number of domestic abuse incidents in Newcastle. Newcastle city councillor Jacqui Robinson was applauded […]

February 5, 2020

Potential increase to Land Registry fees announced

Help & Advice by Paul Dodds Law

HM Land Registry will shortly be making an announcement about fees, its deputy chief executive revealed last week,” as 2020 shapes up to be an interesting year for the conveyancing […]

January 30, 2020

Children’s mental health services severely lacking – report warns

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Amy Longfield, The Children’s Commissioner for England, has warned that adequate mental health services that can successfully meet the needs of all children who require treatment is still a decade […]

January 29, 2020

January 2020 sees growth in house prices

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

According to new figures from Nationwide’s mortgage data, house price growth has jumped to a 14-month high this month. The average home is now valued at £215,897 and January property […]

January 28, 2020

Plans for new laws to prevent hacking of smart tech

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

The government is in the process of developing new laws to safeguard everyday household gadgets and devices to ensure that they cannot be hacked and exploited via the internet, following […]