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What is the Land Registry Property Alert Service

Ella Saunders
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What is the Property Alert Service? Your property is probably the most valuable asset you own so it is important to protect it from risk of property fraud. The Land Registry has set up a free Property Monitoring Service that can be used to check whether...

Refusal or Revocation of your Firearms Licence

Rachel Adams
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Why have the police revoked/refused my Firearms and/or Shotgun Licence? The Licensing Authority, Chief Officer of Police or someone with delegated authority, can revoke your licence for two reason; The holder is of intemperate habits or unsound mind or...

Firearms Application Process - All you need to know

Rachel Adams
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How can I legitimately own and possess a Firearm or Shotgun? In order to lawfully possess a Firearm or Shotgun in England and Wales you need to hold a Certificate issued by the Licencing Authority, usually the Chief Constable, for the area in which you...

Legal Aid - what is it and do I qualify for it?

Megan Parry
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It seems obtaining any form of help with legal fees, is becoming increasingly difficult. Further barriers have been put in place and it can be difficult to obtain Legal Aid, however that is not to say that Legal Aid isn’t available, particularly in...

What will happen to my pets when I die?

Louise Shortman
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In the UK, we are a nation of animal lovers. In an article in The Express, according to a survey taken in 2014, it was quoted “ that more than 80% of pet owners give their furry friends the same love and attention they give their children ” ...

Lasting Power of Attorney

Louise Shortman
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Do you know who would deal with your financial affairs and health and welfare matters if you were taken ill, involved in a serious accident or had dementia? Thinking about what could happen in these situations is uncomfortable, yet it is important whilst...

DIY Divorce - What does that really mean?

Megan Parry
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The Ministry of Justice launched their new portal last week, for people seeking to make their divorce applications seemingly without having to go to Court. In theory a ‘Do it Yourself Divorce’. The Ministry of Justice are hailing this as a...

The importance of making a Will

Ceri Philpott
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The importance of making a Will – Frequently asked questions According to a recent YouGov survey, nearly two thirds of the British adult population do not have a Will. This is a shocking and worrying statistic considering the sometimes devastating...

Going to the Family Court. Frequently asked questions

Megan Parry
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What should I wear? It is always recommended that you dress formally for Court. Do not worry if you do not own a suit, a shirt, blouse and some trousers or a skirt are perfectly acceptable. If you are still unsure speak with your solicitor and they will...

A PLO letter: What is it? What does it mean? And what will happen next?

Megan Parry
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If Children’s Services have concerns about your children or your care of them they may have sent you a ‘letter before proceedings’ or otherwise known as a PLO letter. Your Social Worker may have also informed you of the PLO meeting that has...

Expert advice is more important than ever!

Scott Bowen
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Most people anticipate being ill at some point in their lives. When that happens, the first thing we do is either attend our local General Practitioner or our local Accident and Emergency Department. Most of us know very little about physiology or medicine...