Archive | March, 2014

Tips before you Rent

?? ??Understand the tenancy agreement Is it a fixed-term contract for a set period of time (usually six months to a year)? Ask if there is a break clause and check the procedure. Make sure the outside of the property is in good condition. Look for loose roof tiles, leaking pipes and gutters, crumbling brickwork […]

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Cornwall Litigation: On line contracts

    A??High Court dispute has clarified the rules on signature of documents in the creation of online??agreements. Mr Justice Popplewell has found that clicking ‘I accept’ was a sufficient signature to meet the requirements of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. In Bassano v Toft & Ors [2014] EWHC 377 (QB) there??was a dispute over […]

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Cornwall Law : Legal Apprenticeships

For the first time in decades school leavers will be able to train as solicitors through a government-backed apprenticeship route. Law is one of 29 business areas to sign up to the government???s Future of Apprenticeships in England and Wales Solicitors who qualify through this route will have to demonstrate to the Solicitors Regulation Authority […]

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Cornwall Litigation : Court Changes

  CPR Changes from April 2014??establishes a single County Court Sections 17(1) and 17(2) of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 will remove geographical jurisdictional boundaries of county courts and establish “the County Court.”   The County Court will consist of a wholly civil jurisdiction and will not have a family jurisdiction. Family proceedings will […]

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Cornwall Employment Claims

Next month???s introduction of early conciliation for tribunal claims is the latest in a series of reforms creating a huge change?? for employment lawyers. Early conciliation will be available from 6 April and will be compulsory for tribunal claims lodged on or after 6 May. Under the changes, employees will usually be able to bring […]

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Cornwall Abuse Claims for Military

Military sex attacks? Military personnel have made more than 200 allegations of rape and other sexual offences against their colleagues in the last three years, it was revealed. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Sunday Times showed that 75 allegations of rape and 150 of sexual assault were made to military […]

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