5 lesser known reasons to use a solicitor

Many of us can go much of our adult lives without requiring a solicitor – or so we might think. In fact, there are plenty of areas where solicitors offer an invaluable line of support and practical guidance – one which many of us stand to benefit from. Read more below. To witness documents In […]

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Israeli-based Payoneer fined US$1.4 m for not complying with AML

Payoneer, an Israeli-based startup that processes international money transfers, has been fined US$1.4m for non-compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) laws. This is a significant setback for a company that has just been publicly listed and has already had its fair share of criticism. But what AML regulations did Payoneer break and what’s next for the […]

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What is the legal process of equity release and lifetime mortgage?

In the UK, equity release is a financial product that allows a homeowner to access some of the value they’ve built up in their home. It can be used for any purpose, including paying off debts or making improvements to your property.  If you are considering a way to fund your retirement, then you will […]

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How to protect copyrighted music

Are you aware that recording or writing down a unique song automatically gives you the copyright to that piece of music? As a copyright owner, you have the right to decide who uses your song, how it’s played, and when it should be played. You don’t need to officially submit your musical work to a […]

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Will accidents rise after restrictions are lifted?

As we approach the end of the prime minister’s roadmap out of lockdown restrictions, is now the time to think about what the country might look like in terms of accidents after all restrictions have ended? It is likely that we will see significant reductions in the number of injuries reported in 2020 and into […]

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Medical waiting lists hit record high

The number of people waiting to begin treatment from the NHS has reached a record high. More people than ever before are now having their health put at risk as the country’s health service struggles to rebound from the catastrophic effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. NHS England has reported that, at the end of April […]

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LGBT asylum seekers are continually discriminated against

The UK immigration system is a harsh and brutal environment for all migrants. It is designed to be a treacherous journey through a cruel and intricate jungle of tests, detention, interrogations and application processes; all trying to prove authenticity and deservedness. However, it is clearer now than ever that LGBT+ migrants, especially those seeking asylum […]

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Digital divorces are here to stay but don’t cut out the legal advice

Divorce enquiries to lawyers surged by 95%  in the wake of the pandemic, in one of the steepest ever rises. It’s expected that 2021 will see further increases as the effects of lockdowns are felt. It may be a small silver lining, but recent technology overhauls by the Courts service will at least allow unhappy […]

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A guide to data security for law firms

Law firms have increasingly become targets of interest for cybercriminals because of the sensitive data they possess. The damage that a data breach can do to a law firm is the reason why cybersecurity in this industry should not be taken lightly. There is a lot at stake from leaking litigation strategies to client data […]

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As lockdown ends, will work accidents increase?

As lockdown restrictions ease, we can start to see more people heading back to workplaces across the country. But with more workers in one place, is there going to be a rise in the number of accidents and injuries happening on the job? Riskiest industries Throughout the pandemic, it has largely been office workers who […]

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