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Honourable Society Of Lincoln’s Inn

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. The other three are Middle Temple, Inner Temple and Gray's Inn. It is believed to be named for Lincoln de Lacy, the third Earl of Lincoln. Although Lincol...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Courts Of Justice

The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is the building in London which houses the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Courts within the building are open to the public although there may be some restrictions depending upon the nature of the case...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dog Fouling Laws

Dog Fouling Laws Anyone who has been for a walk in their local park has undoubtedly, inadvertently and disgustingly stepped into a pile of dog mess left there by a careless owner. This is often followed by an unabashed tirade of cursing and expletives as the hapless victim runs around in the long grass trying to cle...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Hotel Fraud May Compromise Credit Card Customers

Credit card customers were left wondering whether their details had been snatched by hackers recently after a US hotel chain conceded it may have been affected by a security breach. The global hotel company revealed that in the US and Canada its computer systems had been "accessed without authorisation". A ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Giving Speeders The Hump

Currently speed humps are the cause of much debate. Driving over speed humps may damage your vehicle and cause discomfort in your passengers. They can also cause higher emissions due to more inefficient driving. Around 1,000 new 'robo-humps' which automatically retract for drivers travelling within the speed limit are...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Last Will And Testament

It is never easy when a family member or friend passes away. Sorting out wills and legacies in often entangled financial affairs can be a nightmare, and cause rows in one in ten families following a death. Problems can become even worse when the person charged with executing the will's instructions may be struggling wi...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Most Landlords 'Keep The Tenants' Deposits'

Whilst many of us own our own homes there is still a large proportion of the population who do not and are in rented accommodation. This has its benefits as well as it detriments. Tenants and landlords both have legal rights in agreements set up and should make sure they know what they are as it seems some property-own...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Consumers 'Do Not Read Refund Policies'

We have all been there; on a shopping trip bought an item of clothing and it’s the wrong size. Do we just live with it and give it away as a present the next time someone has a birthday or do we exercise our consumer rights and take the offending garment back to the shop for a refund. Most consumers admit to not...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

OFT Uses Novel Approach To Get Scam Message Across

Although many of us have received scam texts and emails saying we have won a prize most people realise that it is just a ruse to get our details so some criminals can fleece us for all our money. Unfortunately there is still a large proportion out there that is taken in by these villains. Over 3 million UK adults fall...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Schoolchildren Help Police Crackdown On Bogus Callers

It is a horrible situation and we all hope it doesn’t happen to us but increasingly door step crime seems to be in the news. A typical scenario is when the criminal knocks on our front door with some false pretext and while you are busy their accomplice sneaks in the back way to steal whatever they can carry. Esp...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Government Cracks Down On Uninsured Drivers

The government has revealed it will be introducing new regulations in a bid to tighten the net on people who drive without car insurance. Under the revised system, anyone who owns a vehicle will be required to have cover. At the moment, people are only breaking the law if they drive without insurance. This closes the ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Society Of Will Writers Offers Advice On Inheritance Tax

Many of us know that when a close relative passes away we may be entitled to some of their estate. For example if a parent should leave their house to the children they all get a share of the proceeds of the sale of the house. However, the tax man also gets a share. This is called Inheritance Tax; it can also be called...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

ID Theft 'Can Lead To Blacklisting'

Identity theft can be a distressing crime before its long-lasting effects are even considered. The mere thought that someone could be using your details to take money out of your account, apply for a passport or even commit crimes can be extremely concerning. However, cards can be cancelled, passports can be stopped an...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Overview Of Capital Gains Tax.

Capital gains tax (CGT) is payable on certain items which have increased in value since they came into a person's possession. Not all countries implement CGT and of those that do most have different rates of taxation for individuals and corporations. Individuals who are residents or ordinarily residents in the UK are ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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