Reporting a Hate Crime

Reporting a Hate Crime

Crimes are committed every day against people in the UK, with hate crime being sadly, a common feature in the criminal landscape.  A hate crime can be anything from threatening behaviour through to assult, robbery or damage to property.  It is important that you call 999 if you see a hate crime in progress, or […]

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Being Called for Jury Service in the UK

Being Called for Jury Service in the UK

Here in the UK, it is possible you could be called to perform Jury Service.  This is where you attend a court trial to sit on the Jury.  It is a very important role, and there are numerous rules about performing this service. If you are sent a summons to do jury duty, you must […]

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Applying for a Mortgage When You Are Self Employed

Applying for a Mortgage When You Are Self Employed

Getting a mortgage is one of the more stressful aspects of buying a house!  There are so many hoops to jump through in order to prove you can afford to pay the loan back.  Ever since the big credit crash in 2007, banks and building societies are much more careful about who they lend to, […]

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Dealing with Redundancy Issues

Dealing with Redundancy Issues

You may have been told that you are at risk of redundancy if your employer has one or more jobs they no longer need or can afford.  You employer is free to choose who they make redundant, but there are still rules they should follow! When you first become aware that you are at risk […]

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Is It Possible To Turn Down Jury Service?

Is It Possible To Turn Down Jury Service?

For many people, being called to Jury service is seen as your duty, however it is not always at the appropriate time!  There are some ways to avoid jury service if it is a real hardship.  If you fail to respond to your summons, this can actually result in either a fine or a prison […]

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Managing the Affairs of Another Person

Managing the Affairs of Another Person

When the time comes to take over the day to day running of a loved one’s affairs, such as in circumstances when dementia is affecting their decison making, you will need to get what is known as “power of attorney”. The power of attorney is a legal document which grants someone the authority to deal […]

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Human Rights and the Human Rights Act

Human Rights and the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1998 applies to everyone in the UK, regardless of their reasons for being here. Since the law was passed in 1998, the rights that the act describes must be respected and upheld by the UK government and any other public authorities without exception. The Human Rights Act in the UK backs-up […]

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Employment Information: Flexible Working Hours

Employment Information:  Flexible Working Hours

Flexible working means making changes to the hours and times when an employee is contractually obliged to work.  This coulkd be part time working, flexi-time, job sharing or working from home.  Many employers recognise the value of allowing their staff to have some flexibility regarding their working hours and employers are free to decide themselve...

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