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Posted by edelegal | 09 October 2017| Blog

  What is the ‘Sex Offender Register’? There isn’t an actual register, and the phrase refers to notification requirements imposed on some offenders convicted of sexual offences. Over 50,000 individuals are currently subject to notification requirements. The duration of the notification obligation depends on the sentencing disposal and the age of the offender. These are...

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Posted by edelegal | 04 October 2017| Blog

The government is planning to introduce legislation which will increase the maximum custodial sentence for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The current limit is six months’ imprisonment, but the new proposals would raise it to five years. This would bring England and Wales into line with other countries’ policies on animal cruelty and...

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Posted by edelegal | 02 October 2017| Blog

This article examines drones and the legal framework which governs their usage. It focuses on drones which are available to the public and looks at potential risks, the relevant law, one’s responsibilities as a drone owner and further caveats for particular types of drone use.   What are drones? The term “Drone” refers to any...

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Posted by edelegal | 27 September 2017| Blog

People who illegally dump waste have cost land and property owners millions of pounds in the last year, according to the Environment Agency. The financial impact, which relates to the cost of removing waste dumped in fields and empty commercial properties lawfully, could be even higher if land is contaminated or insurance premiums rise as...

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Posted by edelegal | 25 September 2017| Blog

Many people convicted of driving with excess alcohol leave court with a pretty clear idea as to the length of their driving disqualification, but for a significant number, there is a shock further down the line. Contrary to popular belief, there is no ‘right’ to hold a driving licence, merely by having passed a driving...

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Posted by edelegal | 20 September 2017| Blog

Tax evasion definition, illegal non-payment or underpayment of tax by individuals, corporations and trusts   Change Ahead The main provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 come into force on 30th September 2017, and there are important things for a business to know. New Provisions While tax evasion is already an offence, currently there is...

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Posted by edelegal | 18 September 2017| Blog, Uncategorized

Liar, ITV’s new 6-part drama, is gripping the nation, with people already reaching conclusions as to whether Laura, played by the actress Joanne Froggatt (better known for her role as Anna Bates in Downton Abbey) is telling the truth when she accuses surgeon Andrew of raping her. For most of us, this is highly watchable...

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Posted by edelegal | 05 September 2017| Blog

We are pleased to announce that we are now trading as a Limited Company. This has enabled Hashmita Patel to join Stephanie Brownlees as Director of the firm. Hashmita may be familiar to many of you already, as she was a Consultant Solicitor for Eden Legal Services and has been running around the Criminal Courts...

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Posted by edelegal | 19 May 2017| Blog

The Prisons and Courts Bill was designed to transform the lives of offenders and put victims at the heart of the justice system. It was supposed to look at prison safety and reform. These are areas that most people would agree were in dire need of being addressed. On the day that the Bill was...

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Posted by edelegal | 24 February 2016| Blog

If a criminal lawyer had a pound for every time they were asked this question, then we would all truly be Fat Cat Lawyers! Sadly, for our pockets, it is not quite the case. It might be frustrating at times to be on the receiving end of this much-repeated question, but it is by no...

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