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Flowers to be used for floristry are “picked” and not “mown”

February 2018

Partner Hannah Jones comments on an interesting recent case that was before the Court of Appeal. “Were the flowers that you recently purchased from the florist “picked” or “mown”? This may seem like an unnecessarily fine distinction but it was a distinction that recently became crucial for a trader in dried flowers in Ipswich”.

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Swifter justice for London bus and tube fare dodgers

February 2018

Partner Hannah Jones reports on the trial of a new digital system being introduced into the Court system. More than 3,000 tube and bus fare dodgers have been sentenced in the last nine months through a revolutionary new digital sentencing system.

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More legal aid support for victims of domestic violence

January 2018

Leesa Longden-Thurgood reports that the Ministry of Justice has announced that victims of domestic violence will get more support in taking abusive former partners to court.

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Tougher sentencing for killer drivers

January 2018

The government has confirmed plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Partner Hannah Jones said, “Research has shown that plans to increase maximum sentences has received resounding support from families and campaigners”.

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Holiday sickness claims firm stripped of its licence

December 2017

A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday-sickness claims has had its licence stripped by the Claims Management Regulator. Partner Andrew Bryan said, “This closedown follows the government announcement in July of a crackdown and shows that, thankfully, the initiative has teeth.”.

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Invalid appointment of administrators

December 2017

Senior Solicitor Emma Gifford raises awareness of a recent concern regarding the invalid appointment of administrators. If you are a company director, beware of acting in a way that is contrary to the articles of association of your company, even if the action may on the face of it seem logical. This was a point discovered, to his cost, by the director of BW Estate Ltd.

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