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New victim and witness facilities at court

December 2017

Partner Hannah Jones comments on changes in court building facilities so victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms.

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Thousands of unmarried couples at risk of losing everything if the relationship breaks down

November 2017

Local Hampshire family lawyer calls on unmarried couples to take action to protect themselves, as they could be vulnerable if the relationship breaks down.

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Most women in UK who have Islamic wedding miss out on legal rights

November 2017

Associate Leesa Longden-Thurgood comments on the recent Channel 4 documentary which have highlighted the problem that 61% of women who have had a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony have not also had a separate civil ceremony to make their marriage legal under British law.

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Home Secretary must establish marriage of convenience

November 2017

Senior solicitor Michelle Lewis comments on a recent ruling clarifying the immigration rules surrounding marriage and putting to bed the myth of the 'green card marriage'.

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Notification of Email Checks Required

November 2017

Partner, Andrew Bryan, draws our attention to a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights concerning a company’s responsibilities in respect of their employee email policies. Andrew says “the ECHR ruling in case of Bogdan Bărbulescu could shape the extent to which firms can monitor employees’ private communications”.

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Preparing For the Autumn sales - Your Consumer Rights

October 2017

As we prepare to descend on the shops to take advantage of the autumn sales, Claire Bond, legal executive in the Civil Litigation team, considers that it is worthwhile going armed with a little knowledge of our consumer rights. Claire says, “Studies have shown that almost half of the population do not know their consumer rights and almost a third of us lose money through not understanding what we are entitled to”.

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