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Government Green Paper sets out a "fundamental rethink" on social housing

The UK Government has announced a series of proposals on social housing in England.  The measures, outlined in its Social Housing Green Paper , aim to provide tenants with greater power, hold bad practice by landlords to account and tackle the...

Drink-drive related deaths and accidents on the rise

New figures from the Department for Transport have revealed a rise in the number of drink-drive related deaths and accidents since 2015. An estimated 9,040 people were killed or injured in drink-drive related incidents in 2016, up 7% on the previous...

AR case judgment handed down by Supreme Court

Stephensons act for AR (the appellant) in the case of AR - v - Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and Secretary of State for the Home Department. Judgment has today been handed down dismissing the appeal. The case involves consideration of...

'No-fault divorce' suffers another setback as Supreme Court rejects latest appeal

The saga of Tini Owens’ marriage to her husband Hugh continues today following a decision by the Supreme Court not to grant her a divorce . Mrs Owens, has been seeking to overturn a ruling by the court of appeal that her marriage with her...

'Firms failing diabetes sufferers' says new study

According to a recent study, nearly one in five workers with diabetes have been disciplined by their employer for taking time off from work. The survey of UK employees living with both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes suggested that 19 per cent had faced...

Everything you need to know about the hosepipe ban

United Utilities – which supplies water for the North West of England – has announced that a hosepipe ban will be put in place from Sunday 5 August, affecting approximately seven million customers. The ban, which is officially known as a...

Japanese Knotweed: friend or foe?

A recent study by Leeds University has cast doubt on the destructive and fearsome reputation of Japanese Knotweed. The study found there was ‘no evidence’ to suggest that Japanese Knotweed caused significant structural damage. In fact,...

Three new partners for Stephensons

The national law firm, Stephensons, has announced its latest round of partner appointments with specialists from criminal law , personal injury and clinical negligence joining the partnership. Danielle Callaway , Laura Sheehan and Colin Rawson ...

Supreme Court decision strikes blow against gig-economy

The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of a plumber who had argued he was being denied working rights in a decision expected to have serious ramifications for the ‘gig-economy’. Gary Smith has won the right to take his case to a tribunal...

Summer Photo Competition - Send us your snaps for a chance to win!

The days are long, flowers are blooming, song birds are singing and the sun is shining (sometimes) and many of us will be travelling the country and further afield over the summer holiday season. Whatever you’re up to we’d love to see how...
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