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What should I do if my student flat has 'Grenfell-style cladding'?

This September, thousands of students will return to campuses across the UK with a good many of them – particularly those entering their first year of study – taking residence in student accommodation. With the unprecedented demand for...

Cyclist sentenced to 18 months over death of pedestrian in 'fixie bike' case

A cyclist has been found guilty of bodily harm by ‘wanton and furious driving’ and sentenced to 18 months in a young offender’s institution after knocking over and killing a 44-year old woman in East London. Charlie Alliston, then 18,...

Summer photo competition: We have a winner!

With balmy August already giving way to Autumn damp and drizzle, the summer holidays might seem like a distant memory. However, September could be about to get a little bit sunnier for the winner of our summer photograph competition. Throughout July...

Newly qualified solicitors to join legal teams after completing training contracts

Five newly qualified solicitors have joined their respective departments across multiple legal disciplines after completing their training contracts with the national law firm, Stephensons. Andrew Whitehead ( commercial litigation ), Alex Gill (...

What is alternative dispute resolution?

Alternative dispute resolution encompasses a wide range of methods of dealing with disputes without going to court. Essentially, it is a way for businesses to settle disputes without having to step foot in a court room. The most commonly-used method of...

Stephensons offers seven new training contracts

The national law firm, Stephensons, has announced the appointment of seven new  trainee solicitors , commencing their contracts next month.  The chosen seven – who were among more than 40 applicants from Stephensons' paralegal...

South Korea introduces world's first 'robot tax'

South Korea is the first country to introduce a dedicated tax on robots in a bid to quell fears that the machines will replace human workers and lead to mass unemployment. The Korean government will limit tax incentives for investments in automated...

Kids Company investigation 'a lesson' to voluntary directors

The founder and former trustees of the the charity Kids Company face lengthy bans on holding company directorships under an investigation by the Government's Insolvency Service. Alan Yentob - a former BBC creative director, and...

MILLENNIALS 'driving an indifferent attitude to crime' as study shows group is MOST likely to break the law

• Those aged under-35 are most likely to have committed an offence in past year • Offences included speeding, taking illegal substances and urinating in public • 'Millennials' also most likely to try and justify...

Stephensons reappointed to multi-authority framework

Stephensons has been reappointed to provide legal service to a local authority framework which includes several councils across Yorkshire. The firm will provide legal support and guidance in five key areas for Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined...
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