Is Your Driving Licence up to Date?

By Frank Rogers at 00:00

Your driving licence is a legal document and inaccurate information on it could see you hit with a massive £1,000 fine. Driving licences must be updated. Photocard licences must be renewed every 10 years and the DVLA says 2.4million people are at risk of heavy fines for not updating them on time.

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What is Unfair Dismissal?

By Laura Owens at 00:00

Unfair dismissal is a complex area of employment law, but one every employer should understand. In its simple form, the Law in the UK defines Unfair Dismissal as ‘Dismissing an employee without a fair reason to do so’.

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Are you Property Fraud Aware?

By Rachel Collier at 00:00

In my last blog, I discussed the reason why solicitors require your ID and bank statements when you are buying and selling property, the natural progression from that is how property fraud happens and what can you do to prevent it. The Land Registry has stated that “Since 2009 we have prevented 279 fraudulent registrations with a combined property value of £133.4 million, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our register.” In 2014 alone property fraud in the UK totalled almost £10 million and is on the increase.

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Why do you need my ID and bank statements?

By Rachel Collier at 00:00

So many clients ask this question when buying and selling property, it is common to hear “I have just given all this to the estate agents and my mortgage broker it is such a pain”. The short answer is to protect you and us. Money laundering is a problem for the UK, with trillions of pounds thought to be laundered through banks and properties. It has been pinpointed as a target for the government, with the economic secretary to the Treasury John Glen saying that “Money laundering regulation exists to help protect an honest business, so anyone who flaunts the law should know that swift action will be taken.”

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New long-range speed cameras are now being used in the UK and could be rolled out across the country. Be warned as they can catch you committing various offences! In the UK there are now a set of speed cameras which operate at much longer range than the cameras we are used to. As a result, they can spot you committing driving offences from over one kilometre away. This means that you could be caught

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