Individuals are falling victim to a legal loophole which allows them to be interviewed by police in their own home about potentially serious offences in the belief that they are simply having a chat.

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‘People need to open their minds more and put themselves in the position of a homeless person.’ [The Whitechapel Centre]. That’s exactly what a team of 300 volunteers will be doing on Friday 13th October 2017 as we give up the warmth and comfort of our homes to sleep-out on the streets of Liverpool, all to raise awareness, and funds, for the city’s homeless charity, The Whitechapel Centre.

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New Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

By Michael Howarth at 00:00

In recent years the law has evolved in a way which encourages parties to resolve their disputes without the need for court proceedings. Pre-Action Protocols provide guidance as to the conduct expected from the parties prior to a claim being issued and failure to comply with the Protocols can have costs consequences for those in breach. Any business seeking to recover a debt from an individual from 1 October 2017 should ensure that they are compliant with the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims.

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The dangers associated with Powers of Attorney have been in the news recently as eminent Judge Lush expressed his personal concerns about the 'risks' posed by the creation of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), claiming they were fraught with opportunities for abuse.

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“Turning Prisons into Powder Kegs”

By Amanda York at 00:00

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published the latest statistics detailing record levels of assaults and self-harm inside England and Wales prisons. Statistics have also emerged surrounding the number of prisoners who were “released in error” in 2016/17.

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