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In April 2016 it will become law in England for all dogs to be microchipped. The new law comes about due to the implementation of The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 which come in to force on 06 April 2016. This legislation brings England in line with Wales and Northern Ireland where it is already law to ensure all dogs are microchipped. Scotland is due to implement its own microchipping legislation in April 2016 also.

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The government wants the UK to be at the forefront of this new technology. They believe that the proliferation of driverless cars will have significant benefits: 1) Increase in road safety – over 90% of accidents are caused by human error such as being distracted, carelessness or driving too fast. 2) Reduced insurance claims leading to lower insurance premiums. 3) Social inclusion for the elderly or disabled. 4) A reduction in emissions and fuel efficiency 5) A reduction in congestion

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Is it because I am a criminal lawyer that I have become obsessed with the latest online true-crime documentary or is it the fact that the world has always been intrigued and fascinated by the drama of crime that has seen the Netflix series, ‘Making a Murderer’ stir up global interest, opinion and debate? Either way, I am hooked!

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We have all witnessed motorists who have driven in excess of the speed limits on our local roads and motorways in the UK – it is unfortunately a common sight. But what is likely to happen if a driver has been caught driving at extraordinarily higher speeds than allowed by the law, for example driving at 80mph in a 30mph zone?

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Housing Crisis: A perfect storm is brewing

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“Housing Crisis”! “Deposits hit £80,000”! “First Time Buyers priced out of the market”!, scream the latest headlines. It’s little wonder that so many people trying to make the leap onto the property ladder are disillusioned when they are bombarded with the media outcry. However, delve a little deeper and you’ll see it’s not so black and white, there are two sides to every story;

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