Next year the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014 will come into force, the effect, from the 6th April 2016 is that all dogs aged eight weeks or older must be microchipped and registered on an approved database. This will apply to all dogs unless a vet has certified that the dog cannot be microchipped due to health reasons. If the dog is not microchipped or its keeper does not register their details, a notice may be served on the keeper requiring them to do so. If the keeper does not then microchip the dog within twenty one days they could be liable for a fine of up to £500.

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British Rights or Human Rights?

The newly appointed Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, kicked off the Conservative Government last week with a pledge that within 100 days he would abolish the Human Rights Act, his intention, to replace it with a British Bill of Rights. But even supporters of the reforms, such as the barrister, Martin Howe QC, who is helping to draft the Bill, are somewhat sceptical of this accelerated timetable.

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Putting the Brakes on Speeding Cyclists

By Tom Hanlon at 00:00

Since the Olympics in 2012 and a certain ‘lycra clad kid from Kilburn’ winning the Tour de France, more and more people have taken to the roads on their bicycles to pursue their new found hobby. Now the new generation of ‘Wiggo wannabes’ are exhausting their bank accounts on the latest in lightweight and aerodynamic technology in an attempt to emulate their cycling heroes.

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It would seem not a day goes by when our newspapers, televisions and social media platforms aren't alight with breaking stories or updates of the latest celebrity figure accused of a sexual offence.

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The Right To Be Forgotten on Google

By Criminal Solicitor at 09:02

As a Post Conviction and Human Rights lawyer I have a particular interest in the topic of rehabilitation of criminals and the right of the individual to put their past behind them.

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