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It is all too common to see motorway and dual carriageway drivers failing to move into the left hand lane after overtaking. Part 264 of the Highway Code advises motorists that "You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear”. Many motorists on UK roads don’t see a problem with middle lane hogging and are unaware that by doing so, they may be breaking the law. Some experts also believe that this style of driving leads to congestion on our motorways. There are also statistics that suggest lane hogging can frustrate drivers to the point whereby they admit that they resort to road rage.

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HMO Licence compliance is key for landlords

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Investing in buy-to-let property can be an exciting and profitable venture. As more people look to maximise the return on their property assets, many landlords have opted to rent rooms on an individual basis to multiple tenants rather than to a single tenant. This is referred to as a ‘House of Multiple Occupancy’.

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In its recent report, JUSTICE, the all party law reform and human rights organisation, called for the abolition of the dock and recommended alternative strategies. The findings of this report make surprising and compelling reading. For those unfamiliar with court proceedings, in criminal trials of adults, those remanded in custody will appear in court in a secure glass dock and if they are on bail, they often appear in an open dock rising to waist height. As a criminal defence lawyer I am well accustomed to the layout of the criminal court but have not previously given much thought to the defendant’s positioning and how the physical presence of a dock may influence our subconscious.

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A fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow in December 2014 has brought the requirement for Doctor’s to report health conditions to the forefront. The Fatal Accident Enquiry (FAI), which commenced in Scotland on the 22nd July and is expected to last up to 5 weeks, has heard evidence from Doctors who examined the driver prior to this tragic incident. Reports suggest that the driver, Mr Clarke, suffered a blackout in 2010 whilst employed as a driver with First Bus. Further allegations have been made in relation to Mr Clarke suffering fainting and dizziness.

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'Revenge Porn' - Beware Before You Share

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Journalist Anna Richardson will tonight highlight the dangers of sharing sexually explicit images in the Channel 4 documentary, 'Revenge Porn'. Richardson herself has issued a stark warning after she posted nude pictures of herself online as part of a documentary experiment. Whilst revenge porn takes the media spotlight in today’s tabloids, it’s not new!

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