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Law change on nuptial agreements

  By Charlotte Bradley, head of family law, Kingsley Napley LLP The Law Commission has unveiled proposals to give greater legal recognition to nuptial agreements. Pre-and post nups, as they are known (or, for civil partners, ‘Pre-Cips’ as they are colloquially described) have been growing in popularity for several years now despite the fact they […]

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DBS Law nominated for top customer service award

DBS Law staff and management are celebrating today having been shortlisted for the coveted Law Society Award for Excellence in Client Service. This accolade follows the firm’s receipt of an award from the Government with the Customer Service Excellence standard back in August this year. DBS Law CEO Rob Bhol said “This is a tremendous […]

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UK leads the way on asylum rights

Since 2010 the UK has been ahead of the game in terms of providing a safe haven for lesbian, gay and transgender people fleeing persecution in one of the 80 countries throughout the world where homosexuality remains illegal.  The UK made the headlines with the Case of HJ from Iran and HT from Cameroon v […]

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The Boss Is Responsible For Your Saftey

  The Government has announced its intention to dramatically cut to the number of workplace inspections carried out by the Health and Safety Executive. This would suggest that people today are safer at work than they have ever been.  DBS Law head of personal injury Angela Fitzpatrick says this is far from the case. In my […]

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Adoption – Family Finding

Adopting a child for same sex couples     Far too many children in care are still desperate to find a loving family to look after them. Despite numerous public statements by the Prime Minister about making it easier for couples to adopt the situation has remained unchanged for decades. There are many obstacles for […]

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Court decides business assets are fair game in the dissolution of civil partnerships

The long awaited decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Prest v Petrodel has clarified the position of business assets in divorce cases. The Supreme Court held that the husband was entitled to the properties held by third parties because they were held on trust for him. The court found that the husband […]

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Ask Adrian

Legal Eagle Adrian Barnes is a barrister and Head of Employment at local solicitors DBS Law; he’s here to help Fyne Times readers with their legal queries.  So go on ask Adrian at fynetimes.com Ella from Bartley Green in Birmingham asks.. I’ve just been told by my employer that I’m being made redundant at the […]

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Guilty Comment or Guilty Mind

On paper no one should have to put up with sexist and homophobic abuse at work thanks to the Equality Act that came into force in 2010. Now its provision are beginning to take effect and it’s turning the theory into reality says, Adrian Barnes Head of Employment at DBS Law. The Act provides that […]

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New EU asylum rules will better protect LGBT people

The European Parliament has adopted a new version of the European Union law on asylum procedures. The text contains notable improvements for LGBT asylum-seekers. The new Directive now foresees that some asylum-seekers “may be in need of special procedural guarantees due [...] to their age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity [...]“. When receiving an asylum application, Member […]

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Hampshire Constabulary launches smartphone hate crime reporting app

There’s a new app for your smartphone that can help tackle hate crimes in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The ‘Helping Victims of Hate Crime’ app has been developed for Hampshire Constabulary and will be officially launched on Tuesday, May 14, in conjunction with Hampshire Cricket Community Trust who will be hosting the event […]

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Schools Out at 40

Diversity at National Assembly for Wales

By Dame Rosemary Butler, AM, Presiding Officer at the National Assembly for Wales At the National Assembly for Wales, our […]

Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and […]

Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a […]

Force Enquiry Centre Controllers (PC/Scale 4 bar 5)

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PC/Scale 4 bar 5 To be the first point of contact for all types of calls from the public and […]

Surrogacy: 10 things you should know

By Claire Wood, Lawyer, Kingsley Napley LLP Same-sex marriage may now be legal, but surrogacy remains a legal minefield in […]