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Increase in speeding fines

The fines imposed on speeding motorists are due to increase from today. Whilst the minimum fine will remain at £100 and the maximum at £2,500, fines imposed by Magistrates will now be determined by the speed driven  in excess of the limit and your weekly income.

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Increase In Speeding Fines

The UK’s Sentencing Council, which sets the guideline for the fines or other penalties handed out by magistrates courts, has increased the maximum fine for the most serious speeding offences.

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Full Row

Cancer Research’s Great Row™ is a non-competitive, indoor rowing machine challenge taking place between 6th January-1st April 2017. Cancer Research UK and British Rowing are encouraging thousands across the nation to take on the indoor rowing challenge to help beat cancer sooner

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Ignorance As A Defence In Law

How many times have we seen and heard that according to the law “Ignorance is no excuse”? Whether it be the Highway Code or tripping up on some obscure by-law, you’re guilty anyway. Well, says Hannah Jones: “There are in fact circumstances where ignorance is a perfectly valid defence. Take the recent case of Vestergaard Frandsen SA v Bestnet Europe.”

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Amendments to probate court fees confirmed

Despite overwhelming objections, the government has decided to proceed with proposed changes to the way in which probate court fees are calculated, as from May 2017.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – What is it all about?

Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPAs’) – you may have heard of them, you may not; what are they and do you need one?

If you have ever tried to deal with a bank, insurance company, even internet provider on someone else’s behalf you will know how difficult it is nowadays to get anything done.

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