Navigating the complexities of the legal system can be daunting, especially when concerns about costs arise. Fortunately, for those in the UK, legal aid provides a financial solution, ensuring justice isn't solely reserved for those who can afford it. In this guide, we'll delve into the intricacies of legal aid across the UK's different legal jurisdictions and help you determine whether you qualify.
Timeshare claims and relinquishment
On March 16th, 2015, a ruling set by the Spanish Supreme Court came into effect following the European Directive (implemented in Spain by Real Decreto–Ley 8/2012). This ruling regulates timeshare, long-term holiday products, resale and exchange products and have set a precedent that has brought about big changes to the timeshare industry.
The global fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues and is being felt in every possible sector and section of society.
As the mediating point for every regulated aspect of our lives, the legal services sector is now in a unique position, but, like so many other sectors, such as hospitals and supermarkets, it runs the risks becoming overwhelmed at a time when businesses, individuals, employers and employees face not only their usual raft of day-to-day disputes and challenges but must also grapple with the legal and financial fallouts of COVID-19.
In some ways it is fortunate that COVID-19 has occurred at a time when many law firms have finally begun to embrace a certain amount of technological disruption within the sector, thereby increasing their flexibility and ability to respond to the challenges ahead.
Buying a home, especially your first, is one of life's major milestones. While it's exciting and aspirational to be a house-buyer, the process can be fraught with pitfalls and problems.
For some buyers, a major problem is emotion: your heart takes over when house hunting and you fail to see all the issues with a property and the land upon which it is built. Some things may be fairly easily rectified, such as removing an olive green bathroom suite, or a clearing a garden full of brambles, but there are some parts of property law which can be a little more thorny. For example, restrictive covenants.
The UK has had more than its fair share of unusual laws throughout its history. It's hard to believe some of the laws that were enforced in the past, and it's even harder to believe that a number of them are still in effect today. Below we take a look a few of the strangest laws that are still around.
It is an offence to be drunk and in charge of a cow
The Licensing Act 1872 forbids people from being drunk while in charge on any highway or other public place of any carriage, horse, cattle, or steam engine. Sensibly, the act also prohibits people from being drunk when in possession of any loaded fire-arms.
Offenders face a hefty fine or imprisonment for a maximum of one month. If a fine was issued and not paid, then the court may order him to be imprisoned with hard labour. Probably best to leave your cow or steam engine at home if you are going for a night out.