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New fire alarm regulation for Social Housing Providers

New Fire Alarm Regulation: Social Housing Providers.

In November 2021 the government announced changes within social housing in that social housing landlords will be legally obliged to fit smoke alarms in all accommodations that are rented. How will this affect the sector? It is now the requirement that all housing association accommodation must now install smoke alarms in each property. When new …

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Family Court Fees

Family Court Fees

The introduction of Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2021 has now increased certain court fees for the first time since 2016. The court fees are increasing due to inflation. The following increases will have effect: – The fee for filing a petition for a divorce, a nullity or civil partnership dissolution will increase from £550 …

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Christmas is the time for sharing

The 3C’s for parenting and sharing care over Christmas

Christmas is the time for sharing! 1. Co-operation Even with an organised plan, unforeseen circumstances do occur. In this regard, we encourage you to work together to get an amicable settlement. At Adel Jibs, we understand that last-minute changes often occur and upset the balance of your Christmas and New Year festivity and as a …

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Procter v Procter

Exclusive Possession: The paradox resolved in the Proctor case.

Procter -v-Procter [2021] EWCA Civ 167 The Court of Appeal determined in the above case that a tenancy at will protected by Agricultural Holding Act 1986 existed.  In this case, various members of the proctor family owned a large estate in Yorkshire, which was held as a partnership.  The freehold title of the property had been …

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Coercive and Controlling Behaviour – Child Arrangement Order

Coercive and Controlling Behaviour – Child Arrangement Order

Earlier this year the court of appeal issued guidance on abuse domestic hearing and findings of fact. There were four conjoined appeal cases on the issue relating to fact findings in hearings relating to child arrangements under the Child Act 1989 Proceedings. Re B-B—appealing a decision of HHJ Scarratt. Re H—appealing a decision of HHJ …

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Dealing with dementia – We are here to Help!

What is dementia? Dementia is a general term for over 100 different diseases, including Alzheimer’s. It describes the symptoms of several diseases and conditions which cause the progressive decline of the brain. One type of dementia is the most common. Symptoms associated with dementia: Thinking speed lowered Difficulty in making Judgement Mood and emotions Memory …

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