The new Secretary of State for Justice – who also becomes the Lord Chancellor – has been announced and once again a non-lawyer has been appointed. Chris Grayling’s appointment in 2012 was the first ever to a non-lawyer but soon followed Michael Gove and now Liz Truss. It also cannot go unsaid that Truss’ appointment as Lord Chancellor is... Read More
Broken Rainbow, the only national charity in the UK to deal with domestic violence exclusively in the LGBT sphere, closed its doors last month for the last time.
On June 3rd the charity, which ran a helpline and and advice service, went into liquidation. At the time the causes of the collapse were unknown, but there have since been accusations of... Read More
Changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax, which came into effect on 1 April 2016, add a new layer of complexity to divorce cases. Indeed, confusion over the implementation of the tax resulted in the potential for hundreds of trial re-runs.
The stamp-duty surcharge, which is three percentage points on top of the property’s existing tax liabilities, is... Read More
As we arrived at Cambridge station, the clouds lifted and the sun burst forth joyously. Driving into the city centre, the spires slumbered in the afternoon sun. Everyone and everything was drenched in a champagne stupor: it was May week, when for seven days, student life in Cambridge becomes nocturnal, and tottering home in full white tie, in... Read More
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