Facebook – the new Friends Re-United?

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First it was text messages, then Friends Re-United and now it's Facebook and other social networking sites. The reality is, the ability to communicate with people you haven't seen for a long time has significantly increased because of social networking sites. That has meant it has been easier for many…

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Developers – some good news on village greens

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A recent Court of Appeal case will come as a relief to developers and local authorities. In Barkas v North Yorkshire County Council (2012) it was held that recreational land owned by local authorities (assuming it is properly designated) can not be a town or village green. Abacus Solicitors act…

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Residential Landlords – don’t leave your tenants in the cold…

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From 1 January 2013, concealed flues – usually found in apartments – should have inspection hatches fitted.  Hatches should be at least 300mm square and positioned within 1.5m of any joint in the flue system. Landlords must keep flues safe, and gas appliances must be checked once a year by…

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50 Shades Responsible for Divorce Culture?

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"The E L James novel, 50 Shades of Grey has put the spark back into many relationships. I have also read in many papers that it is responsible for a baby boom. Whilst that maybe true in some circumstances, the opposite is certainly true in others. 50 Shades of Grey…

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Free Legal Advice Clinic Launched at O2…

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We are delighted to announce that this month Abacus Solicitor Paul Ireland, will be launching a Free Legal Advice Clinic at O2, Preston Brook. O2 staff based at the prestigious office, and their friends and family will be able to take advantage of free legal advice and discounted rates, for help with family matters,…

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Grounds for Divorce – Husband Divorces Wife for being Ugly…

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You could say it was the ugliest divorce case in the history of law! But when husband Jian Feng saw his baby girl for the first time, he said he was ‘horrified!’ The child was so ugly that he refused to believe he and his beautiful wife could have produced…

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Non-Fault Drivers Blamed For Third Party Offences…

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She wasn’t in the vehicle at the time, the car was legally parked in a marked bay outside her house and yet when the delivery driver drove into the back of her car, her insurance company still held her at fault at increased her premium, reports Daily Mail editor James…

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Planning Authorities holding property developers ‘to ransom’?

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A growing number of property developers are being required to donate huge sums of money to local government or face refusal of planning permission, under powers in Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Under this section, Local Planning Authorities can refuse planning permission unless the developer…

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