News and views from Johnson Astills

A round up of the latest legal news relating to Family Law, Property, Wills and Probate, Child Care
and Crime as well as what’s happening at Emery Johnson Astills.

Use the category links on the right to read older articles by subject.

A case for ‘no fault’ divorce? Woman trapped in ‘loveless marriage’ after Judges refuse divorce takes her case to the Supreme Court

Tini Owens believes she has been left trapped in a “loveless and desperately unhappy” marriage after senior judges refused to allow her to divorce her husband of 39 years on … Continue reading

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Probate and Estate Administration: Grant of Representation

When an individual dies, there will often be assets that need to be dealt with, for example, a property, shareholding or bank account. Some assets can be dealt with without … Continue reading

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Knife Crimes – should there be tougher punishments?

Should the Sentencing Council call for tougher guidelines, given the increase in people carrying such weapons?

The courts saw a rise of offences concerning Possession of a bladed article or … Continue reading

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Fact Finding Hearing in Care Proceedings

Here at Emery Johnson Astills we recognise that it is important to understand the purpose of each hearing within care proceedings. We appreciate that it is important for you to … Continue reading

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‘Gay man wins Supreme Court case on equal pension rights.’

 A landmark ruling has conceded pension equality for same-sex couples.

John Walker has won a five-year legal battle to provide his husband with equal pension rights in a landmark discrimination … Continue reading

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Education Act offences

Emery Johnson Astills works closely with parents who are being prosecuted by their local authority for failing to secure regular school attendance of their children. This is a serious offence … Continue reading

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‘Courts to ban cross-examination of victims by abusers within the family courts.’

A welcomed ban for the vulnerable victims who have suffered torment and torture at the hands of their perpetrators.

The Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, has ordered an emergency review into … Continue reading

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 Defence: Offender or Victim?

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced to consolidate the legislation dealing with prohibitions on slavery, servitude and human trafficking.

Whilst the initial sections of the act set out the Continue reading

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Are you a First Time Buyer?

Buying a property can be an emotional and stressful time for even the most experienced of homebuyers; and this is even more so for first time buyers. We understand the … Continue reading

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Leicester Legal Walk

Emery Johnson Astills took part in The Leicester Legal Walk. The 10km sponsored walk was to help raise funds for the Midlands Legal Support Trust (MLST) which funds free legal … Continue reading

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