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.

Domestic abuse: Coercion and Control. The hidden abuse in relationships

What is coercive control?

Lisa Aronson Fontes, psychologist at the University of Massachusetts, describes coercive control as a situation in which “one partner is usually socially isolated [and] afraid to Continue reading

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Leicestershire Law Society President 2017/2018 – Jonathan Foster

Emery Johnson Astills are proud to announce the appointment of Jonathan Foster as Leicestershire Law Society President. Jonathan Foster is a Partner at Emery Johnson Astills and joined us in … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends

Here at Emery Johnson Astills we are proud to be Dementia Friends. On 27th April and 8th June 2017 members of our team attended a training and awareness … Continue reading

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A new criminal offence

A new offence relating to online grooming came into force in April 2017 and can be found in section 15A Sexual Offences Act 2003. This section makes any intentional communication … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence – Why do many victims withdraw the charges against their partners?

There has been almost a 40% decrease in victims of domestic violence refusing to press charges in a single year.

In 2016 over 160,000 victims of domestic violence requested charges … Continue reading

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Do you know about Warning Zone in Leicester?

Warning Zone is an interactive life skills centre in Leicester and is attended by thousands of school children in Leicester and Leicestershire each year. The centre teaches life skills to … Continue reading

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Property Fraud

In light of recent cases in relation to property fraud, HM Land Registry has implemented some new tools and changes to help keep your most valuable assets safe and protected … Continue reading

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Winners of the Leicestershire Law Society Small Law Firm of the Year Award 2017

On Friday 19th May 2017, the annual LLS Dinner and Legal Awards took place at the Athena in Leicester. The theme for the evening was a Night at the … Continue reading

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Discharge of a Care Order

A Care Order is an Order made by the Court that places a child in the care of the Local Authority until they are aged 18, or until the Order … Continue reading

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PAMS Assessment

Social Services have a statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

If Social Services have approached you with concerns about your children it may be because … Continue reading

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