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.

Nitrous Oxide, the latest “legal high” & The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016: No Laughing Matter

Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, is well known for its euphoric and pain relieving effects as it is widely used as an anaesthetic in medicine and dentistry; it is even … Continue reading

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Do you require legal representation at Court?

If you require legal representation at the Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court and/or the Crown Court do not hesitate to call our Criminal Law Team at Emery Johnson Astills on 0116 … Continue reading

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Are you a student at University, studying to gain employment for your future career? If you find yourself in trouble with the police or criminal courts, you are expected to … Continue reading

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Stamp Duty Land Tax changes for First Time Buyers

Prior to 22nd November 2017 when purchasing a Property, First Time Buyers had to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on increasing portions of the Property price above £125,000.00.

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Proposed Domestic Violence Register

Liz Saville Roberts, MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, is attempting to introduce a law to create a register of perpetrators convicted of domestic violence, with a condition that Police must warn … Continue reading

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Parental Responsibility and Surrogacy in Same Sex Civil Partnerships

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 set out who under English Law are the legal parents of a child which is born after sperm donation or artificial insemination or … Continue reading

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NEWS – Tracy Leeke, Law Society Children Panel Accreditation

Emery Johnson Astills are extremely pleased to announce that Tracy Leeke, who is a solicitor within our care department, is now an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes in Animal Cruelty Sentencing

Under government plans announced recently those who commit the most heinous animal cruelty offences could face up to 5 years in prison; a tenfold increase on the current maximum sentence … Continue reading

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What is an Easement?

An Easement is a right attached to one piece of land (dominant tenement) which gives the owner of the land a right to use another person’s land (servient tenement). The … Continue reading

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Failed to notify the Department of Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances?

It is a criminal offence if you have failed to notify the Department of Work and Pensions of a change in your circumstances, whether it is financial or not.

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