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Month: September 2015

Our stories

Do you smoke while driving?

October 1st will see a new law come into effect across England and Wales banning smoking in vehicles containing children under the age of 18. It doesn’t apply to lone drivers or those in a convertible car with the top down and anyone caught in the act could face a £50 fine. Despite the media […]

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Firms face up to legal aid ‘limbo’

A criminal defence firm in Leeds is turning to technology to ensure its survival as firms await the outcome of the Ministry of Justice’s tender for a reduced number of legal aid contracts. O’Garra’s Solicitors has developed software that will enable fee-earners to take client instructions digitally, automatically generate bespoke client letters and email files […]

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Pet-nup

More and more couples are living together before committing to marriage in modern day Britain, and this has created the need for pre-nuptial agreements, pre-marital agreements or pre-civil partnership agreements in order to protect their assets if they should ever part ways. But what happens if you have a pet together? Who decides who gets […]

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Technology Development

This week sees us launch a pioneering technology development that will drive efficiencies and cost savings for Legal Aid work across criminal law firms. We’ve worked with consultant Paul Fisher to create a new software program to enable fee earners to take client instructions digitally, speeding up the process significantly. This will mean that our […]

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The Rise of Revenge Porn

One of the hottest topics on crime in the news recently has been ‘revenge porn’ – a new phenomenon causing chaos across the world. So much so, a dedicated helpline to support victims was created at the start of the year and has seen over 1800 calls in just six months. A record number of […]

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