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Knot again!

Japanese Knotweed has been back in the media lately. An invasive plant notoriously difficult to get rid of. It was originally introduced into the UK by the Victorians as an ornamental plant. It was then used to strengthen structures such as railway embankments and...

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Royal Mail wins dog bite appeal

The Royal Mail has won a High Court appeal after the owner of a "boxer-type" dog which bit a postman's finger as he pushed mail through a letterbox was cleared of committing a crime. Mr Watson was accused of being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of...

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Pay less notices

Payment in the construction industry has been a hot-topic for many years. Whether it’s payment between employer and main contractor, or among main contractors and subcontractors, the chance of a dispute remains higher in construction than it does in most industries. A...

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No-fault divorce (update)

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (which will be implemented in Autumn 2021) will now allow couples, for the very first time, to apply for a divorce order by stating that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. There will be no requirement to...

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Noisy neighbours?

Following on from our last blog re boundary disputes, our latest insight highlights the other common problem areas you may find yourself in with the neighbour next door. With over a year of lockdown behind us and more people working/spending time at home, tensions...

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