New offence of unlawful subletting

New offence of unlawful subletting The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 came into force on 15th October of this year. The act criminalises what would previously have been solely a civil court issue. It is designed to protect social housing so that it is occupied by those in greatest need. It has the […]

No rise to Small Claims limit for Personal Injury claims

No rise to Small Claims limit for Personal Injury claims The Government has chosen to retain the present £1,000 threshold to recover costs in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. This will allow the continued representation by solicitors of the victims of minor personal injury and clinical negligence claims which are very often no less complex.  […]

Armed forces pensions and Divorce

Armed forces pensions and divorce   Sadly,the divorce rate for those enlisted in the armed forces is now double that of civilian couples. Many factors could influence this, such as long and multiple tours of duty, an increased workload and poor married quarters. When dealing with the finances of a divorce, a pension is often […]

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