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May 2013

Never say never…

A really powerful, first hand account from a blogger on why keeping access to legal aid is so essential for justice for all. Please sign the e petition on our facebook page facebook.com/tfgsolicitors

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Dec 2012

Christmas and New Year 2012

We would like to wish all of our clients, past and present, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at TFG. Our offices will be closed from 5.15pm Friday 21st December until 9 am 2nd January. However, we know this holiday period can be a difficult time so we have a special 24/7 number […]

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Dec 2012

UKIP case highlights council vs parent fears

The news that social workers in Rotherham took three ethnic minority children from their foster parents’ care because they were members of the UK Independence Party, has raised important issues around the care of children and the power of local councils. Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, condemned the council’s decision as ‘indefensible’; however, Rotherham Metropolitan […]

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27

Nov 2012

Lee Collins Case highlighted domestic abuse issues

The Justin Lee Collins case, where the Bristol comedian was convicted of domestic abuse, follows a recent announcement from the Home Office which announced revised definitions of domestic violence, which for the first time specify a pattern of ‘coercive-controlling’ behaviour, a move which provoked wide spread discussion on how this should be defined. The conviction […]

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Jul 2012

Ministry of Justice looks to Jeremy Kyle for inspiration

It’s been reported in the Daily Telegraph that the Government has announced plans to use lie detectors to help them determine whether or not paedophiles and rapists should go back to jail. The use of lie detectors has been met with criticism in many quarters. While the American law enforcement agencies use them routinely, in […]

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Jun 2012

Taking control: why a lasting power of attorney is not just for the elderly

Unfortunately mental and physical incapacity can hit at any time, which is why charities recommend planning ahead to ease the potential burden on loved ones. We all know that we should write a will, but too few of us know we should also consider something called lasting power of attorney. By 2025, more than 1 […]

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Jun 2012

Law cracks down on internet trolls

Anyone who uses social media sites and internet forums regularly will probably be familiar with trolling, a form of online behaviour which aims to provoke argument but which can also turn into a more serious form of bullying and harassment. For the last few years the law has been struggling with trolling and how to […]

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27

Apr 2012

All change at work

April has brought a number of changes in employment law but the one change that has grabbed all the headlines is the fact that the qualifying period for protection from unfair dismissal increased from one year to two years for those who enter new employment on or after 6 April 2012. Those who start Employment […]

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Mar 2012

3 Top Tips for Dealing With The Police

You’re on camera In most cases when you step into a police station you are being recorded on video or audio and certainly in custody suites this is usually the case.  At times like this, when you are stressed, errors of judgment can be made. Remember video and audio tapes can be used in evidence […]

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Mar 2012

Home office trials on domestic violence gets mixed reception

The BBC has reported that people in some parts of England and Wales will soon be able to find out from police if their partners have a history of domestic violence. The Home Office has announced year long trials giving police the ‘right to ask’ for information in Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire and Gwent. The […]

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