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Legal Aid Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act - Fines to increase from 12 March 2015

Most people will never appear in a Magistrate’s Court to face a custodial sentence or probation order. Fines are however regularly imposed in motoring cases and prosecutions, for instance, brought by the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and Trading Standards. Milton Keynes crime and...

Financial Conduct Authority sets deadline for claims for mis-sold cap products to be brought against banks

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) review into the way that some banks sold interest rate hedging products (such as SWAPS, CAPS or COLLARS) has resulted in £1.8 billion being paid in redress. Commercial litigator Andrew Carter explains. Which banks are involved? Under the review, which started...

Are private landlords now more liable to claims for defects arising outside their properties?

The Court of Appeal, in the recent decision of Edwards v Kumarasamy [2015], intepreted section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 in such a way as to broaden the repairing obligations of landlords. Bedford landlord and tenant specialist solicitor Hannah Young explains the implications. In that...

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