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Football returns to the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium

We are delighted to see action returning to the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium, with the pre-season friendly fixture list about to kick off with the visit of Nuneaton Town on Tuesday 18th July.  In addition to the list below,  Derby County FC will be visiting the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium...
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Still no news on future of legal aid fee reforms

The criminal defence community faces an anxious wait to find out if further cuts to fees will be implemented.  The Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association is reported as saying the government will not issue its response to consultations on reforming graduated fee schemes for advocates and litigators until after the 8 June general...
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Change to sale of tobacco laws (from 21st May 2017)

Smokers will no longer be able to buy cigarettes in packs of 10 after a new law to deter young people from taking up the habit is introduced on 21st May 2017.  The ban will prevent shops from selling small bags of rolling tobacco and small packs of cigarettes which means the...
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Introduction of a new Qualifying Examination for Solicitors

The Solicitors Regulation Authority have this morning confirmed plans to introduce changes to how people can enter the solicitors’ profession.  They are seeking to introduce a single centrally set examination called a Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), which will come in to use from September 2020.  The SRA are quoted in the...
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Tougher Penalties for Speeding Drivers – NOW IN FORCE

The new tougher penalties for speeding offences have now come into force across England and Wales.  The new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council to Magistrates’ Courts across the jurisdiction will see fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone, or 101mph on a motorway or dual...
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