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Fortnite and divorce

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Fortnite and divorce We’ve gone from children stealing credit cards to the creation of questionable dance moves thanks to Fortnite but now we have hit another low. Fortnite and divorce is a thing. Reports have suggested that the game, which has pulled in over $1 billion of revenue is being blamed for irretrievable breakdowns in relationships. What is Fortnite? For those who have not yet managed to cross paths with this game, Fortnite was released…

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Chequers proposal and the EU

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Chequers proposal and the EU In order to conclude Article 50 and leave the EU, Theresa May and the Conservative Party finalised a White Paper called the Chequers proposal as a framework of 12 points of what the UK expects when parting from the European Union. These proposals will be heading off to Michel Barnier’s team and the 27 EU members to discuss whether to accept or deny them. The Chequers proposal A date has officially…

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Changes to the Immigration Rules

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Changes to the Immigration Rules On 15 June 2018, changes to the Immigration Rules were laid in Parliament that will come into force on 6 July 2018. The purposes of the main changes are to: Make provision for returning residents, including those affected by Windrush. Create a route for Afghan locally engaged staff to apply for settlement in the UK and to extend the ex-gratia redundancy scheme by six years, to include those made redundant…

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New UK Start-up Visa Announced

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New start-up visa route announced by the Home Secretary The Home Office has announced plans for a new UK “start-up” visa, which will be launched in Spring 2019, for entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business in the UK. With this new route, it is aimed to widen the applicant pool of entrepreneurs and make the visa process faster and smoother. This new start-up visa is being designed to replace the existing route which was…

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Landmark Supreme Court Case Redefines Law for Symptom Free Personal Injury

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Landmark Supreme Court Case Redefines Personal Injury Law The Supreme Court, the highest Court in the UK, has recently ruled a landmark decision confirming that the former employees of the chemical company, who developed a sensitivity to platinum salts, should be compensated – even though their condition was symptom free personal injury. This decision has basically redefined personal injury law accepting that an asymptomatic physiological change caused by employer’s negligence can constitute an actionable personal…

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Brexit, immigration and employment

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Brexit, immigration and employment Immigration Following the initial publication of the draft withdrawal agreement on 28 February 2018, EU Counsel and UK Government held a joint Brexit, immigration and employment press conference on 19 March 2018 to announce that they had reached an agreement regarding key issues of the withdrawal agreement. The most important information provided by this conference was the length of the transition period (as well as some details about the process) and…

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When Does the Clock Stop Ticking and Maintenance Payments End?

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When Does the Clock Stop Ticking? In 2014, Kim Waggott was awarded a settlement of £9.76m and £175,000 in annual maintenance payments for life, after she divorced from her multimillionaire husband, William Waggott. Following the decision, Mr Waggott protested stating that the ruling was wrong on the basis that it would not encourage his wife to ever return to work. Mrs. Waggott, who stopped working in 2002, claimed that she should be entitled to a…

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Arlingsworth Solicitors Maintains Top Law Society Quality Award, Lexcel

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Arlingsworth Solicitors Maintains Top Law Society Quality Award, Lexcel We are delighted to announce that Arlingsworth Solicitors have recently secured the national Law Society’s management and practice quality mark, Lexcel, for the third year running. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme awarded to firms who demonstrate the highest client care and business management standards. To obtain Lexcel accreditation the firm had to undergo an extensive and…

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Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion

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Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion Arlingsworth’s immigration team have prepared a helpful case note after another important deportation case was heard in the Court of Appeal this month, resulting in the Secretary of State given Greater Deportation Case Discretion. This follows two important cases heard in the Supreme Court earlier last year, which we have also put up a previous blog detailing the facts and decisions of the cases. The current case…

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