Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2017

Friday, 22 December – 08:30 – 17.30
Monday, 25 December – Closed
Tuesday, 26 December – Closed
Wednesday, 27 December – Closed
Thursday, 28 December – 9.00 – 15.00
Friday, 29 December – 9.00 – 15.00
Monday, 1 January – Closed
Tuesday, 2 January – 08:30 – 18:00

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Members and staff wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2018!

Government announces today that evidence tests are relaxed for domestic violence legal aid

From January domestic violence victims will no longer have to endure harsh evidence tests to qualify for legal aid, the government announced today.

The Ministry of Justice decided in February that it would scrap a five-year time limit for some forms of evidence and broaden the range of documents that can be accepted as evidence. A statutory instrument amending the legal aid regulations will be laid in parliament on Friday.

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/evidence-tests-relaxed-for-domestic-violence-legal-aid/5063974.article

Unmarried couples win right to claim bereavement damages following landmark ruling 

Unmarried couples are to have the same rights to bereavement damages as married couples following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling.

NHS worker Jakki Smith, 59, brought an appeal after discovering she was not eligible for damages after her partner John Bulloch died in 2011.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/28/unmarried-couples-win-right-claim-bereavement-damages-following/