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Ludicrous Domestic Abuse Rule Overturned In Court Case

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Common sense and justice have prevailed in a recent court case that is a sign for better human rights regarding domestic abuse. The ‘same-roof rule,’ which denied compensation to domestic abuse victims who lived in the same house as their attacker before 1979 has finally been reversed in a recent court case. The victim, who is referred to as JT for legal reasons, was abused repeatedly in eight separate incidents that include rape and sexual assault. Astonishingly, since these incidents took place before 1979 JT was unable to receive compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

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Latest Property News in Scotland: Civil Servants Relocate to Edinburgh

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In Edinburgh right now it seems like there is always some sort of building construction going on and this is echoed from the mass demolition of the St James Centre at the end of Princess Street. Perhaps this is just a sign of the amount of investment that is going into the UK’s most beautiful city.

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How to get a divorce lawyer invested in you and your case?

Breakdown of a marriage can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience. You will likely be hurt by the breakdown of the relationship but it is important not to be hurt twice with an unfair settlement agreement. Instructing a firm that will guide you through the legal process, providing you with clear and concise advice is therefore crucial.

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Choosing The Right Family Lawyer

Divorcing exerts a strain both personally and financially upon you. Therefore, it is important to find an experienced and sympathetic law firm like Jones Whyte  to help you through this difficult period.

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A simple guide to conveyancing in Scotland

Buying or selling a property can be both very exciting and stressful at the same time. The legal process to acquire title to a property is known as conveyancing. Although people tend understand the basic concept of the process involved, the legal procedures tend to raise many questions.