November 2016

A recent decision made by the Court of Appeal in the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) has immediate consequences on the process claimants need to follow before issuing a warrant of possession where the possession order was made on suspended terms. 

October 2016


The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD) is due to be implemented in the UK by June 2017. The aim of the Directive is to enhance and improve the EU’s anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CTF) capabilities in light of the increased global threat from tax evasion and criminal/terrorist activity.

October 2016

It is now just over three months since one of the most momentous days in British politics and arguably one of the most significant days in the UK’s modern history. But reflecting on the immediate period after the referendum and more recent times, including Teresa May’s announcement to commence the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017, what next for the UK Housing and Mortgage Markets?

July 2016

In July 2015 the Government undertook a consultation in respect of further proposed Court and Tribunal fee increases. This resulted in the draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, which once implemented would lead to some Court fees increasing by a further 10%.

June 2016

Earlier this year the Government announced a number of measures designed to improve the life chances of struggling families across the UK. These measures included Help-to-Save, a national mentoring campaign and increases in the National Minimum Wage.

With research showing that almost half of UK adults have less than £500 set aside for emergencies; Help-to-Save (HTS) has been the topic of much debate, with many stakeholders broadly in favour of the principles which sit behind it.