JPHLAW News – Tribunal fee rise threatens migrants’ rights

The Guardian publishes a letter signed by leading QCs expressing concerns about the government’s proposals to increase immigration and asylum tribunal fees. They warn that the increase, of up to 500%, will put justice beyond the reach of some of the most vulnerable. They cite warnings from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission that imposing…

X JPHLAW says Trolling legislation needs to be simplified Following the emergence of internet ‘trolling’, the Law Commission has suggested that legislation criminalising indecent or grossly offensive communications should be clarified. Many of the laws used to prosecute online abuse predate the digital age, and the Commission said there is “a clear public interest in…

JPHLAW News – Term time holiday cases dropped West Sussex County Council has dropped 18 cases against parents who took their children out of lessons for family holidays. Councillors made the u-turn after the High Court ruled in favour of a father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter away for…

Are you an EU National in N I ? Let us help you apply for UK permanent residency JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown Immigration Advice Service

British employers are hiring immigration lawyers to advise staff from EU countries in the wake of the EU referendum. Many companies are also urging those employees who are eligible to apply for UK residency. Since the vote to leave the EU on June 23, many British politicians have called for a guarantee of the rights…

Banks boosted by landmark ruling on surveyor negligence – JPHLAW Solicitors PortadownLenders will be able to recover significantly larger amounts when suing over negligent property valuations after a landmark court ruling that is forecast to have wide implications for professional advisers. Legal experts warned that an immediate result of the Court of Appeal judgment handed…

Landmark costs order in weak challenge to will ~ JPHLAW Probate Solicitors Portadown

Weak challenges to wills are likely to be penalised with stiff costs orders after a High Court judge slapped the illegitimate child of a millionaire with a £65,000 bill.  Ruth Simmons, the daughter of the businessman Ken Jordon, claimed that his recent will was invalid for lack of capacity, knowledge and approval and undue influence.…

 Lawyers ask for new appeal after police doctor evidence ~ JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown

A police electronics expert made a clumsy attempt to ‘doctor’ vital evidence that led to the conviction of four fishermen and their friend for drug smuggling, according to legal documents. The five men were accused of picking up rucksacks containing 560lb of cocaine worth £53m in the middle of the English Channel, before dropping them…

Spain offers hope to Britons who bought holiday homes in crash JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown can help you with this

Britons who may have lost money on homes in Spain, through having been left high and dry by the global financial crisis or unwittingly having bought illegally built homes in the country, have been offered hope after the supreme court in Madrid issued a landmark judgment stating that Spanish banks are responsible for missing money…