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Description: Whitakers 2016 cover
These notes outline certain aspects of the law as they might affect the average person.
Print publication date: Sep, 2019
Word count: 33,201
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Abortion is governed by the Abortion Act 1967. Under its provisions, a legally induced abortion must be...
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The Adoption and Children Act 2002 reformed the framework for domestic and intercountry adoption in England and Wales and some parts of it extend to...
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It is the duty of the parents of a child born in England or Wales to register the birth within 42 days of the date of birth at the register office...
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Certificates of births, marriages and deaths that have taken place in England and Wales since 1837 can be obtained from the General Register Office...
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There are different types of British nationality status.
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The law in this area is enacted to protect buyers who deal as ‘consumers’...
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Until 1947, proceedings against the Crown were generally possible only by a procedure known as a petition of right, which put the private litigant...
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If the death (including stillbirth) was expected, the doctor who attended the deceased during their final illness should be contacted.
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Divorce is the legal process which ends a marriage.
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A fundamental distinction in UK employment law is that drawn between an employee and someone who is self-employed.
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On 2 October 2000 the Human Rights Act 1998 came into force in the UK.
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The Children Act 1989 (as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014) gives both the mother and father parental responsibility for the child if the...
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In England and Wales, the law concerning juries is largely consolidated in the Juries Act 1974 (as amended by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act...
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The provisions outlined here apply only where the tenant lives in a separate dwelling from the landlord and where the dwelling is the tenant's only...
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The Access to Justice Act 1999 transformed what used to be known as the Legal Aid system.
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Any two persons may marry provided that...
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There are a number of acts governing the development of land and buildings in England and Wales and advice should always be sought from Citizens...
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Those entitled to vote at parliamentary and local government elections are those who, at the date of taking the poll, are...
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A will is used to appoint executors (who will administer the estate), give directions as to the disposal of the body, appoint guardians for children...
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