General Legal Advice Clinic


Guest Speaker: The Illegal Money Lending Team

Third year law students at University of Portsmouth recently had a talk from the Lin Fisher of the National Illegal Money Lending Team about loan sharks. Although it probably sounds more like something out of a TV drama and you wouldn’t imagine that it was  happening here in Portsmouth, we

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Guest Speaker: Civil Litigation – What is it all about?

On 26th October 2016, Alex Brooke Smith, Head of Litigation at Stokes Solicitors, came to talk to legal advice clinic advisers and final year law students about life as a Civil Litigator. Alex outlined that, in general, most solicitors will specialise in one area of litigation, but that litigation is

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Section 21 notices: The new format

More than a year ago now, on 1st October 2015 a prescribed format for Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 notices (by virtue of The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015) was published. What should I know about the prescribed format? The prescribed format provides

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The Immigration Act 2014 and “Right to Rent” checks

Background The Immigration Act 2014 received royal assent on 14th May 2014, and, as you may be aware from the press coverage it received, as part of this legislation landlords are now required to check that their potential tenants are entitled to reside in the United Kingdom. Section 22 of

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