Relationship issues prevents first time buyers from seeking legal protection

It is becoming increasingly difficult for people to finance house purchases due to rising cost of homes, pushing those living on their own further out of the market. First time buyers are resorting to complex schemes to finance the purchase of their first property. Recent research showed that people are combining their funds to get...

£260 Million of Fraud Unreported by SMEs

In a recent survey of 500 SMEs conducted by Slater and Gordon, the results showed nearly one in five (18 per cent) of business owners and managers whose companies were hit by scams admitted they did not alert authorities after unearthing suspicious or fraudulent activity. Two thirds (64 per cent) of those SMEs cited fear...

Counterfeit Goods May Be Common but Selling Them is a Crime

The trade in so-called "knock off" goods is nowadays so widespread that people tend to forget that it is criminal. In one case, a shopkeeper who made up to £300,000 selling counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes was handed a hefty jail sentence. The man was caught out by Trading Standards officers dealing in fake Amber Leaf...

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