New modern slavery statement registry online

The Home Office has launched (Thursday 11 March), a modern slavery statement registry online, to provide a platform for organisations to share the positive steps they have taken to tackle and prevent modern slavery. The registry will enhance transparency and accessibility, by bringing modern slavery statements together in one place and will make it easier to

New gold standard for conveyancing clients

New ‘gold standard’ procedures for identifying conveyancing clients remotely have been by HM Land Registry. The Digital Identity Standard will enable commercial companies to certify individuals’ identity to a level of security sufficient for property transactions. Conveyancers adopting such systems will also be exempt from ‘recourse’ claims from HMLR in the event of a fraud.

New laws to protect victims added to Domestic Abuse Bill

New amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill providing greater protections for victims are bing announced. The proposals include making non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence, punishable by up to five years in prison. The act typically involves an abuser strangling or intentionally affecting their victim’s breathing in an attempt to control or intimidate them. Today’s

Long-awaited whiplash rules and tariffs revealed

The government has confirmed that legislation paving the way for whiplash reforms will come into force from 31 May reports the Law Society. Newly-published draft statutory instruments have also finally indicated the tariff levels at which damages will be set for soft tissue injuries suffered in road traffic accidents. The total damages for pain, suffering