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Section 4(1) of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) provides that a person who is, in relation to any qualifying child or any qualifying children, either the person with care or the non-resident parent may apply to the Secretary of State for a maintenance calculation to be made with respect to that child, or any of those children, save where there is an order for child maintenance in place that is less than one year old. The jurisdiction of the Secretary of State to make a calculation upon receipt of an application is dependent upon one or both of the child’s parents not being resident with the child, the child coming within the definition of ‘child’, and both the resident and non-resident parent being habitually resident in the UK. Unless the non-resident parent fits into one of the exceptions detailed at CSA 1991, s
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Unlike many other countries, the UK has no unfair competition law. Brand owners seeking to prevent competitors from marketing ‘copycat’ products or using misleading advertising have to rely on a combination of different intellectual property rights. These rights include the common law right to
Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) and the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA 2014). Criminal Justice Act 2003, s 152(2)
Who is a fiduciary?There is no comprehensive list of the relationships which give rise to the existence of fiduciary duties under common law. Some relationships are automatically fiduciary, eg those between trustee and beneficiary, solicitor and client, principal and agent, business partner and
A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
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