An immigration solicitor who falsified a series of correspondence and documents to cover his lack of activity has been struck off the roll by the tribunal. According to The Law Gazette, Christopher Ka Ki Cheng, who worked with London firm Farani Javid Taylor Solicitors, was found to have misled immigration clients who were vulnerable and
A judge has ruled that blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory. The court ruling found a single mother-of-two had encountered discrimination indirectly after a letting agent failed to rent to her. The woman and her children ended up being homeless. Her case was then taken on by
A landlord from Bury has been ordered to pay £5,200 in court costs after his three-storey house was closed for being a blight on the neighbourhood. The property, owned Abdul Razar Saddiqui, has been associated with drug-dealing and possible exploitation offences. Saddiqui, 52, contested the closure order, brought by Manchester City Council. Police had received
Couples seeking a no-fault divorce will have to wait until autumn 2021 although the proposed legislation removing fault from the divorce process has reached the final part of its parliamentary journey. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill concluded its passage through the House of Commons. It will return to the House of Lords to
The government’s tenant eviction ban will come to an end next month. Court proceedings to evict tenants in England have been on hold since March. The government stopped landlords beginning or continuing eviction proceedings in order to give tenants stability and security during lockdown. This meant landlords who issued eviction notices before also had to put proceedings
An aristocrat who says he and his estranged wife should fight over money in a Scottish court instead of an English one has lost a Supreme Court battle. Charles and Emma Villiers, who separated after 18 years of marriage, are divorcing in Scotland. However, they disagree about whether the case should be heard in an
A divorcee whose billionaire ex-husband owes her £450 million is waiting for a judge’s ruling after a divorce battle over a £346 million yacht and a modern art collection valued at more than £115 million. Tatiana Akhmedova was awarded a 41.5% share of businessman Farkhad Akhmedov’s £1 billion-plus fortune by a British judge in late
A woman who married her husband whilst working in his chip shop business has been awarded a £3.9 million divorce settlement. The judgement was given to the woman who has not been identified by judge Lady Wise. Lady Wise wrote, “At the time of the parties’ marriage, MMA and his brother TA were already operating
No fault divorce will start in autumn 2021, although proposed legislation removing fault from the divorce process has reached the conclusion of its parliamentary journey. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill ended its passage through the House of Commons and will return to the House of Lords to consider an amendment before receiving Royal assent.
A man was arrested by police after he was caught driving at 100mph under the influence of cannabis. Since lockdown measures were eased, Nottinghamshire Police have clocked 5,495 drivers caught speeding. Motorists have committed more speeding offences in the last few weeks compared to pre-lockdown. One 23-year-old man was arrested after driving at over 100mph.