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Solicitors Regulation Authority to discuss minimum salary

February 02 2012

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to consult on whether it should continue to set an annual minimum rate of pay for trainee solicitors. Click here to read more

Your Detention under the Mental Health Act : Useful Words and Phrases

February 01 2012

This list details some of the more commonly used words and phrases you may hear used in hospital. Click here to read more

Leeds Solicitor Receives Customer Compliment

November 23 2011

Grahame Stowe Bateson's Bramley office received a letter of compliment recently, following advice given at one of their free legal advice clinics. Click here to read more

Single Major Crime Team for North and West Yorkshire Police Forces?

November 17 2011

Two of Yorkshire's police forces have confirmed they are in early talks which could see a single unit created to investigate major crimes in North and West Yorkshire. Click here to read more

Businesses Should Increase Focus on Mental Health Issues

November 15 2011

Large employers need to look at mental health as a boardroom issue, in the same way as physical health, according to a report by Mind, the mental health charity. Click here to read more

New driving laws to improve road safety

November 10 2011

The Government has announced a significant change to the legislation around dangerous driving. Drivers who seriously injure others are now at risk of receiving much longer jail sentences. Click here to read more

Leeds Solicitor to Take Part in November Will Aid Campaign

October 28 2011

In November Grahame Stowe Bateson Solicitors will take part once again in the annual fundraising campaign, Will Aid. Last year the campaign raised a record £1.5 million for the nine Will Aid charities which help people in need in the UK and around the world. Click here to read more

Criminal Law sentencing changes proposed by Kenneth Clarke

October 28 2011

It was announced on Wednesday evening that, under plans set out by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke, mandatory life sentences will be extended to crimes other than murder for the first time. Click here to read more

Employment Law Report Criticised by Unions

October 28 2011

Various unions across Yorkshire have criticised the Government and raised warnings over a commissioned report which suggested that companies should be able to sack their staff without an explanation, if they found them to be unproductive. Click here to read more

Senior Judge visits Leeds

October 16 2011

On the 13th of October, one of the most senior Judges in England and Wales, Lord Neuberger, the current Master of Rolls, visited Leeds University. Click here to read more

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