General advice , Holiday disputes
Term-time holidays: fines for taking children out of school go up 93%
The summer holidays are fast approaching and the allure of cheaper holidays during term time is rising. However, schools are taking a much harder line when it comes to issuing fines to parents who take children out of school early.
7 things you should know about driving fines
Millions of motorists across the UK are committing driving offences they did not know existed. Robert Hodson looks at the law around some of the most common offences.
Don’t let the law come calling when using your mobile phone while driving
Sam Phillips, a trainee solicitor at DAS Law, gives us the low-down on the law on mobile phones and driving.
Your precious pooch could land you in the pound
What if your dog isn’t as well behaved as the show dogs? Can man’s best friend get you in trouble with the law? Sarah Garner, solicitor from DAS Law, tells you what you need to know.
Your legal rights if you have private photos leaked
With Jeff Bezos, the richest man in modern history, hitting the headlines recently for apparent leaked texts and compromising photos, it raises a number of important issues and brings into question – is anyone safe from this kind of attack?
If your engagement doesn't have a happy ending, who gets the ring?
If your fiancé(e) or unexpectedly breaks off the engagement, who gets to keep the engagement ring?
General advice , Protecting your business
6 things you need to know about missing the 31 January self-assessment deadline
With 31 January deadline fast approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned that 5,542,000 taxpayers have still to complete their Self-Assessment tax returns. What can you do if you miss the deadline?
General advice , Property disputes
Ho-ho-home invasion: is Father Christmas trespassing?
When he enters your home, is Father Christmas actually trespassing? If he does so without your expressed permission, could he be prosecuted?
Beware the perils of sharing colleagues’ Christmas party antics on social media
Are people allowed to record and share your more embarrassing moments without your permission? What does the law have to say?
The school nativity – danger in the manger?
Antony DiPalma, solicitor at DAS Law, looks at the photographic minefield of the school nativity play.
General advice , Employment disputes
The dos and don’ts of the office Christmas party
Hannah Parsons, solicitor at DAS Law, has the following advice to ensure that your office party does not result in writs and recriminations.
Can being a have-a-go hero land you in trouble with the law?
What can you do, and what can’t you do, when it comes to tackling and apprehending the bad guys?