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Wales has seen its hottest day on record already this week, with the temperature rising to 37.1°C in Hawarden, Flintshire.

The Met Office issued an ‘extreme heat’ warning and a temperature of 40.3°C was recorded in Lincolnshire on Tuesday afternoon.

It's likely that the recorded high heats this week are going to become more and more common in summers to come, you should find out what your rights are in preparation for the next heatwave.


While motorcyclists make up only 1% of road users, according to motor bike claims, they are involved in 14% of serious injuries or deaths from road collisions. With a percentage this high, it’s important that all road users know the best ways to be aware of motorcycles on the road, and how to interact with them to avoid collisions.

It’s important to know how to minimise your risk of car and motorcycle accidents, however, it’s also important to be able to decipher fault in the case that you are involved in a collision. Below, we’ve outlined some of the important information regarding fault in a car and motorcycle accident.


Following the coronavirus pandemic, many employees moved to working from home full-time, or as part of a hybrid arrangement. New data from the CIPD shows that more than three-quarters of organisations have embraced hybrid working since through a mix of formal and informal arrangements.  This is not surprising given that the pandemic has shown us that many roles can be productively performed from home without traveling to the workplace. 

In mid-June ACAS released the results of their YouGov survey of British businesses about changes in their working practices compared to before the pandemic. Here is what it found: More...

Since 1929, the legal age for marriage within heterosexual relationships in England and Wales has been as young as 16 years old, as long as both parties receive parental or judicial permission. As of April 2022, this has legally been raised to 18. The minimum age is also currently 16 in Scotland, although there is no need for parental consent.

The bill aims to protect against arranged marriages and coercion into abusive relationships, which is a prevalent issue. In fact, over 25% of forced marriage unit cases in 2020 in the UK involved parties under the age of 18 (not including any religious or cultural marriages). UK law classes 18 as the legal age of adulthood physically, emotionally and mentally, meaning that marriage any younger than this legally involves a child.

The effects of early marriage have been in discussion for a long time and include the likes of lack of education, emotional adversity, and a lack of social and medical support for women. In raising the minimum UK age of marriage, there is hope of also directly combating some of these factors in young people. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
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  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes