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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The Lord Chancellor's Department and Home Office have launched a county court procedure using sections of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act to combat squatting in houses, shops and other buildings. Under the procedure a person with a right to immediate possession of a building or land or part of a building or its ancillary land can go to a county court for an interim possession order. It will be a criminal offence not to leave premises within 24 hours of service of an order or to make a false or misleading statement to obtain an order. This last offence aims to protect genuine tenants from unscrupulous landlords. Home Office Minister David Maclean said: "For too long squatters have caused nuisance and heartache to property owners and occupiers."