On the 1st of October the new Consumer Rights Act came into force. The new Act replaces three major pieces of consumer law - but what does this mean for you, the consumer? Barbara Davies - a Senior Consumer Advice Caseworker at QualitySolicitors Devonalds - gives her thoughts on the new Act and outlines some of the changes it brings:
In the past 12 months the laws for those who die intestate, in other words without a will underwent an overhaul but what remained is that for those in so-called ‘common-law’ marriages - they will still not be entitled to anything.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you would have heard about the hacking scandal surrounding affairs-accommodating site Ashley Madison which saw 36 million users have their names, addresses and account details posted online. It’s been a hot topic in the news recently with a new part of the case unravelling each day. We spoke to Natalie Jackson, our Quality Manager at Head Office to get her thoughts on the scandal and what to do if this has happened to you: