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What happens to your digital assets after you pass away?

From social networking to online banking to listening to music and storing photos - we can do everything digitally these days. But do you know what happens to these "digital assets" after you die? What constitutes a digital asset? A broad definition could be personal property owned by an...

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Who can represent me in court?

The idea of representing yourself in court can be very daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process and have not appeared in court before. You might be suing another person - your claim might be against one or more individuals, or against a company. Alternatively, you might be...

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What is the law relating to fireworks?

The law states that you can only buy ‘adult’* (see below) fireworks if you are 18 or over. When can I buy fireworks? Registered sellers may only sell fireworks (ie, for domestic displays) including sparklers, to private users on the following dates: 15 October - 10 November 26 - 31 December 3...

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Jewellery hallmarks & the law

In the UK, it is perfectly legal to sell jewellery without a hallmark, but, with a very few exceptions, gold, silver, platinum and palladium must all be hallmarked if they are sold as genuine, precious metals.  What exactly is a hallmark? A hallmark is basically a shorthand way of indicating who...

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