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Making sense of the law

A BILL is a proposal for a new law or an amendment to an existing law which is then debated before Parliament.
There are three types of Bill – Public, Private or Hybrid and either of them can be started by the government, individual MPs or other individuals or even organistaions.
A Bill can start in either the House of Lords or the House of Commons, but it must be agreed by BOTH Houses before it is sent to the Queen for the ‘royal seal of approval’. Once a law has been passed you can guarantee it won’t be too long before a case is testing it and decisions are being made on how it is interpreted. This means that laws in this country are changing every day. During (2012-2013) Parliament considered 71 Bills in total of which 38 received royal assent. and they are already being redefined by the Court of Appeal.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines a “lawyer” as a person learned in the law or a person who is practicing law. With laws changing every day you need to be confident that the legal advice you receive is accurate.  At Atherton Godfrey we take great pride in keeping up to date with ever changing laws so that we can always provide you with the right advice. Atherton Godfrey is recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2014, with individual solicitors receiving personal recommendations. We are also complimented with the Lexcel Practice Management Standard which is only awarded to law firms who can meet the highest management and customer care standards. We have specialist lawyers dealing with:Personal Injury Medical NegligenceDental Negligence Family Law Wills and Probate Residential Property Employment LawCommercial LawLandlord Services Business Services Dispute ResolutionIf you find yourself needing expert legal advice, contact us on 01302 320621

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