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Divorce, while often emotionally challenging, doesn’t have to be legally confusing. If you are contemplating or going through a divorce or civil partnership dissolution in Stevenage, understanding your rights and debunking common myths is paramount. In this blog we answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the current divorce process and shed light on some common misconceptions.

What Is No-Fault Divorce?

No-fault divorce was introduced in April 2022, meaning couples can apply for a divorce, civil partnership, or legal separation without blaming the other person. The only ground for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. This long-awaited legal change in divorce law means it is a much more straightforward and amicable approach. It also means it cannot be contested, except in extremely limited circumstances. Find out more about Divorce proceedings.

Do I Need a Solicitor for a No-Fault Divorce?

Legal representation is not mandatory in divorce proceedings, but consulting a family law solicitor can be very helpful. A regulated family lawyer with specialist experience in this area of law can provide invaluable guidance, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the proceedings. Even though no-fault divorce laws have simplified the process, other important factors may be overlooked if you do not seek professional legal advice first. At Tollers, we have an experienced team of family law specialists, including members of Resolution and Accredited Mediators from the Family Mediation Council. We are committed to approaching family law matters in a sensitive, collaborative manner that prioritises your family’s needs, especially when children are involved. Find out more about our Family Law Services in Stevenage.

Can We Separate Formally Without Getting Divorced?

Absolutely. Legal separation allows couples to live apart without officially ending their marriage. Even though your marriage may have broken down, you may decide not to start formal divorce proceedings immediately but still wish to formalise your separation. You can do this through a Separation Agreement or Deed of Separation. While not legally binding on the court, a Separation Agreement can be turned into a legally binding consent order later in the divorce process, should you decide to proceed with a divorce or civil partnership dissolution. Seeking legal advice from a regulated family law professional is crucial to ensure the document is drafted correctly, protects your interests, and avoids errors. Find out more about deeds of separation or separation agreements.

Will Our Financial Ties Automatically End Once We’re Divorced?

It is a common misconception that a divorce automatically ends financial obligations between you and your former spouse. Establishing a formal agreement that sets out the division of assets and financial responsibilities, so that both parties are protected, is essential. Formal financial settlements safeguard your financial independence and can guard against any future claims from your former spouse after the divorce has been finalised. You can formalise terms through negotiation – independently or with the assistance of your family law solicitor – through family mediation or via the family court if an agreement cannot be reached.

Understanding what route is best for you, and how financial issues should be resolved following a separation, can be complex as several factors must be considered. We will discuss the financial circumstances of your case with you and assist you in obtaining any further information that may be required to enable you to quantify the available assets for distribution. Our family law solicitors can then advise you as to what is likely to be a fair and reasonable settlement in all circumstances. Find out more about our legal services for finances in divorce.

Do We Have to Agree on a Financial Settlement Before We Can Divorce?

While reaching a financial settlement before finalising your divorce is advisable, it is not a legal requirement. The termination of your marriage also terminates your status as a spouse and affects rights under life policies, pensions and rights of occupation.  However, unresolved financial matters can mean that the divorce process is prolonged and incur additional legal fees. Seeking professional advice early on can streamline negotiations and facilitate a smoother transition. Read more about financial settlements in divorce FAQs.

What Are the Tax Implications on a Transfer of Equity In a Divorce?

In April 2023, new changes were implemented to update the rules that apply to asset transfers between spouses and civil partners who are separating. These changes eliminate the need to settle their estates within a year to avoid Capital Gains Tax (CGT) bills. Under the new regulations, you are given up to three years to make no gain or no loss transfers of assets between divorcing parties when they cease living together. There is no time limit if the assets are the subject of a formal divorce agreement. Previously, when spouses or civil partners separated, no gain or no loss treatment was only available for any disposals made in the remaining tax year in which the separation occurred. After that, transfers were treated as standard disposals for capital gains tax purposes. Find out more information about the new measures here: Capital Gains Tax: separation and divorce.

My Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce – Can They Refuse a Divorce?

Under current UK law, if one spouse is determined to end the marriage, they can proceed with the divorce process even if the other party disagrees. However, certain criteria must be met, and legal guidance is essential to navigate potential complexities.

We Got Married in Another Country, Can I Still Get Divorced in the UK?

Typically, yes, a court can issue a divorce or dissolution for most marriages and civil partnerships that have taken place abroad. If you, or your spouse, are domiciled or habitually resident in England or Wales, you can initiate divorce proceedings in the UK regardless of where the marriage took place. However, certain circumstances could make it more complicated and seeking legal advice specific to international divorces is advisable to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Where Can I Get Family Law Legal Advice in Stevenage?

If you are divorcing, or facing a civil partnership dissolution, and require the advice and guidance of an experienced family law solicitor, our lawyers in Stevenage can assist you. Having worked with clients in Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City, Hitchin and further afield, we have the expertise to provide practical advice on all aspects of divorce, financial matters and child arrangements.

For an initial consultation – up to an hour and a half for a fixed sum of £125 plus VAT (offer available for Family Law advice only) – please get in touch with the Stevenage Family Law team at Tollers Solicitors. We guarantee that you will leave this initial appointment better informed about your legal rights and responsibilities, with a sense of direction on moving forward and information on possible options available to you for a satisfactory resolution.

If you need help and advice, are unsure where to start, or would like to arrange an initial consultation, get in touch with our Family law team in Stevenage, and they will be happy to assist.

Navigating the legal intricacies of divorce can be daunting, but we are here to help guide you through the process with confidence. Our experienced Family Law Solicitors in Stevenage are dedicated to protecting your rights and best interests. We take the time to explain the legal process and explore your options with you. Our mission is to provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout your legal journey.

Ending a marriage or civil partnership is overwhelming, emotional, and challenging and therefore understanding the property and financial settlements in divorce is vital. With much to consider, it can be easy to become anxious about the various responsibilities that must be addressed.

In addition to managing the divorce process itself, you and your ex-partner will need to reach agreements regarding your property and finances, a process that is managed separately, but alongside, the divorce.

A financial and property settlement is often entered into upon divorce and is a formal agreement designed to set out any financial responsibilities and fairly divide property and finances once a marriage or civil partnership has ended.

As with any aspect of the divorce process, seeking the appropriate legal advice from a trusted solicitor is vital regarding a financial settlement to ensure it is comprehensive and legally binding. In this article, the Tollers’ family law team considers some frequently asked questions regarding property and financial agreements.

If you are looking to commence the divorce process, our solicitors, based in Stevenage and assisting clients in Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, would be more than happy to assist you. Talk to Tollers at 01483 901 095 or fill out a contact form.

Do I need a financial settlement agreement to get divorced?

Since the financial and property settlement process is separate from the main divorce proceedings, you do not need such an agreement to get divorced. However, without a financial agreement or consent order, your ex-spouse may be able to make a claim against your finances, income, pension, and assets (and you can theirs), even after your divorce is finalised.

In cases of an amicable divorce or civil partnership dissolution, the settlement agreement can be finalised alongside the divorce process and without contested proceedings in court. Once the agreement has been reached, it is sensible to consult the advice of a trusted solicitor to ensure that it is made legally binding via a consent order. A consent order confirms the agreement and needs to be approved by a judge.

How long will the process take?

Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to this question, as it will entirely depend on how complex your financial affairs are and how amicable your divorce process is. Ideally, your property and financial settlement would be negotiated in the same timeframe as divorce proceedings are handled.

If your divorce involves dispute or contention, it is possible that negotiating a financial and property settlement agreement can take longer. To prevent any issues between parties from escalating, seeking the advice and guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable family law solicitor is vital.

Will our assets be split 50/50?

Sometimes assets, including property and finances, will be split precisely down the middle between ex-spouses; however, this is by no means the right answer in many cases.

Various factors should be considered when assets are split, and your solicitor will advise you on the best course of action regarding negotiations with your ex, taking into account these considerations and what you are entitled to.

Should the court become involved in proceedings, it will consider factors set out in Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, including:

  1. The income, earning capacity, property and other financial resources which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.
  2. The financial needs, obligations and responsibilities which each of the parties to the marriage has or is likely to have in the foreseeable future.
  3. The standard of living enjoyed by the family before the breakdown of the marriage.
  4. The age of each party to the marriage and the duration of the marriage.
  5. Any physical or mental disability of either of the parties to the marriage.
  6. The contributions made by each of the parties to the welfare of the family, including any contribution made by looking after the home or caring for the family.
  7. In the case of proceedings for divorce or nullity of marriage, the value to either of the parties to the marriage of any benefit (for example, a pension) which, by reason of the dissolution or annulment of the marriage, that party will lose the chance of acquiring.

Solicitors for Financial and Property Settlement Agreements Stevenage and Letchworth

Having a comprehensive legal understanding of your rights, obligations and negotiation powers when creating and finalising your financial settlement agreement is essential. In doing so, you will be best positioned to propose agreement terms that suit you and protect your future financial interests.

If you are divorcing or facing a civil partnership dissolution and require the advice and guidance of an experienced matrimonial finance solicitor, our lawyers in Stevenage can assist you. Having worked with clients in Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City, Hitchin and further afield, we have the expertise to provide practical advice on all aspects of your settlement agreement.

To talk to a professional and friendly divorce lawyer about your divorce, financial settlement, consent order, or children matters today, please call 01483 901 095 or contact us using this form.

Those planning on getting married are not likely to think about what would happen should the relationship break down. However, with 42% of marriages overall, and nearly 10% of marriages in Stevenage ending in divorce in 2021 alone, putting in place marital agreements like a prenuptial agreement (prenup) or postnuptial agreement (postnup) can give you peace of mind, especially in cases of pre-existing financial assets, or where there are children from a previous relationship to provide for.

It is also quite common for couples not to get married but instead sharing the cost of a property and cohabiting. In fact, according to the latest census report, over 20% of families in Stevenage are cohabiting with children, and there was a decrease in the number of registered marriages and civil partnerships. In these dynamics, it is vital to understand your legal rights and what legal documents you can put in place to safeguard against costly disputes should you separate from your partner.

In this blog, our Stevenage family law solicitors look at a few statistics from the Stevenage 2021 Census and answer some frequently asked questions regarding legal rights for married and unmarried couples.

Family Households in Stevenage – How Family Life Has Changed in Stevenage: Census 2021

According to the latest statistics from the 2021 Census, the family structure of households in Stevenage underwent some changes compared to 2011. The percentage of households with a couple but no children decreased slightly from 16.5% in 2011 to 16.1% in 2021. Equally, households with a couple and dependent children also saw a minor decline, dropping from 21.5% to 21.3% during the same period. Meanwhile, single-family households containing a couple with non-dependent children increased from 6.5% to 7.2%.

Percentage of households by household composition, Stevenage:  

Percentage of houshold by houshold composition, Stevenage

Image Source: Office for National Statistics – 2011 Census and Census 2021

What Are the Legal Rights of Unmarried Couples?

Even if couples have lived together for several years or have children, the law does not currently recognise “common law husbands and wives”, and they are not afforded the same rights and responsibilities as a married couple or those in a civil partnership. For example, there is no right to claim spousal maintenance, and there is no right to claim a share of the other person’s pension.

Property Law and Trusts Law strictly determines financial matters between partners and, if children are involved, the Children Act 1989.

Seeking legal advice and putting in place contracts, including a Declaration of Trust or a Cohabitation Agreement, can give you peace of mind. A contract can help couples avoid misunderstandings, know where they stand with the home whilst living together, and help guide couples if the relationship breaks down.  It can also save a considerable amount in legal fees.

Find out more about the legal rights and responsibilities of people living with their partner:

Cohabitation Breakdown (Opposite Sex and Same Sex Relationships)

Changing Relationships in Stevenage – How Has Married Life Changed in Stevenage: Census 2021

In 2021, 9.8% of adults in Stevenage (aged 16 and over) reported that they had gone through a divorce or dissolved a civil partnership. This figure was a slight decrease from the 10.1% reported in 2011. Stevenage experienced one of the East of England’s joint third-largest reductions in the percentage of adults who had divorced or dissolved a civil partnership, tying with Watford. Registered marriages or civil partnerships decreased from 46.4% to 43.9%.

It is important to note that these figures encompass both same-sex marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships, which were not legally recognised in England and Wales in 2011. However, since 2014, same-sex marriages have been legally recognised, and opposite-sex civil partnerships have been recognised since 2019.

Percentage of usual residents aged 16 years and over by legal partnership status, Stevenage:

Percentage of usual residents aged 16 years and over by legal partnership status, Stevenage

Image Source: Office for National Statistics – 2011 Census and Census 2021

What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement or ‘prenup’ is an agreement entered into by a couple planning to marry (or postnuptial agreement ‘postnup’ if entered into after marriage). It sets out an agreement between the parties on how their finances will be dealt with in the event of a marriage breakdown. A common situation in which such an agreement might be desirable is when one party brings significantly greater financial assets into the marriage than the other. Prenups are also particularly worthy of consideration for couples who are perhaps entering a second marriage but have children from a first marriage or previous relationship and would, therefore, wish to protect some assets for the benefit of those children.

It is important to note that in the UK, no legal statute formally ensures enforcement of premarital agreements in the same way that other countries do. However, the family court in England and Wales has given guidance on the steps that can be taken when a prenup is entered into to ensure that there is the best possible chance of this being adhered to should the marriage end. There have been several cases in recent years where a premarital agreement has been upheld or carried significant weight in family courts deciding how to divide assets.

Find out more prenuptial agreements or post-nuptial agreements:

Prenuptial And Post-Nuptial Agreements

Family Law Solicitors Stevenage – Talk to Tollers

For further advice regarding prenuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements, please get in touch with one of our family law specialists on 01604 258788.

Tollers family solicitors will always aim to minimise conflict in dealing with your family matters as far as possible. If you require assistance and want to look at ways of reducing conflict…Talk to tollers on 01604 258558. Our experienced family team is on hand to guide you through and facilitate you.

The statistics on changes to family households in Stevenage have been taken from the latest 2021 Census report. The full report can be found here:

How life has changed in Stevenage: Census 2021

This blog post is not intended to be taken as advice or acted upon, and information may have changed since publication. If you are seeking family law legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact our team of solicitors.

State benefits can have an impact on compensation, particularly in relation to certain types of compensation, such as personal injury or employment-related compensation. The effect varies depending on the specific circumstances and the type of benefit received. Here are some key points to consider:

1. Means-Tested Benefits: Means-tested benefits, such as income-related benefits, are typically assessed based on an individual’s income and assets. Compensation received may be considered as income and can affect eligibility. If the compensation increases your income or exceeds the threshold set by the benefit scheme, it could potentially reduce or extinguish your entitlement to certain benefits such as Universal Credit, ESA, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

2. Non-Means-Tested Benefits: Non-means-tested benefits, such as PIP and other disability benefits or non-contributory benefits, are generally not affected by compensation. These benefits are not means-tested, and their eligibility and amount are based on specific criteria, such as the individual’s disability or health condition.

3. Compensation Protection: In some cases, compensation awards may be structured or protected to the impact on means-tested benefits. For instance, Personal Injury Trusts (PITs) can be set up to hold compensation funds separately from personal assets, which may help safeguard means-tested benefits eligibility. The personal injury team at Tollers can provide guidance on protecting your compensation while retaining benefits entitlement.

4. Compensation Recovery: In certain situations, the government or relevant agencies may seek to recover some state benefits paid out from compensation awards. For example, if you receive compensation for an injury caused by a third party, the government may have a right to recover certain benefits paid out as a result of that injury. This is known as the Compensation Recovery Scheme. However, there are limits to what can be recovered, and specific rules and procedures apply. If loss of earnings is recovered, to avoid double recovery, credit must be given for any benefits replacing that income, such as Universal Credit, ESA and even Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit (IIDB).

The deductible amount from compensation will not exceed the amount claimed for lost income.

Similarly, disability related benefits, such as PIP, can only be deducted from claims for care, assistance and, in some cases, travel expenses.

Talk To Tollers

Given the complexity of the interaction between state benefits and compensation, it is strongly recommended to seek advice from the team at Tollers, who specialise in this area. They can provide personalised guidance based on your circumstances, ensuring you understand the potential impact of state benefits on your compensation and help you navigate any necessary steps to protect your entitlements.

Talk to Tollers on 01604 258558. Our highly experienced personal injury specialists are on hand to advise and guide you. Alternatively, you can make an online enquiry, and we will call you back.

In civil litigation, parties often face uncertainty regarding legal costs, which can deter individuals and businesses from pursuing or defending claims. To address this issue, governments in recent years have implemented fixed costs rules, which provide predetermined and transparent guidelines for the assessment of legal fees. These rules set out the maximum amount that can be recovered as costs in various stages of litigation. However, fixed costs rules are not static, and the government has recently reviewed and extended them to apply to more types of claims.

Recent years have witnessed significant changes to fixed costs rules in civil claims, aimed at streamlining the litigation process, promoting access to justice, and balancing the interests of all parties involved. These changes reflect an ongoing effort to strike a balance between certainty in legal costs and ensuring a fair and efficient system, though many argue that it has reduced access to justice for many people and creating an unlevel playing field between Claimants and the cash rich insurance industry.

One notable change to fixed costs rules is the expansion of their applicability. Traditionally, fixed costs rules applied primarily to lower-value claims, where the costs of litigation were proportionate to the amount in dispute. However, in response to concerns over rising legal expenses and disproportionate costs, the government has extended fixed costs rules to higher-value claims up to £100,000. For the first time, it will also include some clinical negligence claims.

Furthermore, changes to fixed costs rules have also focused on promoting early settlement and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. In many jurisdictions, parties who unreasonably refuse to engage in settlement negotiations or explore alternative resolution methods may face adverse cost consequences. This approach encourages parties to actively seek early resolution, reducing the burden on courts and minimising costs for all involved. By incentivising settlement and alternative dispute resolution, it aims to foster a more collaborative and cost-effective approach to resolving civil claims.

Additionally, changes to fixed costs rules have recognised the role of technology in streamlining litigation processes and reducing costs. We now have electronic filing systems, online case management platforms, and digital communication tools to expedite proceedings and improve efficiency. The integration of technology has not only simplified administrative tasks but also enhanced accessibility, enabling litigants to participate in the process more effectively, regardless of their geographical location.

In summary, changes to fixed costs rules in civil claims reflect an ongoing desire to achieving a fair and efficient litigation process. By expanding their scope, tailoring them to specific types of claims, encouraging settlement, embracing technology, and promoting access to justice, governments strive, not always successfully, to strike a balance between controlling costs and facilitating meaningful dispute resolution without compromising access to justice. Getting that balance wrong will do nothing to instil confidence in the civil justice system, encourage meritorious claims, or ensure that legal costs remain proportionate and transparent for all parties involved.

Using a specialist brain injury solicitor to pursue a brain injury claim is essential for several important reasons. Brain injuries are complex and can have severe and long-lasting effects on a person’s life. Such cases require a deep understanding of the medical, legal, and emotional aspects involved.

Specialist Brain Injury Solicitors

Brain injury claims are highly specialised areas of law. They involve intricate medical knowledge and require a comprehensive understanding of the specific challenges faced by individuals with brain injuries. A specialist brain injury solicitor possesses the necessary expertise and experience to navigate the complexities of these cases. They are well-versed in the medical terminology, diagnostic procedures, treatment protocols, and long-term implications associated with brain injuries. This specialised knowledge allows them to effectively analyse medical records, consult with medical experts, and build a strong case on behalf of the injured person.

Secondly, brain injury claims often involve substantial compensation due to the significant impact these injuries can have on a person’s life. A specialist brain injury solicitor understands the intricate details of calculating appropriate compensation. They have a thorough understanding of the different types of compensation available, including past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing care needs. By working with a specialist, individuals can ensure that their claim accurately reflects the full extent of their injuries and losses.

Moreover, a brain injury can result in complex legal issues. For instance, establishing liability and causation in brain injury cases can be challenging. A specialist brain injury solicitor possesses the knowledge and experience to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury thoroughly. They can identify and gather crucial evidence, consult with relevant experts, and build a persuasive case to establish liability. Additionally, they can anticipate and address any legal defences raised by the opposing party, ensuring that the injured person’s rights are protected.

Furthermore, a brain injury can have a profound impact on the injured person’s life and their family’s well-being. It often requires ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and support services. A specialist brain injury solicitor recognises the unique and long-term needs of individuals with brain injuries. They can provide invaluable guidance and support throughout the legal process, ensuring that the injured person’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being is prioritised. They can connect clients with appropriate healthcare providers, rehabilitation specialists, and support networks to facilitate their recovery and maximise their quality of life.

In addition, a specialist brain injury solicitor understands the importance of sensitivity and empathy when dealing with brain injury claims. They appreciate the emotional toll that such injuries can have on the injured person and their loved ones. They approach these cases with compassion and care, providing personalised support and guidance to help individuals and families navigate the legal process during what can be an incredibly challenging time.

Finally, engaging a specialist brain injury solicitor demonstrates a commitment to securing the best possible outcome in a brain injury claim. Tollers has a proven track record of success in handling similar cases, negotiating with insurance companies, and advocating for fair compensation. Our expertise and reputation can significantly strengthen the injured person’s position, increasing the likelihood of a favourable resolution.

Personal Injury Solicitors

A brain injury is a complex and life-altering event that warrants the expertise of a specialist brain injury solicitor. Our in-depth understanding of medical, legal, and emotional aspects related to brain injuries allows them to provide comprehensive support, build a strong case, and secure the appropriate compensation. By engaging a specialist, individuals and their families can have confidence in the legal process and focus on the necessary steps towards recovery and rebuilding their lives. Talk to Tollers on 01604 258558. Our highly experienced personal injury specialists are on hand to advise and guide you through the process of making a claim. Alternatively, you can make an online enquiry and we will call you back.

The emergence of e-scooters has brought a new form of urban transportation that is convenient, eco-friendly, and efficient. However, their rapid proliferation in the UK has raised concerns about safety, accessibility, and the overall impact on urban infrastructure. To ensure the long-term viability and harmony of e-scooters within towns and cities, we need more comprehensive regulation. Here are some reasons:

1. Safety Concerns:
One of the primary reasons for increased regulation is the pressing safety concerns associated with e-scooter usage. With their increasing popularity, accidents involving e-scooters have become more frequent. Pedestrians, riders, and motorists often face hazards due to reckless riding, inadequate infrastructure, and lack of proper safety equipment. Implementing stricter regulations, including compulsory insurance, can address issues such as speed limits, helmet requirements, mandatory safety training, and better enforcement mechanisms to promote responsible usage and reduce the likelihood of accidents.

2. Traffic Congestion and Pedestrian Safety:
Unregulated e-scooter operations can exacerbate traffic congestion and pose risks to pedestrians. Irresponsible parking and indiscriminate riding can obstruct sidewalks and impede pedestrian movement. Furthermore, the sheer number of e-scooters can overwhelm city streets, leading to increased traffic congestion. By implementing regulations on parking, designated riding areas, and fleet size limits, cities can maintain a balanced transportation system that prioritises pedestrian safety and efficient traffic flow.

3. Environmental Impact:
While e-scooters are often touted as an eco-friendly transportation alternative, their environmental impact is not without drawbacks. The production, maintenance, and eventual disposal of e-scooters can lead to carbon emissions and waste generation. To mitigate these concerns, regulations could be put in place to promote sustainable practices such as the use of recyclable materials, energy-efficient charging infrastructure, and incentives for fleet operators to adopt environmentally friendly practices.

4. Equity and Accessibility:
E-scooters have the potential to provide affordable and convenient transportation options, particularly for short trips. However, the unregulated nature of their deployment can result in accessibility issues, disproportionately affecting marginalised communities. Regulations can address this by ensuring equitable distribution of e-scooters across neighbourhoods, implementing pricing structures that consider affordability, and requiring operators to provide accessible options for individuals with disabilities.

5. Data Privacy and Security:
E-scooters are equipped with advanced tracking and monitoring technologies, which can raise concerns about data privacy and security. If left unregulated, the vast amounts of personal data collected by e-scooter companies can be misused or compromised. Regulatory frameworks can safeguard user data, enforce strict privacy policies, and ensure companies are accountable for their data practices, fostering trust and protecting individuals’ privacy rights.

Conclusion:
E-scooters have the potential to revolutionise urban transportation, but their unregulated proliferation poses significant challenges. Enhanced regulation is necessary to address safety concerns, mitigate environmental impact, promote equitable access, and safeguard data privacy. By implementing comprehensive regulatory frameworks, cities can strike a balance between the convenience of e-scooters and the well-being of their residents, ensuring sustainable and harmonious integration of this emerging form of transportation into urban environments.

At Tollers, we understand that the coronavirus has affected both individuals and businesses, in so many different ways…

Our team of solicitors are working remotely and are committed to providing you with relevant, up to date information. Our highly experienced and dedicated team are able to assist you with the legal implications of the changes that have been implemented and can provide legal advice, guidance and support. Talk to Tollers, we can help.

If you have any questions, make an online enquiry here and we will call you back or call our small office based team on 01604 258558 and they will ensure you are put in contact with the best person to assist you.

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