Law Updates

April 2016: Developments in employment law

Melissa Nelson

18th April 2016 by Melissa Nelson

The following employment law change took effect from 1 April 2016: The National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced.  Workers aged 25...

Changes to the Civil Procedure Rules and Attachment of Earnings Orders

Natasha Biggs

6th April 2016 by Natasha Biggs

If you are looking at enforcing a Judgment you have obtained against a debtor by way of an Attachment of...

Changes to the process for Charging Orders

Richard Ludlow

5th April 2016 by Richard Ludlow

Charging orders are a principal method of enforcement open to individuals and businesses who have secured a Judgment against their...

Public Procurement Law Update

15th September 2014

The procurement regime has undergone widespread modification as a result of three recent  European Directives. The Directives came into force...

Pre-termination negotiations

Amanda Okill

22nd November 2013 by Amanda Okill

Following the abolition of the default retirement age in 2011, the CBI and other employer bodies urged the Government to...

More sweeping changes to employment law!

Andrew Masters

21st November 2013 by Andrew Masters

The phoney war is now well and truly over with a number of radical employment law developments implemented during 2013...

Final green light for the Groceries Code Adjudicator

24th September 2013

In January this year the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced the appointment of Christine Tacon (Ms Tacon)...

Consent and cookies – has your business got to grips with this yet?

Jessica Gidley

24th September 2013 by Jessica Gidley

If you have ever shopped online and wondered why you see adverts for the same thing on other websites for...

Shareholders Agreements – why they are a worthwhile investment

24th September 2013

When setting up a new business or entering into a joint venture, more often than not, business plans and budgets...

Assets of Community Value – benefit or blight?

Liz Brady

24th September 2013 by Liz Brady

Introduced on the 21 September 2012, a new right (under the Localism Act 2012) allows communities to ask their local...

To change or not to change

Andrew Gough

24th September 2013 by Andrew Gough

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 came into force on 30 May and extends...

Share buybacks made easier under new Regulations

24th September 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) came into force on 30 April 2013, bringing about...

Obtaining Charging Orders

23rd May 2013

With the recent change in rules, creditors can now obtain a Charging Order against a debtors' property with much more ease, even...

Holidays lost to sickness

2nd November 2012

In October 1998 the Working Time Regulations (WTRs) come into force introducing for the very first time in the United...

French Taxes Update

Florence Richards

11th October 2012 by Florence Richards

Following the appointment of new French President François Hollande in May 2012 the French Government has made a number of...

French taxes are changing

Sarah Bogard

9th July 2012 by Sarah Bogard

Following the appointment of new French President François Hollande in May 2012 the French Government is in the throws of...

Changes regarding protection of tenants’ deposits following the Localism Act 2011

21st June 2012

Landlords and their agents should be aware that when provisions of the Localism Act 2011 were brought into force that...

Statutory Wills – Wills for those who have lost capacity

14th June 2012

The importance of making a will has been well publicised. But what if someone has lost capacity, has no will,...

Joint ownership of property

Myfanwy McDonagh

14th June 2012 by Myfanwy McDonagh

In what capacity will you hold the property following completion? If you are considering purchasing a property jointly with one or...

A child’s inheritance

Harvey Barrett

14th June 2012 by Harvey Barrett

In a recent case reported in the press Mr Justice Norris ruled that three year old Rory Greenstreet should have...