Blogs, News and Articles

Whether you are interested in the articles that we have prepared for our clients and contacts and/or had published in national, professional or specialist trade media, our news releases about developments at the firm or at our clients or a less formal perspective on events from our blogs, the information is here. You might also take a look at our publications section. For further information, please contact Cheryl Sturdy or John North.

Will claims surge highlights value of expert executors

New statistics have revealed that cases involving claims of mishandling estates have more than tripled over the last year. Continue reading

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Zero hours contracts set for reform

Employees on zero hours contracts will be free to find work with more than one employer after the government moved to ban exclusivity clauses. Continue reading

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Morbid obesity ‘could be disability’

Severe or morbid obesity could be considered a disability under European Union (EU) law, according to a leading EU law officer. Continue reading

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LPAs offer lifeline to businesses

Thinking about the consequences of an accident or illness that causes severe incapacity is not something most of us want to do. Continue reading

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New business transfers guidance launched

New guidance on employees’ rights in business transfers has been published to help employers. Continue reading

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New lifeline for struggling businesses on the way

Proposals to ensure that insolvent businesses continue to receive utility and other key supplies have been put forward in a new government consultation. Continue reading

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Spotlight on health and safety

Staying on top of health and safety obligations can seem a daunting prospect for busy employers juggling many different demands on their time. Continue reading

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New IP regime coming soon

Legislation designed to modernise UK intellectual property (IP) law will start coming into effect from 1 October 2014. Continue reading

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No Copyright for Animals, Ghosts or God

In a rare update to the US Copyright Office’s (USCO) guidance, which was last amended 30 years ago, the Office Continue reading

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Investigation highlights Bribery Act risks

It was recently confirmed that the Serious Fraud Office had opened a formal investigation into Sweett Group. Continue reading

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