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.

“3D Printing: A Challenge for the Jewellery and Luxury Goods Industry”

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UK Employers issue Sickness Policy now ahead of the January Blues

The UK lags behind key European rivals such as Poland, France and Romania when it comes to managing sickness absence Continue reading

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IBA lawyers on the run in Boston: An international community bonded in Boston over their love of running; sharing experiences of the Conference, cases and races

It’s not often you find yourself on a work trip chasing after a group of lawyers clad in glistening lycra –but that was a daily occurrence Continue reading

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Rising employment – employees need to know their rights

There are a million more people are in work compared to early 2010 according to figures released in October by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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‘Silver’ divorces buck trend

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have highlighted a surge in the number of “silver” divorces. Continue reading

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Where there’s a will there’s a way

Recent research has revealed that almost 70% of forty year olds do not have a will. Continue reading

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Changes to consumer credit on the horizon

Changes to the regulation of consumer credit are just around the corner with news that the responsibility for consumer credit regulation is to be moved from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2014. Continue reading

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What employers need to know about employee-shareholder contracts

From September, employers will be able to offer their staff a new kind of employment contract. Continue reading

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More freedom on first aid

Businesses have been given more flexibility in how they manage first aid provision in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations. Continue reading

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Use of zero-hour contracts increases

As the government continues to find ways to tackle the UK’s unemployment issues, it has been reported that employers have been finding increasing benefits by using zero-hour contracts for their employees. Continue reading

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