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  • 21 May 2010
    Discounted Gift Plans
    Anybody embarking on the exercise of Inheritance Tax planning will soon realise that the main aim is to get the majority of capital assets outside of their estate so that they do not become chargeable to Inheritance Tax....
  • 21 May 2010
    Better safe than sorry
    With celebrity splits high on the news agenda in recent months, there’s probably more than one celeb or professional footballer wondering why they didn’t put a pre-nup agreement in place before they married....
  • 21 May 2010
    Does my Will cover my new overseas property?
    Q. I have just returned from a brilliant holiday abroad and I would like to buy a house in a lovely hot country....
  • 1 May 2010
    asb converts to LLP
    On 1 May 2010 the asb law partnership converted from a general partnership structure to a limited liability partnership (LLP) under English law....
  • 21 Apr 2010
    The validity of compromise agreements
    “Do I have to get legal advice on this Agreement? Can’t I just sign it and get my money? I promise I won’t bring a claim now”....
  • 20 Apr 2010
    Equality Bill completes passage through parliamentary process
    On 6 April, the Equality Bill was approved by the House of Commons and is therefore expected to receive Royal Assent shortly....
  • 19 Apr 2010
    Can a worker be sick and on holiday at the same time?
    To recap, the Working Time Regulations which came into force in 1998 to implement the European Working Time Directive provide for workers (a term which includes employees as well as some other individuals who work for a particular employer) to be entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave....
  • 14 Apr 2010
    Major blow for brands
    In a decision that has been hailed as a ‘major blow for brands’, the European Court of Justice has held that Google is not liable to trade mark owners when selling a trade marked term through its AdWords service....
  • 14 Apr 2010
    Using IT to Tackle Internal Fraud
    Amid fears of a double-dip recession, employee fraud and misconduct continue to keep us busy at asb law and the use of computer forensics has proved an invaluable tool in the majority of our cases....
  • 14 Apr 2010
    Geek speak - Cloud computing
    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet....

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