If you ask, you’ll find we can offer an opinion on most things. Actually, you don’t usually need to ask!
Here you will find articles commissioned for publication in the regional and trade press, articles produced for our e-bulletins, and pieces we’ve written just for the website to offer some insight into what’s happening in the legal world, what we think about it – and what the implications are.
Article - 1 Feb 2013
Lord Hodgson’s Review of the Charities Act 2006
Read about Lord Hodgson's review, it's aims and the three key issues addressed: a charity and it's role; what charities need to deliver the role; and the legal framework... READ MORE
Article - 9 Jan 2013
“For richer, but not poorer!” What impact is the recession having on divorce?
Divorce has fallen in last two years but Census tells us 20% increase in divorce over 10 years...... READ MORE
Article - 7 Jan 2013
Divorce: the New Year trend?
We see an inevitable spike in enquiries about divorce early in the new year; inevitable because Christmas can be a stressful ‘final straw’ situation... READ MORE
Article - 21 Dec 2012
Averting a potential flight risk – child abduction
For some people the stress of divorce involving children is too much, their response is to run away with the children to start a new life in a different country... READ MORE
Article - 19 Dec 2012
Redundancy consultation period to be halved
The Government announced this week that redundancy consultation periods for large-scale redundancies will be reduced from 90 days to 45 days next year... READ MORE
Article - 12 Dec 2012
It’s all about apprenticeships
At the recent Association of Colleges conference, Vince Cable saw the expansion and greater focussing of apprenticeships as the first of three main tasks for the FE sector... READ MORE
Article - 11 Dec 2012
Whiplash incident results in £2.4 million compensation
Minor whiplash injury that subsequently resulted in the victim suffering a stroke has resulted in a £2.4million settlement... READ MORE
Article - 10 Dec 2012
The cost of long term care – a social time-bomb?
An asset rich but cash strapped society means that the family home often has to be sold to finance long term care for the elderly... READ MORE
Article - 6 Dec 2012
Empty Properties - A COMET's eye view - lack of business rates relief
Lack of relief for business rates liability on empty properties. For most properties, relief is only available for three months or six months, depending on the nature of the property... READ MORE
Article - 4 Dec 2012
Public Accounts Committee interrogate Amazon and Starbucks on UK taxes
Recent interrogation of leading executives from Amazon and Starbucks by the Public Accounts Committee into lack of UK tax paid by big multinational corporations... READ MORE