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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 - 16 May 2012
    When 'all reasonable endeavours' are just not enough
    Court of Appeal rules on Blackpool Airport vs Jet2 "reasonable endeavours" contract clause... READ MORE
  • Article - 8 May 2012
    Is the time right for a ‘No-Fault Divorce’?
    Sir Nicholas Wall, the most senior family law judge in England and Wales and President of the High Court’s Family Division, recently gave his backing to the idea of introducing ‘no-fault divorce’ into English law... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 May 2012
    London 2012: how will it affect your business?
    After marathon preparations, we’re sprinting for the finish line and counting down in days to the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; have you considered how the fun of the games might affect your business?... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 May 2012
    An employer's selection pool is not untouchable by the Employment Tribunal
    An employer must consider what the appropriate pool of employees for redundancy selection should be and the case of Taymech v Ryan which stated 'how the pool should be defined is primarily a matter for the employer to determine'... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 May 2012
    Compromise Agreements – to tax or not to tax...
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  • Article - 1 May 2012
    Fixed term contracts and collective consultation. Or not.
    There has been a long held - and previously unchallenged - understanding that the expiry and non-renewal of a fixed term contract of three months or more would bring such a termination within the ambit of the collective redundancies legislation.... READ MORE
  • Article - 4 Apr 2012
    Dust off those docs!
    Spring is in the air – traditionally a time for clearing out the cobwebs and the residential market to move up a gear. A spring clean - or legal health check - could also be valuable for investors and other property owners with properties they may be considering selling or letting in the near future.... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Apr 2012
    The Budget bites on SDLT
    It’s a rare feat for property matters to be in the media spotlight but Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), the tax on property transactions, was one of the headline-grabbers in George Osborne’s Budget this year (21 March 2012).... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 Apr 2012
    Commercial properties set to fall foul of 2011 Energy Act
    In order to meet the government’s 2011 Energy Act, as many as 40% of commercial properties (according to DTZ) are likely to require substantial improvements, and owners or investors of UK commercial premises are being advised to re-evaluate their properties to ensure they are energy efficient and sustainable by the time the proposed new regulations take effect in April 2018.... READ MORE
  • Article - 31 Mar 2012
    Talent will out (if everyone plays ball)
    In his book “Outliers”, Malcolm Gladwell explores how great people are often a product of their times and circumstances, and that talent (however significant) is only one of a number of ingredients that comprise success.... READ MORE

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