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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 - 22 Jul 2011
    Implementing the new Agency Workers Regulations into your organisation
    Charities and education establishments, like many other employers, often choose to engage the services of agency workers to provide them with a flexible element of their workforce.... READ MORE
  • Article - 20 Jul 2011
    Implementing the new Agency Workers Regulations into your organisation
    The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 are finally due to come into force on 1 October 2011. The Regulations entitle agency workers to a limited form of “equal treatment” when compared to directly-hired employees.... READ MORE
  • Article - 20 Jul 2011
    References - watch what you say!
    The principle that where an employer provides a reference, it owes the employee in question a duty to take reasonable care in the preparation of the reference is well established through case law.... READ MORE
  • Article - 20 Jul 2011
    A Thoroughly Modern Workplace
    The coalition Government has been very active so far this year in following through some of the proposals originally outlined in last year’s initial coalition agreement (on the formation of the government) and subsequent Queen’s Speech.... READ MORE
  • Article - 24 May 2011
    Bribery Act update
    The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) is due to come into force on 1 July 2011.... READ MORE
  • Article - 24 May 2011
    Pregnancy and positive discrimination - can it go too far?
    The recent case of Eversheds v De Belin confirms that pregnant employees and those on maternity leave should only be treated better than male colleagues to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to remove any disadvantages caused by them being pregnant or on maternity leave.... READ MORE
  • Article - 24 May 2011
    Can employees be fairly dismissed for private e-mails sent outside working hours?
    Yes, says an Employment Tribunal in relation to Mr Gosden who sent an offensive chain e-mail from his home computer to the home computer of a friend.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Apr 2011
    Momentum increases to ease charitable giving
    For many years the US charity sector has been able to accelerate the timing and security of capital donations through the use of ’Charitable Remainder Trusts’ (CRT), and there is increasing pressure from both the charitable and legal sectors to adopt a similar approach here in the UK.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Apr 2011
    Comply with the CAP Code or be named and shamed
    On 1 March the scope of the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising (“CAP Code”) was extended to include online marketing communications on organisations' own websites, and in other non paid for space.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Apr 2011
    Inheritance Tax cut to boost charitable giving
    The Chancellor’s recent announcement of a reduction in IHT for wealthy individuals who leave at least 10% of their taxable estate to charity is a clear attempt to boost the number of charitable legacies in the wills of high net worth individuals.... READ MORE

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