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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 - 30 Nov 2010
    ‘Revocation’? Eh?!
    The main formalities for making a Will seem to be generally better known than the different ways in which a Will can be revoked.... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Nov 2010
    Take a tip: Agree before you start work!
    After 20 years of dealing with contracts and contractual disputes (mainly in the Construction sector), I have lost count of the number of times a client has run into problems and discovered that their situation is made worse by either not having a contract in place, or, on dusting off the paperwork when a dispute arises, the terms of the contract being in issue.... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Nov 2010
    Notes from the Dick Fuld Survivors' Club
    Having pulled back from the end of the world as we knew it two years ago, what will the next two hold?... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Nov 2010
    Drunk - but not in charge. No occupiers' liability for serious injuries
    The Court of Appeal has recently provided further clarification on the scope of occupiers’ duties under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Nov 2010
    Planning considerations for listed buildings
    Listing currently protects some 500,000 buildings, 38% of which are used as domestic dwellings.... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Nov 2010
    What's YOUR approach to property?
    Sir Phillip "Top Shop" Green recently completed a review of the government's property costs.... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Nov 2010
    Package travel consultation update
    As reported in our last bulletin, the EU Commission’s consultation on The Package Travel Directive (from which we get The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (“PTRs”) in the UK) concluded in February 2010.... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Nov 2010
    UK Bribery Act - Every man may have his price. Don't pay it.
    The timing of the UK Bribery Act* (the Act) cannot be faulted, ramping up significantly the consequences of improper business practices involving bribery and corruption at a time when economic realities increase the potential for impropriety.... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Nov 2010
    Will your business survive without you?
    The ash cloud caused massive disruption and expense to individual travellers and travel companies, but the inability to fly caused other problems for senior managers, company directors and others who were required to make decisions on behalf of businesses during what was, in some instances, a prolonged period of absence.... READ MORE
  • Article - 29 Oct 2010
    Redundancy during maternity leave - suitable vacancies
    It’s a common enough scenario: employee goes on maternity leave; her role becomes redundant; you have other vacancies; you know she has the right to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy. But how ‘suitable’ is ‘suitable’?... READ MORE

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