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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 - 21 Jun 2017
    Guilty as charged? - Reduction in sentence for an early guilty plea in regulatory breaches
    When a company faces prosecution for a regulatory breach, whether it’s a health and safety infringement, a food safety issue, a product liability problem or a trading standards action, reducing the risk to your business should be a priority... READ MORE
  • Article - 13 Jun 2017
    Clearing the way for surcharge ban
    A new EU directive - Payment Services Directive (II) – will be put into national law by 13 January 2018. This will affect, among other things, the ability of companies to add on surcharges for the use of credit cards and debit cards by customers. If the interchange fee that a bank can charge a travel company for use of a particular card has been capped already under certain other legislation then a card surcharge cannot be added on to what the customer is charged.... READ MORE
  • Article - 7 Jun 2017
    Brexit - are you ready for departure?
    To date, much of the focus has been on the impact of Brexit on airlines, traffic rights and access to routes, but what of the wider aviation industry?... READ MORE
  • Article - 24 May 2017
    Beware of averaging pay and unintentionally falling foul of the National Minimum Wage Regulations
    Earlier this month John Lewis announced it was adjusting its profits down by £36 million to cover potential back payments to staff after breaching National Minimum Wage Regulations. John Lewis had paid all its staff the correct amount for the hours they worked over the course of a year, but chose to spread pay over the year evenly... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 May 2017
    An uncertain future for social care funding
    The Conservative manifesto was announced yesterday which included some major changes to the way in which social care is funded. If implemented, what would these changes actually mean?... READ MORE
  • Article - 18 May 2017
    What to do if your organisation comes under cyber attack - the risks, prevention strategies and action planning
    The consequences of a cyber attack were brought into sharp focus last week, when numerous organisations around the world fell victim to a global ransomware attack. Sometimes, even your best efforts will not stop a determined cyber-criminal. If the worst happens, what should you do?... READ MORE
  • Article - 15 May 2017
    The Residence Nil Rate Band and what it means for you
    From 6th April, a new inheritance tax (IHT) relief has come into force that could currently save the children of a married couple up to £80,000 in IHT, rising to £140,000 by 2020/2021.... READ MORE
  • Article - 4 May 2017
    Mind the gap
    To increase transparency around gender pay differences, in April of this year the Government brought in regulations which make it mandatory for large employers to publish a report on their gender pay gaps. These reports will make for interesting reading...... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 May 2017
    In your sights: risk mapping for in-house lawyers
    Risk is not a bad word – businesses need risk. Risk is good. The problems arise when you have too much, or too little of it. Without risk, there is no reward. The one gives rise to the other. The higher the risk, the higher the reward.... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 May 2017
    A rising threat in aviation
    Cyber-security attacks in the aviation industry are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated so what steps should you take?... READ MORE

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