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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 - 11 Oct 2010
    The digital age ... becoming more regulated
    In the Newsflash section of our last e-bulletin (March 2010) we notified you that the Digital Economy Bill was being pushed through parliament, although at that time we did not know what the provisions were.... READ MORE
  • Article - 22 Sep 2010
    Do it right first time
    Married or not, once a long term relationship is over, seeking legal advice early on will provide an indication of what a fair settlement might be and help you set about the practicalities of separation or divorce on an informed basis.... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2010
    Are you ready for the UK Bribery Act?
    The consequences of improper business practices involving bribery and corruption have just increased in severity due to the UK Bribery Act (the Act) which became law on 8 April 2010.... READ MORE
  • Article - 31 Aug 2010
    All things being equal
    The first wave of implementation of the Equality Act will go ahead to the planned October timetable following the publication of the first commencement order in Parliament next week.... READ MORE
  • Article - 30 Aug 2010
    Coalition Government update
    So, apart from the announcement regarding the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, here are a few other key changes announced by the Coalition Government we think you should be aware of.... READ MORE
  • Article - 29 Aug 2010
    National minimum wage - new rates
    From 1 October 2010 there will be the following rise in the national minimum wage... READ MORE
  • Article - 28 Aug 2010
    Holiday pay for the long-term sick
    It was one of those dark and slightly mysterious moments in June last year when the House of Lords handed down its decision in the long-running case of Stringer-v-HMRC.... READ MORE
  • Article - 18 Aug 2010
    Planning Policy Review - My back yard just got bigger!
    The new government has released details of its plans for a longer term radical review of planning policy.... READ MORE
  • Article - 18 Aug 2010
    Cost Efficient Procurement - Is necessity the mother of invention?
    Local government spends more than £42 billion a year on external contracting, but with savings of £1.65 billion required in the next year, local authorities are being called on to examine every aspect of their spending and to make every pound go further.... READ MORE
  • Article - 16 Jul 2010
    A new era in education?
    Although the formation of a coalition Government has sent us into uncharted territory in many respects, the public education sector has been waiting for the inevitable announcements on funding cuts.... READ MORE

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