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 - 26 Apr 2017
Keeping secrets, secret
You've worked really hard to develop ideas or processes that are unique to your business - your Trade Secrets. Soon you'll have more ways to protect them if you follow some simple rules.... READ MORE
Article - 6 Apr 2017
Handle with care
The regulations for handling and protecting personal data are being reformed - Debbie Venn from asb law explains the changes.... READ MORE
Article - 15 Mar 2017
A ruling in favour of testamentary freedom?
In an eagerly awaiting ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision in favour of an adult daughter who had been excluded from her mother’s will. What impact will this ruling have?... READ MORE
Article - 3 Mar 2017
Dressing to impress - make sure your business is compliant!
Dress codes are a hot topic in the press at the moment following one woman’s petition calling for employers to be prevented from being able to require female employees to wear high heels. Should employers be concerned about imposing a dress code in the workplace?... READ MORE
Article - 31 Jan 2017
Gender pay reporting advice note
The final Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations were published in December 2016 and should come into force on 5 April 2017. The aim is to capture the difference in hourly rates of pay between male and female employees.... READ MORE
Article - 16 Dec 2016
Stay safe with a cyber checklist for 2017
For visitors to your website, user experience can be the difference between converting a sale and losing the interest of a potential customer. Investing in the ‘front end’ of your website is clearly important in generating revenue and loyalty, whilst, crucially, the ‘back end’ system provides the foundation to your online presence, and protects business assets such as data and information security. With a New Year on the horizon, your focus is rightly on how best to exploit new technologies and applying innovative solutions to move the business forward – but do schedule time to check you have the foundations in place to remain compliant and secure.... READ MORE
Article - 6 Dec 2016
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are designed to prevent people being unlawfully deprived of their freedom. The provisions were drafted quickly off the back of the European Convention on Human Rights and case law decided by the European Court of Human Rights. As a result, they have been widely criticised for their complexity and bureaucracy.... READ MORE
Article - 4 Nov 2016
Protect your business upon divorce
In the unfortunate event of marriage breakdown, there comes a time when the couple must deal with the division of their assets. Resolving the financial implications of divorce is often a complex issue, and cases where one or both parties have an interest in a business can be even more intricate. If the couple cannot agree a way forward, the decision on how to deal with the assets will fall at the mercy of the court.... READ MORE
Article - 24 Oct 2016
asb law acts for the shareholders of Big Box Self Storage in its sale to StorageMart
asb law has acted for the shareholders of long-term client Big Box Self Storage in its sale to US operator StorageMart for in excess of £100 million. A deal which is believed to be the largest-ever single self-storage transaction in the UK... READ MORE
Article - 11 Oct 2016
Inheritance – Generation Skipping
Gavin Barwell, the new housing minister, has urged grandparents to consider leaving their property to their grandchildren.... READ MORE