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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 - 10 Oct 2016
    Disinheriting adult children
    The number of claims made to the court by disinherited adult children seeking to challenge their deceased parent’s decision has risen by 11.5%. The trend is thought to have been fuelled by the well known case of Ilott v Mitson where the daughter made a successful claim against her mother’s estate after she left everything to charity.... READ MORE
  • Article - 7 Oct 2016
    asb law acts for Info-Assure Ltd on its sale to BSI
    The corporate finance team at asb law has acted for Info-Assure Ltd, a leading provider of cyber-security and information assurance on its sale to BSI, the business standards company.... READ MORE
  • Article - 7 Oct 2016
    Raising finance for growth
    Andrew Hoad, Partner, at asb law explains some of the considerations when raising finance for business growth.... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Oct 2016
    Tattoo discrimination - where to draw the line ...
    The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has recently issued new guidance on dress codes and appearance at work. ACAS claims that employers risk losing talented employees because of reluctance to employ people with visible tattoos.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Sep 2016
    Safeguard your assets
    Acquiring and increasing the value of assets is a long-term goal for many people. However, only a very small proportion of people treat the protection of personal and business assets as a priority. Failure to consider basic steps in the estate planning journey can mean your hard work in building and growing is wasted. Unexpected life events (early death, illness, bankruptcy and divorce) occur all too often and the havoc they can cause to the unprepared may be financially devastating.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Sep 2016
    Protecting your family business
    In the unfortunate event of marriage breakdown, there comes a time when the separating couple must deal with the division of their matrimonial assets. If they cannot agree a way forward amicably, their assets will fall to the mercy of the family courts. Assets include any interests either or both have in a business, which can add to the complexity.... READ MORE
  • Article - 30 Aug 2016
    Divorce rates sore with the temperature
    The legal profession is all too aware that the stress of Christmas can put added pressure on married couples, with the start of the New Year often resulting in a greater number of enquiries regarding divorce. However, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of couples seeking information about divorce following the summer holidays.... READ MORE
  • Article - 24 Aug 2016
    Practical Brexit guidance for longer-term contracts: Transfer pricing
    In our first set of guidelines we covered some solutions to deal with EU customer concerns about entering into longer-term contracts with UK exporters in light of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. As discussed, setting up a trading subsidiary in an EU country isn’t difficult and could overcome some buyer resistance, but there are consequences which have to be considered, and transfer pricing is one of them.... READ MORE
  • Article - 11 Aug 2016
    Financial settlements for co-habiting couples
    A recent court ruling found that even an informal discussion on financial arrangements following separation may be binding.... READ MORE
  • Article - 29 Jul 2016
    School Fees
    In times of political and financial uncertainty, many parents’ attention naturally turns towards securing their children’s future.... READ MORE

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