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 - 12 Feb 2016
“Implementation Day” - Iranian Sanctions lifted
On 16 January 2016, also known as implementation day, all nuclear related economic and financial EU sanctions against Iran were lifted following verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has met its requirements under The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – an agreement made between the USA, Iran, the European Union, China, France, Russia, Germany and the UK.... READ MORE
News - 11 Feb 2016
To have and to hold on to?
Are pre-nuptial agreements ‘unromantic’ or a saviour from financial and emotional costs?... READ MORE
Article - 3 Feb 2016
New year, new beginnings?
Why is it that year on year, couples separate shortly after the Christmas holiday?... READ MORE
Article - 19 Jan 2016
‘I spy…’ how far can employers go when it comes to monitoring employee communications?
Last week The European Court of Human Rights’ (“ECtHR”) judgment in the case of Bărbulescu v Romania, where a Romanian engineer was fired for sending messages to his fianceé on his private Yahoo chats, confirmed that the monitoring of an employee’s personal communications was not a breach of his human rights (in particular Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence)).... READ MORE
Article - 8 Jan 2016
To marry or not to marry?
The latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics are showing some interesting changes and trends developing in how we are choosing to conduct our personal lives.... READ MORE
Article - 8 Jan 2016
What's in a name?
Twenty years ago a “Person At Risk” was an accepted term in the health and social care field used to describe an individual that was at risk of (or had experienced) exploitation or abuse. In March 2000 the Department of Health first issued “No Secrets” which was part of a transition to the use of Vulnerable Person in promoting multi agency responses to abuse. We are now migrating back towards Persons At Risk. So what is in a name?... READ MORE
Article - 6 Jan 2016
Sensible solutions to sensitive issues
asb law’s Laurie Child provides some practical tips for employers dealing with sensitive employee issues... READ MORE
Article - 17 Dec 2015
Abandoned Aircraft and Statutory Liens
Reports have recently appeared in the media regarding three Boeing 747 aircraft that have been seemingly ‘abandoned’ at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia. The incident in Malaysia highlights the rights available to airport owners that allow them to detain and sell aircraft in order to satisfy outstanding charges.... READ MORE
Article - 9 Dec 2015
Aircraft technical problems do not amount to “extraordinary circumstances” – regulations 261 upheld in another denied boarding claim
A recent judgment issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirms aircraft operator challenges presented by Regulation 261 – where a decision was made in relation to passengers receiving compensation where a flight is cancelled due to a technical problem of the aircraft.... READ MORE
Article - 27 Nov 2015
Shareholder agreements - Staking your claim in the business
Investing time, energy and your own money in a business is a big commitment, so it may surprise you to hear that many businesses, both new and established, do not have shareholders’ agreements in place... READ MORE