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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 - 3 Nov 2017
    Parental guidance on flexible working
    More and more frequently, men and women are requesting flexible working arrangements to assist them in creating a better work life balance. Since 2003, parents have had the right to request flexible working from their employer after a period of 26 weeks of continuous employment. However, studies have shown that the majority of those who have taken up flexible working have been women.... READ MORE
  • Article - 23 Oct 2017
    The Escalating Ground Rent Scandal – what’s it all about?
    In recent months, homes in the UK have been valued at “nothing” and branded “unsellable” and/or “un-mortgageable”, owing to ground rent charges.... READ MORE
  • Article - 23 Oct 2017
    Is your property portfolio a tax time bomb?
    Investing in property has, for many years, been viewed as a good way of providing income and capital growth. Indeed, many residential property investors view their portfolio as their pension. However, unlike sums drawn down from a registered pension, a property portfolio is almost certainly not going to pass to the next generation free of inheritance tax (IHT).... READ MORE
  • Article - 16 Oct 2017
    Don't be restricted by your restrictive covenants
    Restrictive covenants are one of a number of business protection tools which can limit departing employees conduct thereby protecting your business from loss or damage. The importance of well-drafted restrictive covenants is not a new concept. A recent case has emphasised this point... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Oct 2017
    Time to consider Taylor
    The long-awaited Taylor Review, led by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, was published on 11 July 2017. It includes many advisory recommendations for reform in employment practices to the Government.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Sep 2017
    Wise up on bribery issues
    In April this year, the Criminal Finances Act achieved Royal Assent, bringing with it stronger anti-bribery measures. Along with new anti-money laundering regulations introduced in June, these are just a few of the measures the government is adopting to tackle corruption... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2017
    Investing in the UK
    Proposals by the UK Government may create extra hurdles for foreign companies looking to invest in the property market.... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2017
    Pick and mix jurisdictions – does it really matter where you divorce?
    If you are looking to get divorced, the area where you live and the jurisdiction under which you file the Court papers could now play a vital role in determining what financial relief you receive.... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2017
    Losing your capacity could mean losing your business
    As a company director, sole trader or partner, you will spend the majority of your time growing your business interests. However, that investment could easily be destroyed if you fail to take steps to ensure that your business does not grind to a halt if you unexpectedly lose capacity.... READ MORE
  • Article - 16 Aug 2017
    Are lasting power of attorneys dangerous?
    A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can give you peace of mind that someone you trust will be able to make decisions about your finances and welfare if you unexpectedly lose capacity. But if they are not set up and managed correctly, they can pose a risk. So what action should you take and what alternatives are there?... READ MORE

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