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 - 29 Jul 2013
10 impacts of the new Employment Tribunal fees
To help employers understand what effect Tribunal Fees will have on them and whether it will reduce the amount of claims being submitted, here are the top ten key points that we feel will have an impact... READ MORE
Article - 2 Jul 2013
Collective consultation obligations: the law giveth and the judge taketh away
At the end of May this year the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) won its appeal against a decision by the employment tribunal meaning that some of the former employees of the retail giant Woolworths should be given an award for the failure of the company and its administrators to inform and consult the employees and their representatives about redundancies in accordance with the current legislation.... READ MORE
Article - 1 Jul 2013
Employment tribunal fees: has the balance been redressed?
New tribunal fees regime which had been proposed by the government and which was finalised following a consultation exercise which was originally launched in 2011, will take effect from Monday 29 July 2013.... READ MORE
Article - 30 Jun 2013
Settlement agreements coming into force this summer
New legislation enabling a confidential pre-termination ‘Settlement Agreement’ is set to come into force this summer.... READ MORE
Article - 7 May 2013
Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 – might affordable housing take a hit?
Find out more about the new provisions in the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government has published guidance on the provisions dealing with how obligations to provide affordable housing under section 106 agreements might be modified.... READ MORE
Article - 17 Apr 2013
When trustees fall from grace
Find out about considerations for when a charity trustee falls from grace such as the resignation of a high profile trustee at Cancer Research UK who was severely criticised for his role in the downfall of HBOS... READ MORE
Article - 16 Apr 2013
Recycling : heard it all before? Proposal for converting empty shops into residential property
UK goverments proposal for converting empty shops to residential property... READ MORE
Article - 9 Apr 2013
Rights to light: clarity or reform?
Daily Express reported that “the right to enjoy any natural light that falls on your home could be scrapped” - read our view here... READ MORE
Article - 4 Apr 2013
Employee rights - when your company fails
It’s tough losing your job but even tougher when your employer won’t pay outstanding salary and benefits or give you notice because it ceases trading. So, what options do you have to recover monies when your employer enters into insolvency proceedings?... READ MORE
Article - 19 Mar 2013
Charities contemplating a brighter future?
A recent report into the third sector shows that charities are generally less pessimistic about the future, and are considering a number of strategies to secure their future... READ MORE