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 Aug 2017
Easing a painful process
A new law enables relatives to manage missing persons’ affairs. According to the latest report published by National Crime Agency, around 350 are people reported missing every day. Although the majority of people are found within 24 hours, 1% of cases remain unsolved for over a year. In addition to the distress this causes, families are often left with no means of maintaining or managing the affairs of the missing person.... READ MORE
Article - 3 Aug 2017
Yours, Mine or Ours? Effective collaboration in the legal industry
Collaboration is a common term in many industries, but a relatively new concept in the legal sector. The value of alliances, both internally (across functions) and externally (with third parties), is often overlooked. Effective collaboration can increase your competitive advantage and allow you to better meet stakeholder needs. It promotes innovation, creates capacity, manages risk, and drives quality and efficiency.... READ MORE
Article - 1 Aug 2017
Jackson back track on court costs proposal
Lord Justice Jackson has backtracked on previous proposals recommending the introduction of a fixed costs regime. In a bid to make the claims process more accessible, early last year Lord Jackson had originally proposed that fixed costs apply to all claims.... READ MORE
Article - 28 Jul 2017
Employment Tribunal fees abolished
The Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful as they prevent access to justice and are indirectly discriminatory.... READ MORE
Article - 17 Jul 2017
What to do to stay safe in cyber space
The consequences of a cyber attack were brought into sharp focus last month, when numerous organisations around the world fell victim to a global ransomware attack.... READ MORE
Article - 17 Jul 2017
What is your price?
New anti-bribery and anti-money laundering regulations serve as a timely reminder to the aviation industry of the importance of having robust measures in place.... READ MORE
Article - 11 Jul 2017
Out of sight but never out of mind
New legislation will provide families of missing people with a long awaited way in which to manage or maintain their affairs... READ MORE
Article - 6 Jul 2017
Flexibility is key
As work patterns become more flexible, there is a need for workplaces to become more dynamic but can flexible workspaces benefit landlords as well as tenants?... READ MORE
Article - 27 Jun 2017
What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine
For many years, it has been accepted under English law that the starting point when dividing matrimonial assets upon divorce is equality. The notion behind this sharing principle is that, whether you are the breadwinner or the homemaker, your contribution to the marriage is equal.... READ MORE
Article - 26 Jun 2017
Will you be compliant with the new Companies House People of Significant Control (PSC) Register filing requirements?
From April 2016, the vast majority of UK limited companies have been required to create and maintain a PSC Register. From 26 June 2017, where there is a change to this information, you now only have 14 days to update your PSC Register and another 14 days to send the information to Companies House... READ MORE