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 - 20 Feb 2012
Government to modernise regulatory frameworks for airports in the UK
The draft Civil Aviation Bill had its first reading in January 2012 and sets out the Government’s plans to modernise the regulatory frameworks for airports in the UK and also the role of the CAA.... READ MORE
Article - 18 Feb 2012
A busy year ahead…
2012 will be nothing if not busy with a raft of employment changes ahead. Many are being introduced by the Government in an attempt to assist businesses through regulatory red-tape, and are designed to reduce costs to such businesses in what continues to be a challenging economic climate.... READ MORE
Article - 17 Feb 2012
Collective redundancies: the 10 issues you need to consider
No one can deny that it’s been a tough few years for the economy, and the New Year brings with it signs of continuing difficult times ahead.... READ MORE
Article - 16 Feb 2012
A woolly or worthy judgment?
Recent publicity around the success of many ex-Woolworths employees being awarded Protective Awards as a result of the failure to comply with collective consultation rules will reignite the debate on what will count as an establishment for the purposes of the legislation.... READ MORE
Article - 10 Feb 2012
Living in interesting times
Christmas and the New Year is always an interesting time in retail and the start of 2012 has proved again the truth of the Chinese curse: “may you live in interesting times”.... READ MORE
Article - 21 Dec 2011
BA holiday pay dispute heads to Supreme Court
The long running legal challenge by British Airways’ (“BA”) pilots against the airline reached an important milestone in September 2011, with the ECJ confirming that pilots’ statutory holiday pay should not be limited to basic salary only.... READ MORE
Article - 9 Dec 2011
Incapacity or death – Are you prepared? The 3 must haves!
In the busy world that you live in it is sometimes difficult to find the time to address certain issues that really do make a difference. In the event of incapacity or death the 3 Must Haves are the Will, the Lasting Power of Attorney and the Information Log.... READ MORE
Article - 6 Dec 2011
Personal Risk Management for Charity Trustees
There are estimated to be around 800,000 charity trustees in England and Wales with many more needed. The ability to commit time, without payment, remains a major obstacle to recruiting new trustees and partly explains why the average age of charity trustees is 57 years. However, what could be hampering the recruitment drive is the fear of personal liability - it is one thing to devote time without payment, it is altogether something else to put you and your family’s financial well being at risk.... READ MORE
Article - 5 Dec 2011
Trustee Board Diversity – how diverse is your Trustee Board?
Fact: there is a noticeable absence of younger people on charity trustee boards. According to research carried out by the Charity Commission last year, less than 1% of the total number of charity trustees (of registered charities) is under 25 years old.... READ MORE
Article - 4 Dec 2011
Independent Schools v Charity Commission - and the winner is?
Depending on what websites/newspapers you read and who you speak to, you would be forgiven for still being uncertain as to who won the heavyweight bout that was, in the blue corner, The Independent Schools Council (ISC) and, in the red corner, the Charity Commission for England & Wales (with the referee for the event, the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) Chamber).... READ MORE