What we say



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 - 21 May 2010
    Discounted Gift Plans
    Anybody embarking on the exercise of Inheritance Tax planning will soon realise that the main aim is to get the majority of capital assets outside of their estate so that they do not become chargeable to Inheritance Tax.... READ MORE
  • Article - 21 Apr 2010
    The validity of compromise agreements
    “Do I have to get legal advice on this Agreement? Can’t I just sign it and get my money? I promise I won’t bring a claim now”.... READ MORE
  • Article - 20 Apr 2010
    Equality Bill completes passage through parliamentary process
    On 6 April, the Equality Bill was approved by the House of Commons and is therefore expected to receive Royal Assent shortly.... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Apr 2010
    Can a worker be sick and on holiday at the same time?
    To recap, the Working Time Regulations which came into force in 1998 to implement the European Working Time Directive provide for workers (a term which includes employees as well as some other individuals who work for a particular employer) to be entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Geek speak - Cloud computing
    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Major blow for brands
    In a decision that has been hailed as a ‘major blow for brands’, the European Court of Justice has held that Google is not liable to trade mark owners when selling a trade marked term through its AdWords service.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Using IT to Tackle Internal Fraud
    Amid fears of a double-dip recession, employee fraud and misconduct continue to keep us busy at asb law and the use of computer forensics has proved an invaluable tool in the majority of our cases.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Be careful what you tender for...
    A judgment issued in February 2010 in the BSkyB Ltd v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd (formerly Electronic Data Systems Ltd) and another [2010] EWHC 86 (TCC) case (“the BSkyB Case”) has set tongues in the IT industry wagging …... READ MORE
  • Article - 9 Feb 2010
    Law Society battles against unqualified will writers
    The President of the Law Society has warned that “nightmare wills” are being prepared by unregulated will writers without indemnity insurance, and are now widespread.... READ MORE
  • Article - 9 Feb 2010
    I have a 10 year old EPA do I now need an LPA?
    Q: My wife and I made Enduring Powers of Attorney over ten years ago. I have recently been hearing about Lasting Powers of Attorney, do I need to draw up one of these as well?... READ MORE

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