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 - 22 Mar 2016
    Changes to company law which may impact on your business
    From 6 April 2016 all limited companies must keep a public register detailing those with “significant control” over the business. This will require more than a list of shareholders and must include a description of the structure of the company and each individual’s actual control. This means that shares held by others, through trusts or nominee companies to secure the beneficiary’s anonymity will no longer be effective. From 30 June 2016, a company’s annual return to Companies House must also contain these details.... READ MORE
  • Article - 18 Mar 2016
    Ministry of Justice raises fees for divorce
    The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the House of Lords has approved a rise in divorce fees with the cost of filing a divorce petition increasing from £410 to £550. This confirmation comes just a few days prior to the changes taking effect on 21 March 2016.... READ MORE
  • Article - 11 Mar 2016
    Cyber security - are you safe from an attack?
    asb law's Debbie Venn looks at the latest trends in cyber attacks and provides advice on preventing an attack... READ MORE
  • Article - 11 Mar 2016
    A new era of data defence
    Forthcoming European legislation will affect cyber security and data protection. asb law's Debbie Venn and Chris Wilson brief on the revised standards.... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 Mar 2016
    Air accident investigation and liability
    The laws and conventions governing air accident investigation and air carrier liability are complex, involving issues of domestic and international law. This article aims to provide a brief overview of the process that a typical investigation of an accident or serious incident will follow, along with some of the key sources of legislation which are relevant from a UK perspective.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Mar 2016
    Air rage incidents taking off
    An increase in disorderly behaviour continues to disrupt flights and cause chaos for passengers, airlines and airports.... READ MORE
  • Article - 26 Feb 2016
    The not so minimal impact of the new National Minimum Wage premium
    asb law's Sarah Brockhurst looks at the new national minimum wage premium and whether the impact will really be as positive as first hoped.... READ MORE
  • Article - 25 Feb 2016
    Do you pay commission to your employees? Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling confirms what should be included in employee holiday pay
    The decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal has this week ruled in favour of salesman Joe Lock who took his employer, British Gas, to an Employment Tribunal when he was only paid his basic salary while away on holiday, despite most of his normal pay being made up by commission.... READ MORE
  • Article - 17 Feb 2016
    Supreme Court judgment modernises International Family Law
    The Supreme Court has modernised its treatment of separating families in its first child abduction case involving same-sex parents. The case concerned a child’s abduction to Pakistan by its British birth mother. The appeal made by the child’s non-biological mother has been allowed by the Supreme Court on the basis that the child remained ‘habitually resident’ in England when the application was made. Pakistan’s attitude towards same-sex relationships further meant that the case would not be legally recognised there, leaving the English Courts as the only forum to resolve the issue.... READ MORE
  • Article - 17 Feb 2016
    Do you collect customer or client data? Are you compliant?
    If you handle customer or client data, you need to ensure that you do so in line with your obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998. A new online self assessment toolkit can help you - read more here ...... READ MORE

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