For business

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This is a link to a piece I wrote on 7 October about headscarves in the Court of Justice of the European  Union. We know now the Court’s decision. In Achbita the Court started from the proposition that people must be free to...
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THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE NEW LAW JOURNAL ON 24 FEBRUARY 2017. The growth of international travel for both work and pleasure has meant the number of injury claims relating to accidents abroad has increased.  However, the fact that an accident...
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On 6 April 2017 the new Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 are expected to come into force. They will require all private and voluntary-sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish prescribed information about...
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It is all too easy for directors of limited liability companies to believe that they can hide behind the cloak of limited liability and avoid any come back against them for the company’s acts and omissions. However, in recent years, the English Courts...
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On 6 April 2017, the new Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 come into force and are expected to affect nearly 8000 employers. What is it about? The Regulations require all employers with 250 or more employees (as at 5 April...

For Individuals

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The Updated Position- Ilott v Blue Cross – Supreme Court On 15th March 2017 the Supreme Court gave its’ decision in the long running litigation of Ilott v Blue Cross (formerly Mitson) which had occupied the time of the High Court, Court of...
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Trethowans Poole office has now been listed in Headway’s 2017 Head Injury Solicitors Directory , along with the Southampton and Salisbury Offices, as meeting the appropriate criteria set down by Headway when dealing with brain injury personal injury...
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THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE NEW LAW JOURNAL ON 24 FEBRUARY 2017. The growth of international travel for both work and pleasure has meant the number of injury claims relating to accidents abroad has increased.  However, the fact that an accident...
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When a loved one dies the process of dealing with their assets involves submitting an account to HMRC, paying any tax due and obtaining a Grant to their estate. Currently the court fee for obtaining the Grant is £155 if obtained through a solicitor or...
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The government has today announced a significant reduction to the discount rate that is used to calculate claimants’ future losses in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.  The discount rate had stood at 2.5% since 2001, but has now been...