For business

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On Tuesday The Guardian newspaper published what appears to be a leaked Home Office paper on the UK’s immigration policy after we leaves the EU. It’s only a draft document but it has the look and feel of something more substantial than a...
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Creditors and debtors will need to get ready for the changes following the implementation of the new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims which will come into force on 1 October 2017. The full Pre-Action Protocol can be read here This Protocol is wide...
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Collaboration lies at the heart of any corporate deal, requiring multiple teams and advisors, both internally and externally, to work together to achieve the client’s aims. A corporate transaction is likely to involve advisors from both tax and...
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In a recent appeal decision the High Court has thrown out a case on appeal brought under the sometimes controversial Animals Act legislation. In the case of David Lynch v Ed Walker Racing Ltd 2017, David Lynch (L) had been a stable boy employed by Ed Walker...
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Businesses have a legal and moral responsibility for the health and safety of their staff. As well as having good health and safety policies and procedures in place and also safe equipment, another essential element to ensuring staff remain safe at work is a...

For Individuals

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Before July 2012 the Immigration Rules required that non-EEA family members joining their relatives in this country be able to maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependents. The test was to do so adequately without recourse to public funds. Since...
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The legal concept of Undue Influence has been with us for many years. Although distinct from its older cousin "Duress", its principles are similar. The central question when dealing with this subject is how does the law allow individuals the...
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The Supreme Court’s ruling that the present Employment Tribunal fee structure is unlawful follows a long and painful battle between Unison and the Government. This will undoubtedly be received well by some; seen as a victory for employees and the...
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The future of EU citizens in the UK is a political hot potato. The current Brexit talks mean that the UK and EU need to negotiate a clear set of rules. The UK Government has declared its policy first, in a statement about EU citizens in the UK after Brexit....
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We always target a maximum of 4 weeks to exchange contracts, and we tell everyone (the other lawyer, our client sand the estate agents). The point in doing so is to focus people on achieving a prompt pace, not necessarily achieving a magic 4 weeks. However,...