A valid will is the best Christmas present for your family download subscription

B P Collins 16-Dec-2014

A will drafted by a solicitor is the best Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Civil partnership conversions begin download subscription

B P Collins 11-Dec-2014

Same-sex couples in civil partnerships can now convert them into marriages.

Employers under a duty to spot signs of domestic violence download subscription

IBB Solicitors 9-Dec-2014

Only 18 per cent of HR managers believe that domestic violence is a high priority for their business.

Families seek compassion and care — not just compensation — in their clinical negligence claims download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 5-Dec-2014

When individuals and families turn to our firm for support and advice, they are often facing some of the most difficult times of their lives.

To share or not to share? Shared parental leave — risks for employers download subscription

Gateley 3-Dec-2014

The risks and financial burden to employers of shared parental leave. 

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Dealing with leases: a new protocol for applications for consent to assign and sublet weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Dec-2014

It was hoped that the enactment of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 would bring to an end the uncertainty that plagued applications by tenants to assign or sublet their premises.

England and Wales move a step closer to conservation covenants weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Dec-2014

A conservation covenant is an agreement between a landowner and a responsible body, whereby the landowner promises to carry out or refrain from carrying out activities on their land.

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Post comprehensive assessment — what we can expect from the ECB download subscription

KPMG 16-Dec-2014

What will be the key areas that the European Central Bank will focus on following the bank stress test results?

Financial Regulatory Developments: Commission comments on Basel assessment; FCA publishes CRD 4 reporting update and Davis review and response download subscription

Dentons 15-Dec-2014

Dentons has released the 12 December 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.

Resolution funds — the funding model emerges download subscription

KPMG 15-Dec-2014

The European Commission has finalised a Delegated Act setting out how credit institutions will pay into national resolution funds. 

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Worried families to be given advice on how to spy on care home staff download subscription

Neil Hudgell Solicitors 9-Oct-2014

Imagine the worry: you visit an elderly relative in a care home, but leave with a nagging doubt that something isn’t quite right, and that perhaps they are being mistreated.

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The Lobbying Act 2014 came into force on 19 September 2014 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Dec-2014

The Lobbying Act requires ‘non-party campaigners’ including charities to register with the Electoral Commission if they spend in excess of the thresholds on regulated campaigning activities.

HMRC publishes research on Gift Aid and donor behaviour download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Dec-2014

HMRC has released the results of its research into how to increase the numbers claiming gift aid. 

A joint registration process between the Charity Commission and HMRC has been delayed until 2016 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 16-Dec-2014

HMRC is leading the process to introduce a single portal through which charities could register at the Charity Commission and HMRC simultaneously. 

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Be careful what you tell a credit reference agency download subscription

Gateley 17-Dec-2014

In 1998 Mr Durkin returned a laptop to PC World. Little did he know that this would result, 16 years later, in the Supreme Court issuing a judgement on a financial loss claim.

Obviousness: could the skilled person make it without any inventive step? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 17-Dec-2014

Birss J rules on product by process claim construction, extension of scope, added matter and obviousness in Hospira v Genentech.

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Construction Briefings

Total fines now $1.24m in Christmas Eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

The total of safety fines paid for the 24 December 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1.24m (£790,000).

Developer funding of adopted highways weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Dec-2014

Under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980, the local highway authority can agree to adopt roads that have been constructed to a specified standard.

Long-awaited amendments download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 16-Dec-2014

On 8 December the Serbian parliament passed the law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Planning and Construction. Here are some of the most important innovations…

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    Regional bar: Commerce raiders

    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work