Britons should protect their digital legacy when drawing up a will download subscription

B P Collins 27-Feb-2015

People need to consider their digital legacy when drawing up a will. Only around 25% of online bank account holders have arranged for their details to be passed on.

Family lawyer explores the reality behind the latest divorce case headlines download subscription

B P Collins 26-Feb-2015

Family lawyer Sue Andrews says sensationalised media reports about ex-wives having to go out to work must be put into context.

Shared parental leave: a checklist for in-house lawyers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 24-Feb-2015

This checklist may assist in ensuring your organisation is ‘ShPL ready’.

New tax break for married couples download subscription

B P Collins 24-Feb-2015

More than four million couples could save as much as £212 a year in tax, thanks to the new marriage allowance.

Will Labour’s plans to double paternity leave and pay be a vote winner? download subscription

Gateley 23-Feb-2015

Labour says that if it wins the May election paid paternity will almost double to £260 per week. Is this enough to persuade more to take it up? 

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Major Russian legislation changes for 2014: real estate and construction download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

Dentons experts have prepared an overview of the most important legislation changes in real estate and construction for 2014.

Changes to calculating affordable housing contributions – a helping hand to smaller developers? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 27-Feb-2015

The NPPG includes a proposal that a financial credit should be applied to affordable housing contributions where buildings are brought back into use or demolished in order to allow redevelopment.

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Vehicle finance drives strong car sales download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Feb-2015

Greg Standing looks at the different factors contributing to growth in UK car sales, the impact of PCP products on the industry and both the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in the future. 

The Arendter No3: Luxembourg’s legal regime for enterprise weblink

Arendt & Medernach 26-Feb-2015

Luxembourg’s advantages for companies considering locating their business here and insight into the country’s legal regime for enterprises.

India’s E-Biz project: e-filing for FDI transactions and new website for FIPB applications download subscription

Khaitan & Co 26-Feb-2015

To promote easier reporting for foreign direct investmen transactions the Reserve Bank of India has amended the process of filing certain returns.

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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 reporting of child sexual abuse: some statistics download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Feb-2015

In the past few years the reporting of child sexual abuse has increased dramatically. In this context it is interesting to read research by the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.

Non-disclosure of assets: civil partnership divorce case labelled ‘unique’ download subscription

IBB Solicitors 10-Feb-2015

Lady Justice Black has granted permission for a case brought by a former civil partner against her late ex-partner’s estate to be heard in the Court of Appeal.

High Court confirms that a franchisor is protected from a ‘rogue’ franchisee download subscription

IBB Solicitors 9-Feb-2015

Oven Clean v Read case confirms that post-termination restrictions are valid under franchise agreements.

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Breaking news: ‘insolvency carve out’ continues… download subscription

Gateley 27-Feb-2015

It was announced in a written statement of the House of Commons that the exemption was to continue. 

Posting of standard operating procedure was not enough: OLRB refuses to suspend inspector’s training order download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

Employers often post new procedures in the workplace without providing formal training. A recent decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board suggests that for some procedures posting is not enough; rather, training is required.

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Major Russian legislation changes for 2014: real estate and construction download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

Dentons experts have prepared an overview of the most important legislation changes in real estate and construction for 2014.

Judicial Review: planning for a challenge download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 27-Feb-2015

We explain the timescale for making and serving an application for judicial review and the searches and enquiries that we carry out prior to completion to investigate whether a challenge has been made. 

Newhaven beach is not a village green: official weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Feb-2015

While a headline glance at the Supreme Court’s judgment in this long-running case might give developers some encouragement a closer look reveals  that the issues in play are not quite so straightforward.

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