A valid will is the best Christmas present for your family download subscription
A will drafted by a solicitor is the best Christmas gift for your loved ones.
Civil partnership conversions begin download subscription
Same-sex couples in civil partnerships can now convert them into marriages.
Employers under a duty to spot signs of domestic violence download subscription
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
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
The risks and financial burden to employers of shared parental leave.
Real Estate Briefings
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.
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.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Post comprehensive assessment — what we can expect from the ECB download subscription
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 has released the 12 December 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.
Resolution funds — the funding model emerges download subscription
The European Commission has finalised a Delegated Act setting out how credit institutions will pay into national resolution funds.
Worried families to be given advice on how to spy on care home staff download subscription
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.
From the firm of the week
The Lobbying Act 2014 came into force on 19 September 2014 download subscription
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
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
HMRC is leading the process to introduce a single portal through which charities could register at the Charity Commission and HMRC simultaneously.
Be careful what you tell a credit reference agency download subscription
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
Birss J rules on product by process claim construction, extension of scope, added matter and obviousness in Hospira v Genentech.
Total fines now $1.24m in Christmas Eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined download subscription
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 subscription
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
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…