When mirror wills fail to reflect wishes download subscription

B P Collins 27-Mar-2015

A recent story has highlighted the importance of taking appropriate legal advice to ensure assets are distributed in line with an individual’s wishes.

Women ‘more likely’ to write a will download subscription

B P Collins 26-Mar-2015

Far more women write wills than men at present, new research suggests.

Budget and pension changes highlight need for inheritance planning download subscription

B P Collins 24-Mar-2015

Paul Lowery, leader of the wills, trusts and probate group at B P Collins LLP, says the announcement of plans to review the Deeds of Variation has been a long time coming.

Family offices defy generalisation download subscription

Ogier 23-Mar-2015

Family offices are highly differentiated and need advisers who can understand the variety of needs inherent in looking after wealthy and entrepreneurial families.

Shared parental leave and pay: the top three questions answered download subscription

Gateley 23-Mar-2015

Demystifying the new legislation. 

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Housing needs a must download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

At last there is a political consensus that there is a massive housing shortage in this country.

Service provision changes under TUPE: who is the ‘client’? download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 26-Mar-2015

The ‘client’, for the purposes of a service provision change under TUPE, may include the plural.

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Funds in Switzerland: getting the deal through download subscription

Bär & Karrer 27-Mar-2015

The Collective Investment Schemes Act underwent a major revision in 2013. The transitional provisions relating to this ended last month.

Bonuses in the spotlight: caps and clawbacks download subscription

Stewarts Law 27-Mar-2015

It seems the bonus cap has led to employers in the financial services industry paying higher basic salaries and there are likely to be further developments relating to clawback in the near future. 

Finance litigation – lending: sue the right party; credit broker liability; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Mar-2015

Review of the latest cases and issues affecting the lending industry.

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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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Redundancy pay rate set to rise download subscription

IBB Solicitors 11-Mar-2015

Annual increases to statutory redundancy pay will take effect from 6 April. The statutory maximum an employee will be able to receive will be £14,250.

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.

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No protection against retaliation for merely sustaining a workplace injury download subscription

Dentons 27-Mar-2015

Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights, but not for merely sustaining an injury.

Commission must be included in holiday pay download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 27-Mar-2015

Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.

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The new Infrastructure Act and fracking in focus weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-Mar-2015

The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.

Out of sight, out of mind: submissions should be easy to navigate and understand download subscription

Gateley 27-Mar-2015

In a recent Technology and Construction Court case the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even though the adjudicator had clearly overlooked a document that would have reversed his decision.

Security of payment roundup: a comprehensive review of cases in 2014 download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-Mar-2015

Minter Ellison presents to the construction industry its annual security of payment roundup for 2014.

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