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  • Abolition of DC short service refunds weblink

    Briefings | 28 August 2015

    With effect from 1 October 2015, the right to take a short service refund from a defined contribution occupational scheme will be abolished.

  • Enhanced protection for defendants? weblink

    Briefings | 27 August 2015

    Being sued is bad, but it’s worse if you are running up substantial costs in defending a claim while in fear that the claimant may not have the means to compensate you if you win.

  • Bona Vacantia land and mortgagees weblink

    Briefings | 27 August 2015

    The Bona Vacantia Department of the Government Legal Department has now set out new guidelines.

  • When is it wrong to trade? weblink

    Briefings | 26 August 2015

    A recent case provides useful guidance on how the wrongful trading test should be applied.

  • Exam results and apprenticeships weblink

    Briefings | 26 August 2015

    Last week many parents found out whether their children’s A-level and GCSE results are as they’d hoped and resulted in them getting into the university, college or school of their choice.

  • Governing law clauses: shall we go exclusive? weblink

    Briefings | 25 August 2015

    Often overlooked, a governing law clause is important and could have a significant effect on future actions.

  • Escaping bad contracts – mission impossible? weblink

    Briefings | 25 August 2015

    Top tips to take away from a case that highlights the pitfalls of fixed increase clauses in lease contracts.

  • Re-enrolment – are you ready? weblink

    Briefings | 24 August 2015

    It has almost been three years since employers took their first tentative steps into the world of auto-enrolment . But many employers will now need to switch their focus to issues of re-enrolment.

  • Construction: amend your own contracts at your peril… weblink

    Briefings | 19 August 2015

    Case shows that without a full understanding of the underlying building contract and the implications of any amendments, you may come to regret it...

  • Insolvency: cutting through the red tape weblink

    Briefings | 19 August 2015

    A snapshot of changes following the Deregulation Act.

  • When is a tweet not a tweet? Celebrity endorsement the social media way weblink

    Briefings | 18 August 2015

    The power of celebrity endorsement of products is well known, but what about the role of those who write blogs or vlogs?

  • Flood Re: fixing the roof or papering over the cracks? weblink

    Briefings | 18 August 2015

    The Flood Re scheme creates a not-for-profit flood reinsurance fund managed by the insurance industry.

  • Medic alert: Chelsea’s Eva so upset weblink

    Briefings | 17 August 2015

    The public rebuke given by Jose Mourinho to Chelsea FC doctor Eva Carneiro was widely condemned.

  • Acting as insolvency practitioner on a pre-pack? Be pre-pared! weblink

    Briefings | 14 August 2015

    The PP issued guidance relating to pre-packaged administrations  where the same insolvency practitioner continues in the subsequent liquidation or company voluntary arrangement.

  • Disruptive technology vs employment rights: all about Uber weblink

    Briefings | 13 August 2015

    The rise of Uber hasn’t been without its opponents: the ‘disruptive’ nature of its technology has ensured that it has been on the receiving end of more than its fair share of challenges.

  • Commercial property transactions: watch this space weblink

    Briefings | 13 August 2015

    With UK commercial property transactions reaching their highest level since the credit crunch, how will the UK, and more specifically, Manchester deal with the increase in demand?

  • Let the seller beware: practical tips for housebuilders weblink

    Briefings | 11 August 2015

    This follow-up blog seeks to suggest some practical tips for housebuilders on how to avoid falling foul of the regulations that protect consumers from unfair commercial practices.

  • How to have a relaxing holiday weblink

    Briefings | 11 August 2015

    With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that others can sign on your behalf, leaving you to get on with all that important relaxing you’re supposed to be doing.

  • Eng vs Aus: don't let property dreams turn to Ashes weblink

    Briefings | 7 August 2015

    Sporting loyalties aside – if, like many others, you are considering investing your money in Australia rather than in England, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Pensions: no need for gender equalisation, yet weblink

    Briefings | 7 August 2015

    The question of whether (and how) to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions as between male and female members of occupational defined-benefit pension schemes has troubled pensions professionals for many years.

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