Insight & opinion

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Surrogacy – make an informed decision

Surrogacy is an emotional issue. Problems that have arisen following a surrogacy arrangement are frequently in the media. In the UK, surrogacy is legal but it is important in the UK to understand that the law does not recognise surrogacy … Continue reading

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Commission payments whilst on annual leave

Recently, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in Lock v British Gas, holding that commission payments fall within the concept of normal pay and should therefore be taken into account when calculating the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Restrictions on the re-use of a company name

When a company (“Oldco”) enters an insolvency process, the former directors of that company will often be best placed to make an offer to purchase from the insolvency practitioner, the business and assets of the company. In order to maintain … Continue reading

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Children to be seen and heard

Simon Hughes, the Justice Minister has recently indicated that any child over the age of ten, in respect of whose family Judges are making decisions, will have the opportunity to speak to the Judge to make their views and feelings … Continue reading

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The law on wills is due a revamp!

The current law governing the interpretation and validity of wills in England and Wales is set out in the Wills Act 1837 as amended by other statues. Even though it has been around for almost two centuries, two thirds of … Continue reading

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