Insight & opinion

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Directors’ duties: your role, its responsibilities and its risks

I recently acted for an individual who had been offered the opportunity to start up his own business with a friend of a friend (the ‘investor’) offering funding and his experience to help my client get started and make a … Continue reading

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New legislation to protect domestic violence victims.

In June 2014 a new legislation was introduced to enable the police and magistrates court to provide protection to victims following a domestic violence incident. Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) can be used to provide immediate protection to a victim … Continue reading

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Pay now or pay more later: the cost of not making a will

The recent article ‘Where there’s no will, there’s a hellish legacy’, published in The Times by columnist Jenni Russell, is a great personal example of tragic circumstances that family and friends can experience when their husband / wife / partner … Continue reading

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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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