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We like sharing knowledge. Obviously we have to keep up to date on developments in the law and the economy that could impact you or your business, and here is where you’ll hopefully find some useful information and insights.

  • Article - 21 Jun 2017
    Guilty as charged? - Reduction in sentence for an early guilty plea in regulatory breaches
    When a company faces prosecution for a regulatory breach, whether it’s a health and safety infringement, a food safety issue, a product liability problem or a trading standards action, reducing the risk to your business should be a priority... READ MORE
  • News - 20 Jun 2017
    Deal news: asb law acts for the Shareholders of Minority Venture Partners
    The Corporate Finance team at asb law has acted for the Shareholders of Minority Venture Partners Ltd (MVP) in their exit from Green Insurance Group (Greens) as part of the Global Risk Partners Ltd (GRP) acquisition of a majority stake in Greens announced on Monday, 13 June.... READ MORE
  • Article - 13 Jun 2017
    Clearing the way for surcharge ban
    A new EU directive - Payment Services Directive (II) – will be put into national law by 13 January 2018. This will affect, among other things, the ability of companies to add on surcharges for the use of credit cards and debit cards by customers. If the interchange fee that a bank can charge a travel company for use of a particular card has been capped already under certain other legislation then a card surcharge cannot be added on to what the customer is charged.... READ MORE
  • Article - 7 Jun 2017
    Brexit - are you ready for departure?
    To date, much of the focus has been on the impact of Brexit on airlines, traffic rights and access to routes, but what of the wider aviation industry?... READ MORE
  • News - 2 Jun 2017
    Innovation and efficiency drive reaps rewards for asb law reporting 15% revenue growth in end of year results
    Focus on innovation and service efficiency pays off for asb law as end-year results confirm 15% revenue growth... READ MORE
  • Article - 24 May 2017
    Beware of averaging pay and unintentionally falling foul of the National Minimum Wage Regulations
    Earlier this month John Lewis announced it was adjusting its profits down by £36 million to cover potential back payments to staff after breaching National Minimum Wage Regulations. John Lewis had paid all its staff the correct amount for the hours they worked over the course of a year, but chose to spread pay over the year evenly... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 May 2017
    An uncertain future for Social Care funding
    The Conservative manifesto was announced yesterday which included some major changes to the way in which social care is funded. If implemented, what would these changes actually mean?... READ MORE
  • Article - 18 May 2017
    What to do if your organisation comes under cyber attack - the risks, prevention strategies and action planning.
    The consequences of a cyber attack were brought into sharp focus last week, when numerous organisations around the world fell victim to a global ransomware attack. Sometimes, even your best efforts will not stop a determined cyber-criminal. If the worst happens, what should you do?... READ MORE
  • Article - 15 May 2017
    The Residence Nil Rate Band and what it means for you
    From 6th April, a new inheritance tax (IHT) relief has come into force that could currently save the children of a married couple up to £80,000 in IHT, rising to £140,000 by 2020/2021.... READ MORE
  • Article - 4 May 2017
    Mind the gap
    To increase transparency around gender pay differences, in April of this year the Government brought in regulations which make it mandatory for large employers to publish a report on their gender pay gaps. These reports will make for interesting reading...... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 May 2017
    In your sights: risk mapping for in-house lawyers
    Risk is not a bad word – businesses need risk. Risk is good. The problems arise when you have too much, or too little of it. Without risk, there is no reward. The one gives rise to the other. The higher the risk, the higher the reward.... READ MORE
  • Article - 2 May 2017
    The rising threat facing the aviation industry
    Cyber-security attacks in the aviation industry are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated so what steps should you take?... READ MORE
  • Article - 26 Apr 2017
    Keeping secrets, secret
    You've worked really hard to develop ideas or processes that are unique to your business - your Trade Secrets. Soon you'll have more ways to protect them if you follow some simple rules.... READ MORE
  • News - 19 Apr 2017
    METALL breakfast seminar #5: Mind the [Skills] Gap!
    Please join us for the next free to attend METALL breakfast seminar on Thursday 1st June at South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex. We will be discussing one of the most difficult challenges for many businesses: how to maintain and access the current talent pool within the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors and how to ensure a healthy supply of recruits for the coming years... READ MORE
  • Case Study - 6 Apr 2017
    Road traffic accident
    Our client suffered open fractures of the right tibia and fibula after being hit by a car at a petrol station. A driver, who was talking to someone at the garage, suddenly shot forward striking the Claimant. He was hit into the main road where he was struck by a second vehicle.... READ MORE

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