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If you ask, you’ll find we can offer an opinion on most things.  Actually, you don’t usually need to ask!

Here you will find articles commissioned for publication in the regional and trade press, articles produced for our e-bulletins, and pieces we’ve written just for the website to offer some insight into what’s happening in the legal world, what we think about it – and what the implications are.

  • Article - 16 Oct 2017
    Don't be restricted by your restrictive covenants
    Restrictive covenants are one of a number of business protection tools which can limit departing employees conduct thereby protecting your business from loss or damage. The importance of well-drafted restrictive covenants is not a new concept. A recent case has emphasised this point... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Oct 2017
    Time to consider Taylor
    The long-awaited Taylor Review, led by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, was published on 11 July 2017. It includes many advisory recommendations for reform in employment practices to the Government.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Sep 2017
    Wise up on bribery issues
    In April this year, the Criminal Finances Act achieved Royal Assent, bringing with it stronger anti-bribery measures. Along with new anti-money laundering regulations introduced in June, these are just a few of the measures the government is adopting to tackle corruption... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2017
    Investing in the UK
    Proposals by the UK Government may create extra hurdles for foreign companies looking to invest in the property market.... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2017
    Pick and mix jurisdictions – does it really matter where you divorce?
    If you are looking to get divorced, the area where you live and the jurisdiction under which you file the Court papers could now play a vital role in determining what financial relief you receive.... READ MORE
  • Article - 6 Sep 2017
    Losing your capacity could mean losing your business
    As a company director, sole trader or partner, you will spend the majority of your time growing your business interests. However, that investment could easily be destroyed if you fail to take steps to ensure that your business does not grind to a halt if you unexpectedly lose capacity.... READ MORE
  • Article - 16 Aug 2017
    Are lasting power of attorneys dangerous?
    A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can give you peace of mind that someone you trust will be able to make decisions about your finances and welfare if you unexpectedly lose capacity. But if they are not set up and managed correctly, they can pose a risk. So what action should you take and what alternatives are there?... READ MORE
  • Article - 10 Aug 2017
    Easing a painful process
    A new law enables relatives to manage missing persons’ affairs. According to the latest report published by National Crime Agency, around 350 are people reported missing every day. Although the majority of people are found within 24 hours, 1% of cases remain unsolved for over a year. In addition to the distress this causes, families are often left with no means of maintaining or managing the affairs of the missing person.... READ MORE
  • Article - 3 Aug 2017
    Yours, Mine or Ours? Effective collaboration in the legal industry
    Collaboration is a common term in many industries, but a relatively new concept in the legal sector. The value of alliances, both internally (across functions) and externally (with third parties), is often overlooked. Effective collaboration can increase your competitive advantage and allow you to better meet stakeholder needs. It promotes innovation, creates capacity, manages risk, and drives quality and efficiency.... READ MORE
  • Article - 1 Aug 2017
    Jackson back track on court costs proposal
    Lord Justice Jackson has backtracked on previous proposals recommending the introduction of a fixed costs regime. In a bid to make the claims process more accessible, early last year Lord Jackson had originally proposed that fixed costs apply to all claims.... READ MORE

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