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 - 22 Feb 2018
Measures to bypass Brexit's potential pitfalls
As Brexit uncertainty continues, Russell Bell provides some practical guidance to help guard you against some of the possible outcomes.... READ MORE
Article - 21 Feb 2018
Changing families - are you protected?
We are often approached with questions surrounding common law marriage and what protection it gives to a cohabiting couple - the simple answer is it doesn't exist!... READ MORE
Article - 21 Feb 2018
The dynamics of legal relationships
To coincide with the CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) Institute’s inaugural EMEA conference, asb law and Elevate jointly hosted a dinner of GCs and Heads of Legal Operations on 23 January 2018.... READ MORE
Article - 16 Feb 2018
Taylor Review: What does the Government response mean for employers?
On the 7 February, the Government published its full response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. The Taylor Review was an independent review into the British labour market commissioned by the Government and published back in July 2017.... READ MORE
Article - 18 Jan 2018
Robots rewrite the rules
From chatbots to smart contracts, technology is transforming the way the travel industry works. By its very nature the travel industry is a rich source of data, so the myriad of ways that technology offers to maximise business efficiency, while improving customer experience, is too good an opportunity to miss.... READ MORE
Article - 15 Jan 2018
The long arm of the law
In the UK, we are all aware of the Bribery Acts and its implications but we often forget about the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). However, the recent Embraer Executive Jets case highlights the reach that the US Department of Justice has.... READ MORE
Article - 20 Dec 2017
How to keep mental health front of mind
In January 2017, the prime minister commissioned Lord Dennis Stevenson, former HBOS chair, and chief executive of mental health charity Mind, Paul Farmer, to conduct a review into how employers can help all employees, including those with mental health problems, to succeed in the workplace. On 26 October 2017, the Stevenson and Farmer review published its findings about mental health in the workplace, which found that the challenges were much bigger than originally thought.... READ MORE
Article - 6 Dec 2017
Holiday pay ruling: The stakes may have increased
The calculation of holiday pay has been the subject of a number of high profile legal challenges recently. Back pay for enhancements to holiday pay has to date been limited to 2 years. However, in a significant European decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that workers who have been wrongly treated as self-employed are able to claim compensation for all accrued untaken holiday, and that there is no limit on the number of years for which holiday may be claimed.... READ MORE
Article - 4 Dec 2017
Adding to your wedding check list
Since the news broke of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, there have been numerous articles and new stories detailing the arrangements for the couple’s springtime wedding. In the whirlwind of an engagement though, little thought is often given to protecting your assets should the unthinkable happen.... READ MORE
Article - 3 Nov 2017
Parental guidance on flexible working
More and more frequently, men and women are requesting flexible working arrangements to assist them in creating a better work life balance. Since 2003, parents have had the right to request flexible working from their employer after a period of 26 weeks of continuous employment. However, studies have shown that the majority of those who have taken up flexible working have been women.... READ MORE