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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.
E-bulletin - 9 Dec 2011
Charities E-bulletin - December 2011
Trustees are the most important volunteers of a charity. They are the guardians of the charity's objects and drive the ambitions of the charity. A strong representative board with a good balance of skill and experience is central to a charity's success, along with a trusted and engaged management team.... READ MORE
Article - 6 Dec 2011
Risk managment for Charity trustees
There are estimated to be around 800,000 charity trustees in England and Wales with many more needed. The ability to commit time, without payment, remains a major obstacle to recruiting new trustees and partly explains why the average age of charity trustees is 57 years. However, what could be hampering the recruitment drive is the fear of personal liability - it is one thing to devote time without payment, it is altogether something else to put you and your family’s financial well being at risk.... READ MORE
Article - 5 Dec 2011
Trustte board diversity - 1% under 25 years old
Fact: there is a noticeable absence of younger people on charity trustee boards. According to research carried out by the Charity Commission last year, less than 1% of the total number of charity trustees (of registered charities) is under 25 years old.... READ MORE
E-bulletin - 5 Dec 2011
Employment E-bulletin - December 2011
One of the best ways for us to measure ourselves against other employment law providers is through the two independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers. Having enjoyed a top tier ranking in Legal 500 for a number of years, we are delighted to have achieved a ‘double first’ this year, with a top tier ranking in Chambers too.... READ MORE
Article - 4 Dec 2011
Independent Schools v Charity Commission - and the winner is?"
Depending on what websites/newspapers you read and who you speak to, you would be forgiven for still being uncertain as to who won the heavyweight bout that was, in the blue corner, The Independent Schools Council (ISC) and, in the red corner, the Charity Commission for England & Wales (with the referee for the event, the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) Chamber).... READ MORE
Article - 2 Dec 2011
Sacked for comments on Facebook – is it fair?
The use - and perhaps misuse - of social media such as Facebook is becoming of increasing concern for employers, and many are introducing policies regarding their employees’ use of social media.... READ MORE
E-bulletin - 2 Dec 2011
Finance Deals Update - December 2011
Sovereign debt defaults, Euro crises, Footsie hyperventilating and flat-lining growth -- and still the M&A and the MBO markets seem to be holding up!!... READ MORE
Article - 1 Dec 2011
Employee of references can often cause employers a headache; how much to say, how little, how personal?
The giving of references can often cause employers a headache; how much to say, how little, how personal?... READ MORE
Article - 30 Nov 2011
Employment Tribunal reform: good news for employers?
For some time now employers have felt that the pendulum had swung too far in favour of employees, making it is too easy to make claims in the Employment Tribunal... READ MORE
News - 29 Nov 2011
Francis Lacy Scott, catastrophic injury law specialist, named Lawyer Innovator of the Year at UKABIF annual awards
Specialist catastrophic injury solicitor at Crawley-based asb aspire, Francis Lacy Scott, has been named as the Lawyer Innovator of the Year at this year’s UKABIF annual awards for innovation and inspiration... READ MORE
Article - 29 Nov 2011
Employment Law Reform
On 23 November 2011, the Government announced a large overhaul of employment law with plans to “radically reform employment relations” by safeguarding “workers’ rights, while deregulating to reduce the onerous and unnecessary demands on business”.... READ MORE
Article - 27 Nov 2011
UK Bribery Act: Don't get caught out!
Any global aviation business will be aware that in certain countries, in certain circumstances, payments help things happen.... READ MORE
Case study - 11 Nov 2011
Trademark infringement: Rival company uses client's product photos for promoting own products
Rival company uses client's product photos for promoting own products... READ MORE
Case study - 11 Nov 2011
Steck Depositors - Taking design infringement to the High Court
When an innovative food distribution machine manufacturer discovered a competitor had replicated its latest design, they contacted asb law's IP lawyers.... READ MORE
Case study - 7 Nov 2011
Advising a school on options for the future
asb advised a private school and its governors in relation to the long term future of the school and the charity... READ MORE
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