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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 May 2010
    Better safe than sorry
    With celebrity splits high on the news agenda in recent months, there’s probably more than one celeb or professional footballer wondering why they didn’t put a pre-nup agreement in place before they married.... READ MORE
  • Article - 21 May 2010
    Discounted Gift Plans
    Anybody embarking on the exercise of Inheritance Tax planning will soon realise that the main aim is to get the majority of capital assets outside of their estate so that they do not become chargeable to Inheritance Tax.... READ MORE
  • News - 1 May 2010
    asb law partnership converts to a limited liability partnership
    On 1 May 2010 the asb law partnership converted from a general partnership structure to a limited liability partnership (LLP) under English law.... READ MORE
  • Article - 21 Apr 2010
    The validity of compromise agreements
    “Do I have to get legal advice on this Agreement? Can’t I just sign it and get my money? I promise I won’t bring a claim now”.... READ MORE
  • Article - 20 Apr 2010
    Equality Bill completes passage through parliamentary process
    On 6 April, the Equality Bill was approved by the House of Commons and is therefore expected to receive Royal Assent shortly.... READ MORE
  • Article - 19 Apr 2010
    Can a worker be sick and on holiday at the same time?
    To recap, the Working Time Regulations which came into force in 1998 to implement the European Working Time Directive provide for workers (a term which includes employees as well as some other individuals who work for a particular employer) to be entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Using IT to Tackle Internal Fraud
    Amid fears of a double-dip recession, employee fraud and misconduct continue to keep us busy at asb law and the use of computer forensics has proved an invaluable tool in the majority of our cases.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Be careful what you tender for
    A judgment issued in February 2010 in the BSkyB Ltd v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd (formerly Electronic Data Systems Ltd) and another [2010] EWHC 86 (TCC) case (“the BSkyB Case”) has set tongues in the IT industry wagging …... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Geek speak - Cloud computing
    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.... READ MORE
  • Article - 14 Apr 2010
    Major blow for brands
    In a decision that has been hailed as a ‘major blow for brands’, the European Court of Justice has held that Google is not liable to trade mark owners when selling a trade marked term through its AdWords service.... READ MORE
  • Article - 9 Feb 2010
    Old EPA do I now need an LPA?
    Q: My wife and I made Enduring Powers of Attorney over ten years ago. I have recently been hearing about Lasting Powers of Attorney, do I need to draw up one of these as well?... READ MORE
  • Article - 9 Feb 2010
    Law Society battles against unqualified will writers
    The President of the Law Society has warned that “nightmare wills” are being prepared by unregulated will writers without indemnity insurance, and are now widespread.... READ MORE
  • News - 29 Jan 2010
    Helen Mead, Corporate Finance Partner wins Corporate Lawyer of the year 2010
    Helen Mead, a partner in asb’s top-ranked corporate finance team, has been named Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2010 Insider Dealmakers Awards.... READ MORE
  • Article - 21 Jan 2010
    HMRC crackdown on employers who do not pay the National Minimum Wage
    The new year sees a new team taking up the fight against rogue employers who refuse to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage.... READ MORE
  • Article - 21 Jan 2010
    Sources of extra funding and assistance for businesses
    In December, the pre-budget report introduced the UK Innovation Investment Fund (UKIIF) which will ensure that £325 million of new venture capital is available to invest in key growth sectors such as life sciences, clean technology, digital and advanced manufacturing.... READ MORE

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