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Trade Secrets Protected Under New EU Directive

Pass me the invisible ink James…   Mention spies and you may think of James Bond scaling a building in ...

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Challenging times : what happens when family is cut out of the will

(June 2018) High profile inheritance disputes follow celebrities and the super-rich as surely as night follows day, but such challenges are be ...

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GDPR is active – have you done everything you can to comply?

(May 2018) Now that the GDPR has come into force, it’s absolutely essential that businesses ensure they’re following the new regulations. The cons ...

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The hidden disability : when mental health affects employee wellbeing

(April 2018) The taboo of talking about mental health has started to shift, following several high-profile campaigns, but many employers are k ...

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To make your home your castle, be sure who owns the drawbridge….

(April 2018) The Government has annou ...

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Wake-up call for small companies on bribery process

(March 2018) The activity of political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has been hitting both headlines and the Facebook share price, follo ...

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Tracking your digital worth for the next generation

(February 2018) The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are faili ...

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When mini breaks just don’t cut it

(February 2018) Tribunal says twenty-minute rest periods for workers should be given in one run, not as a series of mini-breaks    ...

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Crossing and dotting makes for clear contracts

February 2018) Tesla founder Elon Musk is set to become the richest man in the world if he succeeds in growing the company to $650bn, after ag ...

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Avoiding Bitcoin bubbles and cyber currency scams

(February 2018) The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies is predicted to see investors getting their fingers burned as volat ...

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Office of the Public Guardian Fee Refund Scheme

(February 2018) Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney Registered in the period 1st April 2013 to 31st ...

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Businesses face bigger penalties on data leaks

(January 2018) Businesses are on final countdown to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, bringing with it tighte ...

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Christmas gifts that keep on giving

(December 2017) Christmas shopping usually means a visit to the high street or browsing online retailers, but the season of giving can be a go ...

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Chancellor announces get-fit regime

(November 2017) An extra £3 billion to prepare for Brexit over the next two years and a vision of an economy that is ‘fit for the future’ were ...

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Chancellor scraps stamp duty land tax for most first time buyers

(November 2017) The Chancellor has announced in the Budget on Wedesday 22nd November that first-time buyers will pay zero stamp duty on the first £30 ...

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Lessons for business from the #metoo headlines

(November 2017) Following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and other leading figures, businesses need to make sure the ...

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Family finances make divorce negotiations increasingly complex

November 2017) Divorce rates are on the rise, according to the latest statistics, and with the increase in the value of family assets, couples sho ...

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Avoiding septic tanks blockages when it comes to selling

(October 2017) This year’s housing market has been characterised by slumping prices and sluggish sales in many areas, posing a challenge to woul ...

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Wills and Probate: Dementia and the power of attorney

(September 2017) One of the fastest growing health issues in UK society is the seemingly relentless rise in dementia. This terrifying category of dise ...

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Giving rookie renters a helping hand

(September 2017) Following the recent A level results, many first-time students will be looking for last-minute accommodation, if they aren’ ...

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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

(August 2017) When thinking of making a will, the idea of a Victorian lawyer taking down the last instructions at the bedside still springs to min ...

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Gender pay likely to stay in the spotlight

(August 2017) The BBC found itself in a media storm last month, following the publication of salaries paid to its highest-earning stars, which reveal ...

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Getting it right to grow the spirit of enterprise

(August 2017) Enthusiasm for small enterprise is seeing increasing numbers trying to make it as entrepreneurs and inventors, whether alongsid ...

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Stripping it back to understand dress codes

(July 2017) This summer has seen dress codes being re-written by Royalty, MPs and now the Anglican church, leaving many wondering where they s ...

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Carter Bells involved in making new law

(July 2017) Abdulla v Whelan et al [2017] EWHC 605 (Ch) Carter Bells has recently been involved in making new law in the fields of landlord ...

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New deadlines for changes in company ownership

(July 2017) Businesses have new deadlines to comply with regulations around transparency of ownership from this month, under the so-called PSC reg ...

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Good intentions not enough in wage calculations

(June 2017) Accurate calculations of the National Minimum Wage continue to cause headaches for employers, with an employment tribunal acknowledging t ...

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Workforce wellbeing must include mental health awareness

(May 2017) Understanding of mental health issues is high on the agenda, thanks to the involvement of the younger members of t ...

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House sellers are facing testing questions

(May 2017) Springtime is traditionally the busiest time for the property market, but with a knotty problem affecting more homes than ever, it ...

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Small suppliers set to get intel on big company payment performance

(April 2017) New regulations designed to help small businesses get paid on time came into force this month, with a requirement for l ...

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No rabbits, just selfies come out of Hammond’s hat in pre-Brexit bud

(March 2017) The first steps towards preparing the UK for a post-Brexit future were announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Spring ...

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Families who leave court the losers after inheritance claims

(March 2017) Record numbers of inheritance disputes are going through the courts as modern family structures and rising house prices push ...

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When tweets become twibels

(April 2017) Facing up to the social media challenge for business Every business using social media should get ...

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