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  • 16December
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    The Modern Slavery Act 2015: what it means for big businesses?

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015 will require large commercial organisations, which are carrying on any part of their business in the UK with a global turnover of £36 million or more, to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement in each financial year. This requirement is expected to come into...

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  • 30November
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    Something to consider when making a Will

    Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) allows to appoint one or more persons as your ‘attorney’.  They will have authority to act on your behalf where you have lost mental capacity, and/or are unable to make decisions at the time they need to be made.

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  • 21May
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    Director's Corporate Question Time

    Directors Corporate Finance Question Time   We firstly would like to take the time to thank all those involved with the Directors Question Time Seminar, and especially to Barnes Roffe and HSBC for their promotion and for hosting the event itself.  The Seminar began with a general question about the...

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  • 03February
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    When does the agent exceed his authority?

    This question was examined in the high-profile case between celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey and Gary Love. The focus of this case was the relationship between Gordon Ramsey (“Mr Ramsey”) and his father-in-law Christopher Hutcheson (“Mr Hutcheson”).  In this case the High Court considered the scope of an agent’s authority and...

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  • 07December
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    The Consumer Rights Act 2015

    This comes into force on the 1st October 2015. In general the new act reflects the current law although there are difference about which business should be aware and take appropriate action.

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  • 03June
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    Cricket Umpires Lose Age Discrimination Case

    Two first class cricket umpires, Peter Willey and George Sharpe, who umpired at 40 international matches between them, have recently lost their age discrimination and unfair dismissal claims against The England Wales Cricket Board (ECB).   The two were forced to retire at the age of 65 in line with the...

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  • 21May
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    Web Domains - Reputational Risks

    In light of the expansion of web domains that are now available to purchase (previous domains were limited to for example .com and .co.uk), a trend is beginning to arise to purchase domain names that may reduce those companies’ exposure to reputational risks.

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  • 23January
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    Business Seminar - HSBC Bank plc, Canary Wharf

    We are delighted to announce our participation in "Directors' Corporate Finance Question Time", a Business seminar to be held on the 26th of February 2015. Our very own Julian Goulding will be on a panel of legal, financial, and tax experts to answer your questions about buying, growing, and selling your business or...

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