Monthly Archives: April 2013

Beer with Blacks

Thursday 18 April saw the greatly anticipated return of Beer with Blacks. The annual networking event was hosted by the Commercial Property Department  to thank clients and professionals for their valued instructions and referrals to us over the past year. … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL GAY MARRIAGE IN THE UK BE INTRODUCED?

At the present time in the UK, whilst same-sex couples cannot marry they can enter into a civil partnership. Although in many ways this is similar to marriage in terms of the legal position, critics have long argued that marriage … Continue reading

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This is your final warning!

The purpose of any disciplinary procedure is to help and encourage all employees to accomplish and sustain standards of conduct, attendance and job performance.  It is this area of law that employers often require the most advice on. Fairness of … Continue reading

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Continuing the Fight for the Right to Die

You will remember the case of Tony Nicklinson who died shortly after the High Court ruled that he could not have permission to seek medical help to die. Mr Nicklinson’s widow Jane has the permission of the court to challenge … Continue reading

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Are Pensions Overlooked on Divorce?

A report recently published by the Phoenix Group contains some interesting findings about the treatment of pensions on divorce. The findings suggest that:- Only 6% of divorcees received a pension sharing or earmarking order as part of their divorce settlement … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Football Season Heads for a Dramatic Finale

The end of season is closing in on the beautiful game and the Football League crescendo has never been as tense as this. We take a look at the mixed fortunes of some of the Yorkshire Clubs in the mix. … Continue reading

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Does Facebook fuel divorce?

Around 14 million Britons are thought to regularly use social networking sites and Facebook is now said to have 1 Billion users. Therefore it is hardly surprising that the site is being blamed for a rising number of marital breakdowns … Continue reading

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The Green Deal Scheme

In January 2013, the Government launched the Green Deal  to overhaul the UK’s inefficient housing stock whilst reducing energy bills.  It is designed to allow households and businesses to make energy efficient improvements such as double glazing at no upfront … Continue reading

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Blacks Elite debut at the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Touch Rugby Tournament

Friday 5th April saw the first outing for the Blacks Touch Rugby Elite in the Sue Ryder Wheatfields  Touch Rugby Tournament. The team comprised Glen Salt, Geoff Cunningham, Tom Moyes, Andy Boyde, Nick Dyson, Dave Paterson and two of Dave’s … Continue reading

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Social media upset: New youth PCC forced to resign due to tweets from her terrible teens

The embarrassing and potentially devastating effects of an uncensored Twitter profile are all too real for Paris Brown (17) as inappropriate tweets from her past have been revealed in the news. Tweets which have been considered to be racist and … Continue reading

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