Monthly Archives: November 2016

An End to the Blame Game?

Today will see 150 family lawyers travel to Westminster to meet with their MP in a campaign for no fault divorce. The campaign is run by Resolution, a 6,500 strong organisation that believes in a non-confrontational approach to family law. … Continue reading

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Government announces consultation on massive changes to claims system

In November 2015, George Osborne surprised many in his Budget speech by recommending an increase in the Small Claims Track (SCT) limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and also stopping or reducing compensation for ‘minor’ soft-tissue injuries, … Continue reading

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Digital Legacy Planning

Whilst we deal with our bank accounts, property etc in our wills, the repeated question is what happens to our online accounts and assets upon our death? These accounts and assets can include our Paypal accounts, online gambling accounts, Facebook … Continue reading

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail – The Benefits of a Shareholders’ Agreement

Family, friends and other investors can often play a vital role in building a successful company, bringing money, experience and contacts to the table, often in exchange for shares in the company. During the honeymoon period shareholders often forget, or … Continue reading

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Uber loses landmark Employment Tribunal case on worker status

The London Employment Tribunal recently decided that drivers working for the taxi hailing app Uber fell fully within the definition of a ‘worker’ for purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996.  They dismissed as ‘faintly ridiculous’ Uber’s assertion that the … Continue reading

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Are You Still Bound?

If A enters into a contract on behalf of A and B but A does not have B’s authority, is the contract still valid?  This was the question which the Court of Appeal had to consider in the recent case … Continue reading

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