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Understanding the Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and came into force on 1 July 2011. It is designed to provide an effective legal framework to tackle corruption in both the public and private sectors. more

Family

Wales May Ban Smacking

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. The Welsh Assembly has been devolved powers under the Wales Bill to make changes to the country’s parental law. One of its first acts is to pass legislation banning the right of parents to use force to discipline their child. more


IT Law

Protecting Your Client’s Data – The Eight Key Principles

There are eight key principles under the Data Protection Act 1998 that any person or organisation handling data must comply with. These are: more

Brexit

Why EEA Nationals Living In The UK Need To Get A Permanent Residence Card

On 24th January 2016, the Supreme Court passed its ruling on an appeal by the UK Government on whether the Secretary of State could trigger Brexit without obtaining permission from Parliament by exercising Royal Prerogative powers. The 11 learned judge ruled that a Bill must be put before Parliament. Only then could Article 50 be triggered, beginning the formal process of the UK leaving the EU. more

Civil Litigation

“I Was Left With Nothing” - How to Contest A Will

It is becoming more and more common for those who believe they are entitled to benefit under a Will to contest it if they find they have been left out. Rising property prices means that more estates are worth a great deal of money, which is cited as one of the primary reasons that more cases are occurring. more


Commercial Law

Don’t Let Your Company Be a Hazard!

A number of businesses have to deal with the supply, storage and management of hazardous substances. These include: more


Civil Procedure

Don’t Act In Contempt!

Most of us have heard of the crime of ‘contempt of court’ but few know exactly what it entails. Formerly known as contempt ‘in the face of the court’, contempt of court means contempt which occurs directly in the court’s presence. This might range from a witness’ mobile phone ringing in court to verbal abuse or interruption of witnesses, judge, counsel etc. more

Personal Injury

Claiming Compensation For Industrial Deafness

Industrial deafness affects thousands of people in the UK. If your hearing has diminished or you are suffering from tinnitus and you believe your condition resulted from exposure to loud noises at work, you may be able to claim compensation. According to Health & Safety Executive statistics, 20,000 people suffered from noise-induced hearing loss in 2015, equating to a rate of 62 cases per 100,000 workers. more


Company

The Dutiful Director

Being appointed the director of a company is a big responsibility. It is imperative that you are aware what the duties of a director are and how to ensure you are complying with the relevant regulations. more

Civil Litigation

Adjudication and Resolving Disputes

Adjudication is a fast mechanism for settling disputes relating to construction contracts on a provisional interim basis. Adjudication provides for a tight timetable and requires the impartiality of an adjudicator. There is a right to refer a dispute to the Technology and Construction Court at 'any time'. more

Brexit

The High Court Judgment on Brexit – Common Myths Debunked

One 3rd November 2016, three of Britain’s top judges in the High Court ruled that Theresa May cannot exercise royal prerogative to trigger Article 50; Parliament must make the decision. more


Commercial Property

Three Golden Rules For Handling Customer Complaints

As a business owner, one of the most stressful things to deal with is a customer complaint. The trick is to never ignore a complaint, listen to the customer and try and turn what they perceive as a negative experience into a positive one. more


Commercial Law

Understanding UK Agency Law

If you want to sell your product and/or service into a sector where you have few contacts, or perhaps you wish to enter an oversea market, you may wish to consider appointing an agent who can negotiate sales agreements on your behalf. more

Employment

What Does the Uber Decision Mean for the Gig Economy?

The decision in Aslam (and others) v Uber, decided last month has the potential to change much of the landscape surrounding employment law, bringing it up to date with the economic reality of the so-called ‘gig’ economy, that has been steadily growing since the 2008 financial crash. more

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