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Prosecution of fly tipping

Monday, 27th March 2017

Jeremy Asher and Stephen Sadler examine the rise in fly-tipping incidents and the tools available to local authorities to tackle the issue.

XYBC Spring Quiz 2017

Monday, 27th March 2017

On 15 March 2017, over 75 young professionals attend the XYBC Spring Quiz jointly hosted with ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

Ashfords LLP is headline sponsors of the Taunton Marathon and Half Marathon 2017

Monday, 27th March 2017

National law firm Ashfords LLP continues its support of the Taunton Marathon and Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 2 April 2017, as the firm is once again announced as headline sponsors.

The costs of contentious probate

Monday, 27th March 2017

It is exceptionally difficult to predict with any degree of certainty the precise financial costs of contesting a will. Much depends on the nature of the dispute, the number of parties involved, and how protracted matters become.

Insolvency - Changes to the Act

Monday, 27th March 2017

SBEEA 2015 makes a host of supplemental amendments to IA 86, the general effect of which is remove references to creditors' meetings and replace them with the alternative decision processes.

As a consequence:

  • S.98 IA86 is abolished in its entirety (requirement to summon a creditors meeting to place a company into CVL); and
  • S. 99 IA86 (directors to lay statement of affairs before...

Work study life balance

Friday, 24th March 2017

Blog post by one of our trainees covering Work study life balance. When I started at Ashfords, my first thought was 'am I always going to be doing all-nighters?!'.

Aviation Lawyer Examines The Dana Air Final Accident Report

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Specialist aviation lawyer and former RAF pilot expresses concern at the devastating chain of events that contributed to the catastrophic loss of this airliner in Nigeria.

Estate Agent Firm Fined £200,000 After House-hunter Falls Down 30ft Well

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Strakers Ltd, a firm of estate agents, has been fined £200,000 after house-hunter Lucy Driver fell down a 30ft well whilst viewing a property in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Biometrics and Retail

Friday, 17th March 2017

Biometrics are biological measurements – fingerprints, facial recognition and even certain demographics – used to identify us, and their impact on retail analytics is popping up in surprising ways.

Can employers ban religious dress in the workplace?

Friday, 17th March 2017

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that an employer can have a neutral dress policy preventing workers from wearing any political, philosophical or religious signs.

Aviation Specialist Expresses Serious Concerns Over Irish Coastguard Helicopter Crash

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Expert aviation lawyer at Ashfords LLP, who has significant experience in air accidents involving single and twin engine helicopters, says that the air accident investigators need to promptly identify the factors that caused this modern helicopter to depart from controlled flight to ensure the ongoing safety of this type of helicopter operation.

Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Bulletin - March 2017

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Welcome to Ashfords' Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Bulletin. We aim to provide you with a roundup of the most interesting and relevant developments in the sector.

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