Social Media - Benefits and Best Practice

Friday, 7th April 2017

Social media is a term that is continually thrown around and more often than not is something that as a Trainee you will be expected and encouraged to use. Using social media platforms is a fantastic way to promote the work that your firm undertakes, advertise the CSR work, circulate any publications, and to network.

Public Sector Bulletin - 7 April 2017

Friday, 7th April 2017

In this month's Public Sector Bulletin we cover news from Employment on the new financial year meaning a new tax burden for public authorities, and National Insurance reforms, is this a challenge yet to come for the public sector? We will also be looking at Broadband and what the current digital infrastructure strategy plans means for local authorities.

Ashfords LLP advise on the sale of Rowe's Cornish Bakers to Iberia Industry Capital

Friday, 7th April 2017

National law firm Ashfords LLP has advised the owners of Rowe's Cornish Bakers on the sale of the company to Iberia Industry Capital (IIC), based in Luxembourg.

National Insurance reforms: a challenge yet to come for the public sector?

Thursday, 6th April 2017

A lot of noise was made about the government's U-turn on proposals to change the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) paid by the self-employed. When you read beyond the headlines however, the U-turn may in reality be more of a delay to proposals.

Insolvency Rules - Expedited Petitions, Provisional Liquidation and Validation Orders

Thursday, 6th April 2017

It will be rare that an expedited petition is appropriate - the case law concerns instances where only compulsory liquidation is possible for a type of entity but the usual process would cause significant prejudice to creditors, e.g. credit unions.

Insolvency Rules - Applications and After Acquired Property

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Rule 12 sets out rules relating to applications, (excluding administration applications, winding up petitions and creditors' bankruptcy petitions) including.

Unreasonable behaviour within divorce proceedings

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

If you have been involved in divorce proceedings before, or are currently going through them, you may have heard the phrase 'unreasonable behaviour'… but what does this actually mean?

What will the current digital infrastructure strategy plans mean for local authorities?

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

In the recent Spring Budget, the Government announced the first steps of its strategy to invest in digital infrastructure to support the next generation of mobile and broadband technology. The Government plans to invest £16 million for 5G facilities and £200 million for full-fibre broadband. The plans will involve a collaboration between central Government, the private sector and local authorities.

New financial year = new tax burden for public authorities

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

On 6 April 2017 changes to IR35 come into effect which specifically affect public sector bodies. Public authorities should be aware that, as from 6 April 2017, the rules change within the public sector, such that responsibility for deciding whether IR35 applies, and therefore whether tax and National Insurance contributions need to be made, shifts from the Intermediary to the public sector Client.

Effective Retail Analytics

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

There is data and then there is knowing how to use it.

New Technology: protecting innocent drivers from blame

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

A driver involved in a serious Road Traffic Collision through no fault of their own needs to ensure that they have access to a full armoury of tools if they are to succeed in a defence to a potentially high value compensation claim, or to bring a claim if they have suffered injury.

Insolvency Rules - Calculation of Time Periods

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Schedule 5 of the new rules provides some clarifications on the calculation of time periods.


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