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Cutting Carbon Emissions in Shipping: The IMO and the EU in Competing Positions

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

The cutting of carbon emissions across all industries has increasingly become the focus of legislation in recent years. Conventions such as the Paris Agreement, ratified in October 2016, seek to bring the global community together for this purpose.

Snowdonia Helicopter Crash - Aviation Expert Expresses Concerns at the Continuing Series of Helicopter Accidents

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Aviation Lawyer and former RAF pilot says the number of twin engine helicopter accidents in the UK is very worrying, and calls for a rule change to require that these helicopters be fitted "Black Box" flight recording equipment.

The Importance of Separation Agreements

Monday, 3rd April 2017

People who are already married or in a civil partnership can enter into a written agreement setting out what they intend to happen to their money, property and other practical issues as a consequence of their current or planned separation.

Amendments to the Insolvency Act 1986 from 6 April 2017

Monday, 3rd April 2017

As well as the new Insolvency Rules coming into force on 6 April, there are over 100 amendments to the Insolvency Act that will come into force as well. These amendments are provisions from the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 ("SBEEA") and the Deregulation Act 2015 ("DA"), and are designed to facilitate and run alongside the new Rules.

Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Update - March 2017

Monday, 3rd April 2017

Covering the following articles: Budniok v Adjudicator, Insolvency Service [2017] EWHC 368 (Ch) and Vincent Aziz Tchenguiz & Ors v. (1) Kaupthing Bank HF (2) Johannes Runar Johannsson [2017] EWCA Civ 83, and three short stories.

Any port in a storm?

Monday, 3rd April 2017

There are approximately 60 ports in England and Wales that are operated by local authorities and subject to local government rules and financing requirements. These local authority-run statutory harbour authorities are known as municipal ports.

Business Property Relief in the context of Agricultural Estates

Friday, 31st March 2017

Business Property Relief ("BPR") is a relief from Inheritance Tax provided under the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 and can be a very valuable relief for farmers and agricultural estates.

Does an adjudication enforcement trump an insolvency moratorium?

Friday, 31st March 2017

Does an adjudication enforcement trump an insolvency moratorium? A recent case in the TCC has provided clear guidance on the issue.

Divorce...a potentially messy business

Friday, 31st March 2017

I am often asked to give my view on how the courts approach cases where the couples are divorcing and one of their assets is a business. Businesses on divorce is a highly specialised area, and the approach to a business divorce case requires careful consideration and handling in order to avoid as much disruption to the business as possible.

Meet the Trainee - Ashley Davies

Friday, 31st March 2017

Read about our Trainee Ashley Davies - who talks through what life is like as a Trainee at Ashfords.

Banter in the workplace - hilarious, or harassment?

Friday, 31st March 2017

Many people say that banter in the workplace is normal and good fun, and helps people enjoy being at work - but there is a fine line between banter and harassment, which can often become blurred. As a result, office banter can create a hazardous environment for employers to manage.

Insolvency Rules - Delivery of Documents

Thursday, 30th March 2017

The language of the rules has been amended and there is now more reference to delivery of documents rather than service. Rules 1.40 - 1.53 set out rules relating to delivery wherever documents are required to be delivered by the new rules.

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