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Accident Insurance: are you covered?

Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Sadly, the agricultural industry has one of the highest levels of work-related injuries and according to the Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") 29 people were killed in farm accidents in the year 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016.

Brexit Leak: UK Fishermen May Not Win Waters Back

Monday, 27th February 2017

A leaked memo from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries looks set to dash the hopes that British fishermen will “win our waters back” as part of Brexit negotiations.

Partnership Agreements: Peace of mind for your family business

Friday, 24th February 2017

When we speak to farming and agricultural businesses, we are often asked "What is the point in having a Partnership Agreement?" These businesses have often been run perfectly well in the past, and so we can understand why they might think that this is unnecessary.

Rights to consume bunkers before payment when neither as a Bailee nor as an Owner

Friday, 24th February 2017

Last year, in the case of PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v OW Bunker Malta Ltd [2016] UKSC 23, the Supreme Court had to determine a dispute between OWBM, a bunker supplier whose parent company had gone in to liquidation and the bunker purchaser, PST Energy (Owners).

Meet the Trainee - Stephanie O'Hare

Friday, 24th February 2017

Read about our Trainee Stephanie O'Hare - who talks through what life is like as a Trainee at Ashfords.

What the Launch of the iPhone 7 Tells Us

Friday, 24th February 2017

Apple’s iPhone 7 brought with it the usual commentary and criticism that one would expect from an iPhone launch, but what was different this time?

Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Update - February 2017

Thursday, 23rd February 2017

Covering the following articles: The High Court considers questions relating to the location of three companies' COMIs and an alleged "improper motive" regarding the appointment of administrators, Akers v Samba Financial Group [2017] UKSC 6 and three short stories.

Ashfords and Smith & Williamson announce festival sponsorship… and all that jazz!

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Two Bristol-based professional services firms have announced they are to sponsor the city’s highly-acclaimed Jazz & Blues Festival 2017 which brings together renowned artists including Grammy and Brit Award winner Macy Gray.

Aviation Expert Analyses Melbourne Shopping Centre Air Crash

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Expert aviation lawyer at Ashfords LLP, who has significant experience in twin turbo-prop operations and acting in air accidents involving twin engine aircraft, says that the cause(s) of this catastrophic accident need to be promptly identified so that lessons can be learned.

#Piegate: What do the rules actually say?

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

On Monday evening, non-league side Sutton United played Arsenal at home in the fifth round of the FA Cup. With 105 league places separating the two clubs, the match was hotly anticipated. Yet, despite the build-up, the main talking point of the game happened off the pitch.

The rise of the gig economy and worker status

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

In recent years we have seen the explosion of start-ups operating in the gig economy, such as Deliveroo and Uber. The gig economy is a way of describing the business model whereby a business engages individuals to perform freelance work, often on a temporary or "per gig" basis and treats them as self-employed contractors, as opposed to permanent employees.

Supreme Court upholds the "Minimum Income Requirement" for foreign spouses

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Today (22 February 2017), the Supreme Court has ruled that the UK Government's £18,600 minimum income requirement for foreign spouses (plus additional sums for dependent children) is in principle lawful.

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