Trainee Challenge - 2016

Friday, 20th January 2017

In September 2016, the Trainees were challenged by the Charity Committee to raise money for Parkinson's UK. Since September we have conducted 16 events and have so far raised £3,658.24 for Parkinson's UK!

Brexit Fisheries Report - the Lords give their view

Friday, 20th January 2017

The House of Lords has published its report into fisheries in light of the UK's decision to leave the European Union. It highlights the opportunities as well as challenges ahead for the industry.

Christmas 2016 has brought cheer for retailers - but for how long?

Friday, 20th January 2017

Last-minute Christmas purchases have lifted UK retail sales figures, leading to signs that the UK economy ended strongly in 2016.

Advertising technology SMEs: What are the options for funding?

Thursday, 19th January 2017

Recent reports have identified a decline in investment in advertising technology companies over the last two years. Investment in advertising technology companies is tougher to attract than in previous years.

Privacy, surveillance and the Digital Economy Bill

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Following the recent CJEU judgment in relation to the United Kingdom's Data Protection and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 ("DRIPA), the Digital Economy Bill is likely to face opposition if it achieves Royal Assent and gives government bodies the right to access and share individuals’ private information. Mass indiscriminate surveillance will be challenged.

Brexit and Immigration Control - What does this mean for EU nationals?

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave a speech on Brexit setting out 12 objectives she will pursue in her negotiations to leave the EU. Central to the negotiations are the control of immigration and rights for EU nationals living in Britain. It seems that the UK will sacrifice being part of the Single Market to ensure that the UK can control its borders and curb the free movement of people.

How to build successful relationships with non-family directors

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

As many family-owned businesses grow and become more successful, they often need to start thinking about bringing in senior people from outside the family, to help add to the skills base and take the business to a new level.

UK must leave the single market

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union and since then the country has seen considerable change. With the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister, she has had a difficult and challenging task to reinforce the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Ashfords LLP provide regulatory advice on King & Wood Mallesons' Administration

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

Global law firm, King Wood & Mallesons LLP, have entered into Administration. Crispin Jones and Samantha Palmer, Partner and Head of Professional & Financial Risks at Ashfords LLP, have been appointed as Joint Solicitor Managers advising on all regulatory responsibilities including ensuring that clients' money and interests are protected.

King & Wood Mallesons LLP (In Administration)

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

As at 4.40 p.m. on 17 January 2017, King & Wood Mallesons LLP entered into administration, with Andrew Hosking and Sean Bucknall of Quantuma LLP appointed as the Joint Administrators of King & Wood Mallesons LLP (In Administration). Samantha Palmer and Crispin Jones of Ashfords LLP have been appointed as the Joint Solicitor Managers.

The new insolvency rules: what they mean for the insolvency profession

Monday, 16th January 2017

The new Insolvency Rules 2016 come into force on 6 April 2017. They aim to reorder and restructure the rules currently contained in the Insolvency Rules 1986, consolidating 23 pieces of amending legislation, and provide a number of substantive amendments to existing insolvency law and practice.

Industrial Action: Trade Union Act 2016

Monday, 16th January 2017

The new balloting rules in the Trade Union Act 2016 will become more significant following the recent industrial action by Southern Rail, London Underground and British Airways cabin crew.


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