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GDPR 12 months to go - are you ready?

Thursday, 25th May 2017

With only 12 months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect across Europe organisations should be well on their way to ensuring compliance from 25 May 2018.

Marex Financial Limited v. Carlos Sevilleja Garcia [2017] EWHC 918 (Comm)

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

This recent decision on a jurisdictional challenge has provided greater clarity and potentially created a tortious cause of action where a debtor dissipates assets prior to judgment and subsequent freezing order.

In re Karhoo Inc, No 16-13545 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2016)

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

Karhoo, a US incorporated company able to benefit from the Chapter 15 US bankruptcy code provision for foreign insolvency proceedings following UK Administration.

Life of a Bristol Trainee

Wednesday, 24th May 2017

I first came to Bristol 8 years ago to complete my law degree, then came the LPC, which was followed by 3 years as a paralegal before finally joining Ashfords as a Trainee. Bristol has come to be home to me and in particular the Bristol office which goes from strength to strength.

Public Sector Update - Data Protection

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

With the recent heightening of activity in British politics, the future of our data protection laws is looking uncertain. The imminent arrival of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) raises a large amount of questions in relation to organisations' new responsibilities.

How can Councils save employment costs without cutting staff?

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Given the on-going austerity measures, Councils across the UK continue to be forced to find ways to make their budget stretch further.

Delivering social housing on a budget: can Housing Delivery Vehicles lead to a resurgence of affordable housebuilding?

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Between 2010 and 2015 local government faced upwards of £18bn in real terms cuts, losing on average 20% of its spending power. Budgets for running services were cut at twice the rate of UK public spending as a whole. Meanwhile, social housing waiting lists are rising, local authorities are struggling to deliver their 5 year housing land supply and the Right to Buy uptake has overtaken the provision of new social housing.

Social housing priorities for the new Government

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

On the morning of 9 June 2017, we will be waking up, breathing a sigh of relief that (hopefully!) we will not be taking a trip to the polling station again for a few years.

Public Sector Bulletin - The Election Issue - 23 May 2017

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Between 2010 and 2015 local government has faced upwards of £18bn of real terms cuts, losing on average a 20% of their spending power, and budgets for running services have been cut at twice the rate of cuts to UK public spending as a whole.

Ashfords LLP Sponsors The Somerset Business Awards 2017

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

National law firm Ashfords, has been announced as sponsors of the Somerset Business Awards 2017, which are organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce.

Reasons to be cheerful 001: a better life for 'generation rent' in the age of the 'circular economy'?

Monday, 22nd May 2017

The circular economy is a concept advanced, in particular, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Ken Webster in his recent book: The Circular Economy - a wealth of flows.

Innovation in electricity generation and distribution remains firmly on the agenda, in spite of UK general election

Monday, 22nd May 2017

Funding opportunities in edge-of-grid and storage technologies remain positive as the UK government provides an indication of its post-election energy 'innovation' agenda.

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