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Process for the resale of a franchise

Friday, 13th October 2017

If a franchisee wants to sell its business, it will usually negotiate an asset sale with the proposed buyer.

Ashfords achieves its best-ever ranking in Experian MarketIQ Deals Review

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

A recent Experian MarketIQ Deals Review has given national law firm Ashfords its highest ever ranking.

Titans of tech: Why UK tech companies are in the lead

Monday, 9th October 2017

With UK tech companies on the growth fast-track, Ashfords LLP's Chris Dyson examines whether these businesses can become the next global titans of tech.

Should FOI be extended to private companies that carry out public services?

Monday, 9th October 2017

On 21 September 2017, the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, and Acting Scottish Information Commissioner, Margaret Keyse hosted the 10th International Conference of Information Commissioners ("ICIC"), consisting of Information Commissioners and Deputy Information Commissioners from 39 jurisdictions.

Cyber security essentials

Friday, 6th October 2017

Energy companies could find themselves particularly hard hit by a cyber-attack, say Dominic Holden and Michael Hekimian, so it is essential they put the right measures in place now.

Meet the Trainee - Katie Brimblecombe

Friday, 6th October 2017

Meet the Trainee by Katie Brimblecombe - from the Trainee blog.

New Corporate Offence - Failing to prevent tax evasion

Friday, 6th October 2017

On 30 September 2017 Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force creating an offence for a body cooperate or partnership to fail to prevent their employees and agents from facilitating tax evasion in the UK and abroad.

Law Lessons: Facebook’s Spanish Fine Highlights Importance Of GDPR Readiness

Friday, 6th October 2017

ANALYSIS: Much of the conversation around GDPR has focused on the security implications for businesses, but what about privacy?

Can the creation of mobile homes assist in areas with a housing deficit?

Friday, 6th October 2017

Planning permission has recently been granted, on appeal, for the change of use of land adjacent to an existing mobile home park in Berkshire.

International Data Transfers Schrems II

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

With the Irish High Court today taking the significant step of referring the Schrems II case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), on the question of the validity of the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC), there is again significant legal uncertainty around international data transfers.

What Do Retailers Using Instagram Know?

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

With 600 million users and growing, Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram is an imagination-fuelled network with a simple and powerful visual style, and its favour among brands for creating connections with customers is on the up. According to research by GlobalWebIndex, half of active Instagram users follow at least one brand.

Lord Justice Jackson's Supplemental Report on Fixed Recoverable Costs

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Lord Justice Jackson's much anticipated Supplemental Report on Fixed Recoverable Costs ("FRC") was published by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary on 31 July 2017.

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