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Is your business looking to obtain the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety or SALSA accreditation?

Wednesday, 10th May 2017

If you are a food manufacturer wishing to supply businesses you will need to specify your safety, quality and operational criteria to fulfil their obligations with regard to legal compliance and protection of the consumer.

Pilot scheme launched for de-linking financial remedy applications from divorce proceedings

Wednesday, 10th May 2017

A pilot scheme has been rolled out in the South West Regional Divorce Centre in Southampton on 2 May 2017 in relation to the 'de-linking' of financial remedy applications from divorce proceedings.

Is your board ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

With maximum fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover, increased breach notification requirements and additional administrative obligations applying from 25 May 2018, GDPR compliance should, if it is not already, be a top priority on board room agendas.

What is a Deferred Prosecution Agreement?

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

The Deferred Prosecution Agreement ('DPA') was created by the Crime and Courts Act 2013. They are essentially a tool to allow a prosecutor to deal with alleged criminal conduct that avoids formal prosecution.

Katie Hopkins v Monroe [2017]: Serious Harm

Monday, 8th May 2017

Katie Hopkins has forged a successful career out of comments and columns most would deem controversial. Despite this, Hopkins' recent run in with writer and food blogger Jack Monroe is likely to make many, including Hopkins, think twice before making comments that could be deemed defamatory.

Access and disclosure of an incapacitated person's Will

Friday, 5th May 2017

It always used to be the rule that solicitors could not show the Will of an incapacitated person to their Attorney. This led to many situations where the Attorney took action in good faith that cut across the clearly expressed wishes of the Donor.

Meet the Trainee - Ella Nyakuedzwa-Smith

Friday, 5th May 2017

A post from the Trainee Blog - Ella Nyakuedzwa-Smith, answers questions on starting her career as a Trainee Solicitor at Ashfords.

The Recreational Craft Directive - Awareness Raising for the New Requirements

Friday, 5th May 2017

A newly-revised Recreational Craft Directive (2013/53/EU) (the "RCD") is soon to be transposed and applicable on a mandatory basis in the UK.

Severe Turbulence on Aeroflot Flight: Aviation Lawyer Expresses Concern At the Number of Passengers Injured

Friday, 5th May 2017

Aviation Lawyer and former RAF pilot urges prompt investigation of this Boeing 777 incident.

Unlimited Magistrates' Court fines - Sentencing for Companies

Friday, 5th May 2017

Since 12 March 2015, Magistrates' Courts have been able to impose an unlimited fine for offences committed after that date which would have previously attracted a Level 5 fine capped at £5,000.

Cross Border Restructuring and Insolvency Update - April 2017

Friday, 28th April 2017

Covering the following articles: In the matter of the désastres of Gail Alison Cochrane and Orb a.r.l. and Re. Arck Estrella Limited, Representation of Rendle and Butcher [2017]JRC004 and [2017]JRC042 along with three short stories.

Insolvency Rules 2016 - Applications to Court for Appointment of Administrators

Friday, 28th April 2017

The procedure for an application to Court for the appointment of an Administrator pursuant to paragraph 12 of Schedule B1 IA 86 is covered by r3.3-3.15 of the 2016 rules.

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