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Analysis: Energy Storage Projects - An increasingly attractive investment opportunity?

Tuesday, 11th April 2017

The results of the National Grid's Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender published in August 2016 have come to be seen as something of a pivotal moment for the fortunes of energy storage in the UK - especially for battery technology.

Insolvency Rules - Application to Set Aside a Statutory Demand

Monday, 10th April 2017

Applications to Set Aside a Statutory Demand.

Legislating for Brexit: proposals for the Great Repeal Bill

Monday, 10th April 2017

On 31 March 2017, the government published a white paper setting out its plans to legislate for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This is the second white paper to be published on Brexit.

Insolvency Rules - Creditors' Bankruptcy Petition

Friday, 7th April 2017

The rules for these petitions are contained in 10.6 to 10.33. This section also covers IVA supervisors making a petition. The good news is that under the new Rules, there are very few changes to the current procedure.

Social Media - Benefits and Best Practice

Friday, 7th April 2017

Social media is a term that is continually thrown around and more often than not is something that as a Trainee you will be expected and encouraged to use. Using social media platforms is a fantastic way to promote the work that your firm undertakes, advertise the CSR work, circulate any publications, and to network.

Public Sector Bulletin - 7 April 2017

Friday, 7th April 2017

In this month's Public Sector Bulletin we cover news from Employment on the new financial year meaning a new tax burden for public authorities, and National Insurance reforms, is this a challenge yet to come for the public sector? We will also be looking at Broadband and what the current digital infrastructure strategy plans means for local authorities.

Ashfords LLP advise on the sale of Rowe's Cornish Bakers to Iberia Industry Capital

Friday, 7th April 2017

National law firm Ashfords LLP has advised the owners of Rowe's Cornish Bakers on the sale of the company to Iberia Industry Capital (IIC), based in Luxembourg.

National Insurance reforms: a challenge yet to come for the public sector?

Thursday, 6th April 2017

A lot of noise was made about the government's U-turn on proposals to change the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) paid by the self-employed. When you read beyond the headlines however, the U-turn may in reality be more of a delay to proposals.

Insolvency Rules - Expedited Petitions, Provisional Liquidation and Validation Orders

Thursday, 6th April 2017

It will be rare that an expedited petition is appropriate - the case law concerns instances where only compulsory liquidation is possible for a type of entity but the usual process would cause significant prejudice to creditors, e.g. credit unions.

Insolvency Rules - Applications and After Acquired Property

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Rule 12 sets out rules relating to applications, (excluding administration applications, winding up petitions and creditors' bankruptcy petitions) including.

Unreasonable behaviour within divorce proceedings

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

If you have been involved in divorce proceedings before, or are currently going through them, you may have heard the phrase 'unreasonable behaviour'… but what does this actually mean?

What will the current digital infrastructure strategy plans mean for local authorities?

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

In the recent Spring Budget, the Government announced the first steps of its strategy to invest in digital infrastructure to support the next generation of mobile and broadband technology. The Government plans to invest £16 million for 5G facilities and £200 million for full-fibre broadband. The plans will involve a collaboration between central Government, the private sector and local authorities.

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