Redundancy – how should you handle it?

Redundancy – how should you handle it? Redundancies are increasingly dominating headlines in the media at the moment, with recent large scale redundancy exercises including the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain which resulted in around 1,000 staff losing their jobs, Deutsche Bank making 18,000 job cuts following a reorganisation and many staff at […]

Irving David considers the various claims of copyright infringement against Epic Games, creators of “Fortnite Battle Royale” as a Talking Point in the June 2019 issue of “Dancing Times”

  Irving David, partner. Irving David considers the various claims of copyright infringement against Epic Games, creators of “Fortnite Battle Royale” as a Talking Point in the June 2019 issue of “Dancing Times” In his article, Irving explains that whilst literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works are all acknowledged to enjoy copyright protection, it is […]

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 By Colin Jaque, Partner. Amongst the provisions of this little known legislation is a requirement for the setting up of Redress Schemes to govern the letting and management of property the provisions for which will be a cause for concern for the public and the profession alike and […]

J’AI UN PROBLEME

J’AI UN PROBLEME Article written by David Maxwell Private Client Senior Associate Lawyer The recent case concerning the late Johnny Hallyday’s Will highlights the complexity of dealing with cross-border estates and the need for good legal advice to help avoid the kind of problems which have befallen the estate of “the French Elvis”. Incorporating a […]

Flexible Working – dos and don’ts

Flexible Working – dos and don’ts Article written by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate in our Employment and Dispute resolution department ——————- Flexible working is a subject often feared by employers for fear of disruption to the workplace. Similarly, many employees don’t fully understand their rights insofar as flexible working requests are concerned. Arguably, the most […]

Keeping in Touch (“KIT”) Days – what do you need to know?

Keeping in Touch (“KIT”) Days – what do you need to know? Article written by Louise Rogers Senior Associate in our Employment and Dispute Resolution department ——————- Most of us will have heard of KIT days with relevance to maternity leave. The prospect of carrying out any work during a period of maternity leave can […]

Sheep or Wolf? How to Fraud-proof your Lasting Power of Attorney

    Sheep or Wolf? How to Fraud-proof your Lasting Power of Attorney Article written by David Maxwell, Senior Associate The untrustworthy individual who abuses a parent’s or elderly neighbour’s power of attorney is a recurring theme in the media and despite a major overhaul of the system several years ago shows little sign of […]

A Matter of Life and Death……..some Future Planning

A Matter of Life and Death……..some Future Planning Article written by David Maxwell, Senior Associate Private client lawyer —————————— There has been much debate in the press and elsewhere recently concerning end of life care and euthanasia. The dividing line between the two is, in fact, often blurred and the pain-relieving but potentially life-shortening quality […]

Why do I need a Will?  

“Why do I need a Will” by Rashid Azizi, Associate Solicitor Wealth Protection and Private Client team, Why do I need a will? In essence, it is a question of retaining some degree of control regarding how your estate passes on your death and ensuring there is some measure of certainty. We spend most of […]

BUT IT’S NOT FAIR!

The past two years have seen a number of high profile disputes being reported in the press where aggrieved adult children used the courts to try to overturn their late parents’ Wills in order to acquire a larger share of their estates for themselves. It is not surprising that these types of cases are so […]