Civil partnerships … what next?

         Civil partnerships … what next? Article written by Rebecca Gunningham, Family and Matrimonial solicitor in our Family Law Department On Wednesday 27th June 2018 the Supreme Court handed down judgment ending the three and a half year court battle for Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan on their right to enter into […]

Boardroom disputes & shareholder fall-outs: How to weather the storm

  Sharokh Koussari Partner in our Employment and Dispute resolution department I recently read the very interesting book “Family Wars” by Grant Gordon and Nigel Nicholson, (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Wars-Stories-Insights-Business/dp/0749460555) .The book, amongst other things, traces the roots of success and feuds amongst some of the best known business families.  Many of these conflicts had to be resolved by way […]

General Data Protection Regulation – Part 2

Article written by Irving David, Intellectual Property Partner at DWFM Beckman Solicitors General Data Protection Regulation The new General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25 May 2018. In the second of his two part review, Irving David looks at the key issues addressed by the Regulation. The First Instalment covering points 1 through […]

General Data Protection Regulation

Article written by Irving David, Intellectual Property Partner at DWFM Beckman Solicitors General Data Protection Regulation The new General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25 May 2018. In the first of a two part review, Irving David looks at the key issues addressed by the Regulation. The Second Installment will appear in one […]

WHAT DO PEOPLE ALMOST ALWAYS GET WRONG WHEN THEY CHANGE JOBS?

 WHAT DO PEOPLE ALMOST ALWAYS GET WRONG WHEN THEY CHANGE JOBS? Article Written by Naylah Hamour Employment & Dispute Resolution Partner with DWFM Beckman Solicitors The biggest regret that I hear from clients seeking advice about employment disputes or terminations is that they didn’t seek advice before signing their contract and/or joining their employer. No one […]

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and employees

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for employers and employees Article written by Naylah Hamour, Partner in our Employment and dispute resolution department. Most employers have now heard of the GDPR, although many do not yet know what the Regulation involves or what it will mean for their business. Many businesses […]

Honey Dave joins DWFM Beckman’s Real Estate Department

We are delighted to announce that Honey Dave has joined DWFM Beckman as a Senior Associate in our Real Estate team. Honey has joined us having previously practised at a niche city firm. She specialises in residential and commercial property transactions, disposal and portfolio refinances for high net worth UK and overseas clients. As an […]

It’s snowing! – What are my legal rights as a worker?

by Anna Crayton, Solicitor in Employment and Dispute Resolution Team As the heavy snow fall continues causing major disruption to travel and hundreds of schools up and down the county remain closed, many commuters are finding themselves stranded at home without access to the rail network or roads. If you find yourself unable to get […]

Rules are rules – Civil Courts cracking down on non-compliance

Article written by Anna Crayton, Dispute Resolution lawyer Prior to the Jackson Reforms in April 2013 it was considered that the UK Courts had become too tolerant of parties’ non-compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and the Court’s directions and orders and the delays that this non-compliance caused. Immediately post-implementation of the Jackson Reforms, […]

The Taylor Review – Will it make a difference?

The Taylor Review – Will it make a difference?  Article written by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate Employment lawyer. It is impossible to have missed the many legal challenges to employment status brought by Uber and Deliveroo drivers and others working in the “gig” economy over the last 12 months. Staff have repeatedly alleged that they […]