DWFM Beckman ranked for London TMT “Media and Entertainment” practice area in The UK Legal 500 2015

Irving David, head of our Media Department has been acknowledged as a ‘Recommended Solicitor’ in his particular practice area. His department has been ranked in London TMT (technology, media and telecoms) within ‘Media and Entertainment’. The UK Legal 500 2015 comment that: “DWFM Beckman is praised for its responsiveness and ‘clear and concise advice’. Music […]

Fit for Work – 5 things employers should know!

By Louise Allen, Associate at DWFM Beckman In an effort to tackle the common problem of employees being absent from work for prolonged periods of time due to sickness, the government has introduced a new Fit for Work service (FFW). This service is now fully operational throughout England and Wales and it is important for […]

Sofia Moussaoui comments in the Press Association and The Guardian re Joy vs Joy-Morancho

Husband wins court tussle with estranged wife over classic car collection By Brian Farmer, Press Association View a PDF of the original article here. A solicitor representing a businessman who won a High Court tussle with his estranged wife over the ownership of a £20 million collection of about 35 classic cars says she is […]

The 1st July rule change to holiday pay claims

By Louise Allen, Employment and Dispute Resolution Team, DWFM Beckman   The recent case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton has been responsible for two important developments in the law relating to holiday pay. In that case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered how overtime (and certain travel-related allowances) should be treated for the calculation […]

Colin Glass’s article on the importance of making a Will

Why even “The Young Ones” should make a will Making a will has become even more important in the UK as the government seeks to increase its tax takings. Alarmingly, only approximately 63 per cent of British citizens have a will. The importance of making a will, and the disastrous financial consequences that might follow […]

Cross Border Debt Recovery Made Simple – The European Order for Payment Procedure

DWFM Beckman advises a fellow IPG member as to the procedure of enforcing an Austrian Judgment in the UK High Court.  This was the first European Enforcement Order for Payment claim in 2015. Prior to Regulation (EC) no. 1896/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council coming into force, cross-border enforcement claims were complex, […]

The importance of making a Will – Inheritance Tax and Deeds of Variation

The importance of making a Will was demonstrated again today. Unfortunately the late Rik Mayall died intestate (without a Will). As a result his family, and in particular his children, faced a large inheritance tax bill which otherwise could have been avoided had he made a Will leaving his estate to his spouse, as any […]

DWFM Beckman ranked for four practice areas in The UK Legal 500 2014

DWFM Beckman has been ranked for four practice areas in The UK Legal 500 2014: ‘London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms) within ‘Media and Entertainment’ ‘London: Private client’ within ‘Family’ ‘London: Real estate’ within ‘Commercial Property’ ‘London: ‘Dispute resolution’ within ‘Commercial Litigation’ In addition, Irving David and Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui have been acknowledged as ‘Recommended Solicitors’ in […]

Colin Glass explains the importance of making a Power of Attorney

The tragic accident that Michael Schumacher suffered a few months ago highlights the importance of making a Power of Attorney. Unfortunately it does not matter how fit or healthy a person is, an accident can occur at any time. It is always better, in the motto of the World Scout Movement, to “be prepared” rather […]

‘Returning’ a faulty new home – what rights does a property buyer have?

How to ‘return’ a faulty new home You’d take back a faulty toaster or a pizza with the wrong topping. Here’s what to do if you move into a new-build with problems 4th July 2014 by Felicity Hannah Buying a home is a challenging business at the best of times. You’ll need cash for a […]