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Nicola Saulle

3 Things You Should Know About Driving Over the Christmas Period

By Nicola Saulle in Motoring / Driving Law

Christmas is a time when our social lives heighten and we celebrate with friends, family and colleagues. A trip to the Christmas markets and staff Christmas parties can (and usually do) lead to drinking. While we all like a merry Christmas, it’s important to be safe and none more so than when driving.  Here are… Read more »

Dec 02

Ian Brunt

Top tips for parenting apart over Christmas

By Ian Brunt in Family / Divorce

Parenting apart can be fraught with difficulty at the best of times, but never has the strain been felt more than over the Christmas holidays as emotions can be high. Unfortunately most divorced parents face the hard decision of who will get to spend Christmas day with their children as spending the day together as… Read more »

Dec 02

Jonathan Bridge

Football Abuse Victims Start to Come Forward

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

After a week of media headlines we are now beginning to receive the first enquiries from victims of football sex abuse. The NSPCC have reported unprecedented levels of enquiries to their helpline. Concern has been expressed in all quarters about the level of this scandal. From Victoria Derbyshire to the Professional Footballers Association there has… Read more »

Dec 02

Sian Hall

Waste Crime Costs the UK £1 Billion Every Year

By Sian Hall in Environmental Law

The Guardian newspaper published an article on the 22nd September 2016 regarding waste crime; which is quoted as costing the country £1bn a year, an increase of 100% from 2014 when it was estimated that waste crime cost the country half a billion pounds yearly. Sir James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency… Read more »

Dec 02

Mark Skinner

Christmas Shopping Tips to Avoid a Festive Disaster – Part 1

By Mark Skinner in Debt Advice

In part one of our Christmas shopping tips blogs, we’re going to look at how you can save money on your Christmas shop while there’s still plenty of time to go. List List List If you’ve got dozens of presents to buy and all with ranging requirements and budgets, it would be futile to think… Read more »

Dec 01

Richard Yates

How to Avoid Contractual Disputes

By Richard Yates in Commercial Litigation

Contractual disputes are rife in the business world and can be extremely expensive, time consuming and stressful for those involved. What may initially appear to be minor, trivial issues can quickly escalate into something much bigger, serving to damage business relationships beyond repair or even threatening the inherent survival of a business. The key question… Read more »

Nov 30

Jonathan Bridge

First Hand Experience of Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

On Tuesday 29 November, I travelled to London at the invitation of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) to take part in the first day of seminars, which  had been organised as part of the Accountability and Reparation limb of the Inquiry’s work. During the morning Claimant and Defendant representatives appeared separately. I… Read more »

Nov 30

Sian Hall

NCA Arrest 14 Individuals For Money Laundering For Cyber Criminals

By Sian Hall in Fraud and Business Crime

The National Crime Agency published this month the arrest of 14 individuals on suspicion of money laundering in respect of international cyber criminals. It is alleged that the suspects laundered more than £11 million using the Dridex and Dyre streams of malicious software known as malware. The operation, led by the NCA involved 160 officers… Read more »

Nov 30

Richard Yates

Premier League manager ordered to repay £3.77 million for breach of contract

By Richard Yates in Sports & Media Law

Current Premier League manager Tony Pulis has been ordered by the High Court to repay an amount of £3.77 million to Crystal Palace FC following the early payment of a bonus to him for keeping the club in the Premier League back in 2014. It is understood that combined legal costs could push this figure… Read more »

Nov 29

Victoria Mitchell

Trade Union Congress Reports Drop in Employment Tribunals

By Victoria Mitchell in Employment for Business

Trade Union Congress (TUC) have released an analysis of government figures which has seen a significant drop in the number of claims which have been brought to an Employment Tribunal in 2015/16. Overall, 83,031 claims were made in 2015/16, down from 191,541 employment tribunal claims made in 2012/13. The biggest drop has been seen in… Read more »

Nov 29

Sam Mcdevitt

Landmark Cryogenic Case Highlights Child’s Welfare is Always Paramount

By Samuel McDevitt in Family / Divorce

Over the years a number of Hollywood blockbuster films have explored the idea of cryogenically freezing people, but to most it seemed like science fiction. That concept has however become reality in the recent landmark case, Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016 EWHC 2859 (Fam), whereby the High Court granted an application for a 14… Read more »

Nov 25

Mike Drapala

Sale of Assets to Connected Parties – SIP 13 Gets a Makeover

By Mike Drapala in Corporate Insolvency

Statements of Insolvency Practice are guides issued to licensed Insolvency Practitioners with a view to maintaining standards and ensuring consistency of approach. Statement of Insolvency Practice 13  (‘SIP 13’), which gives guidance to Insolvency Practitioners regarding the disposal of assets to ‘connected’ parties – the sale of assets of an insolvent company to a director… Read more »

Nov 25

Jonathan Bridge

Police Fail Child Abuse Victims But Continue to Escape Liability

By Jonathan Bridge in Abuse Claims

The BBC today report that the Metropolitan Police are putting children in London at risk because of “serious failings” in the way they deal with abuse. Almost 75% of the cases investigated had been poorly handled according to HMIC Inspectors. Worryingly, Assistant Commissioner, Martin Hewitt, attempted to pass the blame. He said that child protection… Read more »

Nov 25

Laura Hastewell

What is Domestic Abuse?

By Laura Hastewell in Family / Divorce

With the festive season fast approaching, police forces across the country are preparing for an increase in the number of reported incidents of domestic abuse. Of course domestic abuse can happen and does happen any time of the year; however research shows there is a strong link between pressures of family, money and increased alcohol… Read more »

Nov 25

Nick Molyneux

Top Tips For Staying Safe on the Road

By Nick Molyneux in Personal Injury

With casualties increasing year on year it’s important to remember the basics of safe driving. Our lives are often full of distractions so it’s important to ensure that your top priority when behind the wheel is your safety, and the safety of others. Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the road…. Read more »

Nov 24

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