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Summer holidays

Many school children are currently sitting or getting ready to sit their exams. This can only mean that the summer holidays will be with us before too long. For many parents, the six week summer ... more


Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end

CBS and Paramount have shown fan-fiction producer Axanar Productions ‘resistance is futile’ by bringing an end to a lengthy copyright lawsuit which began in December 2015. Axanar Productions ... more


Driving for Work and the use of mobile phones

It has been illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving since December 2013, but an increase to the on the spot fixed penalty notice to 6 penalty points and £200 fine this year serves ... more


Considering Confidentiality

Confidentiality of data and information is critical to the financial services sector. A recent High Court decision has refined the method by which confidentiality may be enforced even after ... more


New charge to speed up food hygiene checks

Pubs and restaurants can cut re-inspection times for food hygiene checks by paying for the re-inspection when improvement work has been done. The Food Standards Agency has changed its policy so ... more


Avoiding countryside conflict

Approaching farmyards in the course of my work and receiving a warm welcome around the kitchen table is one of the true joys of working in the agricultural sector. The walk between the car and ... more


Can children be successfully disinherited?

Ilott (Respondent) v The Blue Cross and others (Appellants) The law in England and Wales allows parents to disinherit their children by leaving them out of their Wills. This differs from other ... more


Update on sleep in pay – new EAT development

Staff pay is a major concern for care businesses and in particular, how care homes should pay their staff for ‘sleep-in’ shifts. For many businesses, the potential for claims for back ... more


How will Brexit affect overseas companies?

For foreign companies dealing with the UK, one of the most common questions we get relates to the impact of Brexit. The detail of how the UK will exit the EU will be negotiated for the next ... more