Blog and Comment

Blog and Comment

1 July 2016

New Sentencing Guidelines for Dangerous Dogs

Peter Rolphposted byPeter Rolph Managing Partner

In the light of another series of serious dog attacks, including tragic fatalities, the sentencing council has issued some new clear guidelines for sentencing offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 where a dog is dangerously out of control... Read more

8 June 2016

Failings at Sports Direct – a New Age of Employer Transparency

Amy Cousineau Masseyposted byAmy Cousineau Massey Solicitor

Failings at Sports Direct – a New Age of Employer Transparency

Things couldn’t get much worse for sporting retailer Sports Direct. Last year concerns were raised over working practices including the company’s over-reliance on agency workers and zero hours contracts. The company was criticised for using a strike-out system of automatic dismissal following a certain number of employee minor transgressions (such as spending too long in the loo or taking a sick day).... Read more

8 April 2016Wills

The New Rules of Intestacy: NO WILL NO CHOICE

Sue Adamsposted bySue Adams Partner

Now we are all guilty of putting off things for another day, particularly the important things and especially when it comes to our Wills. It is a common thing to hear from friends, acquaintances and indeed some of my own colleagues, ‘Oh we must come to see you to do our Wills.’ But they rarely actually do so, as for some, that act of contemplating their death will somehow hasten it. Perhaps this is why so many people fail to make a will even when the consequences of failing to do so are so very costly.... Read more

15 March 2016

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act

Shaun Guppyposted byShaun Guppy Solicitor

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Act) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Although many of the Act’s provisions have already come into force, those provisions being implemented in 2016 represent significant change for private limited companies (Companies) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) throughout England and Wales.... Read more