Legal Updates

Motor Matters - Risk management in the retail automotive sector

26/10/2016

Lee Cohen, Managing Director of Hamilton Leigh Insurance Brokers explains why managing risk in the sector is now more important than ever.

Motor Matters - Selling a motor dealership

26/10/2016

Marc Matthew, former owner and Chairman of the Lifestyle Motor Group, recounts his experience of selling the business.

Tesco set to face legal dispute over pay cuts

18/10/2016

Following on the heels of the junior doctors’ dispute and ‘Marmitegate’, we now have news of a pay dispute between Tesco and some of its long-standing employees who are unhappy at proposals to reduce rates of pay for unsociable hours worked on weekends, nightshifts and bank holidays.

A Grove Warning – “a classic case of one party making a bad bargain”

17/10/2016

The Court of Appeal (CA) has upheld the decision of the TCC in the case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v. Grove Developments Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 990.

A speedy start for the Neighbourhood Planning Bill

11/10/2016

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill had its second reading yesterday, with the Government giving little away on substance.

Birketts attends bfa Forums

05/10/2016

Members of the Birketts Franchising Team have recently attended a number of bfa forums to discuss hot topics, the new European Code of Ethics for Franchising and mandatory arbitration clauses in franchise agreements.

Private Lives - An advance decision or a health and welfare LPA

03/10/2016

Following the introduction of health and welfare lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005), individuals have a choice

Private Lives - Giving to trusts and the loss to donor principle

03/10/2016

The value of a gift for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes is calculated by comparing the value of the taxpayer’s assets before and after the gift is made.

Private Lives - Death in the digital age

03/10/2016

From social media to bank statements, almost everything today is conducted or at least available in digital form.

Private Lives - Rural accidents and the Air Ambulance Service

03/10/2016

Jess Down of the East Anglian Air Ambulance explains how the EAAA raise funds and how you can learn more about the positive impact a gift in a Will can make

Private Lives - Removing Trustees who have lost mental capacity

03/10/2016

Many people assume the role of a Trustee at some time in their lives, maybe in a professional role as a Solicitor or Accountant or as a family friend.

Private Lives - Reforms to the taxation of non-domiciled individuals

03/10/2016

The proposed reforms were first mentioned in the Summer 2015 Budget; in September 2015, a consultation document was issued, inviting comments...

Private Lives - Wills and business owners

03/10/2016

An area that can cause untold complication on death if not properly addressed in advance is business succession.

Do we need to talk about Kevin (’s decision)?

27/09/2016

An appeal decision threatens to further muddy waters that we’re only just clearing following the Court of Appeal’s decision in ‘West Berkshire’ last May.

Immigration Update - September 2016

27/09/2016

This month's immigration update features articles covering changes to Tier 2 General and Intra-Company Transfer (ICT), sponsor licence renewals and more.

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