Artist impression showing an aerial view of the Liverpool Waters scheme which is due to be considered by Liverpool council's planning commitee on March 6.
Liverpool Council will vote on Tuesday the 6thMarch on the possible regeneration plans for the dock areas of its water front, which include Princes Dock and the Central Dock.
The regeneration would involve a 5.5bn development which would…Read More
Added by Jo Milne on February 29, 2012 — Defero Law
Earlier I was reading an interesting discussion which asked those involved in Legal Marketing to post their one best legal marketing tip. There were 140 comments in all but I thought I'd cut this down to the 10 tips which had the most positive feedback. I hope that somewhere in this list, will be something that can help you....
'If regulations are not clear and orders are not thoroughly explained, it is the commander’s fault.’
Sun Tzu quoted in the Shih Chi (‘Records of the Grand Historian’) by Ssu–ma Ch’ien
Last August HMRC published a revised version of its Litigation and Settlement Strategy (a wonderful document which refers to ‘customer’ 26 times in five pages and tells us that HMRC has a ‘customer-centric’ business strategy). We…Read More
Added by Ann Humphrey on February 28, 2012 — Defero Law
In February I went to a talk about the history of tax organized by the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers. The speaker was Professor Chantal Stebbings, the subject, ‘Victorian Asylums: the Tax Factor’.
City Livery Companies are not really my thing but I had joined when a friend of mine was Master (or should it be Mistress?) and she felt that the Company needed more of a…Read More
Added by Ann Humphrey on February 28, 2012 — Defero Law
In October 2012 the government will launch the Green Deal. The Green Deal will allow homeowners to implement energy saving measures for their property without the need to pay upfront. The cost of the measures will be covered through the savings made on the home owner’s energy bills.
In order to identify a property for energy saving measures, the property must have a domestic Energy…Read More
Added by Jo Milne on February 28, 2012 — Defero Law
Search Engine Optimization has obviously been around as long as the search engines, but it’s only percolated into the business public’s conscience over the last few years or so, with its importance and potential value only really coming to prominence in the last three for many companies.
As with all things…Read More
Lucy Regan is a an assistant solicitor in the private client team based at our offices in Shrewsbury. Lucy says:
"We have in the past been presented with situations where a downsizing farmer has moved out of the farmhouse and given away much of the land, perhaps to the next generation, but has retained ownership of the farmhouse. The farmer may have thought that they were acting prudently…Read More
Added by Lanyon Bowdler on February 28, 2012 — Defero Law
Document Direct has this week successfully achieved Stage One of the international quality standard ISO 27001 for Information Security Management. To achieve this standard companies must adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls continue to meet the organization's information security needs on an ongoing basis.
Our ISMS (Information Security Management System) underpins every process in our business. We believe that this quality mark…Read More
You know you’re doing something right when your clients are consistent in their experiences with your law firm. We at Solicitor.info know well the…Read More
Added by David Sprake (Solicitor.info) on February 27, 2012 — Defero Law
I have for many years found everything to do with pricing of legal services fascinating. Yes I know, some would say I need to get out a bit more.
Anyway, here is one of the reasons why. As I have written previously, pricing is not an administrative function consisting of getting a time printout; it is a skill requiring a multidisciplinary approach from mathematics, statistics, accounting, psychology and economics (macro, micro and behavioural). As one judge has eloquently put it, it…Read More
Solicitors around the world are simultaneously coming to a realization: a new dawn is approaching. Even if they can’t quite quantify that so-called “new dawn”, they can certainly feel the winds of change in the air. If solicitors in the UK were wondering if it was just some small trend, or if, perhaps, there was a similar “mini trend” with their American and Canadian counterparts, that questioned was answered this week on the Law 21…Read More
Added by David Sprake (Solicitor.info) on February 24, 2012 — Defero Law
There seems to be news reports every day about the rising number of claims arising from motor accidents. From the rhetoric of some politicians and the media it would be easy to believe that this is the fault of victims.
Time and time again we are being told that there is a compensation culture which is causing insurance premiums to soar. Not surprisingly this agenda is driven by the insurance industry. Only last week the Prime Minister said - “I am determined to tackle this…Read More
London South Employment Tribunal has today (23 February 2012) ruled that Merton Council did not unlawfully discriminate against Celestina Mba, a devout Christian, on the grounds of religious discrimination when it asked her to work on Sundays.
Whilst relatively limited details of the case are publically available as yet, Miss Mba alleged that she was pressured to work on Sundays at Brightwell Children’s home in Morden, South-West London (run by the London Borough of Merton), where she…Read More
Added by CM Murray LLP on February 23, 2012 — Defero Law
Only the other day I responded to a thread over in our Legal Marketing Group An App for Your Law Firm by claiming that law firms were better off with a decent mobile site than an iPhone App. Apps should have a hook was my line of thinking. …
While most people spend Valentine’s Day with their favorite person, I spent Valentine’s Day with my favorite government office, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC held an all-day international trade symposium where it provided guidance on many of its programs, and discussed program requirements and licensing procedures. For those of you who were not lucky enough to attend, here are my top ten OFAC tips right from the horse’s mouth:
Added by Doreen Edelman on February 23, 2012 — Defero Law
First the good news. Then the bad news. Then the good news again.
The coalition government comes in for some stick but it is not all bad news.
For instance as from 6thApril we will all benefit from lower tax contributions as follows; We mere mortals will not pay tax until we earn over £8,100 pa meaning the emergency tax code will be 810L. The…Read More
Added by Jo Milne on February 23, 2012 — Defero Law
Dawn Barry, the original founder of Skilled Conveyancing is very passionate about her business. She puts her…
Added by Skilled Conveyancing on February 23, 2012 — Defero Law
Added by Carol Ann Markham on February 22, 2012 — Defero Law
A new £3 million scheme is set to help first time buyers in Liverpool enter the property market.
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve plans for a new Local Authority Mortgage Scheme today. If it is given the go-ahead, it could help more than 200 people into their first homes.
The £3 million scheme will see the Liverpool City Council working…
Added by Jo Milne on February 21, 2012 — Defero Law
There are so many ways to market and advertise your firm - but are you making the best use of the free tools available to you? Our latest blog post covers 5 essentials free marketing tips. This is by no means a complete guide and only touches on social media - as this is a whole separate topic and one that requires a lot more time and effort (more about that in subsequent posts). Plus, I obviously don't need to discuss the value of being on DeferoLaw - as you are already…Read More
Added by Kirsty Lemmon on February 21, 2012 — Defero Law