CLS is pleased to announce the launch of ChancelCheck® Premium, our NEW enhanced ChancelCheck® search for large land areas.
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Added by CLS on February 13, 2014 — Defero Law
As profitability is reflected by your cash-flow, it is crucial to be able to monitor it accurately to avoid being in the red. Delayed (or incorrect) bill production and credit control compromise the health of your cash flow and consequently the profitability of your practice.
This is…Read More
Added by Ana Udrea on February 11, 2014 — Defero Law
Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover and Deal, was asked by Ann for his views on corporate tax avoidance. This first post by Charlie looks at the issues raised and will be followed by a second outlining Charlie’s views on how to tackle the matter. The views expressed here are Charlie’s and do not necessarily reflect Ann’s opinions.
Over the past 18 months, the political wind has changed. The public have made clear how disgusted they feel at the industrial…Read More
This is the second post by Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover and Deal, on corporate tax avoidance. In his first post he set out the issues and in this post he considers ways to tackle corporate tax avoidance. The views expressed here are Charlie’s and do not necessarily reflect Ann’s opinions.
In my previous blog post, I…Read More
Added by Ann Humphrey on January 31, 2014 — Defero Law
For over 100 years it has been a fundamental principle of corporate law that a company is a separate legal entity, distinct and separate from its shareholders. As a separate legal entity, a company is treated like any other person with its own property, rights and liabilities. This principle is colloquially known as the “veil of incorporation”. The courts have often been asked to consider the situations in which the veil of incorporation can be disregarded or “pierced”. Typically these cases…Read More
Added by Lanyon Bowdler on January 31, 2014 — Defero Law
The start of a New Year often brings with it change and progress, but it seems, sadly not for millions of people who still face discrimination, bullying and violence for just being LGBT.
Shannon Bond’s article in the FT last week makes a shocking but unsurprising read as to how far behind we are in respect of progress where sexual orientation is concerned. It is crushing that in this day and age a person’s sexuality can still be an issue and in some countries a crime. Shannon Bond’s…
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on January 30, 2014 — Defero Law
The government is really pushing mediation into the limelight by announcing they are funnelling more funds into the initiative. Despite this, mediation is not the hot option that they anticipated. Couples are clogging up the courts and running away from mediation regardless of legal aid being provided for this option. So, why is mediation not taking off?
What Do The Figures Show?
The number of couples taking advantage of state funded mediation fell by a third in 2012 and…Read More
Added by Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors on January 29, 2014 — Defero Law
I was stood on the 8th Wonder of the World last week – Platform 2 of Chorley Train Station. I stood in the freezing cold waiting patiently for the 7.33am to Manchester. As the train slowly came into view, I scanned the busy platform and wondered how the tightly assembled crowd were going to squeeze into the three already packed carriages. It was every man for himself and as usual, I ended up standing all the way. Initially thinking it was going to be a boring journey, I was chuffed to…Read More
The other day a colleague of mine brought to my attention an advert on LinkedIn that reads as follows:
"Are You A Lawyer? - Apply Now For Inclusion In The Prestigious Madison Who's Who Registry! Read More "
The Read More link takes you straight to a website MadisonWhosWho.com which offers a ‘unique’ opportunity to be included in the ‘prestigious’ professional networking directory and networking platforms. It all sounded great and the website promises that it is…Read More
Radical reforms to family law services in 2014 mean fresh challenges for family solicitors and numerous difficulties for parents and couples.
Family lawyers have already had to cope with huge changes in 2013, including the withdrawal of public funding (legal aid) for most family law cases and the closure of several local courts.
Although, family law firms have risen to these challenges – for example by launching competitive fixed fee services – Emma Pearmaine, Head of…Read More
Added by Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors on January 20, 2014 — Defero Law
Have you ever been caught out by a client wanting their matters dealt with urgently. So much so that you’ve had to drop something else? I know several lawyers in small firms that have been.
I guess, like the ones I know, you’ve muttered under your breath, been unhappy about it and got on with it? So the question is, whose fault is it - yours or the clients?
From what I see this is quite common for some small firms, causing chaos with the schedule (or stress for the…Read More
It was inevitable that, following the ruling in R v Waya  1 AC 294, the Court of Appeal would face the challenge of hearing appeals concerning proportionality and joint benefits.
One such appeal decided on in November 2013 was R v Fields and others. This was a joint benefit case, and the…Read More
Added by Lewis Nedas Law on January 17, 2014 — Defero Law
Seems like every community has a theoretician, and Defero Law's own high-level thinker is our latest 'Star Blogger'.…
Added by Richard Pettet on January 16, 2014 — Defero Law
The controversial bonus cap which came into force on 1 January 2014 and is opposed by the UK government, prevents banks from paying bonuses worth more than individual’s salaries unless shareholders approve the payments explains Employment Solicitor Deborah Casale...................
Individuals earning over €750,000…
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on January 16, 2014 — Defero Law
I love all my clients. Promise!!! But I appreciate the fact that some of you my colleagues are not as fortunate.....
Here is a really cheerful website (provided you are not on the receiving end).
Here is a snapshot:
CLIENT: Can you give me the phone number of someone on your team who will actually …Read More
Added by Ellie Hurst on January 15, 2014 — Defero Law
The Open University has released a survey of 5,000 participants regarding happiness within marriage. The survey suggests that childless couples reported having happier relationships, but that women with Children were the happiest individuals.
The survey looked at the behaviour which makes people happy within their relationship, as well as the habits which annoy. The results suggested that people who had gone through a difficult…Read More
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on January 13, 2014 — Defero Law
I had been planning to take December off. Sadly, the guest blogger I had lined up had last minute Christmas stuff to do and now here I am unexpectedly back at the creative coal face. (And, before you ask, no, the guest blogger wasn’t Santa.) Grasping at the blogging equivalent of low-hanging fruit, I wondered ‘Is there anything tax-related about Christmas?’ Well, yes there is …Read More
Added by Ann Humphrey on December 30, 2013 — Defero Law
Non-law blogger Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) is the founder and…Read More
Added by Brian John Spencer on January 4, 2014 — Defero Law
The Government is finally acknowledging the role that grandparents play not only as working members of the community but as those who contribute heavily to child care when it comes to their grandchildren.
Flexible Working Extended to Grandparents
From April 2014, the government will be expanding the right to request flexible leave to all employees – this includes grandparents.
The TUC (Trade Union Congress) estimates that…Read More
Added by Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors on December 19, 2013 — Defero Law