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Stamp Duty Land Tax for first time buyers: the changes
Head of Burnetts Residential Conveyancing team, Kathryn Hill, explains the new Government changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax for first time buyers.
By Kathryn Hill on Wednesday 7th February 2018
Top 5 Tips for Commercial Tenants
For many tenants taking a commercial lease is unchartered territory. So, as a tenant, what should you look out for? Commercial Property Solicitor Helen Hayward lists 5 things to get you started...
By Helen Hayward on Tuesday 30th January 2018
Christmas holidays: What are businesses’ legal obligations?
Employment Solicitor Anna Lovett gives her top tips for businesses when managing Christmas holidays.
By Anna Lovett on Monday 18th December 2017
Suspension – a Neutral Act?
High Court judge has recently ruled that the suspension of a qualified teacher casts a shadow of doubt over the professional’s competence and cannot be considered neutral.
By Natalie Ruane on Friday 22nd September 2017
Saying what you mean
John Noctor explains the case of Persimmon Homes Ltd & Others v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, in which an exclusion clause was contested over its meaning.
By John Noctor on Tuesday 27th June 2017
Employment Law News - February 2017
Natalie Ruane reports on the latest Government announcements on employment law in February 2017.
By Natalie Ruane on Thursday 23rd February 2017
When is Suitable Alternative Employment Not Actually Suitable?
Despite some growth in the economy, many employers continue to look at redundancy in order to cut costs.
By Natalie Ruane on Friday 14th October 2016
Bribery Act 2010
Following the first charges being brought under the Bribery Act, solicitor Aaron Lyons briefly explains what businesses need to know about the Bribery Act.
By on Sunday 29th September 2013
InfoLaw Update - June 2013
In this month's information law update, solicitor Natalie Ruane takes a look at the Caldicott review on information sharing in healthcare sector.
By Natalie Ruane on Monday 17th June 2013
The Jackson Reforms: ‘The Big Bang’ and how it will affect education
Solicitors’ litigation costs have undergone seismic changes with effect from 1st April 2013. The reform is statutory (under the Legal Aid and Sentencing Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), in conjunction…
By Patricia Hall on Thursday 11th April 2013
Public sector Procurement Update
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has published a new report on its findings following research into the effect of public sector procurement processes on the construction industry, and in…
By on Monday 5th November 2012