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  • Downsizing The Family Home

    22 October 2015

    Q: My partner and I are looking to retire in the next few years and are currently downsizing from our family home.…

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  • Protecting Your Family Inheritance: The Corridor of Uncertainty

    22 October 2015

    Summer is truly behind us and looking back, what sticks in your memory? Some will think back to England’s Test cricket team regaining the Ashes unexpectedly, few will recall Tuesday 28 July. This was to be the No News Day immediately before the (victorious) Third Test at Edgbaston. …

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  • What Do You Need to Know About the New Consumer Rights Act?

    22 October 2015

    When you buy goods, services or digital products as a consumer you may find that the “small print” has changed. This is because traders are now bound by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) which came into force on 1 October 2015. You will now find that your rights are stronger than they used to be and that you have better remedies against disreputable traders. …

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  • Family Business Survival Guide: The Family Charter

    22 October 2015

    Family charters (also known as constitutions) are agreements entered into by family members in relation to their family’s business. The purpose is to set out the business practices which family members should follow from day-to-day, in addition to the long-term strategy of the business.…

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  • Autumn 2015 Update for Schools

    28 September 2015

    Welcome to our Autumn 2015 email update for schools. We hope that you find it informative and useful in keeping you up to date with recent developments that are likely to be of interest to schools.…

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  • Is data protection becoming less onerous?

    24 September 2015

    The Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) provides a right for individuals to request disclosure of their personal information which an organisation holds about them. Such a request is known as a Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”). …

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  • National living wage

    22 September 2015

    On 8 July 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the introduction of a new National Living Wage (“NLW”). The Government wishes to ensure a higher wage for more experienced workers. The NLW is a premium on top of the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) for workers aged 25 and over. …

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  • Update to Keeping Children Safe in Education - July 2015

    22 September 2015

    An updated version of KCSiE was published on the 22 July 2015 and this replaces the 2014 guidance. As there are changes to part one, it is essential that all staff read the updated document. …

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  • Goddard Inquiry

    22 September 2015

    The Goddard inquiry, an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, opened on 9 July 2015 (after some chaos when the inquiry was first announced in July 2014. The first two Chairs stepped down)…

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