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  • The Review - Autumn 2015

    23 October 2015

    Welcome to the autumn edition of The Review, our solicitors have written a selection of articles and guides on the latest legal issues which could be important for you and your family. And if you are in the mood for something a bit more light-hearted, check out our Rugby World Cup Facts. Number 3, in particular, is very surprising! …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tier 2 cap reached and other immigration news

    22 September 2015

    In June 2015, the number of applications submitted to UKVI for a restricted certificate of sponsorship exceeded the monthly allocation for the first time since the Tier2 cap was introduced in 2011.…

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  • Three questions your school board should ask itself about safeguarding

    22 September 2015

    The Charity Commission has recently published the findings of its report into the safeguarding matters at St. Paul’s School which hit the national press last year. We have condensed the Commission’s findings into three questions every board of governors should ask itself to comply with their legal duties. …

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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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