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  • Increase in Surrogacy for Childless Couples

    13 October 2017

    Whilst there are no accurate figures as to the number of children born through surrogacy, due largely to the ad hoc nature of the majority of the agreements, is it clear that surrogacy is on the rise, due in part to the legalisation of same sex marriage and also to increasing awareness of other options for childless couples.…

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  • How Mediation Can Assist Separating and Divorcing Couples

    06 October 2017

    Mediators are sometimes confused with marriage guidance or relationship counsellors, which they are not. A family mediator is appointed on the breakdown of a family relationship; a neutral professional who assists the separating couple in reaching settlement of their arrangements, whether in relation to their children and / or financial and property issues.…

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  • Cohabiting Couples and Cohabitation Agreements

    06 October 2017

    In 2016, there were 18.9m families in the UK. Of those, 12.7m were married or civil partners. Cohabiting couples (unmarried) was that fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016, more than doubling from 1.5m families to 3.3m families. (Information from ONS)…

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  • Acquisition of Experience English Limited

    27 September 2017

    Barlow Robbins’ Corporate and Commercial team has advised BSC Group Limited on its acquisition of Experience English Limited from The Real Experience Group (formerly Kinlay Group), its Irish parent, for an undisclosed sum.…

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  • Ultrasonic Sciences - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    19 September 2017

    So fast has technology advanced, that using robots in manufacturing is no longer anything remarkable, according to Chris Gartside, the former sales engineer who trained as a metallurgist and is a director of Ultrasonic Sciences (USL), the UK's only manufacturer of automated and semi-automated ultrasonic inspection systems for industrial and research applications.…

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  • Minesoft - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    19 September 2017

    Minesoft are a global patent solutions provider, providing online products and services for patent research, archiving and intelligence, and intellectual property document retrieval. The business provides information to Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies around the world, and to specialist IP, patent attorney and search firms.…

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  • Doyle & Tratt - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    19 September 2017

    Doyle & Tratt have become the leading British manufacturer of dimmer switches and decorative switches and sockets and have won two Queen’s Awards for innovation - in 2006 and 2015 - as well as several lighting industry design awards.…

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  • How far can you go to monitor an employee’s emails?

    19 September 2017

    Many employers will monitor the way their employees use email and the internet, partly to ensure that employees are not distracted during their working hours and, more importantly, to ensure that employees are not abusing the IT systems to damage their business – for example, sharing confidential information via email.…

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  • Employee imprisoned for disobeying injunction

    19 September 2017

    The seriousness of court orders can sometimes go unnoticed and unfortunately for Mr Dadi, a former employee of the OCS Group UK, this resulted in him receiving a 6 week prison sentence after he breached an interim injunction imposed by the High Court.…

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