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Subsidies after Brexit: will the green pound start to wither?

This green and pleasant land is facing some major changes. While the news has been focused on the impact of Brexit on urban industry and businesses like banking and finance, it is the UK...

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Will the UK become a tax haven after Brexit?

Back in January last year, Chancellor Philip Hammond hinted that the UK would do ‘whatever we have to do’ to ensure the UK’s economy prospered after Brexit – including making the c...

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Be clear on commercial contracts

A recent case has highlighted the need for clear, unambiguous drafting in commercial contracts  to avoid uncertainty over contractual obligations. It is clear that failure to provide cl...

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Claiming against insurers of insolvent defendants just got much easier

After years of delay, on 1 August 2016, new legislation came into force with the aim of making it easier to bring direct claims against an insurer, when those it insured became insolvent -...

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Stark warning for those issuing statutory demands

In a recent case, the High Court has upheld an appeal against a previous court decision to refuse to award costs to an Applicant who successfully set aside a statutory demand. This is a ...

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Actons extends property service with three new lawyers

Actons has appointed three new property lawyers to further extend its range of property services, as part its ongoing growth plans. Lisa Poole and Daniel Harley have joined as Associates...

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Home assistance for 178,000 people at risk as back-pay demands drive social care charities into insolvency

Following changes by HMRC to eradicate existing flat rates for overnight carers, charities are facing the prospect of insolvency as six years of back-pay totals a £400m bill for the Learn...

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Gender pay likely to stay in the spotlight

The BBC found itself in a media storm last month, following the publication of salaries paid to its highest-earning stars, which revealed that only one-third of its 96 top earners were wom...

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2018 EPC regulations: Notes for landlords

We all want to be greener, more energy efficient, and have warm, comfortable homes that don’t leak heat or let in the cold. If you’re a landlord, though, you now have a responsibility ...

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Actons advise on succession deal for AdamsonJones

A team of lawyers from Nottingham law firm Actons have advised on the transfer of ownership of AdamsonJones to Simon Cooper and Nic Ferrar.  AdamsonJones, a firm of patent and trademark...

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