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Blog archive: February, 2015

Size doesn’t matter- how we built a global profile

It’s not easy being a medium sized law firm – there are hundreds of other firms competing for the same clients. And all of them say that they offer ‘partner level support’ and a ‘full range of commercial services’. In what can appear to be a sea of grey and corporate hot air, we like to …

Size doesn’t matter- how we built a global profile

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The Brussels Regulation (recast) – The changes explained

From 10 January 2015, Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels Regulation (recast)) applies. Jurisdiction The most significant change in relation to jurisdiction, and this clearly also effects parties not from Member …

The Brussels Regulation (recast) – The changes explained

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Pension or property? Joe Hobson gives his view to Waitrose Weekend

In April, the government will offer retired people more flexibility with their pensions by allowing them to withdraw (and spend) their savings in one lump sum. It is expected that a growing number of retirees will shun their pensions in favour of property investment (buy-to-let). With the ability to to unlock a pensions at 55, many may not be able to withstand …

Pension or property? Joe Hobson gives his view to Waitrose Weekend

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Creditors bankruptcy petitions– A change is going to come

Changes to the Personal Insolvency debt threshold have recently been announced which are due to come into effect in October 2015.  The proposed changes would mark a significant shift in the options available to creditors pursuing debtors for relatively small debts, and have received mixed views. How the land lies currently The current system entitles …

Creditors bankruptcy petitions– A change is going to come

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