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Blog archive: February, 2017

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Each year, the government reviews the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is important for employers to know about these changes to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations – and the potential risks they face – with respect to their employees. New Limits With effect …

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

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Landlord’s Development v Quiet Enjoyment

In what is proving to be a competitive market for commercial landlords, many are looking for different options to maximise the revenue from their investments by undertaking works to all or part of a tenant occupied building. This gives Landlords the opportunity to increase their yields by exploring potential developments or conversions of their building. …

Landlord’s Development v Quiet Enjoyment

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New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

France recently enacted a new anti-corruption law in the so-called Sapin II Act, that companies must implement by 1 May 2017. After the 2014 Hamon Act and the 2015 Macron Act, it is the turn of the Sapin II Act of 9 December 2016 to tackle corruption issues and to attempt to modernise the economy. …

New Anti-Corruption Laws in France

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Sherrards helps client to shut down rogue websites

Sherrards has this week represented its long-standing client, Villa Plus, in connection with the shutting down of two bogus websites that were advertising Villa Plus’ villas for holiday rental unlawfully. Barney Laurence – a Senior Associate within the firm and who specialises in commercial litigation – wrote a detailed letter before action to the host …

Sherrards helps client to shut down rogue websites

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China Daily Article “Investors from China gamble on London’s real estate” featuring Sherrards

Sherrards contribute to property and real estate article produced by China Daily which suggests that the Chinese have overtaken the Americans in terms of foreign investment into London’s Commercial property scene. View China Daily article, featuring Sherrards’ Laurel Zhang  

China Daily Article “Investors from China gamble on London’s real estate” featuring Sherrards

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Are we moving into a cognitive era for professional firms?

Artificial intelligence technologies such as IBM Watson are a paradigm shift for professional firms according to speaker Mike Platt who presented at the Alliott group North America Leadership Meeting in Miami. Keynote speaker Mike Platt of INSIDE Public Accounting shared his views on trends in the professional services sector. The future is now “For years the idea …

Are we moving into a cognitive era for professional firms?

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“Won’t you stay another day?” : Supreme Court hands MPs vote to start Brexit process  

R (MILLER) V SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION Gordon Nardell QC andTom Leary examine the Supreme Court’s judgment in Miller [2017] UKSC 5 and ask where it leaves the Crown’s prerogative power to conduct foreign affairs Forget the experts.With William Hill offering odds of 5/2 (a 28% chance) on the Government winning …

“Won’t you stay another day?” : Supreme Court hands MPs vote to start Brexit process  

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Panel Session – Washington DC: “The Benefits of International Alliances and Networks – exploring the good, the bad and the ugly”

This article reflects the highlights of a panel session run by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee’s Business Development Working Group, at the IBA Annual Conference in Washington DC, exploring the benefits of international alliances and networks, looking at the good, the bad and the ugly. The panel consisted of a range of industry experts, …

Panel Session – Washington DC: “The Benefits of International Alliances and Networks – exploring the good, the bad and the ugly”

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