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Springboard into recruitment

Starting any business from scratch is a daunting task. It’s no different when it comes to starting a recruitment business. But it’s a darn sight easier if you’ve got a ready-made database of clients and candidates. It’s an all-too familiar scenario in the recruitment sector: a member of staff leaving to set up on his …

Springboard into recruitment

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Funerals: to plan or not to plan

Funeral planning is a subject most of us veer away from.  However some spend a great deal of time planning. News this week has hi-lighted the Co-op’s plans to offer a cut price funeral (click here for article).   I arranged such a funeral for a client – a cremation without any form of service or …

Funerals: to plan or not to plan

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The Withdrawal Agreement-Review of its content so far

On 27 March 2018, the European Union accepted the amendments to the European Commission’s revised draft of the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the UK so far.  The agreement is expected to form the basis of a treaty that will govern both the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the transition period following that …

The Withdrawal Agreement-Review of its content so far

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SDLT update

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has now become a highly complex area and requires careful consideration to ensure the rates and exclusions applied are correct. At first glance, it may appear that relief is available but on closer inspection of the scenario this may not be the case.   For example, where a property is over …

SDLT update

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GDPR and Recruiters

25 May 2018 – take note of the date as this is becoming affectionally known as “GDPR” day.  It is the day when the old Data Protection Act 1998 is superseded by GDPR.  The aim; to effectively standardise rules across the EU and create greater transparency, responsibilities and liability in relation to how data (held …

GDPR and Recruiters

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Breaking Ranks – Women in the Law

Any woman working in the field of law will be acutely aware of the challenges that she will face if she is to be successful in her career. Commercial law, in particular, is historically dominated by men and brings with it a culture of long and unsociable hours. Women still retain primary responsibility for childcare, …

Breaking Ranks – Women in the Law

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