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The Pitfalls of Retrospectively Amending the Terms of Pension Schemes

24 Jun 2019

In the recent case of BIC U.K. Limited v. Burgess [2019] EWCA Civ 806 ("BIC"), the Court of Appeal offered further clarity on the ability to retrospectively amend pension scheme rules. The Court of Appeal overturned the previous High Court decision finding that increases to pensions in payment…

Employment & HR

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Forbes Appoints Jennifer Ross As Associate In Conveyancing Department

21 Jun 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has appointed Jennifer Ross as an Associate in its Conveyancing Department. Jennifer, who is based in the Blackburn office, is a lawyer who has qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003, having worked in the legal sector since…

Residential Conveyancing

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Legal Article

Releasing Restrictive Covenants

20 Jun 2019

Alexander Devine Trust v Millgate 2018 What is a restrictive covenant on land? A restrictive covenant over land is a contract which runs with the land, and prevents that owner from doing certain things (usually relating to development or use). How is a restrictive covenant released /…

Dispute Resolution

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Legal Article

The Importance of Due Diligence

18 Jun 2019

When purchasing a business, whether it is a purchase of its share capital or its assets and liabilities, the buyer of the business will often undertake due diligence (the level of which varies dependent upon the size of the undertaking, the terms of the deal and the level of pre-existing knowledge by…

Corporate

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Legal Article

Advice on Professional Negligence Claims

14 Jun 2019

Advice given by professionals will be of the utmost importance to the client relying on it and be fundamental to business decisions. This may include examples such as legal advice on a significant transaction, an architect assisting with a construction project, engaging a chartered accountant to advise…

Dispute Resolution

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Social care liability - what does this case actually tell us?

14 Jun 2019

Poole Borough Council v GN & Another Those of us who are involved with claims that deal with the actions of local authority social services have been waiting with baited breath for the handing down of the Supreme Court judgment in Poole BC v GN for almost 12 months. However, with the flood…

Insurance

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Legal Article

Supporting Families; Investing in Practice

14 Jun 2019

The Government has announced it intends to spend £15m to keep children out of care with an innovative scheme based on existing Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) and Family Group Conferencing (FGCs) models. The new scheme named Supporting Families; Investing in Practice will be rolled…

Insurance

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The Issue of Criminality Under Data Protection

12 Jun 2019

The issue of criminality under data protection has once again come into the spotlight. A Stockport Home Limited employee, Wendy Masterson, was found guilty at Stockport Magistrates Court on 6th June 2019 of unlawfully accessing individual's personal data without having a legitimate reason to do so…

Commercial

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