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June 2015

  • 30

    Hewitsons And Moorhead James Merge

    Hewitson Moorhead has brought together two highly respected firms that will be of substantial benefit to its clients and which will enable and accelerate significant growth for the newly merged firm.

  • 29

    Variations – A Taxing Question?

    On 19th March the Chancellor announced a review of Deeds of Variation to crackdown on tax avoidance. Carolyn Bagley, Partner at law firm Hewitsons, examines the usage of Variations and the case against abolition.

  • 29

    Last Chance Saloon To Re-claim Assets: Does Your Old Company Need Restoring?

    If you believe a company in which you have an interest might have dissolved whilst owning assets, you need to be aware of an important deadline, because if action is not taken soon the chance will be lost to re-claim the assets.

  • 28

    Court Of Appeal Case On Section 62 Lpa 1925

    Rights of way and other rights (easements) for the benefit of property can be created by express grant or impliedly, for example based on long use.

  • 27

    Hewitsons And Moorhead James To Merge

    Hewitson Moorhead will bring together two highly respected firms in a merger that will be of substantial benefit to its clients and which will enable and accelerate significant growth for the newly merged firm.

  • 24

    4th Money Laundering Directive Ushers In Tougher Rules.

    New rules agreed by the Council of Europe and endorsed by the European Parliament are being introduced under the fourth anti-money laundering directive.

  • 22

    Hewitsons Enters Dragon Boat Festival In Milton Keynes

    On Sunday, 21st June, a number of Hewitsons staff, family and friends took part in the Dragon Boat Festival to race and raise money for Age UK Milton Keynes.

  • 18

    It’s Not Fair, It’s Commercial

    A distribution agreement case has emphasised that when the Courts are asked to interpret a commercial contract, unless the relationship defined by the contract is one to which the law itself requires the parties to act in good faith towards each other (eg employment law or partnership law) or where the parties expressly agree to vest duties of trust and confidence in each other in their dealings, the Courts are disinterested in whether the application of the contract terms is fair. They respect the original bargain.

  • 18

    Working Time

    If any of you have employees who have no fixed place of work, but instead their home is regarded as their "base" (for example some sales people), a recent opinion given by the Advocate General (AG) of the European Court of Justice will be of interest to you.

  • 16

    Don't Write Off Lost Profits

    If someone negligently damages your property, can you claim against him for losses you incur by not being able to use that property in your business as a result?

  • 16

    Hewitsons Secures A Hat-trick Of Successes In The High Court

    Law firm Hewitsons has secured three consecutive judgements in High Court Judicial Reviews against plans for a new supermarket outside the town of Cinderford in Gloucestershire.

  • 15

    Hewitsons Announces New Partner

    Law firm Hewitsons has announced that Rebecca Austin has been promoted to Partner.

  • 14

    Cambridge Legal Walk

    Newly appointed Partner Rebecca Austin along with Lucinda Borwn, Partner, Amy Wallhead, Solicitor, Joe Taylor, Solicitor and trainee Solicitors Natasha Flint, Katherine Hague and Emily Walker will all particiapte in the 10km sponsored walk on 15th June to raise money for the Eastern Legal Support Trust.

  • 10

    Boundary Disputes - Solicitors And Courts To Be Excluded

    “To hear those words “boundary dispute” is to fill a judge even of the most stalwart and amiable disposition with deep foreboding, since disputes between neighbours tend always to compel, as this one did, some unreasonable and extravagant behaviour which profits no one but the lawyers.”

  • 10

    Your Will - 6 Key Questions

    Farmers can waste thousands on Wills, because it’s easy to overlook non-tax questions crucial to the Wills’ effectiveness. Kipling’s “six honest serving men” questions can assist you.

  • 10

    New Charity Commission Guidance On Trustees’ Duties

    The Charity Commission aims to publish revised guidance in early July, substantially affecting the expectations on all charity trustees.

  • 09

    The Car That Did Not Get Away

    Regrettably, there are occasions when customers don’t pay their suppliers and creditors have to resort to one of the available legal procedures to recover the money owed.

  • 08

    The Eat Case Of Basildon Academies - V - Amadi And Another

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Basildon Academies - v – Amadi and Another has reminded schools and other employers of the need to ensure that they have comprehensive policies in place.