Post on 11 Jun 2013
This post features the winning entries from a recent blog competition which was organised by Rachel Cook, a solicitor in our Family Team. Rachel teaches the family elective on the Legal Practice Course at Plymouth University and she invited each of her students to write family law blogs for the...
Trainee Blog
Post on 6 Jun 2013
This is the third part of my series with tips for getting a training contract. This part explores the dreaded interview process. Students often seem to struggle when preparing for interview so hopefully these tips will help provide some focus to your preparation. See also: Part 1: Before you Apply...
Trainee Blog
Post on 30 May 2013
Lola Becker interviews David Howe, our Head of Property. He joined Michelmores from Clifford Chance and became a partner in 1990. He specialises in development and regeneration work, joint ventures, construction contracts and professional appointments. He is widely recognised as a leader in his...
Trainee Blog
Post on 22 May 2013
It is a well known proposition that the Courts are reluctant to interfere with Arbitrators' Awards. However, a Court will be prepared to look closely where it appears that an Arbitrator has failed in his duty to give reasons in accordance with section 52(4) of the Arbitration Act 1996.  A recent...
Real Estate
Post on 21 May 2013
It’s not every day trainees are requested to travel to London to help with marketing events, and it’s even less routine that we are asked to help with a marketing event at the Gherkin. But I was lucky enough to be able to attend such an event. Last Tuesday Michelmores held a business lunch on the...
Trainee Blog
Post on 16 May 2013
Do your employee reps have the required authority for collective redundancy consultation? In a very important recent decision (Kelly v Hesley Group Limited) the Employment Appeal Tribunal had restated that the statutory collective redundancy consultation rules must be followed strictly. The rules...
Employment Law
Post on 15 May 2013
Being two months into my second seat in Private Client, I thought I’d give you a flavour of the work I’ve been doing and what a trainee in this area can expect to get their teeth into! This will be the first in a series of seat summaries, giving you a feel for the work involved in each seat. I had...
Trainee Blog
Post on 10 May 2013
The European Parliament approved the Consumer Rights Directive on 23 June 2011.  Member States will have two years in which to implement the Directive into local law.  The rules will impact e-retailers with activities in EU member states with the increased burden and cost of compliance. So...
Technology
Post on 3 May 2013
A team from the Business Group at Michelmores Solicitors has advised Mole Valley Farmers on the acquisition of rural retail and agricultural business, Farmway. Mole Valley Farmers was founded in 1960 by a small group of farmers in South Molton, Devon and announced earlier this year that its...
Finance and Investment
Post on 2 May 2013
Guest post from Cameron O’Donnell I found out about the opportunity of work-experience with Michelmores through Exeter College where I am currently studying my AS Levels which include law, biology, psychology and P.E. Since studying law I’ve acquired a real interest for it, especially the role of a...
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