Short marriage | Divorce | Family law
Post on 31 Jul 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 3 July 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. The decision in Sharp adds further uncertainty to the already inexact science of the division of finances on divorce, writes Pippa Allsop​. The Court of Appeal decision in Sharp v Sharp...
Family Law
Academies Financial Handbook 2017
Post on 31 Jul 2017
The Department for Education (DfE) has published the 2017 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook. The latest edition contains a number of changes from its predecessor and comes into effect on 1 September 2017. It is positive to see that some of the lessons of the previous years' ESFA...
Academy | Education law
Post on 31 Jul 2017
What is a significant change? A significant change is broadly defined as any change that will 'in general, [have] an impact on the number, type and/or location of school places' at an open academy. These will invariably be changes that affect clauses in the academy's funding agreement. The...
Legal Week Best Employers
Post on 28 Jul 2017
Michelmores has been ranked amongst the top 15 employers in the legal industry by the 2017 Legal Week Best Employers Report. Now in its 14th year, the report gathers views from lawyers and support staff at UK and global law firms. The report examines the importance and satisfaction of all aspects...
Post on 26 Jul 2017
In Bank of Ireland v Eteams (International) Ltd (in voluntary liquidation) (2017), the Irish High Court has confirmed that Irish law reflects English law principles in relation to the question of when the purchase of receivables will be re-characterised as secured loans. True sale vs charge This...
Finance and Investment
Wetsuit Outlet investment | Mobeus Equity Partners
Post on 25 Jul 2017
Michelmores' London Corporate team has advised Europe's largest online water sports retailer, Wetsuit Outlet (the trading brand for B2C Distribution), as it secured growth capital of £5m from Mobeus Equity Partners, a leading equity investor in UK-based SMEs. Headquartered in Shoeburyness, Essex,...
Corporate law
Retail Law
Salvador Dalí exhumed | Salvador Dalí daughter | Probate dispute
Post on 24 Jul 2017
A dispute over the Estate of infamous surrealist artist Salvador Dalí hit the headlines this week when his body was exhumed on Thursday 20 July, following a claim against his Estate by his alleged daughter, Pilar Abel Martínez. Ms Abel, 61, a fortune teller who lives close to Dalí 's home town,...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Post on 21 Jul 2017
In a development which will please those drafting commercial contracts, but disappoint those litigating against them, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the long-standing practice of construing a contractual provision against the party drafting it now has a very limited role. Background Contra...
Finance and Investment
Shoot beaters and pickers up | Agricultural Law | Employment Law
Post on 19 Jul 2017
By Strutt & Parker, Saffery Champness, Michelmores  This briefing paper aims to clarify the position for shoots that use beaters on ensuring they are eligible to work, how much they should be paid to comply with the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage, and what and when shoots have...
Employment Law
Virtual currencies | Digital currencies | Blockchain
Post on 18 Jul 2017
The European Union's Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive 2015/849 (AMLD 4) was implemented into UK legislation by 'The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017', which came in to force on 26 June 2017.  Hot on their heels is a...
Finance and Investment