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...
Trainee Blog
Post on 1 May 2013
The DWP has recently published some guidance on how to get the most out of fit notes. There is a general consensus amongst employers that fit notes have not assisted with managing sickness absence to the extent that most people had hoped. Unfortunately, the guidance itself will not stop GPs from...
Employment Law
Post on 1 May 2013
When applying for training contracts, I would definitely always advise applying for a vacation scheme at the same time. Most firms offer vacation schemes during the summer and they involve you spending a week with the firm. This gives you a really good opportunity not only to get to know the firm,...
Trainee Blog
Post on 26 Apr 2013
New legislation came into force on 6 April relating to the VAT treatment for the sale of new and used static caravans. HMRC has published a VAT information sheet. The new rules will apply to the caravans themselves, as opposed to the nature of the pitch and park on which they are situated. There...
Finance and Investment
Post on 26 Apr 2013
The ability of any business to generate working capital from its assets has become an increasingly important financial tool in recent years. This has been particularly apparent in the holiday and home park sector, with a growing number of holiday parks obtaining funding this way. Whilst asset based...
Finance and Investment
Post on 24 Apr 2013
Following the Government response to the consultation on the implementation of the Late Payment Directive earlier this year, the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/395) (the "Regulations") took effect on 16 March 2013. The Regulations are not applicable to any contracts...
Finance and Investment
Post on 8 Apr 2013
It came up recently in discussion at a trainee meeting that it might be useful for someone to write a blog about getting a vacation scheme and ultimately a training contract. It seems particularly relevant to address this topic now at the time of year when many of you who are reading these types of...
Trainee Blog
Post on 2 Apr 2013
As reported previously, the Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of all things employment law related and there have been a number of recent announcements about further upcoming changes. A significant number of changes will be implemented following enactment of the Enterprise and...
Employment Law

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