The Resolution Code of Practice | Family Law | Alternative Dispute Resolution
Post on 4 Apr 2017
We sometimes hear that clients find it difficult to know how to choose a solicitor. We sympathise with that dilemma. In problems relating to family matters, and particularly the breakdown of relationships, the need to feel comfortable with the solicitor dealing with such personal issues is very...
Family Law
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Trainee Solicitor | Lela Turkia | Michelmores Training Contract
Post on 4 Apr 2017
Lela graduated with a First-class honours degree in law from the University of Exeter and completed her LLM LPC at the University of Law in Bristol. Lela is currently a first-year trainee, undertaking her second seat in the South West Transactional Real Estate team. What did you do before starting...
Trainee Blog
Graduate
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Agricultural Law | Retirement Planning | Retirement from farming
Post on 3 Apr 2017
Farmers never retire ... so they say. But what happens if the decision is taken away from you? People tend to think of lack of capacity as a gradual process linked with old age; however this is not always the case. The farming industry is a dangerous place to work given the operation of heavy...
Agriculture
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Post on 31 Mar 2017
Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses, which allow one party to sue in any jurisdiction whilst restricting the other party to only one jurisdiction, have been common in commercial contracts, and particularly financial agreements, since the 1960s. In 2012, however, the validity of such clauses under EU...
Litigation
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Commercial
Solar tax | Solar for Schools | education law | schools
Post on 31 Mar 2017
Schools and some other businesses with solar panels installed may see significant tax rises when business rate changes come into effect in April 2017. Some charity, media and solar industry sources have expressed concern that the changes, which mean that small, non-domestic solar installations will...
Education
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Disputed Wills | Trust Disputes | | Private Wealth Soilcitors
Post on 31 Mar 2017
Over the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in Will disputes, and indeed the amount spent on legal costs in attempting to resolve the claims.  In 2015 the High court saw 116 cases of children challenging their parents' Estate, compared to 104 the previous year. A range of factors are...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
Private Wealth
News
Post on 27 Mar 2017
The fourth annual FTS Conference took place in London on 11 March 2017. It delivered a varied schedule for intended parents looking to build their family through surrogacy.  Michelmores were Gold Sponsors of this year's event. Louisa Ghevaert, Head of Michelmores' Fertility & Parenting team,...
Fertility Law
Multi-Academy Trusts South West
Post on 24 Mar 2017
Some schools intending to convert to academy status are being told that there are to be no more Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) established in large parts of the South-West. There is no legal obligation for the Department for Education (DfE) to take this stance but it appears to have developed as an...
Education
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Academy trust mergers consultations | Education Law
Post on 22 Mar 2017
The academies within a multi-academy trust (MAT) are often at the centre of a local community, and the effects of a merger between MATs can extend well beyond the academies' own pupils and staff. The Department for Education (DfE) expects MATs to carry out a rigorous consultation process to ensure...
Education
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Joining a new MAT | Academies | Schools
Post on 22 Mar 2017
When an Academy joins a new or a different Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), in many ways it will feel like the conversion process all over again. There is a change of employer (which means a TUPE consultation has to take place), a transfer of the land, a transfer of commercial contracts and a new...
Education
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