Post on 2 Jan 2014
The Energy Bill received royal assent on 18 December 2013, enshrining in statute a raft of new powers which form part of the Government's Electricity Market Reform ('EMR') policy. There will of course be secondary legislation which will provide more detail. Significantly, the passing of the Energy...
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Post on 17 Dec 2013
Western Morning News. As published: 17 December 2013 A topic often sparking debate in relation to academies and free schools is whether these schools need to employ qualified teachers. Prior to July 2012, all teachers in state schools were supposed to have recognised teaching qualifications.  ...
Education
Post on 17 Dec 2013
Whilst driving into work, the newsreader on the radio jubilantly announces that the economy is showing positive signs of recovery. Administrations are down! Liquidations are down! House sales are up! I sigh heavily to my fellow commuters, as this time of renewed optimism and growth is the time I’m...
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Post on 16 Dec 2013
The two top independent legal guides Chambers and Partners 2014 and the Legal 500, 2013 have once again recognised the expertise and praised the services provided by the strong Michelmores Family Team. Chambers and Partners 2014 The Team is known for representing “individuals in a range of family...
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Post on 11 Dec 2013
With effect from 6 April 2014, new legislation is proposed, as a result of which some salaried or fixed share members of an LLP will lose their self-employed status and become employees for tax purposes. The main impact of this is that employer's national insurance at 13.8% will be due on their...
Finance and Investment
Post on 11 Dec 2013
Western Morning News. As published: 10 December 2013 The thought of trying to get a child into a popular school is something which will strike a familiar fear into the heart of many parents. One thing which helps many parents to retain their sanity is the thought that at least if an elder child...
Education
Post on 10 Dec 2013
Charles Maunder, the head of the Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency Team at Michelmores Solicitors, has become a member of the Institute for Turnaround (IFT) after a rigorous accreditation process. The prestigious IFT is Europe's leading representative body for accredited turnaround and...
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Post on 6 Dec 2013
This article was featured in Country Life, December 2013. As the rural property market tries to absorb the impact of the increased levels of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) imposed on residential property in last year’s budget, Martin Lamb, regional director of Savills in the South-West, highlights an...
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Post on 6 Dec 2013
I was attempting to come up with a topic for my next blog which hasn’t yet been covered by the other trainees. My first thought was 'tips on impressing at law fairs' (having attended the University of Birmingham law fair last week) but, as this was the topic of Kieran’s last blog and we are now...
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Post on 4 Dec 2013
The beginning of December heralds the end of 'Movember', when men grow moustaches for 30 days to raise awareness of men’s health issues; particularly prostrate and testicular cancer. Six staff members at Michelmores supported the cause,  growing a spectacular array of facial hair for charity.  ...
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