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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Probate fees | SFE | Solicitors for the Elderly
Post on 21 Mar 2017
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed its intention to proceed with plans to increase probate fees, despite an overwhelming rejection of the proposals from firms such as Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). Currently, for all estates worth over £5,000, probate application is set as a flat £155 fee if...
Private Wealth
News
Tommy Cullen | The Stour Academy Trust
Post on 21 Mar 2017
Your current title / role: Multi Academy Trust Director of Finance Brief career background:  I started working in education the day after I left school in 2009, acting as the Admin/Finance assistant in a 2FE School. Within 18 months, I became the acting Finance Manager of the school and brought...
Education
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Family Law | Divorce Law | Silver Divorcers
Post on 20 Mar 2017
When can a couple get divorced? That was the issue before a divorce court in a recent case which attracted publicity because the circumstances were so unusual. The couple were also part of the 'silver divorcers', which we have written about in recent months. Background Mr and Mrs A had been married...
Family Law
News
Residential Property | Tax return
Post on 20 Mar 2017
There are various changes for landlords to get to grips with when preparing their 2016/17 tax returns and for 2017/18 onwards. It is likely, as was the Government's intention, that many landlords will be affected by these changes and may face pressure to their bottom line as their tax bill...
Real Estate
News
Post on 20 Mar 2017
Seema studied Law at the University of Bristol before completing her LPC at the University of Law in Bristol. Seema is currently a first year trainee solicitor, sitting in the Agricultural Property Litigation team in Bristol. What did you do before starting your training contract? After...
Trainee Blog
Graduate
News
Michelmores and Bell Pottinger | Crisis Management
Post on 17 Mar 2017
Law firm Michelmores and communications agency Bell Pottinger have combined their expertise to provide a seamless crisis management service to help mitigate reputation risk for the alternative investment and finance market. The service was launched at an event at Michelmores’ offices on 16 March...
Finance and Investment
Michelmores
Crisis Management
Google AdSense | IP Law | Intellectual Property | Trade mark infringement
Post on 17 Mar 2017
The High Court has considered trade mark infringement/passing off in the context of Google AdSense for the first time. Google AdSense offers website operators the opportunity to contract with Google for it to place adverts on their website and pay a fee per user's click on the adverts. In this case...
Intellectual Property
Disputes
News
Ilott v Mitson – judgment of the Supreme Court
Post on 16 Mar 2017
On 15 March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the now infamous case of Ilott v Mitson. This is the first case where the Supreme Court (or the House of Lords) has considered the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ('the 1975 Act').  Having previously written...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
News
Post on 15 Mar 2017
This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 7 February 2017 and is reproduced by kind permission. Anyone who holds themselves out to be infallible is fallible for precisely that reason, writes Pippa Allsop. In the space of a week, two junior solicitors have been struck off by the...
News
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