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Today, 1st June, employers with fewer than 50 employees are under starter’s orders to enrol their workforce into a pension scheme by 1st April 2017 at the latest, under workplace pension reforms. ... read more
June 2nd, 2015
The Bar Council’s Jess Campbell has been announced as the new chief executive of the Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU). She replaces outgoing chief executive, Rebecca Wilkie. ... read more
May 25th, 2015
In a landmark ruling on May 13, the Supreme Court, the highest court, has found that local authorities failed to recognise homeless people in vulnerable situations, according to a BBC report. Ruling on the cases of three homeless men, the court found that one, Patrick Kanu, was wrongfully denied... ... read more
May 19th, 2015
The Bar Standards Board is seeking new powers to step into “failing chambers” and other barristers’ businesses when something goes wrong. ... read more
May 15th, 2015
Anyone wanting to watch hearings held in the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, will be able to do so online the next working day, it has been announced. The Supreme Court president, Lord Neuberger, said, “Now justice can be seen to be done at a time which suits you. ... read more
May 5th, 2015
A rapist has been convicted using evidence of the woman he raped, even though she had committed suicide before the case was heard in court. ... read more
May 4th, 2015
We are delighted to invite you to a free seminar designed for barristers qualified for direct access. Andrew Miller QC will discuss in detail several critical options available to direct access barristers, including litigation financing, insurance and the BARCO scheme. ... read more
April 28th, 2015

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On the face it the changes to TUPE, which came into force on 31st January 2014, make life easier for employers. However, is this a classic case of looks being deceiving? posted on February 24th, 2014
More small businesses are turning to mediation, as a viable, more cost-effective and less confrontational alternative to litigation, according to Business Matters, the SME business magazine. posted on September 3rd, 2014