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Congratulations to Donna Butler

Monday 23rd September 2013

Congratulations to partner Donna Butler for passing her first year for ACTAPS (association contentious trust and probate solicitors)!

Dress for Success - What to Wear at Work

Monday 16th September 2013

Dress for Success - What to Wear at Work - employers may face difficulties in imposing a dress code at work if they are not aware of "protected characteristics". Under the Equality Act 2010 "protecte…

Top Trumps

Monday 2nd September 2013

Top Trumps - contractual terms v custom & practice - discretionary payments and terms can become contractually binding by custom & practice. In a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal…

Motoring Penalty Points

Friday 16th August 2013

As of today fixed penalty fines will rise from £60 to £100 for a variety of driving misdemeanors including overtaking on the inside lane, tailgating, middle lane hogging and using a mobile phone.

Going on your Summer Holidays?

Wednesday 7th August 2013

Planning your summer holidays?

Your holiday essential checklist should not only include your passport, currency and holiday insurance but also to check your Will is up to date

Going on your Summer Holidays?

Wednesday 7th August 2013

Planning your summer holidays?

Your holiday essential checklist should not only include your passport, currency and holiday insurance but also to check your Will is up to date


Lawyers - Literature's Whipping Boy? - take a look at the lawyers in Bleak House and the never ending case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce. The quote “The one great principle of the English law is, to make…


From Zero to Hero - Zero Hour Contracts - there has been a buzz in the media about zero hero contracts and their abuse. There is no official definition of the zero hours contract. In fact it can r…


This may not be a happy choice for lawyers as it would appear that Jane Austen's view of the legal profession may have been tainted by a liaison with a lawyer which ended without a proposal.

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Toal & another v GB Oils Ltd - The Employment Appeal Tribunal has put ACAS guidance on the matter of having a companion or trade union official accompanying them to a disciplinary or grievance int…

Misconduct in Public Office

Friday 26th July 2013

Misconduct in public office - in the recent case of R. v. Cosford & others [2013] it was found that privately employed nurses and hospital workers in a prison were acting in public office in respe…

Birth of Royal Baby

Wednesday 24th July 2013

Howard and over would like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son.

With the birth of the Royal baby brings issue to the forefront such as parental responsibil…

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