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Dependency Claims: what approach are the courts taking?
The increasing number of dependency claims against deceased estates reflects a greater willingness of individuals who are aggrieved at their lack of an inheritance to take legal action against the estate. A major factor is the increase in cohabitations where one party does not make a will and the other is not provided for on the other’s death. More…

Conservative Government Immigration Plans: what’s next?
Now that the Conservative Government has its feet firmly under the table with a victory that few expected, what legislative developments can solicitors expect in Immigration? More…

Holding Client Funds:  Law Society guidance
Firms keen to ensure the security of their clients’ money and safeguard their own regulatory obligations, will welcome guidance from the Law Society on holding client funds. More…

HR: Shares Parental Leave
Shared Parental Leave legislation is now in force, and all employers must now be ready to deal efficiently with requests made under the new legislation. More…

Offences: specialist printing equipment
New offences relating to the use of printing equipment for illegal purposes are now in force, representing part of the government crackdown on terrorist-related activity, identity theft and fraud. So what is this new offence? More…

What’s Next in Charity Law? 
Earlier this year, the Charity Commission declared that it is getting “smarter, more creative and more innovative” in its approach to helping charity trustees manage their charities in line with the law. More…

Blog Round-Up: the best of the Charity Blogs
As ever, it’s the blogosphere that is on the case - with charity law blogs keeping readers up to speed on the latest developments. More…
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Wrinkles & Cracks
As a specialist in this area of insurance we hear many stories of solicitors getting into troubled waters because insurers fail to meet a property claim. More…

How Well Connected are You?
A question asked many times over, but in this context it’s one that many smaller firms regularly fail to ask themselves. More…

Legacy: The Donkey Sanctuary
International animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary, based near Sidmouth in Devon, works to protect and improve the welfare of donkeys and mules worldwide. More…

Brown Shipley Select BigHand to Increase Mobility, Drive Efficiency and Improve the Client Journey
BigHand’s mobility solution encrypts voice files enabling UK private bank to send dictations securely from anywhere. More…

Digital Investigation and Examination
LGC are world leaders in forensic science and are the UK’s leading full service forensic provider. Our digital investigation unit is multi-skilled in forensic examinations for computers, servers, mobile devices and satellite navigation systems and the growing Internet and social media space. More…

Fundamental Questions to ask before Engaging with an IT Company
With a well-publicised skills shortage within IT, SME organisations are struggling to recruit IT staff to their teams. This is leading to a growing demand from such organisations to outsource their IT to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). More…

Focus Birmingham: a Charity for the Blind and Disabled
Focus Birmingham is a specialist charity providing expert support, advice and information to anyone in the Birmingham area affected by sight loss or other disabilities. More…

The IT Security breaches affecting UK businesses – The facts and figures from the UK Government are here
The overall cost of security breaches has increased. 10% of the organisations that suffered a breach in the last year were so badly damaged by the attack that they had to change the nature of their business. More…
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Focus Birmingham
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M9 Group
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