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Supervising Solicitors >

Litigators will know that the court will not permit the carrying out of a search order in civil proceedings without a supervising solicitor having been appointed. We believe there are few, if any, other firms that can match our experience in acting as supervising solicitors.

Posted on 25 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing | 25 August 2015 >

Regulation of fundraising was rarely out of the headlines over the summer. We summarise developments and the next steps in today's briefing. This weeks’ briefing covers an extended period from 20th July to 21st August.

Posted on 25 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Legacies Roundup | August 2015 >

BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team continues to be busy with a wide range of legacy-related matters. Highlights this month include a new instruction to defend a substantial charity legacy from a proprietary estoppel claim, and we have also just finished successfully negotiating the dismissal of an appeal against a judgment in our client’s favour, in a high profile charity trust dispute.

Posted on 24 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Judicial review reforms: consultation on financial information >

The government has published a further consultation relating to the recent wide ranging judicial review reforms. The majority of the reforms have been enacted through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA). However, some of the reforms in the CJCA relating to finances and costs have yet to be brought into force and consequently the government is seeking further evidence.

Posted on 13 Aug 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Update | Summer 2015 >

Our latest Employment update covers the implications of the UK leaving the European Union, the risks of buying assets of a business, suitable alternatives for employees at risk of redundancy, issues around Shared Parental Leave and the recent implications of the L v I redundancy case. 

Posted on 30 Jul 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Insight - Gender pay: Mind the gap >

Earlier this month the government announced a consultation on its manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. The proposed regulations will apply to employers with at least 250 employees, to include private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales. The regulations include the possibility of enforcement provisions in the event that an employer fails to comply with the reporting requirements. But what is the gender pay gap, why does it matter and what will the new reporting regulations require of employers?

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Parliamentary inquiry into fundraising in the charitable sector >

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PASC), the parliamentary body with overall responsibility for charity regulation, has announced the key areas of its inquiry into fundraising practices and has issued a call for evidence. The call for evidence provides an important opportunity for charities and other interested parties to comment on current fundraising practices and the proposed changes to the law.

Posted on 23 Jul 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 22 July - for Charities and Social Enterprises >

Today's Briefing summarises the developments over the last week, including the amendments to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill in relation to fundraising, and to clarify the powers for charities to carry out social investment.

Additionally, the BWB Briefing is taking a summer break and will return week beginning 24th August.

Posted on 22 Jul 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Reducing trades union protections – changes to industrial strike action >

The government has progressed its election commitment to reduce those cases where industrial action is taken based upon a majority ballot but with a very low turnout in the ballot. It has often been the case, that lawful industrial action is based upon the mandate of not only a small element of the workforce but a small group of trades union members voting in favour of it.

Posted on 15 Jul 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >