Woodfines Rise Above National Average for Gender in the Legal Profession
The number of women entering the legal profession has been steadily increasing over the past fifty years. According to the SRA, on average, women make up 48% of all lawyers in law firms – a rise from around 10% back in the 1970’s. At Woodfines, we value our lawyers based on what they bring to […]
What should I consider before issuing a Divorce Petition?
Divorce is never entered into lightly, and there are a number of factors which should be considered before a petition for divorce is issued. Solicitor, Kim Walsh, looks at some of those considerations… Be certain that you want to get a divorce Kim says: “As obvious as it may seem, the decision to get divorced […]
Alice Wooler talks to Cambridge 105 about the end of business ownership
In case you missed it, you can now listen again to Alice Wooler speaking to Cambridge 105 radio on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 about stepping away from your business. She was joined by Philip Olagunju from PEM’s Corporate Finance team, and presenter, Neil Whiteside. Listen to the podcast here.
GDPR develops a backbone – what can we learn from the recent British Airways and Marriott International GDPR fines?
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the United Kingdom’s data privacy regulator, has this week published a statement confirming their intention to fine Marriott International approximately £93 million for a data breach that infringed the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a data breach that Marriott reported to the ICO in November […]
Nathan Taylor-Allkins Named ‘Milton Keynes Star of the Year’
Nathan Taylor-Allkins, a solicitor in Woodfines’ Crime and Regulatory team, was named both Service Industry Star of the Year and Milton Keynes Star of the Year at the inaugural Next Generation Business Awards on Friday 5th July 2019. The awards were designed by the Next Generation Chamber to recognise the talent and dedication of the […]
Pre-nuptial agreements – are they enforceable?
A pre-nuptial agreement, otherwise known as a ‘pre-nup’, is a formal written document which is entered into by both parties prior to their marriage. The agreement sets out the ownership of the parties’ belongings (assets, property, money) and how they will be divided in the event of marriage breakdown. Section 25(1) Matrimonial Causes Act (MCA) […]