Dealing with digital assets in an increasingly virtual world

For many years, we have lived an increasing proportion of our lives online. Never has this been truer than over the past year, with face-to-face socialising replaced with interaction via video conferencing software, social media and other virtual channels. Now, the Law Society is urging people to include digital assets such as email and social […]

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Woman found guilty of UK’s first e-scooter drink driving offence

We have previously written about the rollout of e-scooter trials across the United Kingdom and the laws and restrictions which apply when riding them (for more information see here.) As set out in our article, traditional motoring offences, such as using a mobile phone whilst driving; drink and drug driving; and careless and dangerous driving […]

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Chancellor introduces new support for lockdown-hit businesses

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new lockdown on 4 January, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has stepped up with a new financial support offering for the worst hit businesses, including those working in the leisure, hospitality and retail industries. Eligible businesses can now apply for one-off grants of up to £9,000 per business premises, in […]

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Part 36 offers – a brief explanation

Litigation can be costly. As such, the possibility of settling a dispute should be considered throughout a case – this is encouraged by the court and is the overriding objective. Settlement can be achieved informally between the parties, but the method known as a Part 36 offer (CPR 36) – which can be made at […]

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Can I make my staff have the COVID vaccine?

With businesses forced to close numerous times over the past year, it’s unsurprising that employers are desperate to get back to normality. The government (and indeed, the whole British population) has staked its hopes on the speedy rollout of the two approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca), which is already underway. It’s also understandable that employers […]

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Property market enters 2021 with a bang

Housing market demand surged in the last full business week of 2020, with 63% more sellers and 73% more buyers flooding onto the scene, compared with the week leading up to Christmas.(1) As the deadline for the Stamp Duty tax break on properties over £500,000 looms ever closer, we are seeing a New Year rush to […]

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