‘X’ Marks the Spot

A red’ X’ sign displayed above a motorway lane indicates that a driver is prohibited from driving in that lane. The Highways Agency over the last 5 years has used these red ‘X’ signs on smart motorways to manage traffic around an obstruction in the lane. Drivers failing to comply with traffic signs are guilty […]

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Woodfines Transport Solicitors present at Brake’s Global Fleet Champions Conference 2019

On 22 May 2019, Mike Hayward, Charlotte Hunt, Jane Anderson and Nathan Taylor-Allkins of Woodfines’ Crime, Regulatory and Transport team presented a mock Crown Court trial, highlighting the possible criminal implications of driver distraction and mobile phone use, to the delegates of Brake’s Global Fleet Champions, Fleet Safety Conference 2019 in Birmingham. The theme of […]

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Getting your Shareholders Agreement Right!

Disputes between shareholders can be very disruptive as has been demonstrated recently in the well-publicised Superdry example. In an effort to reinvigorate the company after poor sales figures and a subsequent dive in share value, Mr Dunkerton, a co-founder of the Superdry brand and shareholder of the company, asked shareholders to appoint him to the […]

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Changes to Probate Fees

The planned changes in the ironically named Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order have created a fair amount of contention since it was announced that the cost of administering a loved one’s estate could increase by up to 3,771%. The current cost of a Grant of Probate for an estate valued at over £5,000 is a flat […]

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