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22 August 2017
Employment-news
Whenever an employee is suspected of having committed a disciplinary breach, there needs to be an initial investigatory process before any formal disciplinary proceedings are commenced.
17 August 2017
Christopher Wiggin
Following a 30-year stint at BLM, Christopher Wiggin has joined Shakespeare Martineau’s Birmingham-based defendant insurance team.
08 August 2017
A strong six months of deals
Shakespeare Martineau is delighted to be listed as a Top 20 legal firm in the Experian 2017 UK & Ireland M&A league tables for the first half of 2017.
07 August 2017
Louise Drew shortlisting
Up against stiff competition, Louise Drew, one of the firm’s partners and head of the social housing team, has been nominated for a ‘Woman Lawyer of the Year’ award at the 2017 Law Society Excellence Awards.
28 July 2017
Care
In May we reported on the Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that where a care worker was doing time/salaried work, even if they are asleep, they are working.
26 July 2017
Employment-news
In a landmark ruling over employee’s access to justice, the Supreme Court has ruled that tribunal fees are unlawful.
21 July 2017
Employment-news
We look at the Good Work Review and examine the proposals relating specifically to worker status.
18 July 2017
What you should do if you are being bullied at work
Anyone who thinks they are being bullied or harassed at work should look to take steps to resolve matters informally, if they feel that they can.
18 July 2017
Talent boost for East Midlands planning firm
A Leicester-based planning firm has grown its ranks with the appointment of a new senior planner. Marrons Planning has brought in Lizzie Beresford to help meet growing demand for strategic planning advice in the region.
10 July 2017
Carry over of untaken holiday
Can workers carry over holiday entitlement to the following holiday year if they are prevented from taking it because the employer will not pay them for any holiday they take?
07 July 2017
Phil Pepper comments on Deliveroo’s call for a reclassification of workers
Phil Pepper comments on Deliveroo’s call for a reclassification of workers, which would allow them to offer flexible working combined with the benefits afforded to full time staff.
05 July 2017
Promotions and appointments July 17
The Birmingham and Solihull offices of law firm Shakespeare Martineau continue to be a hive of top talent following the promotion of five associates to legal director.
04 July 2017
Promotions and appointments July 2017
The Nottingham office of law firm Shakespeare Martineau continues to be a hive of top talent following the appointment of three new team members and two promotions to legal director.
03 July 2017
The many faces of the university essay collection
This essay collection, produced by Shakespeare Martineau and Wonkhe, untangles strands from this web of connections to help understand better how these roles manifest.
29 June 2017
Privacy Reigns – The New Data Protection Regime
The most significant development in data protection law for many years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force in May 2016 and must be implemented by organisations by 25 May 2018.
22 June 2017
Planning law conference
Aptly timed on National Clean Air Day, the planning team held their first ever Birmingham-based planning conference to discuss the Government’s Air Quality Plan and what the implications are for developers and local planning authorities.
21 June 2017
Shakespeare Martineau takes a hike
Beth Tweddle joins Shakespeare Martineau and the local banking community on a charity walk to raise money for The Trussell Trust.
19 June 2017
Tom Long comments on dress code during a heatwave
Tom Long, legal director and employment lawyer at Shakespeare Martineau LLP comments office dress code during a heat wave.
15 June 2017
Father and baby
The Employment Tribunal has held that a male employee was entitled to the same amount of pay as a woman on maternity leave when exercising his right to shared parental leave.
07 June 2017
Law firm scoops Sports Business Award
Shakespeare Martineau has won Gold in the ‘Best Professional Services Firm in Sport’ category at the 2017 Sports Business Awards.
02 June 2017
Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises Renewable Energy Systems Limited
Shakespeare Martineau LLP has recently advised Renewable Energy Systems Limited (RES)
01 June 2017
Shakespeare Martineau supports local netball talent
Shakespeare Martineau, official legal partner for Commonwealth Games England, is supporting Solihull-based future netball star, Annabel Roddy.
26 May 2017
Solicitor winning award
Shakespeare Martineau’s Holly Mayne was named Junior Solicitor of the Year at Leicestershire Law Society Awards, which celebrates the legal talent in the region.
25 May 2017
Shakespeare Martineau invests in East Midlands talent
We're delighted to announce the appointment of a new private client partner and the promotion of two people to senior positions within our Leicester offices.
23 May 2017
Shakespeare Martineau Profile Consultancy
Shakespeare Martineau acted for the shareholders of UK’s leading service charge consultancy Profile Consultancy Ltd on its disposal to Bellrock, leading estate management provider, for an undisclosed sum.
15 May 2017
divorce
This means that the wife shouldn’t just get what she needs or wants, she should get half of all the combined wealth.
15 May 2017
Brexit negotiation guidelines released – but what do they mean for businesses?
The key documents for the EU Brexit negotiations have now been published, but what they actually mean still remains a mystery for some businesses.
10 May 2017
News
Welcome to our latest Employment Brief!
08 May 2017
Commercial property partner joins Shakespeare Martineau
Law firm Shakespeare Martineau grows real estate team in the Stratford-upon-Avon office with the appointment of a specialist commercial property partner.
08 May 2017
Succession
Finding out their preferred choice of successor would prefer to step back from the family business when owners are planning for retirement is a tough decision to accept. It can cause a significant headache for succession planning for the next generation.
02 May 2017
Do sleep-in shifts count as “time work”
The EAT has considered whether night shift workers who sleep in, in order to carry out duties if required, engage in “time work” for the duration of the shifts.
27 April 2017
Night time economy
Urgent action needs to be taken to help balance a thriving night-time economy with city centre residential development. It’s an issue facing many local authorities in the UK.
25 April 2017
FCA’s business plan flags some key areas of focus for 2017/18
The Financial Conduct Authority’s annual business plan, which was published on 17th April 2017, highlights a number of regime changes, which are due to take effect in the coming year.
25 April 2017
Brexit: Are quick trade deals firmly off the agenda?
Just when Brexit negotiations were all set to start, the surprise announcement of a snap election has thrown yet more political uncertainty into the mix. Does this mean quick trade deals are firmly off the agenda?
24 April 2017
HE must not become the victim of uncertainty
Following Theresa May’s announcement to hold a snap general election on June 8, a number of issues have come to the fore for the HE sector.
21 April 2017
Workplace dresscode
Commenting on the Government’s rejection to ban women from wearing high heels, Phil Pepper, employment lawyer
20 April 2017
Employment blog
There has not yet been any commitment from the government to secure the rights of the UK’s European workforce. We also do not know what impact, if any, Brexit will have on attracting non European nationals.
11 April 2017
Shakespeare Martineau hosted Brexit breakfast
Law firm Shakespeare Martineau hosted a breakfast event to discuss the implications of Brexit with local agricultural businesses, along with specialist guest speaker Mike Greetham of Expert Agriculture.
11 April 2017
Gender pay gap
According to technology giant, IBM, more data has been created in the past two years than ever before, with an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes shared every day.
10 April 2017
Youngpro
Shakespeare Martineau’s Vangeya Murphy was named Young Professional at the FirstPro Awards 2017.
10 April 2017
Shakespeare Martineaus real estate team goes from strength to strength
In the latest of a series of senior hires, Shakespeare Martineau has appointed two new partners to join the real estate team in the firm’s London office.
10 April 2017
umberrella
STEP is an internationally-recognised professional organisation involved in raising awareness of the issues families face in relation to inheritance and succession planning.
07 April 2017
Discrimination definition in the dictionary
Our head of employment Mike Hibbs gives his view on today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Essop V Home Office case.
05 April 2017
Energy
Shakespeare Martineau acted for Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) on the £520m refinancing of Cory Riverside’s Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Belvedere, East London, the largest operating EfW facility in the UK.
05 April 2017
Shakespeare Martineau advises Allied Irish Bank
Shakespeare Martineau acted for Allied Irish Bank (AIB) who provided term loan and asset finance facilities to support a £100m management buyout of DMS Demolition.
04 April 2017
go green
We are pleased to invite you to the Albanian Green Energy Forum which is taking place on 27 April 2017 at the Grange City Hotel in London.
04 April 2017
Shakespeare Martineau’s two new appointments
In the latest of a series of senior hires, Shakespeare Martineau has appointed two new partners to join the real estate team in the firm’s London office.
31 March 2017
Workplace dresscode
Workplace dress codes are in the public eye following a series of recent highly publicised cases.
31 March 2017
Brexit-news
In February 2017 we carried out research with more than 400 UK mid-market businesses and a further 54 from across European Union member states to learn more about business leaders’ sentiment around Brexit.
20 March 2017
Couple
Our divorce lawyer Zahra Pabani discusses the potential pitfalls that co-habiting couples face and what they need to be aware of if tying the knot is not on the radar.
16 March 2017
Broken chain
The Act introduces modernising reforms with the aim of bringing an end to “disruptive and undemocratic strike action”.
15 March 2017
charity dispute
Supreme Court judges overturned a Court of Appeal decision today in relation to Heather Ilott who was disinherited by her estranged mother.
14 March 2017
Supermarket
Our head of employment, Michael Hibbs, gives his views on Asda’s new flexible contract and tells us what it could mean for businesses and the retail industry.
14 March 2017
Court
Phil Pepper, employment partner, comments on the decision by the European Court of Justice that bosses can ban workers from wearing headscarves – the first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.
03 March 2017
News
Marrons Planning won not one but two trophies at the recent Royal Town Planning Institute East Midlands Planning Awards.
27 February 2017
Clock-in-grass
Shakespeare Martineau is the official sponsor of the Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon and has appointed elite athlete and long-distance runner, Amy Whitehead, as an ambassador.
23 February 2017
Same sex amrriage
Zahra Pabani comments on the decision by the Court of Appeal to rule against allowing heterosexual couples to enter civil partnerships instead of marriage.
16 February 2017
Coventry
Shakespeare Martineau is delighted to back Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.
15 February 2017
Gender pay gap
With less than two months to go until April 5 2017 when the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulation 2016 come into force, a recent Xpert HR survey found that “employers have a limited idea of what they will do ...”
13 February 2017
Employment discrimination
Employment Partner Phil Pepper comments on the decision by the Court of Appeal to dismiss the appeal made by Pimlico Plumbing.
10 February 2017
Debt recovery
Shakespeare Martineau’s debt recovery team has been recognised as legal team of the year at the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, British Credit Awards.
09 February 2017
Education
Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has appointed a director of strategy and policy advice for education to bolster support for the sector.
08 February 2017
Employee ownership
ADP, a national architectural practice with a base in the Jewellery Quarter, has moved to an employee ownership structure with the help of Shakespeare Martineau’s specialist corporate finance team.
08 February 2017
Building
Shakespeare Martineau has hired energy and infrastructure finance partner, Winston Bell-Gam at its London office.
02 February 2017
Adult adoption
In Japan only a small fraction of adoptions are of children; 98% of adoptions in Japan are actually of adults. Although this may seem like a bizarre concept to the Western culture, it provides them with a clever solution to a problem that is also faced by UK businesses, particularly family-owned ones.
31 January 2017
Deal
Ansell Limited, a global leader in protection solutions, has acquired Nitritex Limited, a fast-growing UK manufacturer of premium cleanroom and healthcare life sciences consumables, with support from Shakespeare Martineau.
30 January 2017
Birmingham
Shakespeare Martineau, has expanded its real estate team in Birmingham with the appointment of a specialist partner.
26 January 2017
The Employment Tribunal has again decided that a so called ‘gig economy’ cycle courier was a “worker” and as such can claim certain employment protections.
18 January 2017
Christmas
Following Shakespeare Martineau’s 12 days of Christmas social campaign and Christmas card design competition, the firm has raised £1,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
05 January 2017
Gen Y
It is about more than just salary, as eight out of 10 graduates in the West Midlands state that the prospect of employee ownership schemes is a key driver to deciding on where to work.
22 December 2016
Acquisition
Shakespeare Martineau advised Carver Group with Canadian acquisition.
20 December 2016
Family protection
It is natural for family business owners to be protective and want to keep the family business within the family. However, as new members are welcomed into the family, it is not uncommon for in-laws to want to be involved and play an active role.
16 December 2016
Employment
Welcome to our latest Employment Brief!
12 December 2016
Employment-news
The ongoing issue of gender inequality in pay is one that has been highly publicised over recent years.
12 December 2016
Shakespeare Martineau advises Nenplas on sale
Shakespeare Martineau had advised the owners of Nenplas on its sale to Dollken-Weimar (part of Surteco) in a £23.3m deal. Management have, additionally, retained a 15% stake in Nenplas.
09 December 2016
Growth
Mark Oldershaw joins Shakespeare Martineau’s 96-strong office located at Colton Square and will be responsible for continuing the growth of the existing team, while expanding the firm’s property and logistics practices further.
05 December 2016
What to do
Commenting on what to do in the event of a loved one dying with no will in place following the news that Caroline Aherne didn’t leave a will.
30 November 2016
Santa-joins-walk-to-Gold-Coast
Santa Claus is getting ready for Christmas and has enlisted the help of his friends at Law Firm Shakespeare Martineau.
25 November 2016
Immigration-Update
New immigration rules recently published by the Home Office will be effective from 24th November 2016.
25 November 2016
Partner
Shakespeare Martineau has bolstered its Nottingham office with the appointment of a family law partner. Caroline Elliott has joined the firm to strengthen the local team and enhance services for clients in the East Midlands.
24 November 2016
City Scape
Shakespeare Martineau has strengthened its London office with the appointment of two high-profile specialist partners. Kim Walker and David Vaughan will join the firm as part of its ongoing growth and commitment to investing in the capital.
07 November 2016
Shakespeare Martineau advises sale
Shakespeare Martineau advised the owners of Triosgroup on its sale to SPIE for an undisclosed Sum.
28 October 2016
cars
Aye Limbin Glassey, employment partner at Shakespeare Martineau comments on the recent Uber ruling.
26 October 2016
Proposed-changes-around-maternity-leave
Aye Limbin-Glassey comments on a proposed amendment to the Employment Rights Act to extend maternity leave and pay for mums who have premature babies.
20 October 2016
New-debating-competition-for-law-students
As an executive member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA), Shakespeare Martineau is delighted to be associated with a brand new debating competition for law students and undergraduates.
07 October 2016
Lock v British Gas
In the case of Lock v British Gas the Court of Appeal has upheld that commission payments should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay.
04 October 2016
news
Shakespeare Martineau has promoted three people to senior positions within the firm.
30 September 2016
News
Shakespeare Martineau has won the Client Advisor of the Year at the 2016 East Midlands Insider Property Awards.
29 September 2016
News
Shakespeare Martineau’s HR Director has been recognised for her contribution to the success of the firm at a coveted industry awards ceremony.
28 September 2016
Timeshare
A breach of ‘the timeshare regulations’ takes place if a trader has taken any money before the end of the 14 day withdrawal period.
16 September 2016
Alex-Danson
Official Legal Partner for Commonwealth Games England, Shakespeare Martineau, has unveiled hockey gold medal-winning star, Alex Danson, as a firm ambassador.
15 September 2016
Rankings
Following a year of consolidation Shakespeare Martineau has had another strong year in the Legal 500 directories.
15 September 2016
Shakespeare Martineau advises Rcapital on acquisition and sale
Shakespeare Martineau has acted for private equity turnaround specialists Rcapital and it’s shareholders on acquisition and subsequent sale of Summit Media Ltd.
12 September 2016
Employment
All employers need to check that they are keeping robust records for all individuals who are providing services for them that accurately reflect the nature of the work they are doing and are fully up to date.
06 September 2016
Employee cheque
Employers have a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments in order to keep disabled employees at work.
31 August 2016
NEWS
Law firm Shakespeare Martineau promotes four people to legal director and one to associate across its Leicester offices, supporting their drive to nurture the hottest talent on the market.
25 August 2016
Tax
It is of little surprise that the government have been looking at how employee termination payments should be treated for tax and national insurance contribution (NIC) purposes.
15 August 2016
Multilaw
Jon Heuvel, employment law partner and Global Chair of the Employment Practice Group for Multilaw, joins Shakespeare Martineau.
10 August 2016
Knotweed
Due to the damaging nature of Japanese Knotweed, house owners and landlords may find that thousands of pounds are knocked off the value of their land and properties as a result of its presence.
10 August 2016
Employment-news
Aye Limbin Glassey comments on the TUC sexual harassment survey.
08 August 2016
Southern-Rail-strike
The five-day strike planned by Southern Rail workers could lead to significant workplace disruption for some employers.
04 August 2016
Education-news
Degree fraud is on the rise in the UK and concern is growing that the Higher Education Bill could make matters worse.
04 August 2016
News
Firm has grown its regional presence and increased national expertise since merger
02 August 2016
News
The Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v McDonald [2016] UKSC 28 that there was no breach of a tenant’s right to live in a house where there were arrears of mortgage and possession was sought.
29 July 2016
Dismissal
An employee who is dismissed for having made a protected disclosure will be treated as having been automatically unfairly dismissed.
13 July 2016
HR communication
Major economic changes always create uncertainty, stress and anxiety.
09 July 2016
Shakespeare Martineau advises Europcar on acquisition
Shakespeare Martineau advised the European leader in vehicle rental services, Europcar Group, on the acquisition of Brunel Group, a London-based ride-hailing business for an undisclosed sum.
01 July 2016
Shakespeare Martineau
As official legal partner of Team England – the country’s Commonwealth Games Team, Shakespeare Martineau is challenging its people thanks to Professor Greg Whyte OBE who has joined the firm as an ambassador.
30 June 2016
Further-Education
Welcome to our latest Further Education bulletin!
28 June 2016
Employment-bulletin
If an employer imposes a dress code which bans the wearing of a headscarf, will this constitute religious discrimination?
17 June 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Higher Education bulletin!
09 June 2016
Folders
Welcome to our latest Dispute Resolution Briefing!
08 June 2016
Surveillance
The decision to disclose surveillance evidence in insurance litigation proceedings is not one which should be taken lightly.
07 June 2016
Football
Euro 2016 starts on 10 June. With kick off times varying from 2pm to 8pm, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some issues that employers might face during the tournament.
27 May 2016
Dismissal
If an employee willingly enters into negotiations about a possible exit, does this prevent a claim of constructive dismissal?
24 May 2016
Shakespeare Martineau advises Avingtrans
Shakespeare Martineau's corporate team have advised on a second deal in two months for long standing client Avingtrans plc.
23 May 2016
Holiday
It only feels like yesterday when employers of all sizes and sectors were reeling over the Bear Scotland holiday pay decision.
18 May 2016
Immigration
The Immigration Bill 2015 has now received Royal Assent and is officially known as the Immigration Act 2016.
17 May 2016
Employment
Welcome to our latest Employment Brief!
17 May 2016
News
Paul Saunders, Head of Residential Conveyancing at Shakespeare Martineau, has been shortlisted in the British Mortgage Awards in the ‘Business Leader – Conveyancer’ category.
13 May 2016
Chairs
In view of the proposed industrial action by UCU, we provide a refresher on the rules governing industrial action.
11 May 2016
Broker Bulletin
Welcome to our latest Broker Bulletin!
06 May 2016
Employment
The Government has launched a call for evidence as it seeks views on whether ‘non-compete’ clauses act as a barrier to innovation and employment.
29 April 2016
Contract
In the case of Department for Transport v Sparks and others [2016] EWCA Civ 360, the Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s finding that an absence management policy contained in a Staff Handbook had contractual effect.
27 April 2016
EducationNews
Welcome to our latest Further Education bulletin!
25 April 2016
News
There is no doubt that “Brexit” is high on the media, business and political agenda, and I suspect that it will remain so well beyond the actual referendum in June 2016.
22 April 2016
News
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a consultation paper on 3 March 2016 entitled Proposed reforms of the existing Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.
19 April 2016
EducationNews
Welcome to our latest Higher Education bulletin!
13 April 2016
News
As the property market enjoys continued buoyancy and with the UK in the midst of a housing shortage, local authorities are under increased pressure to crack down on illegal rental activity.
06 April 2016
News
If Britain votes to leave the EU in the June referendum, then we have to assume any UK government will then negotiate to try to keep strong trade links with Europe.
05 April 2016
News
Amid warnings of a teacher supply crisis, school business managers (SBMs) rushing to recruit are at heightened risk of exposing themselves to serious legal and reputational implications when seeking to fill positions.
31 March 2016
News
There are a number of employment law changes coming into effect in April 2016.
29 March 2016
News
As the EU referendum nears, the issues surrounding a potential Brexit are moving up the political agenda.
29 March 2016
News
We hope not. The Employment Appeal Tribunal have found that an employee who ‘pulls a sickie’ is in fundamental breach of contract and is therefore liable to be dismissed for their dishonesty (Metroline West Ltd v Ajaj).
24 March 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Dispute Resolution Briefing!
23 March 2016
News
As you may be aware, from 6 April 2016 new rules will apply to Attachment of Earnings and Charging Order applications made in the County Court.
22 March 2016
News
It has long been accepted that an employer is not obliged to pay an employee her normal “remuneration” while she is on maternity leave.
21 March 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Higher Education bulletin!
21 March 2016
News
On 1 March 2016 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) issued two documents on reforms of the capacity market.
21 March 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Further Education bulletin!
17 March 2016
News
Our Senior Partner Andrew Whitehead was interviewed by Tom Heap on his BBC Radio 4 programme Costing the Earth.
11 March 2016
News
The Law Society has warned that unmarried couples should update their wills to ensure that if they die their partner isn’t left high and dry.
10 March 2016
News
The EU-wide initiative brings a new framework of conduct for mortgage firms and is closely aligned with the UK's current mortgage regulation. The new rules come into force on 21 March and apply equally to first and second charge mortgages.
10 March 2016
News
Accompanying the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010 was the stark warning to commercial organisations of penalties for failures to prevent bribery.
08 March 2016
News
As the volume of digital assets we own continues to rise, protecting, controlling and preserving your digital legacy has never been more important.
04 March 2016
News
The FCA have concluded that their previous view that it's not necessary to send a default notice to a guarantor before taking or demanding payment from them (which includes a direct debit and continuous payment authority) is in fact incorrect.
03 March 2016
News
Protecting wealth is a hot topic for many of our clients and being able to navigate what, how and when to approach it can be daunting…
03 March 2016
News
When customers leave a tip in a pub, hotel or restaurant, they like to think that it is used to reward the people who served them so well. However, this isn't always the case.
03 March 2016
News
Workers will soon be able to tell if their employer is monitoring their work smartphone and employers should consider reviewing their monitoring and privacy policies ahead of this change, according to employment law specialists at Shakespeare Martineau.
02 March 2016
News
Being an executor of a will can be a daunting prospect and knowing what is expected of you and what your responsibilities are, particularly in a period of potential heart-ache, can seem like a minefield.
02 March 2016
News
Organisations with an online presence should be aware of the new code of practice issued by the ICO, which is the UK’s data protection watchdog.
01 March 2016
News
Economic prosperity and sporting successes are getting Leicester the national recognition it has long deserved.
26 February 2016
News
In the case of Lock v British Gas the EAT has upheld the decision of the Leicester employment tribunal that commission payments should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay.
24 February 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Higher Education bulletin!
24 February 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Further Education bulletin!
24 February 2016
News
Nine months on since the merger, Shakespeare Martineau shows no sign of slowing and has made several promotions and new appointments in the last month.
09 February 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Retail newsletter!
04 February 2016
News
Now that we have settled into 2016, it seems timely to make some energy sector predictions for the rest of the year.
04 February 2016
News
UK law firm Shakespeare Martineau advised German client Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic companies, on a divestment of three solar farms in the UK.
25 January 2016
News
Nearly four years after the coming into force of the EU’s Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency, and with the enforcement regime now fully in place, the first penalties for breach of REMIT obligations have now been imposed.
22 January 2016
News
Welcome to our latest Broker Bulletin!
21 January 2016
News
There have been a number of regulatory changes in recent months affecting the biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy sectors.
19 January 2016
NEWS
2015 saw the Ministry of Justice dramatically increase court fees. Many have argued that this created a bar to access of justice.
06 January 2016
News
On 17 December 2015 the DECC issued its long-awaited responses to its Consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV and to its Review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme.
05 January 2016
News
Statutory demands have often been used within the Construction industry as a means of “extracting” payment.
18 December 2015
News
Welcome to the winter edition of our Services to Lenders briefing!
03 December 2015
News
As restaurants and pubs across Britain prepare to take on additional staff for the festive season, they are being warned to have a clear policy in place for managing tips and gratuities and to communicate this clearly to staff and customers.
01 December 2015
news
Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided a joint appeal, the outcome of which offers a new insight into the existing law on penalty clauses.
18 November 2015
News
Welcome to our latest Employment brief!
16 November 2015
News
Welcome to our Autumn Private Client Brief!
21 October 2015
News-item
Recent company failures and the prospect of withdrawal of subsidy regimes mean that directors must be increasingly alert to their corporate responsibilities.
14 October 2015
News-image
The former Coalition's flagship energy efficiency scheme, known as the Green Deal, is abandoned.
06 October 2015
news
Leading law firm Shakespeare Martineau becomes the first ever Official Legal Partner for Commonwealth Games England in a partnership that runs for the next three years.
01 October 2015
Team England
Leading law firm Shakespeare Martineau becomes the first ever Official Legal Partner for Commonwealth Games England in a partnership that runs for the next three years.
10 September 2015
news
The summer months have seen three key consultation documents issued by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) which presage major changes in the regulatory framework for solar projects.
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