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Mergers and Acquisitions: Valuing a Law Firm

6th December, 2016

Paul Bennett, Professional Practices and Employment Law Partner, has contributed to this article – Mergers and Acquisitions: Valuing a Law Firm, by Grania Langdon-Down, freelance journalist. This article was published in The Law Society’s quarterly magazine, Managing for Success. All the extracts below have been taken directly from the full article which can be found on Pages 6 –... Read More »

Helen Watson’s Vietnam to Cambodia Charity Cycle Challenge

5th December, 2016

Helen Watson, Partner & Head of Employment at Aaron & Partners, a Chester legal ace with a passion for sport agreed to take on a gruelling physical challenge to cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia for charity. From 1st to 12th November 2016 Helen cycled 450km – just over 279 miles – in the heat and humidity of the... Read More »

Settlement Agreements and Lacking Mental Capacity

2nd December, 2016

The recent case of Glasgow City Council v Dahhan UKEAT/0024/15 considered whether an Employment Tribunal had jurisdiction to decide whether lack of mental capacity meant a settlement agreement was unenforceable. Mr Dahhan was employed by Glasgow City Council as a teacher. He brought tribunal claims for direct discrimination, harassment and victimisation because of race but the parties entered... Read More »

Breach of Property Rights – a note for property developers

1st December, 2016

This article discusses breach of Property Rights – in Particular Rights to Light – and is a note for property developers. A recent case has cemented the approach of the court in right to light claims, namely whether damages or an injunction will be awarded in relation to a successful claim. Scott –v- Aimiuwu (2015) supports and builds... Read More »

Justin Neal attends The Environmental Law Foundation Anniversary Reception at Clarence House

30th November, 2016

The Environmental Law Foundation celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Thursday 24th November with a reception at Clarence House.  Founded in 1991, the charity was set up to give ordinary people and communities a voice on matters affecting the environment. The reception was hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, the charity’s President. In attendance was one of our... Read More »

Shropshire Collaborative Lawyers Group appoints Sandy Edwards to key post

28th November, 2016

Sandy Edwards, Senior Associate at Aaron & Partners has been appointed as the new Liaison Officer for the Shropshire Collaborative Lawyers Group. Collaborative law is a very successful method of resolving family disputes without resorting to the courts, delivering swift and cost-effective solutions to disputes. Collaborative lawyers use mediation-style techniques to reach a common agreement in their clients’... Read More »

Investment Schemes – A Further Warning to Law Firms

25th November, 2016

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been warning law firms about being targeted by fraudsters promoting high-yield investment schemes which have turned out to be ineffective and/or fraudulent since 1997. A further warning notice was issued on 10 September 2013 and more recently, on 21 September 2016 highlighting that this is still a prominent issue. The SRA have... Read More »

Operator Licensing and Insolvency

22nd November, 2016

In this article Tim Culpin, Partner and Head of Transport at Aaron & Partners, takes a look at Operator Licensing and Insolvency. Any business, be it a sole trader, partnership, LLP or other corporate entity, that wishes to operate commercial vehicles (good vehicles with a maximum permissible gross weight in excess of 3.5 tonnes or passenger carrying vehicles... Read More »

Neighbourhood Plans become more local

16th November, 2016

Last week, the High Court, in RLT Built Environment Ltd v Cornwall Council [2016] EWHC 2817 (Admin,) ruled that a policy within a Neighbourhood Plan, which prohibited new dwellings to be used as holiday homes, was lawful. A neighbourhood plan is a document drawn up by communities to shape development in their local area.  It was one of... Read More »

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