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Insolvency Partner Jan Chillery attends the JIEB graduation ceremony

20th June, 2017

Jan Chillery attended the JIEB graduation ceremony on Friday 16 June at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in Moorgate, home to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Jan passed all three insolvency exams in November 2016, qualifying her as an insolvency practitioner.  At present Jan does not intend to take appointments but passing these exams shows her... Read More »

SRA: The proposed new Code of Conduct 2018 and Solicitors Accounts Rules 2018

19th June, 2017

“The proposed new Code of Conduct 2018 and Solicitors Accounts Rules 2018 were confirmed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last week. Professional Practices Partner, Paul Bennett, spoke to Legal Futures one of the legal markets key publishers about matters: To see Paul’s thoughts please click here and you will be redirected to the full piece on the Legal... Read More »

Roundtable: Professional indemnity insurance

12th June, 2017

Paul Bennett, Partner in Employment Law and Specialist in Professional Practices, was invited to participate in The Gazette’s 2017 roundtable discussion on PII. The professional indemnity insurance market for solicitors has, within a few years, become the preserve of stable, ‘rated’ insurers, premiums have fallen, and for smaller firms the choice of insurers has increased. The end of... Read More »

Aaron & Partners named as key sponsor for Chester Regatta

9th June, 2017

Aaron & Partners are proud to support the 284-year-old Chester Regatta event for the 14th consecutive year Chester-based law firm Aaron & Partners LLP has been confirmed as key sponsor for this year’s Chester Regatta ­– the oldest rowing event of its kind in the world. This is the fourteenth year the firm has supported the Regatta, which is a cooperative... Read More »

Blowing the Whistle: Was the Disclosure a Protected One?

6th June, 2017

Is an employer’s belief relevant when deciding whether or not an employee’s disclosure was protected? The Court of Appeal in the recent case of Beatt v Croyden Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 401 ruled that it is not. For a disclosure to be protected it must be a qualifying one. This means that the disclosure must,... Read More »

General Election 2017: Parties’ proposals for employment law

1st June, 2017

We provide below a summary of the employment law proposals being made by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats in the lead up to the general election on 8 June 2017. Conservative Party proposals The Conservative Party’s manifesto, ‘Forward Together’, was published on 18 May 2017.  The Prime Minister Theresa May stated, on 15 May... Read More »

Aaron & Partners celebrates record-breaking year

1st June, 2017

Annual fee income at Chester law firm tops £8 million for the first time Chester and Shrewsbury-based law firm Aaron & Partners LLP is celebrating a record year after annual fee income grew by more than 11 per cent to £8.7million. The increase reflected a strong performance across the practice with all departments matching or improving on billing... Read More »

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A Step Towards Equality?

23rd May, 2017

Under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/172) (“GPG Regulations”) and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/353) (“SDPA Regulations”) all large private, voluntary and public sector employers must publish details of their Gender Pay Gap on both their own website and a designated government website. The... Read More »

SRA should be wary of “litigation tactics disguised as conduct complaints” after ‘400 Club’ ruling

18th May, 2017

A Court of Appeal ruling this week that exonerated claimant personal injury solicitors of gaming the system for low-value road traffic accident (RTA) claims is also evidence that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) needs to take more care when dealing with complaints by parties to litigation, it was argued yesterday. Leading regulatory solicitor Paul Bennett, a partner in... Read More »

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