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What happens to a family business in divorce?

What happens to a family business in divorce?

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and often distressing process and circumstances can become increasingly complicated when there is also a family business to consider. The starting point The starting point for the division of finances very much depends on the length of the marriage. For long marriages, an equal division of the […]

Increases in Statutory Maximum Limits and Vento Guidelines

Increases in Statutory Maximum Limits and Vento Guidelines

The level of damages awarded with ‘injury to feelings’ in discrimination cases have now been updated. Statutory Limits: Each year, the Government reviews and increases the statutory maximum limits payable to claimants in successful employment tribunal cases. From 6 April 2019, The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019 (SI 2019/324) introduced revised limits, including […]

Company secretarial support for your business – A Blaser Mills Law service

Company secretarial support for your business – A Blaser Mills Law service

Blaze CoSec is brought to you by Blaser Mills Law, a leading Chambers UK and Legal 500 ranked law firm in the South East. What is Blaze CoSec? Blaze CoSec provides legal and administrative company and secretarial support to businesses who require assistance with UK company set-up, legal compliance or corporate governance, allowing you to […]

Irish Data Protection Commission Inquiry into Google

Irish Data Protection Commission Inquiry into Google

On the anniversary of the creation of GDPR, the Irish Data Protection Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data through the mechanism of personalised online advertising. The Commission seeks to establish whether such personal data is being processed in accordance with GDPR. As part of the Commission’s inquiry, the […]

Do I have any rights, even if my name isn’t on the property deeds?

Do I have any rights, even if my name isn’t on the property deeds?

Where an individual is not named on the title register to a property, but has paid towards the purchase price, mortgage or renovation costs, does that individual have any property rights? The short answer is yes. Where property is held in the name of one party, that person is the ‘legal owner’ and is presumed […]

Should an employment tribunal only consider how an employer’s ‘provisions, criterion or practice’ is applied to the individual claimant?

Should an employment tribunal only consider how an employer’s ‘provisions, criterion or practice’ is applied to the individual claimant?

Blaser Mills Law successfully represented Oxford Bus in the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) appeal case of The City of Oxford Bus Services Limited t/a Oxford Bus Company v Harvey. The EAT overturned the decision of the original Employment Tribunal on the basis that the Tribunal had only assessed the justification for an employer’s policy […]

Blaser Mills Law goes green for World Environment Day!

Blaser Mills Law goes green for World Environment Day!

Today is World Environment Day (5 June 2019), a United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Each year the day focuses on a different environmental issue; this year’s host, China, chose the theme of ‘Beat Air Pollution’. The theme this year is a critical issue, with the World Health […]

HMRC’s money laundering crackdown on the property sector

HMRC’s money laundering crackdown on the property sector

Estate agents have been hit with unannounced inspections as part of a recent crackdown on money laundering in the property industry, HMRC has revealed. The action involved HMRC officers visiting 50 property firms across England, who were suspected of trading without being properly registered pursuant to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR). The MLRs expanded […]