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An analysis of the New Electronic Communications Code in 2018

An analysis of the New Electronic Communications Code in 2018

Few would deny that effective and efficient digital infrastructure is now essential in modern society. Digital telecommunications infrastructure is a vital facilitator of social communication and a substantial component in the machine of business worldwide. In December 2017, the New Electronic Communications Code(the “New Code”) came into force under the Digital Economy Act 2017. The […]

Commercial contracts hints ‘n’ tips

Commercial contracts hints ‘n’ tips

Steps you should take to make sure your commercial contracts are up to date and Brexit-proof, regardless of the outcome in 2019. Your commercial contracts are an essential element in addressing the risks faced by your business.  With Brexit fast approaching and New Year around the corner – why not add this to your list of […]

Global Business, Contracts & Marketing

Global Business, Contracts & Marketing

IR Global speaks with Colin Smith, Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team which has successfully been advising clients on GDPR since the new regulation was implemented in May 2018. During this recent podcast, Colin discusses the following key questions: What’s new under GDPR since May Typically, what size companies need to be aware of […]

Court of Appeal win for Blaser Mills Law criminal defence team

Court of Appeal win for Blaser Mills Law criminal defence team

Our criminal defence team, led by Daniel Martin and assisted by Emily Wright, has successfully appealed against a client’s sentence in the Court of Appeal. Our client received a custodial sentence of two years, imposed in the Crown Court, for historic offences dating back to the 1960s when the client was still a minor. Our client is a severely disabled […]

Attorney General Seeks to Address Systematic Disclosure Failings

Attorney General Seeks to Address Systematic Disclosure Failings

A review by the Attorney General (AG) has found that Crown prosecutors and police officers are routinely failing in their duties to disclose vital evidence in criminal trials. The report‘s publication follows the introduction of a new Code for Crown Prosecutors. The AG, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, published the Government’s ‘Review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure […]

“The divorce blame game”

“The divorce blame game”

Family lawyers across the country are campaigning for a change in the law to reduce the fallout from divorce on children, given the impact that conflict between separating parents can have. Studies have shown that conflict arising from divorce or separation can severely impact a child’s mental health, their ability to form positive relationships and […]

When does conduct amount to “gross misconduct”?

When does conduct amount to “gross misconduct”?

Dismissing an employee for gross misconduct is the ultimate sanction. It means that the employee’s misconduct is so serious that the employer can terminate the contract with immediate effect without notice or payment in lieu. The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures describes acts of gross misconduct as being ‘so serious in […]

New law to protect emergency workers against assaults is now in force

New law to protect emergency workers against assaults is now in force

New legislation which doubles the maximum sentence for common assault from six months to a year, if committed against a police officer, medic or prison officer, comes into force today (13 November 2018). The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018, was debated in parliament before receiving Royal Assent earlier this year. The tougher laws […]

Jolene Hutchison recommended in The Spear’s 500, 2019

Jolene Hutchison recommended in The Spear’s 500, 2019

Congratulations to Jolene Hutchison, Partner and Head of Family and Divorce law, who has been included in The Spear’s 500, 2019. The annual publication recognises the top private client advisers, lawyers, wealth managers and service providers for HNW individuals.  Jolene has been listed as a recommended family lawyer with a main focus on HNW divorce […]