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Pensions and the Ostrich!

This year will witness another large shake up in the UK’s pension legislation.  The government’s aim is to...

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Using “exclusive of VAT” in Advertising

A recent case before the Advertising Standards Agency (“ASA”) has clarified the situation regarding the use of the...

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Electronic Signatures Update

The use of signatures in paper transactions was developed over many years and operates as a means of certifying the...

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Waste Regulation in E&W (3)

In the third and final article in this series we look at the offences under the waste regime. Key offences 1. Section 33(1)...

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Solar PV – Feed in Tariffs – Final Defeat for the government

In a judgement handed down by the Supreme Court on Friday this week the long running battle between the Department...

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Newsletter – February 2012

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Commercial Lawyer Goes to Prison

For those who follow us on Twitter (@thefuturelaw), you will know that on Thursday this week I visited...

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Renewable Energy Law – Government Loses Feed-In Tariff Appeal

Renewable Energy Law News Good news for all those who were stymied by the Government’s u turn on the...

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Renewable Energy – FIT latest

Chris Huhne and FIT Greg Barker has reentered the fray this week ahead of the Appeal Court’s decision expected later today...

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New services brochure

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Gun Law experts

Gun Law   As we have no ‘right to bear arms’ in the UK, many people are under the...

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Solicitors working over Christmas

As we near the festive period many businesses relax, whilst others remain under intense pressure, as they supply the goods...

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Energy Law

You will recall my earlier article about the government’s ill judged (in my view) decision at very short notice...

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Can you afford not to register with the ICO?

In an attempt to provide as much free legal advice online as possible, we wanted to tell you about an...

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A Common European Sales Law!

Just when Commercial Solicitors thought they had life sorted, the European Commission published yet another attempt to harmonise contract laws in...

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The Bribery Act and Facilitation Payments

Under English law, facilitation payments have always been illegal, and they continue to be so under the Bribery Act 2010. English...

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Technology and the Law

I am constantly amazed by my children and their ability to understand the latest technological gadgets or trend. They seem...

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How to Make the Most of Your Merger or Acquisition

It’s a fact that globally speaking 9 out of 10 mergers or acquisitions fail.  Perhaps not immediately, but given time,...

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The Problem with Deeds…..

Most of you will be blissfully unaware of any distinction between the execution of legally binding contracts as a deed...

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Combating Corporate Fraud

Corporate Fraud is a serious business.  So serious in fact that the Serious Fraud Office gets itself involved...

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Breaking down barriers by being human

Most lawyers have two arms, two legs, a character (with all its flaws) and a brain – so why is...

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Reasonable Adjustments for Disabilities

Reasonable Adjustments for Disabilities – what costs are “reasonable”? A recent case has highlighted the considerations for tribunals when a defence...

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Recession Proof Your Contracts

5 Tips for good commercial contracts With the economic situation as it is and with the number...

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Human Rights and Wrongs

Now I am no human rights lawyer and I know even less about the criminal law (if one...

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Renewable Energy Law – 5 things for consumers considering a rent-a-roof scheme to watch out for

Rent a Roof top tips In the run up to the ‘review’ (an almost inevitable reduction of the level of FITs...

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“The Fox has my full support”

So the defence secretary has resigned at long last. I have been telling him to resign or for the Prime...

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As a Lawyer I read a lot….

As a lawyer I read a lot. Most of what I read is, by its nature, dull and rather...

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Contract Review

Have your key contracts reviewed by our experienced team for £90.00 (inc. VAT) At Future Law, we appreciate that times are...

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Legal costs

Retainer Legal Services from Future Law – Legal Fees Do you have an ongoing need for legal advice? We can...

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Directors: powers of managing directors

I am often asked by clients to advise on their respective powers, duties, liabilities and obligations as directors of limited...

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Revolting Solicitors

Revolution in the Law October 2011 is turning into a revolutionary month for lawyers in England and Wales. A...

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Agency Workers Regulations 2010

Agency Workers Regulations 2010 October 2011 is turning into a revolutionary month for lawyers in England and Wales. Two major...

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Rescue sale of a business

Planning a Rescue Sale of a Business For certain types of business, a rescue sale may be one...

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SRA incompetence

Landmark Day for Legal Industry (in absentia) As has been widely reported in the media now for months,...

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Financial Meltdown

Trying to look into the future as a lawyer and see what surprises lie in store for all us ordinary...

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Legal Franchise FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions  1.    How does the Future Law Legal Franchise actually work? The Future Law Legal Franchise is...

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Shadow Director – What it Means

WHAT IS A SHADOW DIRECTOR? Under Section 250 of the Companies Act 2006 (2006 Act), a director includes any person occupying...

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SIP 16 – Pre-pack risks for directors

Pre-pack risks for Administrators and Directors: a phoenix from the ashes? A pre-packaged sale (“pre-pack”) is the name given to an...

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Planning – grounds for appeal

Planning: grounds for appeal Summary The Court of Appeal has confirmed that when a direction is made for a planning appeal to...

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Contractor who refused to become an employee

Employment Status: contractor who refused to become an employee Summary. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has held that an independent contractor who...

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Data Protection – Financial penalties

Data Protection: financial penalties Summary. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has introduced secondary legislation into Parliament to give the Information Commissioner power...

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Partnerships – a cautionary tale

Partnerships – a cautionary tale The relationship between partners in a business venture has often been described in terms that are...

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Capital Gains Tax on the sale of a business

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of a business Outline. It has recently been held that on transferring a business,...

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Compromise Agreements

Compromise Agreements from Future Law Compromise agreements are legally binding agreements which terminate employment and deal with the payment an employee...

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Redundancy Planning

Redundancy Planning from Future Law Redundancy is a difficult decision to make for any business. However, a well thought out and...

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Unfair Dismissal – Don’t Let it Happen

Unfair dismissal advice from Future Law Unfair dismissal is when an employer dismisses an employee in unfair circumstances, when they have...

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About us

Future Law’s mission is simple: cutting edge city firm quality legal advice without the high price tag.  Why Future Law? Fixed costs,...

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