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Our capital named one of the best places for female entrepreneurs

Our capital named one of the best places for female entrepreneurs

London has been ranked as one of the best cities in the world for female business owners. The Women Entrepreneur Cities Index ranks the capital as the third best place on the planet for women-led enterprises. Cities were given a rating based on the access they offer to capital, technology, talent, culture and markets. Based…

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August 23, 2017
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Walking a “fine line” with family court judgments

Walking a “fine line” with family court judgments

A debate about just how much detail from family court cases should be placed in the public domain refuses to die down. Last month, the Transparency Project, a campaign group which was set up to improve public understanding of the process, warned that there was perhaps a tendency to be too cautious when taking decisions…

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August 23, 2017
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Cabinet minister intervenes to address leasehold scandal

Cabinet minister intervenes to address leasehold scandal

The Government has announced plans to ban the sale of leaseholds on new-build homes. The move, which was outlined by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid last month, comes amid growing concerns about the current state of the property market. In his speech, the cabinet minister also vowed to take action to address the problems of…

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August 23, 2017
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Ashley wins legal battle following pub deal

Ashley wins legal battle following pub deal

A businessman has won a High Court battle which centred around a £15million deal which he had allegedly struck in a London pub. Mike Ashley, the owner of Sports Direct and Newcastle United FC, had found himself embroiled in a dispute following a night of heavy drinking at the Horse and Groom, not far from…

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August 23, 2017
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Body outlines plans to modernise inheritance laws

Body outlines plans to modernise inheritance laws

People should be able to make a Will from the age of 16, the Law Commission has suggested. Last month the organisation outlined plans to overhaul inheritance laws, arguing that the current system was rooted in the Victorian era and had failed to keep pace with changes in society. The proposals would aim to take…

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August 23, 2017
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BAE loses challenge over Tribunal payout

BAE loses challenge over Tribunal payout

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a secretary deserved “every penny” of a six-figure sum, which was awarded after her manager made a sexist remark. Marion Konczak had previously won a £360,000 payout from her old employers, BAE Systems, after taking her case to Tribunal. At the heart of the case was an incident…

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August 23, 2017
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Man lucky to escape more serious injuries following fall

Man lucky to escape more serious injuries following fall

Two London-based construction contractors have been fined after a scaffold board broke and a member of staff was injured in the fall to the ground. Southwark Crown Court heard Sager Construction Limited (SCL) had been appointed the principal contractor for the construction of a shopping centre and residential units in Studd Street, Islington. In February…

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August 23, 2017
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OGR Stock Denton to receive Employer of the Year Award

OGR Stock Denton to receive Employer of the Year Award

OGR Stock Denton is set to receive a prestigious Employer of the Year Award this autumn. The firm will be presented with the honour by Langdon UK, a charity supporting people with learning difficulties by creating long-term sustainable incomes, at the organisation’s Business Breakfast event on November 7th. The award recognises OGR Stock Denton LLP…

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August 23, 2017
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New data for office take-up is released

New data for office take-up is released

Banks and tech firms are no longer top of the pile when it comes to taking up office space in Central London. There has been a surge in interest from flexible office providers, according to analysis published this month. Indeed, firms such as WeWork and The Office Group leased a record 82,000 sq m of…

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July 28, 2017
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Fears that changes to probate fees could yet be resurrected

Fears that changes to probate fees could yet be resurrected

The Government has been reticent to comment on whether it has any intention of reviving plans to overhaul probate fees. The proposal to scrap fixed charges in favour of a sliding scale of fees had proven hugely controversial, but the decision to call a snap General Election had left ministers with no choice but to…

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July 28, 2017
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