17 01, 2017

Brexit Means Brexit

By | January 17th, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Prime Minister Teresa May has today confirmed that when she says ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ she means that the UK will leave the single market when it leaves the European Union. The single market is a trade bloc that guarantees the ‘four freedoms’ of the European Union: goods, capital, services and people. Leaving the single market is therefore likely to [...]

17 01, 2017

How BoS rushed borrowers on shared appreciation mortgages

By | January 17th, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

The details of how Bank of Scotland rushed older borrowers into hugely expensive mortgages where their debt rose with house prices have been revealed by a This is Money investigation. Evidence has emerged that the bank - which has previously been criticised for sharp sales practices - hurried customers approaching retirement into signing up to shared appreciation mortgages without financial [...]

11 01, 2017

Your Lawyer’s Involvement Does Not Automatically Provide Privilege Protection

By | January 11th, 2017|Dispute Resolution|

This article discusses the recent decision of the High Court in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch), in which it was held that communications with lawyers and working papers prepared by clients and their lawyers (whether in house or external) for the purposes of obtaining and giving legal advice, will not necessarily be privileged from disclosure if [...]

4 01, 2017

Applications for Training Contracts are now open!

By | January 4th, 2017|About Us, Our People|

Applications for training contracts commencing in Autumn 2019 are now open. The application deadline is 30 April 2017. Click here to learn more about our Trainee Solicitor Recruitment and view our Trainee video to gain an insight into life as a Teacher Stern Trainee.

5 12, 2016

Breakfast Seminar: Financial Risk Hedging 101

By | December 5th, 2016|Real Estate, Services|

What: A practical introduction to the concepts of hedging, focusing on interest rates and foreign exchange exposures. The seminar will address: Why is it needed? How is it documented? How is the decision taken? Why does it go wrong and what are the consequences? The seminar will last no more than 45 minutes with an opportunity to ask questions and [...]

30 11, 2016

Autumn Statement Summary 2016

By | November 30th, 2016|Services|

This was Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement, and the first post-referendum. It was therefore significant for two reasons, but turned out to be relatively quiet. The most attention grabbing announcement was that this was to be the Chancellor’s last Autumn Statement, with the regime changing to a Budget in the Autumn and a Statement in the Spring. Corporation Tax Corporation [...]

29 11, 2016

NHBC Sheltered Housing Code

By | November 29th, 2016|Real Estate, Real Estate|

There are often occasions where so detailed corners of the law do not emerge unless one has to deal with them in a particular case. The NHBC Sheltered Housing Code (“the Code”) is one such example. It is an important Code as it governs the relationship between the residents, the builder/developer, the purchaser and the management organisation. It results in [...]

16 11, 2016

Applications for Training Contracts open on 3 January 2017

By | November 16th, 2016|About Us, Our People, Services|

Applications for training contracts commencing in Autumn 2019 will open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Click here to learn more about our Trainee Solicitor Recruitment and view our Trainee video to gain an insight into life as a Teacher Stern Trainee

15 11, 2016

Rebecca Calver Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors

By | November 15th, 2016|Dispute Resolution|

Congratulations to Rebecca Calver in our Dispute Resolution team who was admitted today. Rebecca joined Teacher Stern as a Qualified Australian Solicitor in October 2014, undertook the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme examinations and has now been admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

9 11, 2016

Changes To The Construction And Engineering Pre-Action Protocol

By | November 9th, 2016|Construction, Real Estate|

The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the Protocol) has proved to be an effective platform for settling disputes, but a revision to the Protocol provides a welcome way of dealing with two situations where the old Protocol was ineffective: where there is a serious dispute which does not require detailed factual enquiry and where there is some disagreement [...]

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