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 [...]

8 11, 2016

What’s New in Immigration Law?

By | November 8th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office announced that a series of changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 24 November 2016. Many of these changes were announced earlier in the year so the content of the changes hasn’t come as a surprise. A summary of the key changes is set out below. Tier 2 The most [...]

7 11, 2016

Brexit HC Ruling

By | November 7th, 2016|Services|

Brexit means Brexit – or does it? The topic of Brexit has polarised the population of the UK but cabinet members have so far presented a united message that “Brexit means Brexit”. On 3 November 2016 the High Court delivered a judgment of considerable constitutional importance, deciding that the Government does not have the requisite power to invoke Article 50 [...]

4 11, 2016

Uber Drivers Win Case for “Worker” Status

By | November 4th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

In a landmark ruling last week, the Employment Tribunal examined the relationship between Uber and its drivers and found that they were not self-employed contractors as the popular ride-sharing company claimed but rather that they come within the legal definition of “workers” and are protected under the Working Time Regulations, the National Minimum Wage Act and the whistleblowing provisions of [...]

26 10, 2016

Legislation Update: New Insolvency Rules will come into effect on 6 April 2017

By | October 26th, 2016|Dispute Resolution|

After an extended period of consultation and drafting the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, were published and laid before Parliament on 25 October 2016. The new rules will come into effect on 6 April 2017 and will represent the most significant change to the procedures relating to almost all types of insolvency process since 1986. The underlying primary legislation [...]

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