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What should a Personal Representative do when a beneficiary or creditor cannot be located?

What is the role of a Personal Representative? A Personal Representative (PR) is a collective term for executors and administrators. Executors and administrators differ in that executors are appointed by Will whereas an administrator will act…

An Update on the Law on Electronic Signatures

Last month the Law Commission published its Report on the electronic execution of documents. Although the law in England and Wales has always recognised a range of signatures – including initials, pictures and printed names – the emergence…

Designers should buck up their ideas

There are many cases where infringement of intellectual property is done with no intent or malice.  In particular people in the creative fields can fall foul of someone else’s copyright where the wrong is not deliberate plagiarism but has…

UK: Parental bereavement: New guidance

Most employers will recognise the need to show compassion and support when faced with an employee whose child has died. However, from April 2020 bereaved parents will be entitled to paid leave under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act…

What to expect when selling your tech company?

A successful tech business will inevitably attract attention from would be suitors and so at some point, the founding shareholders will be required to make a decision as to the extent to which they want to retain autonomy for driving its day-to-day…

GDPR: Of politics & personal data

The issue of transparency and determining what use will be made of our personal data is central to its use in commerce and as we now know, it’s abuse in the field of politics. Full article from Boyes Turner can be found here.

United Kingdom: New guidance on age discrimination

ACAS has recently released new guidance on age discrimination including useful factsheets with key points for employers to consider in the workplace and popular myths surrounding age discrimination. The new guidance can be found here. Full…

Steps to avoid disputes for growing tech companies

Find full article here from Boyes Turner on what can growing tech companies do to avoid disputes It is hugely important to put the time and money in NOW to get strong contracts and agreements in place. Avoiding or neglecting to put these…

Ashfords and Boyes Turner intend to merge from 1 May 2019

Ashfords and Boyes Turner have announced that subject to completion of due diligence and legal agreements they intend to merge from 1 May 2019, concluding a process that began with exploratory negotiations in early 2017.  The combined firm,…