November 2012 Archive

So, you want to crowd-fund?

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The basics of crowd-funding, the options, the issues and how Blake Morgan can help. More …

Abolition of requirement to provide access to a stakeholder pension scheme

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To tie in with auto-enrolment, employers are no longer obliged to provide access to a stakeholder pension scheme - and our Vigil contract of employment has been changed accordingly. More …

Getting a grant where the deceased died domiciled abroad

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It is widely accepted that estates with 'foreign elements' present some of the most burdensome, time consuming (and, perhaps, interesting) problems in today‚Äôs probate practice. More …

Key management issues for academies

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Elizabeth Davis and Liz Batten outline some of the fundamentals which have to be addressed in the management of academies. This article originally appeared in Charities Management, Autumn 2012. More …

Commercial agents: Recent legal developments

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The Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 (Regulations) provide certain protection to 'commercial agents' (which is given a broad meaning under the Regulations). More …