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The Retail Quiz photo gallery

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This year our annual Retail Quiz made a reappearance in May. A number of different retailers joined us in London, along with our special guest Quiz Master Kate Hardcastle, to battle it out for the trophy. See our gallery of photos from the evening here.

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Ahead of the curve magazine – latest edition out now

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The latest edition of ahead of the curve magazine is out now and ready for you to read and download for free.

Are you ahead of the curve? In the May edition of the ahead of the curve magazine, we talk to leading experts from around the UK to understand the big challenges and opportunities we will all encounter in the not so distant future.

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Care fees and your home – what can you do?

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For many, owning a home is a result of a life’s hard work which they hope to pass on to loved ones after death. It can come as a shock to realise that their home may need to be sold to fund their care at a care home. Care funding can seem like a complicated area to get to grips with so we explain the key areas in more detail.

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A legal guide to organ donation in the UK

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Dying Matters Organ Donation

Organ donation is an emotionally charged topic. On the one hand it is impossible to separate it from the grief and sadness that comes with a person’s death. On the other, it provides a unique opportunity to save someones life, and can allow something positive to exist in its place by giving comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

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Dying Matters Awareness Week: grieving when you don’t know how or why your loved one died

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Dying Matters is a national coalition of organisations that aim to help people talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. This year, starting on 13 May, the national awareness week will join with organisations to help raise the public’s consciousness of this difficult and distressing topic.

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Who’s feeling Uber-active?

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With Uber on the brink of a historic IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, employment lawyer Nikita Sonecha asks if driver activism leading up to the offering or during the AGM is going to be a disruptive force for this vast, but relatively delicate company.

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Fresh hope for those in need of organ transplant – how drones can make transporting live organs safer and more affordable

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Following news that a live organ has been successfully delivered for transplant, our team takes a look at how this tech has been brought about, and what it means in law.

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What might happen now a criminal investigation has been launched into medical deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital?

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The police have announced that they will be undertaking a new criminal investigation into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. More than 456 patients had their lives cut short by being administered high doses of opiate painkillers such as morphine between 1987 and 2001. Ali Cloak from our Inquests team takes a look at what might happen as a result.

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Non-UK residents now subject to tax on gains on commercial property

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A significant change to the taxation of non-UK residents came into effect on 6 April 2019 which means gains on all UK property* (commercial as well as residential) are subject to UK tax. Gains on disposals by individuals and companies will be within the scope of UK tax. The changes are wide reaching as the rules can apply to direct disposals but also to disposals of shares in property rich companies.

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Funding care of elderly the new political battle ground – comment from law firm Royds Withy King

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The Conservative Party has set out proposals for the future funding of the elderly. At the heart of its proposals is an increase in National Insurance payments for the over 50s and the option for wealthy homeowners to pay voluntary contributions for those wishing to secure better care should they want it.

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Is head injury being taken seriously in sport?

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two footballers banging heads

Head injuries have too often been considered a necessary risk in sports such as football and rugby. But with the alarming scenes of Jan Vertonghen’s head injury during Tottenham’s Champions league semi-final, and the damming report from the Rugby Football Union and it’s focus on head injury, is it time to ask what more can be done to improve prevention, reporting, and treatment?

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Funding tech: an IPO is not the only way

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Funding tech companies

Modern tech businesses are often mature, profitable companies by the time they come to list on the market. Is there merit in getting onto their growth curve earlier?

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