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Brexit and the lawyer who cried wolf!

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When you cover Brexit, like I do, you cannot help feeling a bit like the proverbial ‘boy who cried wolf’. Over the past three and a half years, all of us dealing with Brexit in blogs, comments and seminars have said on numerous occasions that “Brexit was coming” – only for it to be delayed, over and over again. However, this time the wolf is real: Brexit is actually coming.

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HMRC updated guidance on situs of crypto-assets

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Contributing authors: Mandy Casavant

About a decade or so ago, a new way of exchanging value was born. It would be generically termed “ cryptocurrency” and the first hatchling was called Bitcoin.

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6 things jewellery retailers can’t ignore this year + predictions for the decade ahead

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The retail sector is a fast moving and highly competitive industry, one in which failure to foresee challenges ahead of the competition can make the difference between boom and bust. This is particularly poignant in the jewellery industry, where discerning customers expect the highest quality products to go hand in hand with customer service and experience.

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Domestic abuse and brain injury – a hidden issue?

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Contributing authors: Clizia Motterle

Brain injury, the effects of which are often hidden, has recently been found to be a big issue for women who have experienced domestic violence. What are the effects this may have and what can those who have experienced it do about it?

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Hugs are important, even as an element of therapy

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Just a day after blue Monday, we all need a reason to be cheerful which is why I’m smiling at National Hug Day.

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Death of a company director – what happens next?

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Succession planning is critical for any company. In the unfortunate event that a director dies, often the surviving directors are able to step in and run the company, sharing out the responsibilities of the deceased director between them. But what happens if a sole company director dies and the company’s articles of association do not set out a procedure for what happens next?

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Will changing NHS targets enable the NHS to target change?

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With the worst figures on record during the month of December 2019, Matt Hancock has suggested that NHS A&E waiting time targets could soon be scrapped. Could this mean more ‘realistic’ reporting of the NHS’s current situation, and what could replace this target?

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The PSC regime – a misstep in company regulation?

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Since 1 April 2016 companies have been required to hold and maintain a register of people with significant control (PSC Register). Failure to provide accurate information on the PSC Register and failure to comply with notices requiring someone to provide information are criminal offences, and may result in a fine and or a prison sentence of up to two years.

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Law Commission Valuation Report Proposals – will anything change?

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The Law Commission has published its eagerly awaited proposals on their options for reforming the law on valuation in the acquisition of the freehold of leasehold properties and lease extensions.

The Law Commission was tasked with exploring options to reduce the cost of lease extensions and freehold purchases. This not only has legal implications but also political implications as by making the process cheaper for leaseholders, freeholders could lose out.

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The end of the annual return, PSC Register – what is it and what changes were made?

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Since 6 April 2016, all UK companies (other than those subject to financial services requirements and certain listed companies) and LLPs have been required to keep a ‘Persons with Significant Control’ register (“Register”).

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Is hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy really necessary? What the latest research and case law says

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“Just because I like steak and chips, it doesn’t mean it’s good for me nor that someone else should pay for me to have it”. Surely this shouldn’t apply to hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy? According to some, it does. However Paul Rumley thinks the research, and case law, says otherwise.

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What will 2020 hold for care providers?

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Contributing authors: James Sage and Hazel Phillips

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2019 has been a tumultuous year for social care providers, culminating in a heated general election campaign. Care providers will be looking to government for clarity and security in 2020, says the dedicated Social Care team at law firm Royds Withy King.

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