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Going green for Macmillan

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Some of our staff will be taking to the streets of Brighton and Eastbourne on Friday (March 27) to raise money for charity by picking up litter. We give all our staff a day off every year to volunteer and the firm’s current chosen charity is Macmillan in Sussex.  Following a consultation in 2010, it… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Widespread condemnation of Government’s enhanced court fees

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that it will be increasing court fees in relation to claims for the recovery of money from April 2015. The new “enhanced fee charging” will introduce a fee for all claims worth over £10,000 of 5% of the value of the claim, subject to a maximum fee capped… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Sussex Keeps Giving

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On more than one occasion in the past when I have spoken at business events I have remarked upon the unfailing willingness of the community in Sussex to support local charities. However, this has rarely been more clearly demonstrated than will be the case for the coming week-end 20th to 22nd June. The first of… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Changes to Premium Bonds

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As announced in George Osborne’s March Budget, with effect from  Sunday, 1 June, the maximum value of a holding of Premium Bonds will increase from £30,000 to £40,000 – the first increase for 11 years, with a further increase to £50,000 planned for 2015.  On top of this, from 1 August there will be two… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

So… you want to be a lawyer?

I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about the legal profession that continues to fascinate so many people, but fascinated they are. There is still a perception that a career in law is a prestigious achievement, something respectable and glamorous, which offers its participants enormous riches and perks to match.  Your parents… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What the frack

In my formative years there was tremendous excitement about the development of North Sea: the first drop of “black gold” being pumped to land and our conversion to natural gas from the old dirty town gas.  I never really knew the difference between these two gases other than natural gas was, well, natural. Gas was… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Time for take off for Sussex businesses?

A second runway at Gatwick is just one of the options being considered to increase the UK’s airport capacity. While decisions made in 2013 will affect Sussex’s long term economic prospects, the various options are likely to remain grounded for some years. Sir Howard Davies is leading a commission to examine the scale and timing… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Calling all junior lawyers

As the new National Representative of the Junior Lawyers Division  (JLD) I’ll be doing my best to help the group raise its profile – so thought I’d start with a blog. As the name suggests the JLD is a networking group for lawyers in the early stages of their career. Like me, many are still… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Work Experience Woes

Wardrobe Troubles and Turbulent Translations It’s difficult for someone, who considers GCSEs to be an experience, to give a broad take on life. Despite two years of avid academic concentration on GCSEs, the syllabus doesn’t exactly cover the particulars, even when it is taught at a brilliant public school like Lancing College with nearly two-hundred… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Replenish your Childhood energy and fly!

Dwindling confidence plays havoc with the human basic instincts. The Daily Mail carried a feature this week, about consumers cheating at checkouts, allegedly a third of us admit to this, and to me it is a sad symptom of a nation of people who are gripped with fear about the precarious economic climate.    Fear sadness,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)