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Lexit before Brexit
The judiciary
has just reminded us of its role as the guardian of our constitution which,
although unwritten, is clear about the division of powers between the executive
and the legislature. Despite the people having spoken in a referendum, Mrs
May is not a...

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Changes to the Companies Act 2006 - The PSC or 'persons with significant control' register and "confirmation statements"
The PSC Register As from 6 April 2016 most UK companies and LLPs are required to keep a
new statutory register called the PSC register in order to ensure that their ultimate beneficial owners and controllers are identified and that details of their holdings...

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Adverse Possession - 1066 and all that
For William the Conqueror, possession was not nine
tenths of the law, it was ten tenths.   In
the thousand years since then and still today (save for the last 13 years in
the case of registered land) physical possession has been the foundation of land
owner...

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Living in the office? Make it official!
Since
2013, it has been possible to convert offices to residential use without having
to apply for ‘traditional’ planning permission. Instead permission has been
obtainable via a much simpler ‘prior approval’ process, saving an applicant
time and cost and r...

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At the game
Dixon Phillips were in amongst the scrum of Cambridge professionals who touched down at the 68th annual Steele-Bodger rugby match at Cambridge University's rugby ground this week. Michelle Oliver, Paul Dixon, Oliver Phillips and Matt Dempsey lined up at a p...

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That's how we roll
Dixon Phillips have been
rolling high both on the lanes at the annual Handelsbanken bowling evening and
at the blackjack tables at the COEL casino night. Oliver Phillips and Matt
Dempsey were on opposing teams , Tayabali Tomlin & White and McTear Williams &...

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Limitations of Liability and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA)
Under UCTA any terms in a company's standard terms
of business which seek to exclude or restrict liability need to be deemed reasonable
to be upheld and be enforceable. The High Court has
recently decided that various limitations of liability in standard
te...

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Snapped at Vodka Revolution
The Cambridge Professionals Network lunchtime meeting on Friday,
organised by McTear Williams & Wood, was well attended.  This may have
had nothing to do with the fact that we were sponsoring it this time and that
Paul made a short speech.   However, this d...

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Do your Terms and Conditions work for you?
Terms and conditions are not often a priority for businesses, whether
it ’ s
creating new Ts&Cs for a new company or reviewing existing Ts&Cs for an
established company.   Here are a few of the main areas to consider when preparing or
reviewing your standar...

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At The Races
    I had the pleasure of joining these lovely ladies at
Newmarket Racecourse this month for Ladies Day. The sun was shining, the Pimms
flowing and the hats donned. We fancied a flutter but as none of us were
seasoned gamblers we carefully selected our hors...
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