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Bar in the Community launches new trustees finding website

Bar in the Community has launched a new website at www.BarintheCommunity.org.uk making it even easier for charities to find trustees with a legal background. Following a successful Trustees Week and National Pro Bono Week highlighting the ongoing and unmet demand [...]

November 15, 2016 Uncategorized

Brexit – What now? The Scrutiny Starts Here

The House of Lords European Union Committee, Parliament’s biggest body that scrutinises EU legislation and policies, will next week start its scrutiny of the process for the UK exiting the EU. The Committee, and its six sub-committees, are holding a [...]

August 31, 2016 Uncategorized

Shipman Financial Planning: We are a leading Wealth Management firm based in the centre of Exeter

 Our success is based upon these simple principles: We always aim to constantly exceed client expectations We develop long-term, personal relationships with our clients Over time, we become the ‘trusted adviser’. Working to assist clients in all aspects of their [...]

August 24, 2015 Uncategorized

ACT OF PARLIAMENT ON SURVEILLANCE MUST PROTECT LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE  

Intelligence and Security Committee report: Bar Council response  “If Parliament passes new laws on surveillance and intelligence, conversations between lawyers and clients must stay out of bounds for the security services,” said Chairman of the Bar, Alistair MacDonald QC, responding [...]

March 12, 2015 Uncategorized

HMRC turns the spotlight on the legal profession

With the general election around the corner, there is no surprise that each of the political parties are busy setting out their commitment to ensure that ‘tax dodgers’ are dealt with.  The public mood seems to be that government must [...]

March 5, 2015 Uncategorized

A NEW MODEL FOR TRAINING BARRISTERS IS KEY TO EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY  

Reducing the financial risk of training for the Bar is key to bringing greater diversity to the profession, according to the Bar Council which today responded to plans designed to overhaul barrister training and relax rules on colleges and Chambers. [...]

March 3, 2015 Uncategorized

Pension tips for barristers

  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/405267/20150218_Pension_Newsletter_67_Pension_Flexibility_v0_4.pdf HMRC has published newsletter 67 on pension flexibility. As usual the opportunity is in the detail. For those clients over 55 it would be worth considering taking a small amount of the pension fund prior to 6 April [...]

February 25, 2015 Uncategorized

THE EUROPEAN LAWYERS DAY DECLARATION 2014: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE IS VITAL TO A FAIR TRIAL

 Legal chiefs and academics today demanded new laws to stop police and security services from spying on meetings between lawyers and their clients. The Bar Council and the Law Society have for years argued that codes to protect legal professional [...]

December 9, 2014 Uncategorized

CHERIE BLAIR QC APPOINTED VISITING PROFESSOR AT LONDON’S CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

Leading barrister will be Visiting Professor in Law at St Mary’s University, Twickenham LONDON – 9th Dec 2014: Cherie Blair CBE QC has been appointed Visiting Professor in Law at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. The appointment comes as the [...]

December 9, 2014 Uncategorized

Relax In Grenada

The Relax Inn is a family run business. Located in Calliste Hill, It comprises of three two bedroom apartments and twelve standard rooms – each features a veranda with stunning view and a lovely sea breeze!     All our [...]

November 20, 2014 Uncategorized