The Pension Ombudsman has confirmed its position in relation to the duties of SIPP providers when faced with complex, or risker investments within the SIPP. Ombudsman Anthony Arter ruled against a complaint lodged by ‘Mr N’, deciding it was not Stadia’s role to undertake the level of due diligence Mr N had suggested. This follows […]
I am currently Chapter Director for BNI Business Connect. Each week, at the end of the meeting, I bring a little motivational quote, which of course I source from Google! This week I ended with this fantastic story about the effect that positivity can have on your business and others. Simply being happy and treating […]
Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixed by and around the […]
From me (hereinafter called the “Wishor”) to you (hereinafter called the”Wishee”), please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral, celebration of summer solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices […]
Many employers will be familiar with the situation. Something untoward happens at work, the finger gets pointed, the employer needs to take action; in order to appear fair, ACAS say that an investigation needs to take place before a disciplinary. So you suspend the employee on full pay to ensure that a fair investigation […]
Just reading a recent case Oliver & Anor v Symons & Anor (link below) which relates to rights of way for agricultural vehicles, swing space and verge space. The final paragraph of the transcript ends with a great obiter quote regarding mediation. [quote]Lord Justice Ward: I also agree. I wish particularly to associate myself with […]
A brief post on online marketing for law firms in the new era.
The importance of having a well written Social Media Policy has come to light in an Employment Tribunal case reported by People Management. In the case, Crisp v Apple, Crisp worked in an Apple Store. He posted derogatory statements on Facebook about Apple and its products. The posts were made on a “private” Facebook page […]
Making comments on Facebook can get you the sack, so choose your friends carefully.
Using NLP and Rapport as a solicitor or barrister.