Articles and Updates

Since the publication of the Community Energy Strategy in January 2014, the Government has strongly expressed its support for community owned renewable energy projects and has encouraged developers across the renewable energy spectrum to collaborate with local communities for the deployment of such projects.


When a member of a farming family gets divorced, there are tax implications, particularly as there are often multiple streams of income. Whilst on the one hand there is a focus on avoiding unnecessary tax through rearranging assets, there is also an opportunity to maximise tax incentives. In this article, Mark Chanter, partner and head of the high value matrimonial team, considers the possible tax benefits and how to avoid unnecessary costs.

Tags: Mark ChanterAgriculture2015

Welcome to this month's Charities news.


Social media is not a new phenomenon and appears to have become the preferred method of communication for a significant proportion of society. Whilst the usefulness of social media for any given business will vary, given how prolific social media now is, firms risk being left behind if they ignore it.

Tags: Financial Services2015

The CMA has recently published a short "60-second" summary for Company Secretaries on competition law risks.

Tags: Commercial2015

Welcome to the March edition of our IP and Rights Management E-bulletin. In this edition we discuss how businesses should register their Registered Community Designs, the recent response from the Government on the 2014 Law Commission's report on 'threat provisions', the alleged trade mark infringement by dating app Tinder and the unlawful breach of copyright of music.

Tags: CommercialIntellectual Property2015

Welcome to our March 2015 Employment E-Bulletin.

In this edition we will look at the following cases:

Tags: Employment and Pensions2015

Welcome to the March 2015 edition of Competition Matters, a briefing which provides a quick overview of the latest developments in UK and EU competition law and policy. 

You can also follow us on Twitter @FootAnsteyCT to keep up to date with the latest news in competition and wider commercial sectors.

Tags: Commercial2015

Hello and welcome to our Dispute Resolution bulletin which brings you practical legal updates together with industry-focused insights. We are a highly experienced commercial litigation team and experts in all aspects of disputes management and resolution. In all cases we work alongside our clients to identify and provide bespoke, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions.


From the Google Spain ruling to the perceived threat to the much coveted "special purposes of journalism exemption", data protection is a topic that hasn't been far from my thoughts over the last 12 months. As such, it has been the subject of a handful of columns already.

Tags: Sam HancockMedia2015

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