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Kerman & Co announces appointment of Head of Immigration

January 15, 2018

Kerman & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Hall as the firm’s new Head of Immigration. Stephen has 10 years’ ...

Cohabitation Awareness Week – 27 Nov to 1 Dec 2017

November 29, 2017

As a nation we are bombarded with Awareness days, weeks or months designed to highlight a plethora of issues in today’s society. This month alone ...

Illegal Occupation from a legal perspective

November 28, 2017

Our real estate disputes partner, David Wise, discusses the topic of Illegal Occupation from a legal perspective in Vigilance Properties Ltd‘s ...

Employment law - Budget update 2017

November 23, 2017

The Chancellor’s 2017 Autumn Budget speech on Wednesday 22 November provided few substantial employment-related announcements. However, the ...

Quicker Contracts - How Kerman & Co are using Contract Express to improve efficiency and responsiveness

November 9, 2017

Following Martin O’Donoghue’s involvement as a panel expert at a webinar hosted by Thomson Reuters in September, which discussed the ...

General Data Protection Regulations ("GDPR")

October 27, 2017

GDPR – what is it? When is coming into force? Who will it affect?   If you don’t know the answer to any of the above three questions ...

An updated paper on the Bank of England's resolution policy

October 13, 2017

The Bank of England has just published its 2017 update to the Bank’s approach to the Banking Act 2009 resolution framework. It sets out, with ...

Employment Breakfast Workshop - 9 November 2017

October 6, 2017

We would be delighted if you or an interested colleague would join us at our Employment Breakfast Workshop where our Employment team will discuss the ...

How to prevent your children catching ‘rich kid-itis’

September 25, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg has famously declared that he intends to leave 99% of his Facebook fortune to charity, leaving 1% to be distributed amongst his ...

Kerman & Co advise as a panel expert on Thomson Reuters webinar 'How can SME law firms use document automation for competitive advantage?'

September 21, 2017

Martin O’Donoghue, a partner in our corporate team was delighted to advise as a panel expert in a webinar hosted yesterday by Thomson Reuters. ...

Lasting Powers of Attorney

August 18, 2017

In a recent BBC article retired senior judge Denzil Lush has spoken out about a lack of safeguards for powers of attorney, and warns that these ...

Kerman & Co support charity Seeing is Believing

July 28, 2017

Three of our intrepid runners took part in this year’s Standard Chartered Great City Race in support of eyesight charity Seeing is Believing. ...

Breaking News: Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful - Supreme Court Rules

July 27, 2017

The Supreme Court handed down a ground-breaking judgment on Tribunal Fees this morning, fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ...

AIM Companies – LSE Discussion Paper on AIM Rules

July 20, 2017

The London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) has recently published a discussion paper inviting feedback from market participants on proposed ...

Matthew Taylor’s review of modern working practices has been published

July 19, 2017

In it, Taylor considers the impact of new models of work, such as the ‘gig-economy’, on worker rights and employer responsibilities. Taylor was ...

New 20% exemption rule change for Main Market listings

July 19, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the final text of a new EU regulation (the “Prospectus Regulation”) was published. This will replace, on a phased basis, the ...

Trade marks for sport events - How Wimbledon secured their colour mark

July 11, 2017

Zane Shihab, partner at Kerman & Co LLP, and Manuela Macchi, partner at Keltie LLP, speak to LawInSport CEO, Sean Cottrell and Editor, Chris Bond ...

New prospectus regulation mark-up

June 6, 2017

On the 16th of May the European Council adopted the new Prospectus Regulation. This will bring many changes and some improvements to the prospectus ...

Kerman & Co delighted to take part in London Legal 10k charity walk 2017

May 23, 2017

Kerman & Co were delighted to take part in yesterday evening’s London Legal 10k Walk 2017, run by the London Legal Trust to raise money to ...

World records: a thing of the past?

May 23, 2017

For those familiar with recent major sporting headlines, few will have missed this one. The International Association of Athletics Federations ...

Emails requesting consent to future marketing is a breach of PECR

May 22, 2017

Two companies, UK independent airline FlyBe and car manufacturer Honda Motor Europe Limited, recently received significant fines from the Information ...

New Insolvency Rules now in place

April 20, 2017

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into force on 6 April 2017 for all existing and future proceedings, and represent a major and long ...

Improved IPO Transparency – FCA Consultation

April 6, 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) is proposing changes to the UK IPO process aiming to improving the transparency and quality of ...

Event organisers now liable for costs of policing the fan “footprint”

March 29, 2017

Policing major events after the case of Ipswich Town F.C. v Suffolk Police Major event organisers who pay for Special Police Services (“SPS”) for ...

First Young Professionals 'Thursday Night Social' for Kerman's and Hawksmoor

March 14, 2017

On Thursday 9 March Kerman & Co and Hawksmoor Investment Management jointly hosted the first ‘Thursday Night Social Club’ networking ...

The Changing Data Protection Landscape

March 10, 2017

The changing data protection landscape – what should you be doingThe EU’s data protection landscape is undergoing a complete reshape. To many ...

Pay on-time, or pay the price

March 2, 2017

UK based companies or LLPs that meet two of following thresholds: At least 250 employees. A net annual turnover of at least £36m. A balance sheet ...

Planning for the future: The Success of Succession

December 21, 2016

Succession planning is the process for identifying and developing the new for when the old moves on. In the sports sector, particularly the ...

Residence Nil Rate Band

December 13, 2016

The Residence Nil Rate Band is coming into effect from April 2017 so now is a good time to review your Will and estate planning to ensure your ...

Inheritance tax changes for offshore entities holding UK residential property

September 28, 2016

What’s the issue? The Government has recently published a consultation on further reforms to the taxation of non-domiciles, one of the main changes ...

Players advised to ‘drop the attitude and get on with it’ by new FA conduct rules

September 28, 2016

Recent Premier League games have seen a number of controversial decisions by referees, most notably involving Stoke City manager Mark Hughes. Hughes ...

Kerman & Co successful in registration of colour trade marks on behalf of Wimbledon

July 12, 2016

As Andy Murray lifted the legendary Wimbledon trophy (along with the mood of a beleaguered nation post-Euro 2016 debacle) and cast his eyes around an ...

The end of the road for employment contract non-compete clauses?

July 12, 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is reviewing the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, which it is concerned ...

Brexit and regulated businesses – next steps

July 11, 2016

Given the UK voters’ decision to leave the EU, questions arise how such a separation will effectively be implemented and what rights of access to ...

The Market Abuse Regulations – Impact on AIM companies: are you prepared?

April 27, 2016

With effect from 3 July 2016, the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”) comes into force. AIM companies should be reviewing their internal policies and ...

M-KOPA proves scalability of social impact with issuance of second Note under debt issuance programme

April 13, 2016

M-KOPA today announced the second USD 4 million Note, from an expected USD 20 million total size, under an impact debt issuance programme established ...

Renewed protection for broadcasters and rights holders of live sports content

April 6, 2016

Filming sports matches from a TV on a device and uploading the content to a website for others to access can infringe a broadcaster’s or licence ...

Nick Bitel chairs Challenge Panel overseeing the British Horseracing Authority’s Integrity Review

March 23, 2016

On Wednesday, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) published its Integrity Review, which was undertaken to ensure that the BHA remains at the ...

PSC registers: Advice to UK companies

February 25, 2016

  From this April most UK companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and societas Europaea (SEs), will be required to maintain a new ...

Kerman and Co Sports clients achieve top ratings in YouGov Sports Index 2016 Annual Report

February 23, 2016

The YouGov Sports Index 2016 Report published last week, rates over 60 UK and international sporting events according to level of positive public ...

Changes to the AIM Rules for Companies

January 27, 2016

Having come into effect on 1 January 2016, changes to the AIM Rules will predominantly affect investing companies and cash shells. The London Stock ...

On words we rely…it's not to imply

December 16, 2015

The Supreme Court ruling in the case of Marks & Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and Another is a ...

The Autumn Statement: Changes to buy-to let property and Stamp Duty Land Tax

December 2, 2015

Further to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week, highlighted below are the changes relating to buy-to-let property and Stamp Duty Land Tax. ...

Modern Slavery - Why it matters and what you must do

November 11, 2015

Any business that is either incorporated in the UK or supplies goods (e.g. merchandise, sports equipment, hospitality packages) or services (e.g. ...

Honesty really is the best policy

October 22, 2015

As a consequence of last week’s Supreme Court judgments two wives (Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil) have on appeal won the right to have their ...

FIFPro v FIFA: the truth behind club success?

October 14, 2015

Whether it’s the seemingly incessant tube and rail strikes, black cab drivers rallying against Uber or Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership election, trade ...

The Isle of Wight Challenge: John Evans reports on the charity bike ride he undertook in memory of Keith Dempster

October 13, 2015

Litigation Department Head, John Evans reports on the epic 400 mile bike ride from St Albans to the Isle of Wight and back which raised over £60,000 ...

Pensions – the latest tool for tax planning?

August 26, 2015

Although pensions usually fall outside the scope of Inheritance Tax, until recently they did incur a ‘death tax’ under certain death benefit ...

Staking your claim: Using the law to obtain Freehold to unregistered land

August 24, 2015

Colloquially known as ‘the squatter’s doctrine’, there are now two distinct processes for acquiring the freehold title to land by adverse ...

To sign or not to sign? How a solicitor's uplift became a liquidator's downfall

June 25, 2015

A recent High Court decision left a liquidator personally liable under a contract entered into in the course of his appointment – illustrating ...

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