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Rates avoidance – all right for some?

A number of recent cases have considered the validity of schemes designed to minimise/avoid business rates liability.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

Term of employment

As recently reported in the news, from September 2015 all state schools will be able to decide their own term dates, under plans for more school…

Weightmans and Zurich team up to fight fraud

National law firm Weightmans has been working with Zurich to crack down on fraudulent claims faced both by insurers and public authorities.

Kieran Jones
Kieran Jones Partner

Landmark judgment confirms local authorities may avoid putting all services out to tender

The Supreme Court has confirmed the extent to which public sector bodies need to comply with EU Directives and Regulations when placing contracts.

Omega Proteins Ltd v Aspen Insurance UK Ltd

Aspen provided Northern Counties with insurance under a combined liability policy. As Northern Counties was in liquidation, Omega claimed against…

Ling Ong
Ling Ong Partner

School academies explained: a beginner's guide to setting up academies

As the number of academies continues to grow, an increasing number of local authorities are turning to Weightmans to guide them through the start up…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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