The recent announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May that heterosexual couples will be able to choose between marriage and a civil partnership is welcome news to many. It followed a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that deemed existing legislation discriminatory as same-sex couples can enter civil partnerships or get married, while opposite-sex couples can only do the latter. The principle of equality drove the changes, but for the 3.3m unmarried, cohabiting couples in the UK, it will have many, far-reaching [...]
We see and hear much a great deal when it comes to what is, or isn’t, happening regards Brexit. Meanwhile, the people stuck in the immigration system wait with bated breath. Now, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned that Home Office proposals to curtail the timeline for appeals by people held in immigration detention centres could lead to injustices. “If people in immigration detention are forced to make appeals through a fast-track system there is a real risk [...]
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Business leaders from across the region are been given a chance to quiz the local authority leaders in North Lincolnshire about economic growth across the coming years, at an event supported by Pepperells. Adam Lovell: “The opportunity for economic growth is very real” As part of the North Lincolnshire Ambassador Programme, Cllr Rob Waltham MBE, the leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Simon Green, the executive director (commercial), at the council and Beckie Hart, the regional director Yorkshire and the Humber at [...]
Kemshall: “Recruitment is key to growth”. Full-service law firm Pepperells has launched a recruitment drive for legal professionals to grow its expanding team across the region. Pepperells is recruiting into both Grimsby and its new Lincoln office. The company is looking for experienced legal professionals to work in its existing departments. David Kemshall, chief operating officer, is leading the recruitment drive. He says: “As always at Pepperells we don’t do things by halves, recruitment is key to the firm’s growth and we [...]
Executive Director Ryan Crellin: “We’re building a talent pipeline”. Full-service, pan-Humber law firm Pepperells has opened applications for its inaugural Vacation Scheme – inviting students to join an exciting journey of growth. Pepperells will bring in a number of students for an intensive, three-week summer vacation scheme starting in summer 2018. There will be two schemes run from mid-June until the end of July. Candidates will be given the chance to work across a number of the firm’s business units, gaining a [...]
The recent Tonight programme which focused on elderly theft saw more than 2,000 over 50s interviewed – more than three quarters revealed they had not made any formal legal plans about their finances or welfare. Some of the reasons stated were that they did not like to think too far ahead and they accepted it was something they kept “putting off” – click here www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a2803a1083 to view the programme. A large part of the narrative in the programme was around about [...]