Why you urgently need to consider increasing your liability limits ….

Personal Injury compensation awards have been steadily increasing over recent years. If you employ people or undertake a trade that has the potential to cause injury, high levels of damage or provide a product that used in or incorporated into a CRITICAL process, you should consider increasing your limits of...

Monaco’s €2 billion land reclamation project begins

The tiny yet decidedly glamorous state of Monaco has begun a major land reclamation project which will add 6 hectares, or 15 acres, of valuable land to its mass. The new Portier Cove eco-neighbourhood will be used for high rise apartments and a variety of public facilities. The foundations will...

How social media could void your cover

I will always be the first to hold my hands up, I love a good ‘holiday snap’ whether it be an on beach shot of my hobbit-like feet or a photo of my evening meal and drinks, which may or may not have been edited a couple of times. But...

Airbnb and Me

I used to be a neigh-sayer when it came to all things intangible, seeing is believing and all that. So you can imagine how low my level of expectancy when travelling to Colombia last summer, knowing I was staying in an Airbnb accommodation and not a reputable hotel. I was...

51% of UK card payments are now contactless

Call me a sceptic because I have always been on edge about having a contactless card but new data from Barclaycard’s Contactless Spending Index shows contactless card payments rose by more than a third in the last year. In a record-breaking year for “touch and go” payments, which have a...

SHOULD INDEPENDENT INVENTORIES BE COMPULSORY FOR LANDLORDS?

Let’s put it bluntly can anyone adequately describe the term ‘fair wear and tear’? Landlords and tenants have been arguing over this question for a long time – sometimes formally, when it comes to deposit disputes at the end of a tenancy. Alternative Dispute Resolution services tend to side with...

Honey, I monitored the kids: Wearable tech and parenting

The wearable tech generation has begun to revolutionise many industries from entertainment to healthcare. From the Apple Watch to the FitBit it’s all the rage to be able to do more than tell the time with your watch. Now, a new focus on children and parents brings to light a...

What are squatters’ rights?

Can squatters can claim possession of a building they’re occupying? Yes: someone who is occupying a property without the owners’ permission can become the registered owner with the help of a conveyancer or solicitor. However to do so, they would have to prove that they or their predecessors occupied the...

£10k gender pay gap revealed in engineering survey

According to The Engineer’s 2017 salary survey, female engineers earn an average of £10,000 less per year than their male counterparts. This was the third time the survey had been run and was based on reponses from 2743 engineers working across the UK in a number of sectors. The survey...

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