03 Dec

Charity Auction on 9th December – what could you walk away with?

The Hanne & Co. Charity Auction will be held on Monday 9th December 2013 at Bank on Northcote Road in Battersea. All money raised will

18 Nov

Reform of UK Consumer Law on Remedies for the Sale of Goods: Draft Consumer Rights Bill

Why is reform deemed necessary? The existing law on defective goods is deemed to require reform because the current statutory remedies available to consumers if

15 Nov

TUPE Amendments

On 31 October 2013 the government published the draft amendments to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE). Click here for the full

06 Nov

Are Life Story Rights Protected in UK Law?

‘Life Story Rights’ is not the term customarily used within the existing legal taxonomy of copyright works under the CDPA and it in fact tends

22 Oct

Is a Graphical User Interface (‘GUI’) protected by Copyright?

GUI: In computing,[1] Graphical User Interface is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual

26 Sep

Key Risks and Potential Liabilities of Websites – Defamation and UGC (Article 2 of 2)

If you are proposing to design, develop and operate a website including in particular a social networking website, there are certain things you must be

18 Sep

Key Risks and Potential Liabilities of Websites – Copyright and UGC (Article 1 of 2)

If you are proposing to design, develop and operate a website including in particular social networking website, there are certain things you must be aware

18 Sep


The number of housing law cases in which legal advice and assistance has been sought from legal aid solicitors has reduced dramatically since the introduction

10 Sep

Licensing: What Type?

When you are creating a piece of work for a company or individual (the ‘Work’), you will need to consider ‘ownership’ which more often than

21 Aug

The Challenge Network takes on the Hanne & Co Dragons

The days were baking and something was stirring at the Hanne & Co office. The Challenge Network were arriving with twelve young Challengers who had

16 Aug

What to consider when getting your Website built and developed?

When you engage a company to build and develop your website, there are quite a number of things that need to be addressed from the

06 Aug

Zero hour contracts – Good for the economy, bad for employees?

Since it was revealed that Sports Direct, Buckingham Palace, Cineworld and the Tate employ a large majority of their staff on ‘zero hour contacts’, it

31 Jul

Employment Law Changes – Countdown to 29 July 2013

Part Three: Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees and Rules On 29th July fees will be payable by an appellant who wishes to appeal a decision in

26 Jul

Employment Law Changes – Countdown to 29 July 2013 Part Two: Settlement Agreements – ACAS Code of Practice

Back in October 2012, Hanne & Co wrote an article entitled Settlement Agreements – a change in the law or Compromise Agreements in a new

18 Jul

Employment Law Changes – Countdown to 29 July 2013 Part One: Fees

On 29 July 2013 wide reaching changes to the employment law will come into force. The most eye catching change is of course the introduction

15 Jul

Consultation on Corporate Trust & Transparency Announced

The Department for Business, Skills & Innovation have today announced new measures to “improve corporate transparency and strengthen director disqualification laws” with the publication of

10 Jul

A Victory for Client Choice

The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has accepted the need for client choice to remain at the heart of the Criminal Justice System. This welcome concession

04 Jul


As has been widely reported, the government, in seeking to reduce the budgets of most departments across Whitehall, has reduced the scope and extent of

02 Jul

What’s Next in Data Protection?

Hot on the heels of the recent ‘cookie law’ is a new data protection regulation being debated in Brussels which looks very likely to pass

13 Jun

The Challenge Network

In the early evening of Tuesday 11 June 2013, I made my way through the doors of the Battersea Arts Centre and negotiated my way

10 Jun

Hanne & Co Solicitors chooses Trinity Hospice as Charity of the Year

As published by Kensington & Chelsea Today on Wednesday, 5th June 2013: ‘Hanne & Co is a law firm based near Clapham Junction and has

10 Jun

Is the ICO Hot on the Heels of your Organisation?

On 10 May, the UK’s Data Protection Regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), announced that it will be examining 250 companies’ online privacy policies to

06 Jun

Do you have Permissions to Use those Images?

A recent Patents County Court preliminary decision serves as a glaring reminder to those using images from the internet, including from social media sites such

05 Jun

Criminal Justice- but not for long

Solicitors from Hanne and Co attended Petty France outside the Ministry of Justice yesterday to take part in the protest against the dismantling of the

04 Jun

How Legal Aid helped my Mum

Speaking on LBC radio, Susanna Page gave a glowing account of how, had it not been for help provided to her mum, under Legal Aid,

30 May

Can a Justice Provider provide justice or even save money?

The Ministry of Justice, headed by The Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling, has launched a consultation regarding the future of legal aid in criminal defence. The

28 May

Taking the “con” out of conveyancing

It is an unfortunate fact that fraudulent activity in conveyancing is costing the UK billions of pounds every year. Sophisticated criminals are continuing to find

23 May

Hanne & Co support demonstration on criminal legal aid changes

Solicitors from our criminal department attended a mass rally outside parliament on 22nd May. The demonstration was attended by over 500 lawyers protesting over proposed

20 May

The Package Tour Regulations: Avoiding the Pitfalls when selling Packages

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) control the provision of package travel services to UK consumers. A

07 May

When is an agent not an agent?

The insolvency regime in the UK has been a very newsworthy topic since the financial crisis began in 2008. Stories of the demise of household

07 May

Old and New Partners

It is with sadness that Hanne & Co say goodbye to Ros Widgery and Nia Jones. Ros was a partner and solicitor in the property

26 Apr

Controversial Employee Shareholder Agreements Receive Approval

How much would you be willing to sell your rights for? That is the £2000 question according to the new Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which

25 Apr

Court fee remission scheme: Government consultation launched

The Government has launched a consultation regarding the current fee remission system across HM Courts and Tribunals (HMCS) Service. For more details click here .

23 Apr


Do you know that there are various pieces of legislation or regulatory codes that govern prize draws and competitions that you might place online? The

22 Apr

The High Price of Legal Aid Cuts

On the 1st April 2013 sweeping cuts to family legal aid were introduced. Assistance with divorce, finances and children matters are no longer available to

09 Apr

The ‘Common Law Marriage’ Myth and Inheritance

With married couples now making up less than half the population and one in six of us cohabiting is it now time for the law

08 Apr


A key part of the planned new universal credit is that Housing Benefit payments will be made directly to the recipient tenant rather than to

15 Mar

A Recession-Proof Investment?

Bucking the national trend, property prices in London continue to climb. The gap between property prices in London and the rest of the country is

12 Mar

The Demise of Legal Aid

Hanne & Co joins with other lawyers and professionals to condemn the passing of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO)

28 Feb

Whistle-blowing: An Overview

Whether it be releasing information about MP’s expenses, concerns over the NHS, or the recent Libor scandal, whistle-blowing is very much in the public eye.

26 Feb

Website Check-Up

Hanne & Co’s commercial team are hosting a seminar or local businesses on: ‘What you need to know about making your website legally compliant’ On:

22 Feb

How long can a Worker blow the whistle?

For quite some time according to the Employment Appeals Tribunal. In the case of ‘Onyango v Berkeley Solicitors’, the EAT held that a Claimant could

19 Feb

Religion or Belief in the Workplace

Following the judgment in the cases of Eweida and Chaplin v. the United Kingdom and Ladele and McFarlane v. the United Kingdom by the European

13 Feb

Managing the Legal Risks in Running Your Website

Most companies or organisations in the UK do have a website. However, not all of the owners of these websites adhere to the law and

05 Feb

Ask the Expert on Maternity Rights

Harry Dronfield, Employment Law Solicitor from Hanne & Co, answers your questions about maternity rights. Child care experts and professionals who advise parents will be

04 Feb

The Skeletons that belong to a King

It was to an applauding press conference that archaeologist Richard Buckley, from the University of Leicester, revealed that: “Beyond reasonable doubt it’s Richard.” Buckley was,

01 Feb

Bedroom Tax

Many will have probably heard that there are significant changes being made to regulations affecting tenants of working age in receipt of Housing Benefit. These

01 Feb

Disclosure of previous convictions

Should you forever pay for misdemeanours committed when you were young and foolish by having to disclose spent convictions and cautions to potential employers? Not

28 Jan


The ASA is an independent body which regulates, investigates and adjudicates on advertising across all media. The UK Advertising Codes lay down rules and standards

24 Jan

Data Protection Compliance – Sony fined £250,000

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today announced that it was fining Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000 for what it calls a “serious breach of

18 Jan

New Year, New Changes in Employment Law

January sees the Government continuing it’s ongoing reform of Employment Law in an effort to reduce the volume of disputes at Employment Tribunals. The Department

16 Jan

Hanne & Co secures top accolade from national Law Society

Hanne & Co in Clapham Junction has secured the National Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession.

16 Jan


The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down four very important decisions this week in regard to alleged religious discrimination in the workplace. In

15 Jan

Promotional Website Business Contracts Packages

Our commercial team are offering a variety of professionally drafted and tailored discounted business contracts packages for online businesses, whatever the industry at fixed rates

03 Jan

Employment Law – Changes to Collective Redundancies Announced

Just before Christmas the Government announced further changes to employment law under the auspices of the ongoing “Employment Law Review”. This is a government wide