News

06 May
2011

Important changes to local housing allowance

From 1 April 2011, the government has changed the way Housing Benefit is calculated. These changes affect claimants who have their Housing Benefit assessed using

03 May
2011

Private sewers to transfer to water companies

The Government has announced plans to change the existing ownership of privately owned sewers and lateral drains to the water companies. Currently over 10 million

28 Apr
2011

Care proceedings hit all time high

March 2011 saw the highest number of care applications ever issued in a single month. A total of 882 new applications were issued by local

28 Apr
2011

Proposals afloat to increase qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years

Recent press reports have suggested that the government is proposing to increase the qualifying period that an employee needs to work before bringing a claim

07 Apr
2011

Michael Burdett on BBC Four’s Retrial by TV: The Rise & Fall of Rough Justice

On 3rd April 2011, Michael Burdett, Consultant with Hanne & Co’s Criminal Department, appeared on BBC Four’s Retrial By TV: The Rise & Fall of