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  • Trainee’s skills captured in bronze Article date:  30/03/2015Iyanu Onalaja, a first year trainee at Higgs & Sons has been recognised as one of the outstanding students in the Midlands after being awarded a Bronze prize by the Birmingham Law Society.
  • Phoenix success takes it to the Edge Article date:  27/03/2015The latest meeting of a thriving professional members group took place in Birmingham yesterday.
  • Red Nose Day Article date:  27/03/2015Higgs & Sons carries out many events throughout the year to help raise money for various charities.
  • BBC sets precedent for employers following Clarkson's dismissal Article date:  26/03/2015For employers, there are a number of important points to take away from this scenario.
  • Opposite ends of legal spectrum working together on mental health Article date:  24/03/2015A West Midlands lawyer is working with Wolverhampton police to help them better understand the issues surrounding mental health related call-outs.
  • New National Minimum Wage rates announced Article date:  23/03/2015The government has announced the National Minimum Wage rates to take effect from 1 October 2015.
  • First-class umpires lose age discrimination case Article date:  23/03/2015Peter Willey and George Sharp, first-class umpires with 40 international matches umpired between them, have lost their age discrimination and unfair dismissal claims against the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The two were forced to retire aged 65 in line with the ECB's compulsory retirement age policy.
  • Property market prepares for annual growth of knotweed Article date:  20/03/2015Spring, with its promise of lighter mornings and warmer breezes, always sees a seasonal surge in homes being put up for sale. But be warned: rising temperatures also bring with them the scourge of the British homeowner - the dreaded Japanese Knotweed.
  • Tenancy deposit changes on their way Article date:  20/03/2015Key changes to the law affecting tenancy deposit protection for residential occupiers are about to come into force. The changes will be affected by the Deregulation Bill, which now only awaits Royal Assent.
  • Blurring the lines of copyright infringement Article date:  19/03/2015Last week's ruling that Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines had infringed the 1977 Marvin Gaye song Got to Give It Up, albeit unintentionally, highlights how easily works can be interpreted as an infringement of copyright.
  • Supreme Court allows wife to pursue millionaire ex-husband decades after divorce Article date:  13/03/2015Sensational media coverage this week has reported on the case which involved a wife who applied for financial provision from her millionaire former husband decades after their divorce.
  • New rules drive pension seminar success Article date:  11/03/2015Fears that affluent retirees will blow their pension pots on Lamborghinis appear to be unfounded according to delegates who attended a recent seminar at Higgs & Sons solicitors.
  • Don’t sit on the fence if you want to avoid boundary disputes Article date:  04/03/2015Anyone watching the BBC adaptation of JK Rowling's, The Casual Vacancy will be familiar with the issues that can result from disputes surrounding boundary lines. And though real life disputes may not often feature drugs, ghosts or murder, for those involved the impact can be just as dramatic.

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