• 29 SEP 14
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    Protecting Confidential Business Data Against Errant Employees

    Protecting Confidential Business Data Against Errant Employees

    While it is common for a business to protect itself against competitors and external market forces, many firms fail to recognise internal threats. Yet employees, and in particular unscrupulous ex-employees who choose to take off with commercially sensitive information, pose a direct threat to the bottom line of a business. And in the digital age

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    • 18 SEP 14
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    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall brings in new Law

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall brings in new Law

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has strengthened its specialist private client department with the appointment of experienced solicitor, Helen Law. Helen, is based at the firm’s Haslingden office, will help clients on a range of wills, trust and tax planning matters. She joins Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall having previously worked at Fieldings Porter in Bolton where she

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    • 11 SEP 14
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    New child maintenance service to benefit separated parents

    New child maintenance service to benefit separated parents

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new self-service facility to enable separated parents to calculate, pay and collect statutory child maintenance online. The new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has replaced the Child Support Agency (CSA) and will help parents to collect online child maintenance payments from their former partner if they

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    • 11 SEP 14
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    WHN expands specialist commercial property team

    WHN expands specialist commercial property team

    Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has strengthened its specialist commercial department after one of its trainees qualified as solicitor. Eleanor Cornthwaite, who is 25 and from Baxenden, is based at the firm’s Bury office and will help clients with a range commercial property disputes. She will also assist local businesses by bolstering WHN’s commercial property dispute

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    • 02 SEP 14
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    Mixed response to Defence Reform Act 2014

    Mixed response to Defence Reform Act 2014

    New rules aimed at giving firms a greater incentive to employ members of the reserved forces will come into force from October 1, 2014. The Defence Reform Act 2014 will increase the amount of money businesses are able to claim back in relation to an employee who is a member of the reserved forces. The

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