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Trainees take on business

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The role of executive pay in promoting responsible business

Published on 24 March 2017. By Holly Pownall, Trainee Solicitor

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Executive pay is a thorny issue. Well-structured remuneration packages can help to ensure that companies are run responsibly for the benefit of shareholders, employees, customers, and wider society. However, when improperly designed, executive pay packages can encourage short-term and risky behaviour which dents public confidence in business.

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Computer says...sell, sell, sell!

Published on 14 February 2017. By Alex Farrow, Trainee Solicitor

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False news stories and the stock market - a toxic combination or a risk-taker's dream?

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Trainees Take on 2017: another year of surprises?

Published on 01 February 2017. By Chloe Johnston, Trainee Solicitor

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2016 was the year of news which no one could have guessed, so perhaps the RPC trainees have taken on the impossible with “predictions” for 2017! This year will see life-changing decisions made on both sides of the Atlantic come to a head: Trump was sworn in on 20 January and the UK will begin the process of untangling itself from the EU in March. These events, amongst others, will surely make for another rollercoaster of a year, so read on to see what else we think might happen over the next 12 months.

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Sugar tax: a sweet deal?

Published on 10 January 2017. By George Barratt, Trainee Solicitor

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The government is trying to curb the nation's sweet tooth this new year, with plans to introduce a new levy on sugary drinks.

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Policing the internet - an age old problem

Published on 05 January 2017. By Joseph Byrne, Trainee solicitor

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Porn, violence, gambling – how we deal with these taboos of the digital age is a big question, and one which the UK government has started to tackle.

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Trainees Take on 2016: A Year in Review

Published on 22 December 2016. By Sophie Tuson, Trainee Solicitor

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Placing a £10 bet on Donald Trump, Brexit and Leicester City winning the Premier League this year would have made you a millionaire… 30 times over.

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The Twelve "Laws" of Christmas

Published on 20 December 2016. By Harriet Evans, Trainee solicitor

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With the festive season upon us, we take a look at twelve "laws" and determine their legality with a festive twist.

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Has Brexit cancelled Christmas?

Published on 25 November 2016. By Dani Barnes, Trainee solicitor

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The pressure is on for brands to compete for advertising success. But what is it about the festive period that encourages brands to spend increasingly eye-watering sums year on year? And has Brexit impacted brands' willingness to splash their cash on adverts this Christmas?

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Smartphones, smartwatches... 'smart' offices?

Published on 18 November 2016. By Sophie Tuson, Trainee Solicitor

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Robot security guards, coffee machines that remember how you like your cappuccino, and smartphone apps which enable employees to control heating and lighting at the touch of a button. Welcome to the brave new world of the ‘smart’ office.

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