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Asking the right questions

As it is September, the beginning of a new training contract year and the start of a new academic year for some, I thought I would start this trainee blog by wishing the new trainees at Woodfines luck and congratulating them on achieving a training contract at a great firm. In line with this...

From Bedford to Cambridge

It’s September already; summer is fast drawing to a close, the kids are back to school (meaning the roads are busy again!) and it’s time for the next six-month seat change. I owe a big thank you to the Litigation team and my supervisor in that seat, for teaching me so much over the last six months...

Uber - Employee Rights and Regulatory Issues

Uber, the taxi app, is facing legal action in the UK over the treatment of its drivers. The GMB union is bringing a case on the basis that Uber does not provide its drivers with basic workers’ rights such as minimum wage, paid holiday or rest breaks. Uber argue that its drivers are not entitled to...

Converting Commercial Property to Residential: How Easy Is It?

When the Government, in 2011, made the initial proposal to permit the conversion of commercial property to residential without the need for a full planning application, it got a mixed response to say the least. It is true that the need for housing is not looking as though it is going to be...

My Trainee Fact File

Trying to put two years worth of memories, highs, lows, experiences, pieces of advice and everything else in between into a short blog post is simply impossible. My training with Woodfines has been thoroughly enjoyable, eye-opening, at times challenging (well, it isn’t supposed to be a walk in the...

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