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Sponsoring Manchester Legal Awards 2020

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McParland Finn Ltd through its trading styles MFL Professional and Solicitorassist are delighted to once again sponsor the award for ‘Medium Law Firm of the Year’ at the first Manchester Legal Awards of the new decade. The Awards, now in their 11th year, recognise and reward the wide range of skills and talent this region […]

Aftermath of WannaCry Ranwannacry-ransomware-aftermathsomware Yet to Be Seen

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WannaCry, a ransomware program that targets a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows, has spread across 150 countries and infected more than 230,000 computers since it was launched on 12th May. It disrupted many NHS hospitals in England and Scotland, infecting up to an estimated 70,000 devices including computers, MRI scanners, blood storage refrigerators […]

New legislative changes affecting UK businesses

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Beginning on 6th April, UK businesses will have several new pieces of legislation that they will have to comply with unless they wish to incur fines and penalties. To ensure that your business is aptly prepared, here are the five most significant pieces of legislation coming into force: Gender pay gap: Qualifying companies (250 or […]

Insurance Premium Tax Hike Effective 1st Oct 2016

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On 16th March 2016, the government announced that the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will be subject to another hike. Yet, it will only increase by 0.5% and all the revenue generated from it will fund national flood defences and resilience. This hike comes just after a previous 3.5 % increase on 1st November 2015—resulting in a […]

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

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Our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period are: Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Closed Friday 25th December (Christmas Day): Closed Monday 28th December: Closed Tuesday 29th December: Open as usual Wednesday 30th December: Open as usual Thursday 31st December (New Year’s Eve): Closed Friday 1st January, 2016 (New Year’s Day): Closed Monday […]

MFL beats previous year’s total in the fight against cancer

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Staff and visitors helped to raise £200.00 for the 2014 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – nearly a quarter more cash than the previous year. Sweet and savoury treats from MFL’s master bakers, games and 2 special raffles meant we trumped on 2013’s total of £160.00. The day saw us raise £170.00 and the sale of […]

MFL presents ecologist with top honour at CIEEM Awards

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Will Bond, Managing Director of environmental restoration and creation company Alaska Environmental Contracting was announced as the winner of a coveted award from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) at an exclusive luncheon at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosted by comedienne and Absolutely Fabulous actress Helen Lederer, with guest speaker, leading independent […]

Tax avoidance and mitigation schemes

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Tax avoidance and mitigation schemes – PI insurers running scared “As the government and HMRC continue to clamp down on tax avoidance and mitigation schemes, Professional Indemnity Insurers of those accountancy practices involved in the provision of advice to their clients in connection with such schemes are starting to panic. “The tax avoidance industry is […]

SRA proposal to amend Solicitors minimum terms

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The announcement by the SRA of changes to solicitors minimum terms could not be more ill-timed. There should be no suggestion of adopting these revised terms at renewal in September 2014. Firms must take care to discuss the position with their advisers. Participants in the insurance market cannot assess the proposed terms and resolve their […]

Cyber Insurance brief: What you need to know about the Heartbleed Bug

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“Making waves in the internet community is the discovery of the Heartbleed Bug, a serious vulnerability that allows hackers to steal personal information that is normally protected by OpenSSL encryption. OpenSSL provides security for Web applications, email, instant messaging and some and some virtual private networks. According to Internet security services provider Netcraft, about half […]