[media id=566]The trainees, Natalie Moustache (top, middle), Emma Watt (bottom, left) and Julie McGuigan (top, second from left), have been elected to the roles of Chair, PR Officer and Education and Societies Representative, respectively.

March is proving a successful month for ACS and for Natalie in particular.  Matthew Roach was shortlisted for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year and, alongside Stefanie Zandy, Natalie was shortlisted for Paralegal of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Awards earlier in the month, which she went on to win.

ACS now has significant representation in the committee of BTSS, which is a great result for the trainees and for the Firm's presence in the Birmingham legal market.

Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.