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Vardags named as one the UK's top female-powered businesses

Vardags named as one the UK's top female-powered businesses

We are delighted to announce that we have been featured in JP Morgan’s inaugural league table of the Top 200 female-powered businesses in the UK! The table, commissioned by JP Morgan and carried out by Beauhurst, studied the 6,085 high-growth companies in the UK that are founded, led or managed by women. To determine the top 200, the researchers applied three metrics – growth in sales, headcount and valuation. Vardags was ranked as the third-highest legal services... Read More

Transcript: Emma Gill discusses the Gates divorce on Sky News

Transcript: Emma Gill discusses the Gates divorce on Sky News

Appearing on Sky News flagship programme, Emma Gill discussed the intracacies of the divorce between Bill and Melinda Gates and the pressures that can cause divorce even among those who have been married for years.  Q. They have obviously been married for a very long time and have said they will continue to work together. How challenging is that? Emma: “It depends on the couple themselves and the tone they want to set for this new phase of their lives. The fact... Read More

Late donation brings Vardags total to £11,609

Late donation brings Vardags total to £11,609

Bolstered by a late donation to our fundraising efforts, Vardags are delighted to announce that we have raised a whopping £11,609 for Smart Works as part of the cycle for Smart Works challenge.  Back in March, 25 intreprid employees signed up to the Cycle for Smart Works challenging, cycling a combined 2,400 miles to raise money for the charity.  Smart Works is a charity dedicated to tackling long term unemployment among women. It provides both high... Read More

Vardags raise over £11,000 for Smart Works

Vardags raise over £11,000 for Smart Works

With 2,400 miles cycled between 25 intrepid Vardags employees, we are delighted to announce that Vardags has raised a total of £11,109 for Smart Works! Congratulations to all those who took part. Smart Works is a charity dedicated to tackling long term unemployment among women. It provides both high quality interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need. With referrals from job centres, work programmes, prisons, care homes and homeless shelters, Smart Works... Read More

Transcript: Rory Lynch examines the cataclysmic fallout of the Harry and Meghan interview

Transcript: Rory Lynch examines the “cataclysmic” fallout of the Harry and Meghan interview

Appearing on Martin Stanford’s LBC programme this morning, Rory Lynch, a Senior Associate in Vardags’ Reputation and Privacy team, discussed the fallout of the interview between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey. You can listen to the full segment by clicking this link and navigating to 24:50 and a full transcript is included below: Martin Stanford: Was the purpose of this interivew to deliberately damage the royal family's reputation or does it in... Read More

Vardags embrace challenge of Cycle for Smart Works 2021

Vardags embrace challenge of Cycle for Smart Works 2021

This week, from Monday 1st to Sunday the 8th, we are participating in the Cycle for Smart Works challenge. Smart Works is a charity dedicated to tackling long term unemployment among women. It provides both high quality interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need. With referrals from job centres, work programmes, prisons, care homes and homeless shelters, Smart Works supports those from all backgrounds with a remarkable level of success – 65% of those they work... Read More

Courts to remain open but virtual hearings considered default option

Courts to remain open but virtual hearings considered default option

Following the re-imposition of a national lockdown on Monday, the government confirmed that the fulfilment of legal obligations, such as attending court, was included in the list of reasonable excuses for leaving the house. The government also confirmed that court buildings would remain open, a change from the March lockdown when over half of all court buildings were closed. Chris Philp MP also confirmed that jury trials can continue to take place, either remotely or in person.... Read More

Property in 2020: Buyer numbers jump 40% compared to 2019

Property in 2020: Buyer numbers jump 40% compared to 2019

According to figures released by property website Zoopla, 2020 marked a boom in the property market with both the total value of deals completed and the total number of buyers significantly outstripping their 2019 levels. By the end of the year, the total value of all British property deals will amount to £300 billion, a 26% increase from 2019. Similarly, despite the impact of the first lockdown, buyer demand surged by 40% compared to last year as potential homeowners sought to... Read More

November saw house prices rise at fastest rate in over 4 years

November saw house prices rise at fastest rate in over 4 years

According to research conducted by high-street bank Halifax, house prices increased at the fastest rate since June 2016 in the month of November. This continues a sustained trend of rapid increases, with the past five months seeing house prices rise by 6.5 per cent, the biggest increase over that timeframe since 2004. In November 2020, the average property price increased to £253,243 – 7.6 per cent higher than the same month in 2019 and 1.2 per cent higher than... Read More