201606.09
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Fence Like and Olympian Finals Day

by John Gordon On Tuesday 31 May, John Gordon attended finals day for Fence like an Olympian at QUBPEC which is sponsored by Napier & Sons.   There was an exciting afternoon’s fencing culminating in three finals.  The Napier & Sons Cup, which sponsored the senior boys competition (under 16), was won by last year’s beaten…

201605.27
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Bankruptcy and Matrimonial Settlements

by John Gordon Financial difficulties often lead to matrimonial breakdown.   Quite often the entire family suffer as a consequence of one spouses’ difficulties and one spouse, usually the wife, faces the difficulty of trying to protect the matrimonial home from her husband’s Trustee in Bankruptcy and trying to raise sufficient monies to buy out his…

201605.06
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Stamp Duty Land Tax Higher Rates

STAMP DUTY LAND TAX HIGHER RATES FOR PURCHASES OF ADDITIONAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES by Andrew Rodgers Controversial higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) will apply from 1st April 2016 to purchases of additional residential properties such as second homes and buy to let properties. Chancellor George Osborne has turned his attention to buy to…

201605.06
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Napier & Sons Supports Age NI

Napier & Sons supports Age NI With today’s aging population, set against a backdrop of a world which is becoming more and more obsessed with “how to stay young”, there is a real danger of older people getting ‘left behind’. All of our worlds are becoming faster paced and more technologically advanced than we could…

201512.23
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£12,000 raised for MSNI

As the year draws to a close, we look back the success of our commitment to charitable causes. This year we chose to support Multiple Sclerosis NI. We started off with a sponsored walk up Cavehill in March and followed it up with in-house cake sales, a hugely successful BBQ in the beautiful surroundings of Botanic…

201512.22
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Moves away from Strict Liability

Employers have long had the burden of strict liability on their shoulders when an employee has brought a personal injury case against them. The case of Stark v Post Office in 2000 determined that questions of reasonableness and foreseeability were irrelevant as the statutory duty placed on employers, namely to ensure items provided and used…

201509.03
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End of summer BBQ in aid of MS

After the success of the sponsored walk on Cavehill earlier this year, it was decided to hold a client event to raise funds on behalf of our nominated charity of the year, MS NI.  A summer BBQ seemed the perfect opportunity to network with clients, socialise with friends and, most importantly, raise more funds for…

Irish News Awards Finalist!
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Irish News Awards Finalist!

We are delighted to say that Napier & Sons has been shortlisted for the “Managing Talent” Award in the Irish News, Workplace and Employment Awards 2015. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner in the Titanic Building on 17th June. Fingers crossed! Unfortunately, we didn’t win this time round. But we did have…

201505.27
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Young Leaders NI

Maria Glover on what it meant to her to be the inaugural winner of the YLNI “Young Leader of the Year Award” in 2012 and gives advice to those wanting to follow in her footsteps. Question and Answer Session with Maria Glover