Article Tag: Darren Smith

Greater access to the Financial Ombudsman Service: What this means for SMEs

On 16 October 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published ‘near-final’ rules confirming its intention to extend access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). What does this mean for SMEs? Currently, the FOS only accepts complaints from “micro-enterprises”, which covers those businesses with an annual turnover of up… Read more »

A Day In The Life Of A Legal Apprentice: Darren Smith

Darren Smith, Legal Apprentice in our Dispute Resolution team, shares his experience of the legal apprenticeship scheme and his advice for college and school leavers. What attracted you to a legal apprenticeship? One of the main things that attracted me to a legal apprenticeship was the fantastic opportunity for employment. Workplace experience is becoming more… Read more »

Stockport-based Legal Apprentices Meet Lord Mandelson At MMU

Three legal apprentices from North West law firm SAS Daniels have met Lord Mandelson. He recently visited Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to talk with a group of young people from a variety of business sectors about their experiences of apprenticeship schemes. As Chancellor of MMU, Lord Mandelson met with apprentices who study part-time at the… Read more »