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The Kitchen Sink - uses thereof

Derek Reed
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The Kitchen Sink – uses thereof You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? (Acknowledgements to Steve Wright, the American comedian). Well, sometimes pretty much everything goes into a claim to an employment tribunal. The prospect of...

Appeals - A second chance for Employers

Derek Reed
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We all make mistakes. Decca rejected the Beatles. The Hindenberg was filled with hydrogen rather than the helium for which it was designed. West Ham have signed Fabianski from Swansea (trust me on that one). We usually have to live with the consequences of...

The Treatment of Pensions as Marital Assets on Divorce

Andrew Kingston
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Age UK has recently warned that thousands of women going through divorce could be losing out on significant sums of money in retirement because they are unaware of a legal entitlement to their husband’s pension. Property and savings play a big part in...

Landlords - how to lawfully remove a tenant from your property

Emma Clist
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With there being an estimated 2.5 million residential landlords in the UK there will inevitably be occasions when some of these landlords have to deal with issues relating to their tenants. Common problems encountered by landlords include, non-payment or...

Warning to cohabitees!

Deborah Prance
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Now that the Supreme Court has decided that heterosexual couples should be able to enter civil partnerships, there will at least be another option for those who do not wish to marry. However, the reality is that many couples will continue to live together...

D.I.Y Lasting Powers of Attorney

Jonathan Jacobs
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The internet has changed the way we work and act in so many ways, including the opportunity to freely obtain information on legal issues. As always however it pays to be wary of the degree to which information or advice on the web is accurate, up to date, or...

Online Divorce? Beware!

Andrew Kingston
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At the beginning of May, the Ministry of Justice launched its online divorce service nationwide enabling couples to apply for an uncontested divorce digitally without the need to fill in and file paper forms with the court. While it is a step forward...

No Fault Divorce?

Deborah Prance
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It is a commonly held view that if both parties in a marriage have formed the view that their marriage is over, they can proceed with a divorce on the basis of “irreconcilable differences”, with no blame being attached to either party....

Stamp Duty: Where are we now?

Paul Keogh
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Stamp Duty Land Tax, or “Stamp Duty” as it is commonly known, has been an increasingly profitable revenue source for successive governments. It was first introduced in 1694 in an Act: …for granting to their Majesties several duties upon...

Employment Tribunals - what could possibly go wrong?

Derek Reed
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Employment tribunals (industrial tribunals as they were then called) were first set up in 1964. They initially dealt only with a tiny range of issues but their remit has been expanded over the years so that now there are literally dozens of types of claim...

Will Review

Karin Cox-Putker
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Why your New Year resolutions should include a review of your Will Christmas is over, so what was your New Year resolution? Check your waistline and decide to eat less, drink less and exercise more? Are you even considering becoming a new Veganuary...

Cohabitees Beware

Deborah Prance
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The number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million in 2017 and is now the fastest growing family type. Unfortunately, the law has not caught up with the times and you could be at risk if the...

Employment Law Round UP! Key developments in 2017

Mel McCrum
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Firstly, the most welcome decision this year is the Supreme Courts’ ruling that the Fees Order imposed in 2013 (which led to a 70% reduction in claims) is unlawful.  Employment Tribunals are intended to provide a forum for the enforcement of...

Conveyancing - Who Can You Trust?

Paul Keogh
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Your home is probably the most valuable asset you will ever buy and it is a transaction where you need help from a Solicitor or Conveyancer to guide you through the legal side of the process. They will check the property’s title, carry out searches,...

A child is for life - not just for Christmas

Deborah Prance
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Christmas is traditionally a time for families to come together, however for many separated parents and children it can be a difficult time. However, with some forward planning and cooperation between the parents, these issues can be resolved to ensure that...

Why consider family mediation following a relationship breakdown

Deborah Prance
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The breakdown of a relationship is difficult and stressful enough as it is without the parties having to cope with possible court proceedings to sort out the financial and other arrangements going forward. Following the withdrawal of Legal Aid for most...

Should you operate as a Limited company or sole trader?

Charmaine Dudman
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Welcome to my first business blog and thank you for taking the time to read it.  The aim of my blog is to provide you with some of the information you need as you go through your journey as a business owner, from start up, through to disposal or...