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Wednesday 24th April 2019
At its best, “leasehold” property is a simple concept – it refers to a long lease of land (residential or commercial) which ends at some future point, when the property will return to the landlord. However, the complexities of leasehold ownership and the surrounding law are rarely straightforward. There has been much in the national press over the course of many months...
Tuesday 9th April 2019
The Justice Secretary, David Gauke, has today pledged that key legislation for no-fault divorce, will be introduced “as soon as parliamentary time becomes available”.
It is anticipated that this much needed reform, will herald an end to the “blame game” in marital breakdowns. It will also stop one partner refusing a divorce if the other one wants one.
In accordance with...
Tuesday 26th March 2019
During 2018 the court service launched a scheme that allows you to deal with your own divorce proceedings online, making it even easier than sending a paper petition into the court using the traditional process. We are all used to using the internet to find out information that we need and to deal with many things ourselves that years ago we would have turned to a professional for. Is there...
Friday 22nd March 2019
Employment law constantly evolves. Established concepts often take on new significance as they are re-worked and developed. A draft statutory instrument illustrates this point well, expanding the scope of three separate legal provisions over the next 15 months. Although still in draft form, some of the changes are imminent and employers need to be aware of what is proposed.
The most immediate...
Thursday 21st March 2019
We are delighted to share news that we have strengthened our Commercial Litigation offering with the appointment of Simon Brew as a Partner in our Dispute Resolution team.
As part of our long term strategy to enhance and broaden the expertise that we can offer our clients, we are pleased to announce we have recently been joined by Simon Brew as a...
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Starting a business or running an existing one can be overwhelming and we understand why you might be reluctant to pile more onto your plate. However, having a Shareholders’ Agreement in place is one addition that is worth it in the long run, both financially and emotionally!
What is it?
A Shareholders’ Agreement sets out the various rights and obligations of the shareholders,...
Tuesday 5th March 2019
This blog is to discuss the proposed increase to the fee charged by the Probate Registry when making an application for a Grant of Probate (and similar grants).
At the moment, the fee is £155 if applying via a solicitor, or £215 for a Personal Application, where the value of the Estate is over £5,000. The fee is currently a flat one, no matter the value of the Estate.
Thursday 28th February 2019
Wm Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants, Court of Appeal
A recent case has highlighted the importance of safeguarding personal data. Everyone responsible for holding or processing personal data should carefully evaluate their security processes and procedures in light of the findings in this case.
Data protection laws state that employers who collect personal data must take appropriate...
Tuesday 26th February 2019
With fraud being the most commonly experienced crime in the country, this year, consider making protecting yourself and your family from cybercrime and fraud one of your top resolutions.
In 2018 alone, there were 3.3 million fraud incidents, with 1.8 million of those (over half ) cyber-related. According to Citizens Advice, almost three quarters of us have been targeted by scammers in the past...
Monday 18th February 2019
The fees for death certificates have now risen, as from 16 February 2019.
Previously, the three fees for death certificates were:
£4 if requested when registering the death;
£7 if requested after registering the death, but whilst the register is still open; and
£10 for certificates requested after the register has been closed.
The new fees are £11 for each...
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