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Wednesday 24th October 2012
Standby for a fresh wave of equal pay claims, particularly in the public sector, following the decision of The Supreme Court this morning. Generally such claims have to be brought in the Employment Tribunals and are thereby subject to a condition that they are brought within 6 months. In a test case against Birmingham City Council The Supreme Court have agreed that they can also be brought in...
Wednesday 24th October 2012
When choosing a family & matriminal solicitor ask the following questions:-
1. Is the solicitor experienced in family law?
2. Is the solicitor compassionate yet firm and honest with you?
3. Is the solicitor able to provide clear information as to costs?
4. Is the solicitor a member of Resolution and dedicated to resolving issues in a non confrontational way?
5. Is the solicitor able to...
Tuesday 16th October 2012
In the past three weeks the legal definition of domestic violence has changed. The definition is now wider and encompasses not only physical violence but includes psychological abuse. The high profile case this week of the comedian Justin Lee Collins, who was convicted of systematic psychological abuse against his partner however highlights that...
Monday 8th October 2012
Having successfully absorbed Dawson Mason & Carr and Wheltons into TWM Solicitors in 2012, the Firm are confident that their expertise and culture is right for other high quality practices that, because of their size, might be finding the going tough in the current climate.
TWM Solicitors can look back on the past nine months with a certain degree of satisfaction that they have...
Wednesday 26th September 2012
Ban on age discrimination in the provision of goods, services and facilities comes into force
The ban on age discrimination in the provision of goods, services and facilities (introduced by the Equality Act 2010) will come into force on 1 October 2012. Businesses must ensure that the way they provide their services to members of the public do not contravene the new rules. The ban will prohibit...
Tuesday 25th September 2012
A recent High Court decision is a reminder that businesses should consistently follow their chosen methods of incorporating standard terms, such as printing terms on the back of documents and retaining copies of signed agreements. The case concerned a claim for a contribution to £7 million of liability for negligence or breach of contract. The court had to decide whether the defendant's...
Thursday 16th August 2012
In times of economic pressure, businesses are more likely to default on their contracts, or seek ways to get out of them. This often leads to litigation, and contract drafting comes under the kind of scrutiny which is usually be avoided when the parties are better able to meet their obligations, or if they are not but the innocent party is easily able to replace the defaulter without loss.
Thursday 5th July 2012
Too many people assume that if they were unable to deal with their own bank accounts, pensions and tax affairs, a family member or close friend could simply step in and handle things for them. Many also believe that their families are entitled to make decisions about medical treatment and nursing care for them.
Sadly, this is not the case – unless you organise matters in advance and put...
Thursday 14th June 2012
Wills are an important part of family financial planning, but recent Standard Life research has revealed that six in ten British adults do not have a Will. No one likes thinking about death, but there are strong reasons to act now to plan your affairs.
A Will records your wishes regarding your assets when you die. In it, you can state which of your family, friends and favourite charities you...
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