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An Employers Guide To Avoiding Christmas Party Issues

  • Author: Yasmin Govan
  • Posted on: 5th December 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

So it’s that time of year again, Christmas party season, and while the festivities are heating up I’m here to remind you of the potential pitfalls of ‘silly season’ (from an employment perspective only)! Whilst it is tempting to let your hair down, unleash your inner party animal and even tell colleagues what you really think of them, the occasion is still seen as being “in the course of employment.”

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Can an employer require staff to take holiday over a Christmas shutdown period?

  • Author: Yasmin Govan
  • Posted on: 21st November 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

This is a very topical subject at this time of year and a question that many employers will not know the answer to. Our Employment Law expert Yasmin Govan explains more about Christmas Shutdown holidays here...

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Christmas Contact Arrangements For Separated Parents

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 23rd October 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

Christmas is just around the corner and for many this brings feeling of joy and merriment. For others however it can bring feelings of dread and worry as they know it is another year of arguing with the ex about where the children will be staying and what time they will spend with each parent.

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Divorce and Periodical Payments- A Basic Guide

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 24th September 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

When a divorce is finalised most couples will have financial matters that need to be resolved. Spousal and civil partnership maintenance is often a contentious issue to tackle when dealing with the breakdown of a relationship or marriage...

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The Importance Of Using A Personal Injury Solicitor

  • Author: David Crosby
  • Posted on: 27th August 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

The importance of using a personal injury solicitor

When you have an accident that causes injury and/or loss, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. If you don’t know where to start, or whether you think you may be entitled to make a claim, then it is important to seek advice to help you make an informed decision.

What kinds of injury can you claim for?

Examples of the kinds of claims that we can deal with include personal injuries resulting from the following:

Divorce- Why the long wait?

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 30th July 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

There has been a lot of press coverage recently regarding the streamlined divorce process, which saw the introduction of online divorce applications and centralised working, with the aim of making it easier for couples and divorce practitioners to speed up the process.

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Divorce- Can you afford not to seek legal advice?

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 21st June 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

Statistics show that more cases which were once believed to have been settled by way of an amicable agreement between divorcing couples are now becoming part of contentious court battles. Old wounds are being re-opened as property prices continue to increase and parties are looking to take a larger share of the profits.

While the Decree Absolute may bring an end to your divorce the financial claims are still potentially available to make. These statistics shows that a claim may be brought years after the parties divorced if they did not enter into a legally binding consent order to… Read more

Stamp Duty Land Tax 2016- What's changing this year?

  • Author: Daniel Curry
  • Posted on: 4th May 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

Stamp Duty Land Tax rates changing for additional properties purchased after the 1st April 2016.

Our Conveyancing team have been working hard to complete conveyancing transactions in advance of the Stamp Duty Land Tax changes which come into force on the 1st April 2016. There has been much in the press about these changes and we have received many calls from clients enquiring how these transactions will affect them.

We are pleased that we can confirm that the vast majority of transactions will not be affected. These changes are a result of the… Read more

Divorce and Dissolution

  • Author: Gemma Thew
  • Posted on: 24th April 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

Civil Partnership Divorce and Dissolution It is sad when relationships end, however, sometimes when a relationship has irretrievably broken down, it is the best thing to do. There are two ways of ending a same-sex relationship, namely divorce and dissolution. Below we explore the differences between them and the process

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Child Arrangements Order

  • Author: Marie Stock
  • Posted on: 26th March 2018
  • Posted On: Blog

What is a Child Arrangement Order & how does it work?

Separating or divorcing can be very stressful, particularly where children are also involved. Sometimes, it can be difficult to agree on arrangements for contact or even with whom the child/children should live.

More often than not, an agreement can be reached through meaningful negotiations (directly, through solicitors or during mediation).

However, where this is not possible, one can apply to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order. Such an Order regulates arrangements relating to residence and contact.

When reaching a decision, the Court will consider the 'best interests' of the… Read more