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Breaking News: Probate fee increases to be scrapped

The controversial plans to increase probate fees are to be scrapped as there is not enough time to implement the legislation before the upcoming General Election. The fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May 2017 although an exact date…

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Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts?

Pre-nups – how do they stand up in UK courts? For many years, pre-nups were considered the preserve of the rich and famous – usually in America. But seven years ago, a landmark case suggested they’d finally be taken seriously by UK courts. In what’s known as the Radmacher case, judges ruled that while financial…

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Inheritance Tax allowances are rising – but not for everyone.

For deaths on or after 6th April 2017 an additional Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowance, called the Residence nil-rate band (RNRB) may be claimed to reduce any IHT payable. Currently a deceased estate can pass up to £325,000 to any beneficiaries before IHT becomes payable. This is the nil-rate band (NRB).  Gifts to spouses or civil…

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Our first Curry Club of 2017 will be taking place on 1st March 2017.

  Tayntons Curry Club is a friendly, laid back, informal networking event which occurs every 3 months at The Vining’s Restaurant at Gloucester Quays. We encourage local businesses and like-minded individuals to make connections over a delicious curry! Attendance will cost £15.00. Our guest speaker will be Adam Balding from Gloucester Rugby; we look forward…

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Please note that this office will be closed for the Christmas Period on the 22nd (from 1.00 pm),  23rd to 28th December 2016.  The office will be open on the 29th and 30th December albeit that a skeleton staff will be operating.  The office will re-open fully on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Getting ready for the Christmas Party?

Nobody wants to be a Scrooge at Christmas but as an employer, you need to be aware of the risk of unpleasant incidents occurring and take preventative steps beforehand. Your employees may not be aware or understand that whether the party takes place on the work premises or off site, it is considered to be…

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Court of Protection Seminar

Tayntons hosted their fourth Court of Protection seminar at The Chase Hotel on Thursday 3rd November 2016. This is a bi-yearly event that has proved to be very successful with not only other lawyers but medical professionals and care homes personnel for both young and old. The speakers were our very own Janine Guthrie who give…

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Eva Carneiro settles constructive dismissal claim against Chelsea football club.

Facts of the case: Eva Carneiro was Chelsea Football club’s first team doctor, after being promoted at the start of the 2011-12 season, from working with the team’s reserves. Carneiro then left the club after being removed from first team duties last summer. This was following Mourinho’s alleged rude outburst of “filho da puta” in…

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Sexual discrimination in the workplace

Does a business owner have the right to refuse work to an employee as a result of questioning a change in uniform? Sexual discrimination is a live issue and a risk for employers when thinking about what is an appropriate dress code. Debate over discrimination at work has been a large focus within the news…

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Is an employees right to respect for private life, home and correspondence breached if employers monitor their use of the internet?

  No it is not, subject to the requirements of reasonableness and proportionality, according to the European Court of Human Rights in the recent case of Barbulescu v Romania. Background Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home…

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