Case Studies

Harmonising Contracts of Employment.

We were approached by an employer of a small Company to review their Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbook. Over the  years, different Managers had issued contracts to employees which were each slightly different to one another, they therefore needed a full review of their contracts and to harmonise the Contracts of Employment. On reviewing…

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Employment Specialist secures £60,000 for client.

The employment team at Tayntons helped a client who had been offered a Settlement Agreement by his employer to leave the business. Our client was a senior executive of the company. The Company were looking to make personnel changes at the top of the Company and were seeking to make our client redundant. Our team…

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Our Education team secure funding for specialist school!

Michael (aged 20) has down syndrome with additional speech and motor difficulties. At the point where we were instructed to act for Michael, he had been out of education for two years. He desperately wanted to go to a specialist college in order to obtain skills in the hospitality sector, but his Local Authority (LA)…

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Personal injury at work

Our client sustained a personal injury at work and received £120,000 in compensation. He was 60 years of age and working as a park warden. He was asked to go into the loft of the office.  Our client then fell through the ceiling suffering personal injury at work including fractured vertebrae, fractured ribs and psychological distress. The…

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Team warns again bogus approaches

Our Wills, Trusts & Probate team recently dealt with an Enduring Powers of Attorney case where an elderly client had been befriended by a man half her age. He had claimed to be homeless and our client had taken pity on him and allowed him into her life. She ended up making him her attorney…

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Firm stands in for relatives

Our Wills, Trusts & Probate lawyers recently helped an elderly client who, following a stroke, had lost their mental capacity. With no Power of Attorney in place and in the absence of any relatives wishing to deal with his affairs, our client’s finances needed looking after to deal with his investments and payment of outstanding…

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Emergency action to help terminally ill client

The Wills, Trusts & Probate team helped an existing client that had been diagnosed with a tumour. The client, a successful business owner had two feuding adult children who were unable to provide the impartial support that would be required of them. As the client’s death was sadly imminent, the team drafted an emergency Will…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney leads to dispute with bank

Our Wills, Trusts & Probate team recently dealt with a case involving an elderly client and issues over capacity. The client’s daughter came in to see us over a dispute she was having with her estranged brother as he was contesting the Powers of Attorney in place. Because of the LPA, our client’s bank had…

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Taking on the Will writers

Tayntons Wills, Trusts & Probate team are currently dealing with a high value estate and the previous misdemeanors of a Will writing company. Subjected to a ‘hard sell’, our client and her husband committed to products that they were not entirely happy with. They decided to have new Wills drawn up but unfortunately the husband…

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