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Financiers – always put your deals in writing!

One would have thought that sophisticated financial professionals engaged in high value deals would have the sense to get their agreements recorded in writing by a professional. However, that is sadly not universal practice and a High Court case illustrated the kind of disputes to which such failures can give rise. Outline of the Case…

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Employment Law: What you need to know

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, provides answers to some popular questions about Employment and what to do if you are facing problems in the workplace. What is Employment Law? Employment law is a set of laws that deal with the rights of employees and the responsibilities of an Employer. Employment law covers a wide…

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How we help and support our clients – Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter this morning about how they give clients peace of mind by providing expert legal advice during what can be a stressful time. Our Litigation Solicitors, Alex Lyttle and James Melvin-Bath, gave us an insight into their day-to-day tasks as a Solicitor. As a solicitor, explain to us how…

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How can Tayntons help your business?

We asked our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, some popular questions on starting up a new business and how Tayntons can assist business owners with issues that could potentially arise.  Which areas of Employment can Tayntons assist with to help business owners? Our employment specialists are highly experienced and have supported businesses of all sizes…

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Making a Will? The formalities are strict so always consult a Lawyer first!

The formalities that must be met when making a will are strict and failing to adhere to them to the letter can result in your wishes being frustrated after your death. That is exactly what happened in one case in which a generous mother’s final will was declared invalid by the High Court. What happened?…

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The rights of cohabiting couples Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how Solicitors can help cohabiting couples protect their rights and the considerations unmarried parents should be aware of. Luke Stephens, our Trainee Solicitors in our Matrimonial department was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: What does…

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Woman Who Helped Friend to Defraud Creditors Hit Hard in the Pocket

Helping friends in financial trouble is one thing, but assisting them in defrauding their creditors is quite another. In this case, a woman who came to the dishonest aid of a businessman facing bankruptcy was herself hit hard in the pocket. Outline of the case The woman was sole director and shareholder of an entirely…

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The importance of making a Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about the misconception that Wills are only for older people. Janine Guthrie from our Private Client department was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: At what point in their life can someone make a will? And at…

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Does the Law provide protection when companies collapse and employees suffer?!

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, comments “When companies collapse, it can sometimes leave employees high and dry. However, a recent Tribunal decision found that an employee taking swift legal action is not without government protection when a company goes bust. ” “In this particular case a holiday company encountered severe financial difficulties, and entered…

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