Category Archive: News

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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Seeking professional advice when drafting a Will is key.

Making a will without professional advice is a positive invitation to dispute after you are gone. That was certainly so in the case of a vulnerable alcoholic who had a pint of beer in front of him when he signed will forms in a pub, leaving everything he owned to a taxi driver who had…

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GROWING PAINS

As your company grows, so does the risk to it if you are not completely up-to-date with your HR and legal needs. Leaving things to chance, or expecting what you have always done to suit the needs of an expanding business is dangerous. Failing to prepare for all eventualities, will mean your business will prepare…

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Shared Parental Leave and Enhanced Maternity Rights

Is it directly or indirectly discriminatory that men are paid less when on shared parental leave than women on maternity leave? In a ground-breaking decision, the Court of Appeal has answered that burning question in the negative. Women are entitled to 52 weeks’ leave after giving birth, 39 of them paid. The first six of…

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Supporting Employees and Gender Identity

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how employers can support employees when it comes to expressing their gender identity. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. 1.What are The Equality Act 2010 and The Gender Recognition…

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Disability Discrimination – Employers Don’t Have to Shut Their Eyes to Reality

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, comments “Discriminating against an employee due to their disability is unlawful, however it does not mean that an employer has to ignore health difficulties when deciding if an employee is fit enough for a particular role. This has been reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal in this latest case…

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Communication with Clients Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about why good communication between clients and solicitors is so important. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. How do you help your clients understand their case when it comes to…

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