Category Archive: News

The rights of Tenants Q&A

With the prospect of becoming a homeowner remaining out of reach for many in England and Wales, more people are choosing to rent rather than purchase a property. But what rights do renters have when it comes to repairs on a property? And what can they do if their landlord decides to increase the cost…

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Meet our Practice Manager Samantha Pennington!

Name: Samantha Pennington Job Title: Practice Manager 1.What is your role at Tayntons? I am a Practice Manager. My role includes overseeing the practice management of the firm on a daily basis including developing and improving policies and procedures. 2. What led you to this career? I wanted to be part of a profession which…

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Meet one of our Private Client team, Sarah Morgan!

Name: Sarah Morgan Job Title: Legal Secretary 1.What is your role at Tayntons? Legal Secretary in the Private Client/Wills and Probate Department assisting a number of fee earners. 2. How long have you worked at Tayntons? 9 years this year! 3. What led you to this career? At first I wanted a change from my…

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Meet our New Business Manager Melanie Hull!

Name: Mel Hull Job Title: New Business Manager 1.What is your role at Tayntons? New Business Manager – I deal with all incoming new enquiries as well as managing our conveyancing portal service and the outsourced reception team. 2. How long have you worked at Tayntons? I have worked at Tayntons for 9 years!! 3….

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Meet our Solicitor and Partner Joanne Thompson!

Name: Joanne Thompson Job Title: Partner 1. What is your role at Tayntons? I am a Partner in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department. I am responsible for claiming compensation on behalf of people injured in road traffic accidents, accidents at work or in the street. We also deal with claims for compensation for…

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Cohabiting Couples Q&A

What does “common law marriage” mean and is it legally valid? “Common Law Marriage” is likely attributable to the fact that there are common law principles that apply to cohabiting couples. Nevertheless, there continues to be a misconception that a “Common Law Marriage” exists and that it provides the necessary protection for unmarried couples. In…

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Getting Married Abroad Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about getting married abroad and what documentation you need to take with you if you are marrying or entering into a civil partnership abroad. Luke Stephens, our Trainee Solicitor in our Matrimonial department, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our…

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Does sexual stereotyping in the workplace exist?

Businesses in which women are under-represented in senior roles invite speculation that the imbalance results from discriminatory sexual stereotyping. A case in the context of the banking sector highlights, Employment Tribunals (ETs) are required to base their decisions not on perception but hard evidence. Outline of the case The case concerned a female vice-president who…

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Liquidator’s Reach Extended Beyond UK Borders – Test Case Ruling

Judges are keen to support insolvency practitioners in their quest to recover funds for the benefit of creditors, and a ground-breaking High Court ruling will no doubt be greeted as a welcome extension of their reach beyond the borders of the UK. Outline of the case The case concerned an English-registered meat wholesaling company in…

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