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Breaking down misconceptions of Solicitors Q & A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how a Solicitor is the best person to turn to for advice when facing legal issues. Our Litigation Solicitor, James Melvin-Bath, provides an insight into his role as a Solicitor and how his advice assists clients.  What are the main misconceptions you think clients have…

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Oral offers are easy to make – but make sure it’s on paper!

Those intent on changing jobs can easily have their heads turned by glittering offers of remuneration and benefits made over lunch and a handshake. As one case strikingly highlights, it is written terms of engagement that matter.  Taking expert advice is the best way to avoid bitter disappointment. What happened? The case concerned two very…

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Zero-Hours Contract Music Teacher Triumphs

The teacher was not a casual worker, but worked only during school terms under a zero-hours contract. The trust that ran the school was not required to provide her with a fixed minimum amount of work. The number of hours she worked was dependent on the level of pupil demand for her tuition.  She was…

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The value of speaking to a solicitor for legal advice – Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how as Solicitors we can provide tailored, expert legal advice you can rely on. Jessica O’Shea, one of our Solicitors in our Childcare department, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: Tell us about your role…

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Watching your back

Every business person who has that entrepreneurial sixth sense to smell out opportunity and the courage to grasp it will need good professional advice. They might consider any professional advice to be too staid and cautious but after having their fingers burned once, they can see that correct professional advice is indispensable if they are…

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Tayntons host a Charity Quiz Night

On Friday 13th September, we hosted our first ‘Charity Quiz Night’ in aid of Maggie’s Cheltenham. We started things off by testing the team’s knowledge with 2 picture rounds, Flags & Road Signs, and a round of Film & TV. Teams were reminded they had ‘Joker’ cards to play for double points for whichever round…

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Supporting clients through a relationship breakdown Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how we can help support clients through a breakdown in a relationship. Luke Stephens, our Trainee Solicitor in our Matrimonial department, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: As a solicitor how do you ease stress…

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Settling Your Differences

 With both the current economic uncertainty regarding Brexit and the lead up to the Christmas period, the number of Settlement Agreements (previously Compromise Agreements) being offered to employees has greatly increased.  They are typically used in redundancy situations. It is a document that many of us have heard of but what is it and what…

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