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Six Simple Steps to Successful Will Planning

Will Planning – what to consider
Are you looking at Will planning or thinking of what to include in your Will? This month (10 – 16 May) is Dying Matters Awareness Week, when organisations and individuals open up the conversation surrounding death, dying and bereavement. Having an up-to-date and valid Will in place ensures your life legacy is dealt with in the manner you would wish upon the event of your passing. It will protect loved ones and assets and…

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Employment Law Changes for April

Employment law is ever-changing. While businesses continue to deal with the impact of coronavirus, HR professionals should ensure compliance with the raft of new legislation which comes into force this month.

Our useful checklist is here to help with employment law changes in April:
Review IR35 contracts in the private sector
Delayed by a year due to the pandemic, the reform of these off-payroll working rules was actioned as of 6 April. Some rules already apply to all…

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10 good reasons to make a Will

A Will is probably one of the most important documents you can have. And it’s the only way to make sure that your assets are shared according to your wishes after your death.

Here’s 10 reasons why making a Will is a good idea:

It’s the only way you can choose what happens with your estate – this includes any property you own, finance and possessions. If you don’t have a Will it might mean that the…

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EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2021

This newsletter covers:

Vaccination and employment
Asymptomatic testing
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
PPE for gig workers
Gender reassignment

Due to the changing landscape of Covid-19 the following information is accurate up to date today however, the information may change due to the fast moving government policy on this.
Vaccination and Employment
The UK’s vaccination programme is the way out of the pandemic although of course social distancing, mask wearing and PPE are going to be with us for…

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Coping with relationship issues during lockdown

If you need advice on coping with relationship issues during lockdown or how to progress separation proceedings during lockdown, our family law specialist Lisa Cogger is here to share her guidance.

Many things can cause the breakdown of a relationship, but ultimately it comes down to a negative strain between family members.

We’ve seen increasing divorce rates across the globe as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic hit us all with demands on our mental, emotional and physical health…

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Collaborative Law – what is it and how does it work?

Collaborative law is an alternative to mediation. It’s a legal process that allows couples who’ve decided to separate or end their marriage to work with a trained professional and avoids court proceedings to settle any disputes.

This voluntary process helps both couples achieve a fair settlement. It’s initiated by the couple signing a contract binding each other to the process and can be used to cover a wide range of disputes including between parents. It basically means…

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Why should you consider dispute resolution?

Dispute resolution can be a helpful tool for a wide range of disputes including those involving landlord and tenant agreements, trusts, contentious probate, and contractual matters.

There are many ways that legal issues can be handled, and it can become very expensive to take disputes through a Court of Law. Dispute resolution is often used as a quicker, simpler approach to reaching an appropriate outcome.

Our Assistant Solicitor, Rhiannon Moody works in our Litigation Department focusing on dispute resolutions. Here…

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Most commonly asked family law questions…

Family law covers a wide range of scenarios including child custody, separation, parental rights and pre or post nuptial agreements.

Our family and matrimonial law specialist, Lisa Cogger is experienced in handling a range of issues that can arise from separation or family breakdowns so there’s no better person to answer the most commonly asked family law questions.
What rights does my ex have to our children?
These are the legal rights, duties, powers, and responsibilities you have as…

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Relationship breakdown – supporting children through divorce

A divorce or separation is inevitably an emotional and difficult time for all involved. For children, it can bring about feelings of uncertainty, confusion, stress, and worry. But, with consideration and parental support, many children can navigate a challenging situation in the best way possible. Associate Solicitor and family law specialist Lisa Cogger discusses how to prevent children from suffering during a relationship breakdown.

One of the most frequently asked questions from separating and divorcing couples is: how can we…

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House sales boom following stamp duty holiday

House sales in the UK have increased following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday during the current global pandemic. This was introduced earlier in the year with a view to protecting jobs in the housing sector and the associated supply chains. The increase in sales of residential property has helped protect more than three quarters of a million jobs in the sector during uncertain times, and the scheme is set to continue through to March 2021.

When the scheme…

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