Legal Blog

(COVID-19) outbreak?

Do you know where to access information and advice regarding the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak? As the coronavirus spreads more widely in the UK you should consider visiting the following websites: - 1.ACAS – Coronavirus: advice from...

Justice must come first

Justice must come first – Chairman of Magistrates Association John Bache Chairman of the Magistrates Association writing in The Times has highlighted the Governments huge cost cutting in the Criminal Justice System in the last decade seriously...

Buyers Buoyant Housing Market

Buyers return to buoyant housing market According to a report from property website Zoopla buyers have returned in droves to the housing market since the general election. The number of people enquiring about buying a home was 26% higher between December...

Caroline Flack Prosecution

Caroline Flack – the issue of whether to prosecute Despite what you may think domestic violence is nothing new.  Couples have always fallen out, and occasionally it can escalate to violence, either minor or major. When the violence was minor and...

Small business payment of an invoice?

Are you a small business waiting for payment of an invoice? A recent study by Market Finance has shown that the overall number of unpaid invoices for small and medium sized business in the UK has fallen in the past year to just 39% of invoices sent...

Coronavirus Advice

Anyone ordered to self-isolate due to the coronavirus is entitled to sick leave The Health Secretary has said those who need to self-isolate due to the coronavirus are entitled to sick leave. Even those who are not displaying symptoms should be treated...

LANDLORDS BEWARE - CHARGING TENANTS

LANDLORDS BEWARE – CHARGING TENANTS Did you know that from 1 st June 2019 a Landlord cannot require a tenant to make certain payments in connection with a tenancy? If you signed a Tenancy Agreement before 1 st June 2019 the ban on fees will not...

Grandparents' rights to see their grandchildren

Grandparents’ rights to see their grandchildren Do you know that a grandparent does not have an automatic right to access to their grandchildren? However, the family courts do recognise that grandparents can play an invaluable role in their...

Challenging a Will

Challenging a Will In theory anyone can challenge a Will. However, it is unlikely that you will receive anything from the estate unless you were part of the most recent Will (or the most recent Will that is deemed to be valid), or you are making a claim...

Age discrimination - Happy Birthday!?

Age discrimination – Happy Birthday!? A legal secretary who claimed that she suffered age discrimination when her colleagues asked about her 50 th  birthday and sent her a card has had her case dismissed by the Employment Tribunal. The...
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