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Robin Williams
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Now that we seem to be getting a bit of much longed-for sunshine, it’s important to know what an employer’s legal obligations are concerning minimum and maximum temperatures in the workplace. Although there are no legally binding workplace...

Quickie divorces -why only celebrities seem to have them?

Caroline Bourn
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In reality there is no such thing as a "quickie" divorce.  Divorce, for anyone, famous or not, is anything but quick - it takes months. What the media mean by a quickie divorce is a divorce that starts straight away and one that will not...

What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards or MEES?

Andrew Rannie
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Affecting both residential and commercial properties, MEES are, as the name suggests, the minimum energy efficiency standards permitted by law, with effect from 1 April 2018.  What does that mean? For many years now, where a property is being sold...

The Perils of DIY Wills

Elizabeth Mitchell
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These days it is possible to buy a do-it-yourself Will kit online or in a stationery shop for as little as £10, making the option seem cheaper and potentially faster and simpler than using a solicitor to prepare your Will for you. But do these kits...

Evicting a tenant - Section 21 or a Section 8 notice?

Lochana Gabrielsen
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Which notice should the landlord use to evict a tenant? Both forms are used to serve notice to tenants, but they are noticeably different, and it is extremely important to serve the correct notice to avoid unnecessary delays and expenses. What is the...

Fund or no Fund......?

Nick Stockley
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Noel Edmonds is going to be starting legal action, we know this because he has recently issued a statement whereby he expresses his gratitude for a “white knight” stepping in and help fund the multi-million pound claim that he will be...

Increase in Redundancy and Dismissal Payments

Robin Williams
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0n 6 April, the statutory caps in place for redundancy payments will rise from their current limits. The maximum amount for a week’s pay (as well as the basic award for unfair dismissal) will rise from £489 to £508. Currently, the maximum...

Settlement Agreements - The Basics

Robin Williams
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Settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) are a popular and efficient way for employers and employees to formalise the termination of employment. Along with accounting for the employee’s notice pay, contractual benefits and...

New plans to crack down on parental alienation!

Jamie Wood
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What is parental alienation?  Parental alienation occurs when, following a separation, one parent deliberately tries to turn a child against the other parent with the aim of permanently excluding that parent from their life. Parental alienation is...

Why do I need to think about extending my Lease?

Rebecca West
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If you own a flat, the likelihood is that you own a lease rather than owning the property outright.  A lease is a right to use the property for a set number of years.  Once those years have elapsed the lease comes to an end and the property reverts...

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