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Proposed action over alarming rate of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in UK workplaces

Danielle Lister
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It has been reported that around 390,000 pregnant women and new mothers report being treated unfairly in UK workplaces. Furthermore, the number of women who feel forced to leave work altogether after falling pregnant or having children has recently doubled,...

Chattertons supports Southwell Minster

Simon Oates
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Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management are delighted to be sponsoring the 'Order of Service' for the Installation of The Venerable Nicola Sullivan as Dean of Southwell on Saturday 17th September. All are welcome to attend the...

The importance of having a Health & Welfare LPA

Kate Twigg
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"As long as someone can look after my finances it doesn't matter about my health".   This is a statement that we as solicitors, hear frequently. Whenever a client comes to see us about    Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)...

The meaning of Parental Alienation

Nick Robertshaw
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The Guardian newspaper has recently reported on the success of a new government funded initiative by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) and the Tavistock Centre for Couple Counselling to support parents affected by what is...

Employer National Insurance Deductions on Termination Payments

Manisha Chauhan
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I recently wrote a blog on Settlement Agreements entitled “ Settlement Agreements-  How do they Work ?” In my blog, I discussed the common misconceptions advisors can come across when providing advice on a settlement agreement. One of the...

The Residence Nil Band Rate in the countryside

Alex Keenan
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From 6th April 2017 the agricultural advisor will need to be concerned with ​a new inheritance tax allowance available to their clients, subject to certain conditions. In considering the availability of the new allowance there are three definitions...

When Travellers Set Up Camp on Farm Land

Andrew Morley
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With the UK’s nearly 280,000 farms boasting a combined land mass of some 20 million hectares, it is perhaps no surprise that illegal encampments spring up on farm land with growing regularity. These can cause disruption and conflict locally and, of...

Was it right to hold a disciplinary hearing in the absence of an employee?

Manisha Chauhan
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This was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Dr A Nabili v The Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust Dr Nabili was employed as a Consultant Paediatrician and was suspended from practice due to concerns relating to her...

Pikachu... is it time you had a Pokemon Policy in Place?

Manisha Chauhan
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If you are anything like me, you will neither understand the need for Pokemon Go, nor will you allow yourself be trapped into the latest craze which has individuals glued to their smartphone in a bid to “catch” Pokemon creatures by integrating...