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Do you understand the consequences your will could have?

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Are you free to use your Will to reward or punish your family?  The recent Supreme Court case of Ilott –v- Blue Cross provides welcome guidance in relation to claims made by disinherited adult children.  Your freedom is limited by the...

The Leasehold 'Property Trap'

Liam Green
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There have been recent reports in the media concerning the leasehold ‘property trap’ that buyers of leasehold properties may face. What is a Leasehold property?   It is a property which is owned by way of a lease and the owner of the...

Two important rulings on the issue of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Danielle Lister
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We have just seen the European Court of Justice (ECJ) consider two separate cases involving claims of religious discrimination in the workplace. In the first case ( Achbita and anor v G4S Secure Solutions NV ) the ECJ held that a company policy which...

Probate Registry Fees are Increasing in May

Paula Hurst
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Have you recently had a bereavement?  Are you responsible for dealing with the deceased’s affairs?  If so, you need to be aware that the Probate Registry is increasing its fees! If you need to apply for a grant of probate (where there is a...

Employment status: ACAS guidance updated; HMRC publishes new online employee status tool

Ewan Carr
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ACAS, the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service, has launched its updated guidance on employment status in light of the large amount of publicity (most of it negative) surrounding the gig economy in recent months. The guidance aims to help...

WHAT DOES PHILIP HAMMOND'S FIRST AND LAST SPRING BUDGET MEAN FOR YOU?

Daniel Elkington
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He said this budget prepares us for Brexit, gives greater opportunity to the future and makes the economy more robust. Time will tell… Changes for you Top 1% of taxpayers, pay 27% of the income tax. After lots of talk around National Insurance Phil...

Did you know that anyone can write a will?

Alistair Thomson
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Although there may be various reasons that trigger people to make a will, ultimately it is about ensuring your estate passes to those who you wish to benefit. It is not only important to consider those you wish to benefit but also who you wish to entrust...

Hiring and firing - International workers

Louis Harman
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Hiring Most businesses will already have a set procedure for hiring new members of staff. This may include the following broad steps: Advertising Preparing a Job Description and Person Specification Reviewing CV’s Invitations to interviews ...

New initiative celebrates employees

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A new initiative at Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management has got off to a great start as Boston employee wins the first employee of the month award. The Support Staff Employee of the Month scheme was introduced in January of this year to...

The Trade Union Act 2016: What is being implemented in March 2017?

Natalie Gibbons
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Following the general election in May 2015 it was announced that the Conservative government would reform the law around trade union activity and industrial action to “bring an end to disruptive and undemocratic strike action”.  The Trade...