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Charity of the Year 2016

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Our team worked hard throughout 2016 fundraising for our Charity of the Year, The Brain Tumour Charity, and celebrations are in order for the fantastic amount of money our employees and supporters raised last year. £6,133.92 was...

BEHIND THE SCENES OF DIVORCE: WHOSE NAMES SHOULD BE RECORDED ON A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE?

Liz Graham
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For most lawyers acting for couples in divorce, the marriage certificate is a necessary document that must be presented to the Court when filing the divorce petition. Many people are surprised to see that at present only the names of the fathers of the bride...

Divorce and Immigration: the issues

Louis Harman
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When making the decision to file for a Divorce, everyone involved will have concerns and there will be many issues to consider.  For many people the difficulties of managing and mitigating any impact this will have on the children will be key, along...

Apprenticeships: a change in funding from April 2017

Natalie Gibbons
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In 2015 the government announced plans to introduce an Apprenticeship Levy on employers in an attempt to expand the ‘quantity and quality’ of apprenticeships in the UK. The levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017, requiring all employers with an...

Important Decision on Employment Status: Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith

Danielle Lister
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Another important decision on the issue of Employment Status; Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment in yet another case concerning employment status in the case of  Pimlico...

Pensions and divorce: do you know your rights?

Liz Graham
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For many couples involved in divorce proceedings the parties’ pension provision can form a very significant asset of the marriage.  The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has reviewed its online website content on pensions and divorce, and has...

Residential landlords: is your tenant running a home business?

Andrew Morley
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Since the beginning of the Century it is estimated that the number of households in the private rented sector has doubled. With rising house prices and the squeeze on social housing it is clear that the so called Generation Rent is here to stay, many such...

Reaching a legal agreement after divorce: time is of the essence

Liz Graham
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Delay need not mean that your ex-spouse cannot bring a claim against you in respect of the finances of the marriage. The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a husband in which he claimed, amongst other matters, that the trial judge had failed to have...

Providing a sustainable income in retirement

Daniel Elkington
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You’ve done well, investing and growing your money in your pensions, LISA and ISA accounts and now you are wondering what investments will work best for you to provide a sustainable income in retirement. The current generation of retirees are the...

Can an Employer rely on Previous Disciplinary Warnings?

Manisha Chauhan
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This has been something which many employers have wondered for some time. An employee has received warnings in the past which have gone on their personnel records and eventually expired, yet can previous warnings, although expired, be relied upon when the...