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Family Breakdown - who comes first?

Liz Graham
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Where disputes arise between separated parents about the arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship feelings can run high and parents experiencing the turmoil of separation are often faced with conflicting emotions about what is best...

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2021 - TOP TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS

Leanne Day
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Sunday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day for 2021. The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is 'Mental health in an unequal world'. Our daily lives have changed considerably as...

First Homes Scheme: Buyer's Questions Answered

Nick Fielding
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What is the First Homes scheme? First Homes are intended to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder. A set of national criteria (and where applicable local criteria) has been put in place to help ensure that First Homes go to those who would...

Older people need better safeguards against predatory marriage

Amanda Voakes
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Legal issues involving predatory marriages have resurfaced in the news recently. Calls to change the law to better protect victims and their families are building momentum, spearheaded by Daphne Franks whose mother, Joan Blass, was a victim of a predatory...

Will your beneficiaries have an Inheritance Tax Bill on your death?

Sophie Barnes
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Inheritance Tax (IHT) is payable on everything you own with a value on your death, including your home, your savings and investments, your jewellery, your car, and any other property or land. It is most commonly paid on death, however there may be some...

How can you obtain confirmation of the lawful use or development of land?

Charlotte Lockwood
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Establishing the lawful use or development of land can be a tricky exercise particularly, if the property in question has a complicated planning history, or has been used for multiple purposes in quick succession.  Our team, of planning specialists can...

Notice periods revert for residential landlords seeking possession

Nigel Bescoby
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October will see a major milestone in notice periods for residential tenancies where landlords are seeking possession, as they revert to pre-pandemic requirements.  But with fears of a tough winter, as gas prices soar and furlough support ends,...

A royal lesson in keeping things under your hat

Amanda Voakes
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A judicial decision has seen the late Duke of Edinburgh’s Will sealed for 90 years, and the value of the estate excluded from the grant of probate.  The ruling highlights an often-overlooked fact, which is that a Will, setting out how an...

Newark Business Awards 2021

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Chattertons were honoured to again be a sponsor of Newark's Business Awards, which this year returned to the Newark Showground for a gala dinner and ceremony on Friday, 24 th September. The awards are a testament to all our local businesses who...

Employment Chatts Week 4: Disciplinary Process

Leanne Day
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In this week's mini-series we look at what should and should not be done by an employer when it comes to the disciplinary process.  It is important to be aware that if matters become contested and a claim is made to the Employment Tribunal, any...