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Unbundling

David Rogerson
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Unbundling In the context of legal services, the term 'unbundling' is used to describe provision of discrete acts of legal assistance under a limited retainer, rather than a traditional full retainer where a solicitor typically deals with all...

The probate fiasco

Gemma  Baumber
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The Probate Fiasco Earlier this year Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) changed the way they issue probate applications by introducing a new digital system. Shortly after the change had been implemented there was a technical error...

Networking professionals given 'paws for thought'

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Networking professionals given ‘paws for thought’ Four-legged friends looking for their forever home took centre stage at the Ladies Time 2 Chatt event at the Newark office last month where guests were greeted by two kittens and a dog in need...

Do I really need an LPA and can I do it myself

Lauren Walker
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Do I really need an LPA and can I do it myself? The Office of the Public Guardian have reported that less than 1% of the adult UK population have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). However, we are all at risk of losing our mental capacity in some way or...

'Pay as you go' family legal advice - 'unbundled or limited retainers'

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‘Pay as you go’ family legal advice - ‘unbundled or limited retainers’ Here at Chattertons we appreciate that not all of our clients have funds readily available to instruct us to go on record as acting for them in connection with...

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

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RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION: Dismissal after comments against same sex adoption was not discrimination on religious grounds The Equality Act 2010 offers protection to individuals from discrimination because of their religion or belief. This law applies to...

Thinking about living together?

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According to the Office for National Statistics in 2017 there were 3.3 million cohabitating families in the United Kingdom and is it anticipated that these figures will rise.  The law does not give cohabitees the same rights as married couples and...

The end of the 'blame game'

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The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received its first reading on 13 June.  It will receive its second reading on a date to be announced. The Bill will establish 'no fault' divorce, which is something that campaigners have lobbied...

GDPR a year on....

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This time last year we were all frantically getting ready for GDPR making sure our policies and procedures were compliant and everything was in place ready for 25th May 2018. A year on has it all gone quiet? Not at Chattertons! Data protection is not a...

Chattertons staff to walk 32 miles for charity

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For the third year in a row, Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management are taking on a walking challenge to raise money for their charity of the year, the RSPCA. Last year saw staff, family and friends tackle two sections of the Viking Way. This year the...