For business

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“The rules have been designed to be as straightforward for employers and parents as possible, and are no more complex than the current maternity leave laws...” . The Minister for Employment Relations (Jo Swinson MP). “Straightforward...
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Data Protection is a fast-developing area of law that concerns every business whatever its size and whatever it does. Any business that ignores its responsibilities and obligations under the law risks a fine of up to £500,000. These days, virtually...
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In last years spring/summer briefing we wrote about the new laws relating to bailiffs that were introduced in Part 3 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act on 06 April 2014. The aim of the legislation was to make the law more straightforward for both...
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In the case of (1) JANE LAPORTE (2) NICHOLAS CHRISTIAN v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS (2015)  the High Court has fired another shot across the bows to any parties to litigation who fail to engage in meaningful...
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Good news for the licensed trade as The Deregulation Bill has now received Royal Assent and as a result there are a number of amendments to the Licensing Act 2003 as follows:- -The requirement to renew Personal Licences has been abolished with effect from...

For you

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As of 9 March 2015 civil courts will levy a 5% fee on all claims valued at more than £10,000, with the maximum fee capped at £10,000. This represents a hefty 420% increase. As a partner in our Personal Injury Team, specialising in occupational...
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Conveyancers should be prompt, never 'quick'. Quick suggests errors, and errors can cost you dearly. But how prompt? This depends on many factors, some of which include: - how comprehensive the contract package sent to a buyer's solicitor...
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As you might imagine, conveyancers work with all the estate agents around their offices, and so will know who perform well, and who do not. The quality of estate agents does vary, and quite dramatically. To be fair, the same is true with conveyancers, and...
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By any standard that would completely disrespect your property move. But low headline conveyancing fees can be persuasive - unless you appreciate that with low cost of course comes reduced service, or quite possibly hidden charges, making the final bill...
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Popularity is one thing, but a conveyancer who finds themself too busy to communicate with you, whose assistant may take over, or where the level of service you were expecting drops to an unacceptably low level, is a situation you should avoid - your...