For business

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In the wee small hours of this morning I was pottering up the A303 to Basingstoke (sunrise over the Festival Centre is well worth seeing) and heard the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy extolling his departments “ Good...
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New rules, which came into effect on 13 January 2018, prohibit traders from applying a surcharge on consumers, in addition to the advertised price of the goods or services in question, on the basis of a consumer’s choice of payment method. The...
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The scheme was launched on 1 November to address the challenge facing the care sector following the EAT’s ruling about working time and sleep-overs. Links to my previous pieces on this topic are here: http://www.trethowans.com/site/library/legalnews/...
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Yesterday the CJEU said the Greek government indirectly discriminated against women by imposing a minimum height requirement on applicants to the annual competition for places at it’s police and firefighting academies. The minimum height requirement...
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On Tuesday The Guardian newspaper published what appears to be a leaked Home Office paper on the UK’s immigration policy after we leaves the EU. It’s only a draft document but it has the look and feel of something more substantial than a...

For Individuals

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Have you made a Lasting Power of Attorney which was registered with the Office of the Public Guardian in the last 5 years? If so, you may be owed some money. Here at Trethowans we recommend that all our clients make Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)....
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Trethowans has been listed in the 2018 edition of Headway’s Head Injury Solicitors Directory. The personal injury team across Salisbury, Southampton and Poole, meet the appropriate criteria set by Headway when dealing with brain injury personal...
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As of 22 November 2017, certain individuals who buy a residential property in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, at a price up to £300,000 can claim a complete exemption from stamp duty, and a flat rate of 5% stamp duty on the portion from...
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Typically from the 1st of December there is the annual danger that the professional foot is distracted by the forthcoming Christmas break, and is removed from the home moving accelerator – leading to a slow coast into a Christmas break. As a result,...
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Until recently, selling a house could be a costly affair with estate agent fees being as high as 3% plus VAT, maybe higher. However, with the recent onslaught of online estate agents undercutting their fellow brethren, fees can be as worryingly low as...