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Will my children steal my money when I am old?

- 22 February 2021

A Financial Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is designed to secure your finances in case you are no longer able to manage your finances yourself. Many elderly people appoint an individual as their Attorney with their own children often chosen because of the level of trust required. In the majority of situations, the appointed Attorney…
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Wrongful Dismissal v Unfair Dismissal

- 9 February 2021

Employers often have to make tough decisions on dismissing employees; however, it is important that employers have a fair and justifiable reason for dismissing an employee. Employers must also follow the proper procedure and failure to do so can lead to negative consequences, such as the time and costs of defending an Employment Tribunal claim…
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Can you be made redundant if your job still exists

- 9 February 2021

When you’re made redundant it isn’t easy, especially if you have a family that you support and you need to ensure your rent, mortgage and bills are still paid. While there can be a lot of reasons for legitimate redundancy, it’s important to know about the redundancy process so you can determine whether you, or…
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Claims Under Inheritance Act 1975

- 4 February 2021

CLAIMS UNDER INHERITANCE (PROVISION FOR FAMILY AND DEPENDANTS) ACT 1975 Occasionally, beneficiaries of a Will may be disappointed with what they have received from the estate of a deceased individual. In some instances there are also individuals who are completely left out of the Will. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 enables…
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How much does it cost to sell a house?

- 4 February 2021

Cost of selling a house UK Basic fees to expect: Conveyancing & third parties Conveyancing fees One of the initial costs of selling a house is paying conveyancing fees, which you will pay to a qualified conveyancer or solicitor. Two types of costs are encompassed by conveyancing fees – the legal fee charged by solicitors…
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Can I leave my job without working my notice period?

- 2 February 2021

If you find yourself in the position of serving a notice period, it can be quite awkward from both sides, depending on the circumstances.   People resign from their position for all sorts of reasons, usually because they have found another role that seems to suit them better, either for location, salary, personal circumstances, promotion,…
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Planning permission for stables on agricultural land

- 1 February 2021

If you’re planning on keeping horses in any capacity, it’s important to know ahead of time exactly what legal requirements and permissions you need to follow as a horse owner. You’ll need a space to keep your horse or horses at a bare minimum, and if you plan to purchase land to do so, you…
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Failure to provide a written statement of employment particulars

- 14 January 2021

When someone begins a new job, whether full-time or part-time, they should receive a document from their employer that summarises the main terms of their employment. The official name for this document is a written statement of employment particulars, and it is something required by law. Unfortunately, in some instances, employees are not provided with…
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Johnny Depp – The true ‘cost’ of protecting your reputation

- 26 November 2020

Film Star Johnny Depp has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in respect of his now infamous failed libel case. The case has been one of the most high profile defamation cases in recent history, taking place over a staggering 16 days, with witnesses giving evidence from as far away as LA,…
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Settlement Agreement – How they work

- 17 November 2020

Settlement Agreement If you have been offered a settlement agreement, you may be unsure about what exactly that means for you, your job and your career in general. Settlement Agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) are most often used in an employer-employee relationship; however, if you have never been offered a settlement agreement before, it…
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