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Making a divorce as painless as possible, financially and mentally

Posted on 14th January 2016 in Family Law

The start of the New Year is traditionally the busiest time for divorce with couples deciding the New Year is a good time to split up and make a fresh start.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Separation and Divorce: Practical Advice

Posted on 08th January 2016 in Family Law

January very often sees a spike in couples contemplating separation and divorce. Telephoning a family lawyer can be a daunting prospect and so Tozers Family Law Specialists offer some practical advice to assist you on your way to deciding what you want to achieve.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Agricultural use – v- Equestrian – Is there a difference and does it matter?

Posted on 02nd November 2015 in Dispute Resolution

You own land which you want to use for equestrian purposes. You need to be aware of the planning legislation on keeping horses on agricultural land. Failure to comply with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA) could result in enforcement action.

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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#Trademark?

Posted on 06th August 2015 in Intellectual Property

The great benefit of social media as a marketing tool is its immediate and powerful market reach. The use of hashtags (words and phrases preceded by the ‘#’ symbol to identify and search for trending topics) has become a popular method of consumer engagement.

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Why have a website privacy policy?

Posted on 09th June 2015 in Intellectual Property

Website privacy policies are often ignored or copied from a competitor.  This approach fails to recognise the value that a privacy policy can have to a business as well as the huge risk of failing to comply with data protection legislation.

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Are you required to pay council tax on staff accommodation?

Posted on 29th May 2015 in Parks

If you provide staff accommodation in caravans on your holiday park and your employees have to occupy the accommodation for the better performance of their duties then those caravans could be included in your business rates rather than being assessed for council tax.  Business rates are usually cheaper than council tax. 

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

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The problem of confusingly similar trade marks

Posted on 13th May 2015 in Intellectual Property

Once a trade mark is registered, others will be prevented from registering a confusingly similar mark for the same or similar services.  This poses a problem for a business with a similar name who also wish to register it. 

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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What if you don’t register a trade mark?

Posted on 23rd April 2015 in Intellectual Property

We often refer on this blog to the need to register a trade mark because of how difficult it is to stop a competitor using your name without one.

Posted by

Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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Holiday parks – do you require a TV Licence?

Posted on 23rd January 2015 in Parks

All park owners who offer accommodation with installed televisions or other devices which enable a person to watch and record television programmes as they are being shown must have a TV Licence.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Electricity and Gas- What can you charge?

Posted on 25th October 2014 in Parks

The resale of electricity and gas is subject to a maximum resale price which is set by Ofgem. Since 1 January 2003 the maximum price at which electricity and gas can be resold is the same price as the reseller was charged by the supplier, including any standing charges.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

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Holiday Licence Agreements – are they important?

Posted on 23rd October 2014 in Parks

A written holiday Licence Agreement is an essential tool for park owners to protect their businesses.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

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Electricity and gas – what can a mobile or holiday park owner charge?

Posted on 01st August 2014 in Parks

The resale of electricity and gas is subject to a maximum resale price (“the MRP”) which is set by Ofgem. Since 1 January 2003 the maximum price at which electricity and gas can be resold is the same price as the reseller was charged by the supplier. This includes the costs of any standing charges billed by the supplier.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive