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How do I write a valid Will?

Posted on 29th March 2017 in Probate & Wills

There are certain legal stipulations that apply when making a Will and these need to be adhered to in order for your Will to be valid under UK law:

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Volunteer Agreements – Why Are They Important and What Should They Say?

Posted on 24th March 2017 in Employment

Most voluntary organisations will have a combination of employees (or workers) and volunteers, and the difference is significant.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Paying the penalty for not protecting deposits

Posted on 16th March 2017 in Property Litigation

If you are a landlord of  an assured shorthold tenancy created after 6 April 2007 you must put your tenants deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) within 30 days of receiving it and within 30 days of placing in the scheme provide the tenant with the prescribed information of the TDP.

Posted by

Josh O’Neill

Trainee Solicitor

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Pre-nuptial Agreements: An Overview

Posted on 07th March 2017 in Family Law

A couple planning to enter a marriage or civil partnership may decide to enter into a written agreement reflecting what they intend to happen to their money and property if the marriage or civil partnership were to end.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive

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Providing Benefits to Volunteers – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted on 27th February 2017 in Employment

Volunteers give up their free time to support charitable organisations and there is often the temptation to provide benefits as a way of saying thank you. But be careful. Well-meaning charities have come unstuck by providing volunteers with benefits that are too generous, inadvertently leading to an implied employment relationship.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Spinal Injury Compensation

Posted on 18th February 2017 in Medical Negligence

Spinal cord injuries arise when there is damage to the spinal cord that causes changes in its function. The problems arising from spinal cord injuries can be either temporary or permanent but often result in life changing complications such as:

Posted by

Simon Mansfield

Partner and Solicitor

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The Weakest Link – How a Trustee’s Links May Damage a Charity

Posted on 16th February 2017 in Charities and Social Enterprise

In January 2015, the Chester Chronicle newspaper celebrated a £24,000 grant by the Earl of Chester Fund to a local company towards its set-up and development costs. Unfortunately, the celebration was short-lived.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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The importance of inheritance

Posted on 24th January 2017 in Probate & Wills

A recent study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has shown both how the wealth of elderly generations is on the rise and, also, the growing importance of inherited wealth.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

Insights

A Licence to Thrill?

Posted on 11th January 2017 in Parks

If you show films, TV shows or sports on your holiday and residential park for the enjoyment of customers, you will require a licence to do so.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Staying contact and child maintenance payments

Posted on 02nd January 2017 in Family Law

If you are a parent and in the process of separation then you will need to think carefully about the arrangements for each of you to spend time with your children following the separation.

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

What rate of VAT is payable?

Posted on 12th October 2016 in Parks

We receive many queries from park owners about whether they are classed as business or domestic customers when selecting an energy contract.

Posted by

Kirsty McLennan

Associate and Solicitor

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What Are the Grounds for Disputing a Will?

Posted on 26th September 2016 in Dispute Resolution

A will can be disputed for the following reasons:

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor