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Do holiday parks need a TV licence to show films and TV?

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.

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Are park owners a business or domestic energy customer?

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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How can a Will be disputed or challenged?

Posted on 26th September 2016 in Dispute Resolution

Distributing the estate of someone who has died is a process that sadly often results in legal disputes between family and friends. This is particularly the case if they feel that they haven’t been included in the Will and ought to have been or have been ‘short changed’ in some way. 

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Posted on 29th March 2016 in Family Law

People planning to enter a marriage or civil partnership sometimes decide to enter into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement (‘pre-nup’) that states what they intend to happen to their money and property if the marriage or civil partnership were to end.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Associate & Solicitor

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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

Associate & Solicitor

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What is the difference between agricultural use and Equestrian use?

Posted on 02nd November 2015 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Planning and Licensing, 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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Can you trade mark a hashtag?

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 should your website have a 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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Do park owners need to pay council tax on staff accommodation?

Posted on 29th May 2015 in Parks

We are often asked by holiday park owners whether they need to pay council tax for their staff accommodation.

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What can holiday park owners charge for gas and electricity?

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.

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What is a holiday licence agreement?

Posted on 23rd October 2014 in Parks

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