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Deputy, trustee or attorney and the recent coronavirus outbreak

Posted on 23rd March 2020 in Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

Here at Tozers, we have been taking steps to ensure that the lives of those, for whom we act as deputy, trustee or attorney, will not be impacted by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

Posted by

Sarah Phillips

Chartered Legal Executive

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Wills in the time of Coronavirus

Posted on 23rd March 2020 in Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

With social distancing, self-isolation and the key threat of Coronavirus, it is a deeply worrying and potentially lonely time for all of us.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Allotment Gardens

Posted on 19th March 2020 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters

What security an existing allotment holder has, what terms should be included in a new allotment agreement and what are not allowed?

Posted by

Vernon Clarke

Partner and Solicitor

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Special Guardianship Orders

Posted on 17th March 2020 in Family Law

We are often asked to advise relatives particularly Grandparents about “Special Guardianship Orders” but what are these orders and why would you need one?

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Joint ownership of copyright

Posted on 16th March 2020 in Intellectual Property

Joint ownership (also called co-ownership) of copyright may arise by operation of law in a variety of situations such as joint ventures, software development, artistic collaborations and shared research.

Posted by

Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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What does IR35 mean and how can it affect my business?

Posted on 12th March 2020 in Employment

The government has postponed the reforms to the IR35 tax rules until 2021.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Are we about to witness a shift in the law relating to trespass?

Posted on 06th March 2020 in Parks

The government consultation on proposals to broaden the categories of criminal trespass in England and Wales and to grant the police greater powers to disperse unauthorised encampments has just ended.

Posted by

Anouska Musson

Associate and Solicitor

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Coronavirus

Posted on 05th March 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

The position has moved on a little since my update last week.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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When someone dies but has not made a will, what happens to their esate?

Posted on 04th March 2020 in Probate & Wills

Where someone dies but has not made a will the intestacy rules govern the distribution of their estate. Under the rules if you leave a spouse/civil partner and children then the first part of your estate passes to the spouse/civil partner.

Posted by

Sue Halfyard

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

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What happens to our pets on the breakdown of our relationship?

Posted on 02nd March 2020 in Family Law

The breakdown of a relationship can be an emotional time. There can be a lot of uncertainty and a lot of practical issues to resolve. For many people pets are an integral part of family and relationships.

Posted by

Caroline Ryan

Consultant Solicitor

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NHS to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Medical Negligence

With reference to this Daily Mail Online article, Tozers’ Group B Strep specialist Stuart Bramley comments on the NHS’s decision to trial Group B Strep screening in pregnant women.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Employees exposed to Coronavirus

Posted on 28th February 2020 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

We are starting to get enquiries about how to deal with employees who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. If, as unfortunately seems likely, this becomes more prevalent, it is a topic that many employers will have to address.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor