11th August 2022

On top of the heartbreak and worry that a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness can cause, there will be a raft of concerns and uncertainties about your care and financial affairs, and it can be difficult to know exactly how to prepare ...

11th July 2022

New rules introduced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) require trustees to register the details of most non-taxable trusts with the Trust Registration Service by 1 September 2022. After that date, trusts must be registered within 90 ...

4th July 2022

We consider a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case, Sejpal v Rodericks Dental Ltd [2022] EAT 91, which looks at the issue of status, and focuses on whether a dentist had the status of being a worker. The law For an individual ...

1st July 2022

We are delighted to welcome yet more Partners to our firm through internal promotion, so congratulations go to Emily Bull and Nisha Tayal in our Family Department and Melissa Hackett in our Residential Department. We pride ourselves on ...

21st June 2022

Deciding who should inherit from you in your will, how much they will get and in what shares, are big decisions to make. This can be made more difficult if you have particular concerns about a beneficiary and whether the inheritance ...

23rd May 2022

When applying for probate in regard to an estate which is subject to inheritance tax, the Probate Registry requires tax to be paid before the grant of probate application. This can prove difficult as some financial institutions will ...

7th April 2022

We have put together a guide to the current rates and compensation limits. Please click here to view or print the pdf guide, or see below. If you require advice on how these are applied or you need advice any other employment law or HR ...

5th April 2022

Creating a will with a life interest trust over your property allows you to ensure that your home passes to those you choose, whilst also allowing you to provide for another loved one during their lifetime. ‘Life interest trust wills ...

10th February 2022

While celebrities often have many professional advisors who look after their business affairs, like many ordinary people they sometimes do not get around to making a will and setting out their particular wishes. ‘When you die without a ...

Employment Law
25th January 2022

With people seeking greater flexibility and a better work-life balance, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) now account for 99 per cent of all private businesses in the UK. ‘Launching and building your new startup is an exciting ...

13th January 2022

In this article, in our series of “Protecting Your Business”, we look at what you need to consider from an employment law perspective when buying a business or if your business is involved in the transfer of a business by taking on a ...

12th January 2022

Congratulations go to Lucy Shires in our Residential Property department who has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive. Lucy has been working and studying over the past seven years to achieve this qualification and we have witnessed ...

5th January 2022

We are delighted to congratulate Sarah Rowden on her promotion to Partner. Sarah joined the firm in 2019 and has specialised in Residential Property for over 14 years “Sarah will be a great addition to the leadership of our team,” ...

3rd November 2021

We are delighted to welcome Georgia Chandler to the Wills, Probate and Trusts department. James Sawers, Partner and Head of the Wills, Probate and Trust department, stated “I am delighted that Georgia has joined our team. She joins us ...

19th October 2021

Making a lasting power of attorney for your finances is an important part of lifetime legal planning, especially if you have built up a portfolio of assets and investments which require regular management. While this legal authority ...

Trees
9th September 2021

Making a will is an important part of lifetime legal planning, but do you need to put all your wishes in your will? Where should you set out your wishes for gifts or your funeral arrangements? Is it appropriate to explain your ...

8th September 2021

Through this series of articles, ‘Protecting your business’, our Employment partner, Linda Wilson, takes a look at different topics providing tips and advice to help businesses. This article focuses on what managers in your business ...

5th August 2021

Next of kin is a commonly used term in everyday language, yet despite its frequent use ‘next of kin’ only provides legal rights where children are concerned and, even then, only in certain circumstances. The general rule is that the ...

5th July 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, recently looked at a case of indirect sex discrimination and what it termed the “childcare disparity”. This refers to the fact that ...

21st June 2021

Through this series of articles, ‘Protecting your business’, our Employment Partner, Linda Wilson, takes a look at different topics, providing tips and advice to help businesses. This article focusses on confidential ...

9th June 2021

Living through a global pandemic has meant seeing loved ones taken from us at an alarming rate, and it has been distressing for many to see someone taken into hospital and not know if you might be able to see them again. ‘Whilst ...

Hills
3rd June 2021

We are currently recruiting secretarial staff, and also looking for solicitors or legal executives for our Commercial Property team and Wills, Probate and Trusts department. We are a friendly firm with a focus on client service based ...