Emily Bull
21st February 2024

With a rise in people investing in cryptocurrency, the existence and potential distribution of these digital assets is becoming an increasingly normal issue for those going through a divorce or dissolution. The first step towards ...

7th February 2024

‘Many people who opt to make a home-made will do so because they think they will save money on legal fees. Unfortunately, this can lead to problems and unexpected costs later down the line for the family who may be left to unravel ...

1st February 2024

The right to request flexible working has been around for over 20 years, and in that time eligibility to the right has been extended from parents and carers of young children to all employees after 26 weeks in a job. Access to this ...

30th January 2024

Whether you are setting up a UK office and want your managers to have a general understanding of UK employment law, or you simply want to empower your existing leaders with an overview of employment law, our workshops are just what you ...

22nd January 2024

We are delighted to be supporting the charity Stop Domestic Abuse as our charity of the year 2024. Our chosen charity comes from staff nominations and we are pleased to be raising funds for such a worthwhile cause. Watch this space for ...

10th January 2024

Carrying out the duties of an executor is both a privilege and a burden.  You have been tasked with ensuring that someone’s wishes are carried out after their death, and this can often be more complex and take longer than you ...

8th January 2024

Following Brexit, 1st January 2024 signalled the end of the supremacy of EU law in the UK. What does this mean for employers and employment law? The government has attempted to retain and codify key rights and principles, but it is ...

12th December 2023

When dealing with the administration of an estate, distributing the gifts is one of the final stages. It is important that executors do not make distributions too soon, to protect themselves and the estate against debts or claims. ...

11th December 2023

We are delighted to host our Christmas Cake Sale at our Petersfield Office to raise funds for our fabulous charity of the year, Midhurst Palliative Care. Please do join us at our office between 12 and 2pm on Thursday 14th December for ...

6th December 2023

On average, each employee in the UK took off 5.7 days due to sickness in 2022, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics. The estimate of working days lost to UK employers due to sickness or injury reached a ...

4th December 2023

‘Trusts are typically used to preserve assets for loved ones in private client estate planning, and many trusts are fairly inactive a lot of the time,’ says Clare Ridout, an Associate in the Wills, Probate and Trusts team at MacDonald ...

6th November 2023

As we approach Anti-Bullying Week from 13 to 17 November 2023, the Anti-Bullying Alliance is encouraging the public to ‘help make a noise to stop bullying.’ While the charity’s focus is on bullying in schools, small bullies grow up and ...

30th October 2023

If you have been asked to be an attorney for someone under their power of attorney, whether for finances or health and welfare, then they have placed their trust in you to act in their best interests at all times. This will also be the ...

28th September 2023

‘Being an executor is an important role and a serious responsibility,’ says Georgia Chandler, an Associate in the Wills, Probate and Trusts team with MacDonald Oates LLP in Petersfield and Midhurst. ‘Even a simple estate can be more ...

21st September 2023

When did you last review or update the policy on social media use for your employees? Does it reflect the way that social media is being used on a day-to-day basis in your organisation? Deploying social media is now deeply embedded in ...

5th September 2023

We are delighted to be taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday 15th October, running 10 miles to raise funds for our fabulous charity of the year, Midhurst Palliative Care. We would be very grateful for any donations towards our ...

4th September 2023

Due to changes in ways of working since the pandemic or in response to the economic slowdown, some employers are downsizing their premises and asking employees to relocate to new premises or hubs. We take a look at the key contractual, ...

22nd August 2023

Part of the success of TV shows like the BBC Antiques Roadshow is the thrill when a long-cherished family heirloom turns out to be surprisingly valuable, for example a piece of china that has been on display in the home for many years. ...

25th July 2023

We were delighted to sponsor the Farming Community Network (FCN) Cream Tea event held at Wintershill Hall Estate on Thursday 20th July. Clare Ridout commented “It was great to see the event so well attended and it was a beautiful ...

11th July 2023

Whether the beneficiary of an estate is entitled to inherit a small personal item, a share or even the majority of the assets of the person who died, it can be a stressful time for them while they wait for probate to come through. ...

6th July 2023

One story which received a great deal of media coverage earlier this year was the publication of the results of a six-month trial involving around 2,900 workers who had moved to a four-day working week. The organisers of the UK trial ...