Shortlisted for Law Society Award; 'Excellence in Private Client Practice'

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. Our Private Client Team has been shortlisted in the 'Excellence in Private Client Practice' category for their work in Wills, Tax, Trusts, Probate and Elderly Client Services. ...
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Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in September at our new Brentwood Office

Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in September at our new Brentwood Office
We are hosting two more of our popular  free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney  & Contested Probate talks on Friday 27th or Saturday 28th of September at our new office location on Brentwood High Street. Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. You may...
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Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in August

Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in August
We are hosting two more of our popular  free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney  & Contested Probate talks on Friday 16th or Saturday 17th of August . *Please note these dates are now fully booked.* Other dates will be released for seminars later in the year. You can register your interest in attending these by using the form o...
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How much holiday pay should a part-year worker get?

How much holiday pay should a part-year worker get?
A common formula for calculating pro-rata holiday pay has been ruled as incorrect by the Court of Appeal, meaning that employers must review their methods and contracts. UNISON intervened in the case, which has wide-ranging impact on British businesses that employ part-year workers. The Court of Appeal last week ruled that a teacher's holiday pay h...
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Financial focus: Should you use your bank card abroad for your holiday spending money?

Financial focus: Should you use your bank card abroad for your holiday spending money?
The holiday season is in full swing, and those of us fortunate enough to be able to, are packing our bags, braving airport security and jetting off in search of some sunshine, and possibly a beach.  There's lots to think about as a holidaymaker. How much clothing do you pack? How early do you have to get to the airport? Are any liquids less th...
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Leasehold Information Packs – Who, What, When and Why you need one

Leasehold Information Packs – Who, What, When and Why you need one
If you are the Freeholder of a property you may have received requests from lawyers for a Leasehold Information Pack in the past. Recent Government proposals may mean an increase in requests for these pack. But what exactly are they and who needs them? Recent government proposals have suggested that this leasehold pack should be made readily availa...
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The Pinney Four Went Abseiling & Raised £1,500!

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Our brave volunteers actually went through with the charity abseil for H.A.D! The challenge became known as 'Mike Drop' – and Mike dropped! And we raised £1,500 for H.A.D! It is a warm yet overcast morning in August and a group of work friends and their families gather in front of the colossal red twisted metal tower that is the ArcelorMittal ...
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The Pinney Four Go Abseiling

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Support our team in their abseil challenge down the side of the Arcelor Mittal Orbit on Sunday 4 August, all in aid of H.A.D our Charity of the Year. ​Pinney Talfourd LLP have chosen Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D) as our charity of the year 2019/20 and our first major challenge is an abseil down the ridicul...
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NDA update: Government announces new restrictions

NDA update: Government announces new restrictions
After a recent report, the Government has announced new legislation to target misuse of Non-Disclosure Agreements, especially those seeking to "cover up" harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Further to the Women and Equalities Committee's critical report last month on the 'cover-up' culture in some workplaces , the Government has propose...
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Wedding laws soon to be modernised

Wedding laws soon to be modernised
Five years since first requested, The Law Commission is now working on proposals to reform wedding laws, aiming to make marriage more accessible and bring the laws in line with the modern couple. The Coalition Government requested a review of the current laws back in December 2014 and the Law Commission undertook a preliminary review and determined...
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Al fresco dining on the high street

Al fresco dining on the high street
Summer has finally arrived and restaurateurs with the benefit of a pavement licence are likely to see an increase in trade as they offer diners the opportunity to sit outside to enjoy the warmer weather. However, there are certain considerations to take note of when applying for any licence, including whether your property's lease actually allows f...
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Supreme Court Case Sparks Changes to Competition Clauses

Supreme Court Case Sparks Changes to Competition Clauses
The Supreme Court has recently overturned century-old guidance on employee competition clauses when an employee's appeal was reversed after she initially argued that a clause's broad phrasing made the restrictions unenforceable. The case has sparked reviews of restrictive covenants within companies across the UK. What does this mean for employ...
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“What actually amounts to Practical Completion?” Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd

“What actually amounts to Practical Completion?” Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd
If you take a lease of a 'work-in-progress' with no completion date, you may rely on 'practical completion'. But when a builder says that works are 'practically complete' and you disagree, it could end up in court... Mears Limited entered into an Agreement for Lease with Cost Plan Services (Southeast) Limited to take a 21-y...
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Who died first? A key question in some probate cases

Who died first? A key question in some probate cases
To some this may seem a strange question but in the context of Wills this can be a very important question and sometimes pivotal in determining who inherits an estate. In the recent case of John Scarle and Ann Scarle, which was heard in the High Court at the end of June 2019, John and Ann were both found dead from Hypothermia in October 2016 in the...
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Financial focus: How do you protect your family cost-efficiently?

Financial focus: How do you protect your family cost-efficiently?
You write a Will. This will protect your family on many levels once you pass away. But how will the family survive financially? Our IFA answers this very important question... Chris Moore  is an Independent Financial Adviser and has himself met with a member of our private client team to discuss his Will. Below he talks about financial plannin...
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Deadline extended for Brentwood Business Awards 2019

Deadline extended for Brentwood Business Awards 2019
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the deadline for entries to the 2019 Brentwood Business Awards has been extended until July 15.  The Awards 2019, ​sponsored by Overall Awards Partner Pinney Talfourd LLP and supported by Official Media Partner Phoenix FM, will  recognise the best of local organisatio...
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Arcadia propose CVA to their landlord Intu

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Despite describing themselves as a global fashion force, Arcadia, owned by Sir Philip Green, has approached its creditors, including Intu Properties plc, with company voluntary arrangements in a bid to stave off collapse. But what exactly is a CVA and what impact does it have on landlords and tenants?   Arcadia owns fashion retailers Tops...
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Property Team of Year! Shortlisted by Modern Law Conveyancing Awards

Property Team of Year! Shortlisted by Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the 'Property Team of the Year' category at the nationwide Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards. Sponsored by InfoTrack, the Property Team of the Year award acknowledges teams that h ave operated most effectively as a specialist conveyancing department with...
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Should a Rapist have the right to be a parent to a child conceived by rape?

Should a Rapist have the right to be a parent to a child conceived by rape?
Louise Haigh MP, amongst other MP's, believe not. She has put forward a Private Members Bill seeking to redress the current situation whereby a father who rapes the mother can apply to the court for the right to play a role in the life of that child. The Parental Rights (Rapists) and Family Courts Bill 2017-2019   is now awaiting its second re...
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Technology provides hope for domestic abuse hearings

Technology provides hope for domestic abuse hearings
The recent trialling of video links in the family courts has been so successful that it is set to be rolled out further across the country. This is great news for domestic abuse victims who desperately need to cut ties with a former partner but are currently forced to spend time with them to do so. Giving evidence in any court is undoubtedly a very...
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