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Pinney pair partner up for Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser

Pinney pair partner up for Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser
Litigation Partner, Stephen Eccles and Residential Property Team Assistant, Lorraine Clarkson have teamed up to compete at the annual St Luke's Hospice Strictly Come Dancing fundraising event on 14 March 2020.Stephen and Lorraine are one of 10 couples taking part in the competition which closely mirrors the hit BBC programme, Stricly Come Danc...
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Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in February

Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in February
We have revamped our popular seminar schedule and are hosting free Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney & Contested Probate seminar in February, at our Upminster Office as well as a new seminar focused on issues relating to dementia.WillsOver half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead...
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Matthew Edwards appointed to the Panel of Guardians for Missing Persons

Matthew Edwards appointed to the Panel of Guardians for Missing Persons
We are delighted to announce the appointment of our head of private client, Matthew Edwards, to the newly formed Panel of Guardians for Missing Persons. The appointment took effect on 1 February 2020 following a selection process carried out by the Office of the Public Guardian. Matthew is one of just 22 people nationwide to be admitted to the pane...
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Luxury flat owners lose privacy appeal against Tate Modern

Luxury flat owners lose privacy appeal against Tate Modern
The Tate Gallery viewing platform has been the subject of litigation over a number of years. The owners of four flats in a neighbouring luxury block took Tate Modern to Court claiming that the viewing platform at the Tate was making their lives a misery by people looking into their flats, waving and taking photographs. The flat owners applied to Co...
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What is a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease?

What is a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease?
It is common when negotiating a new lease to see the term 'FRI Lease' used by agents in the heads of terms. But what does this phrase actually mean and what obligations does this impose on a tenant? A full repairing and insuring lease is a specific type of lease which places the responsibility and cost of maintaining and repairing the whole of the ...
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Advantages of getting a pre-nuptial agreement

Advantages of getting a pre-nuptial agreement
It is often common that married couples buy their first home together with unequal contributions to the purchase price, own assets of value prior to meeting their spouse, or find that their wealth increases during the marriage. Depending on circumstances, such as the length of the marriage and the age of any children, such pre or post marital acqui...
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The impact of gender reassignment surgery on gifts in Wills

The impact of gender reassignment surgery on gifts in Wills
When a person undergoes gender reassignment surgery it can raise questions as to whether they still inherit if a Will refers to their birth name and previous gender. Should their parents change their Wills to reflect their child's change of name and gender? The Gender Recognition Act 2004The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) provides assistance on ...
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Damaged Boundary Fences; whose responsibility?

Damaged Boundary Fences; whose responsibility?
When boundary fences are damaged, either through high winds or simply due to age, it is a common query as to who is responsible for replacing them. Sometimes, the deeds will make specific reference to who is responsible for maintaining and repairing the boundaries on one or more sides of the property. Many times however, the deeds will be silent.In...
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2020 for Tenancies

2020 for Tenancies
2020 is set to be a busy year for landlords with the following issues already on the radar: Trecarrell House Limited v Rouncefield (B5/2019/0499)At the end of January 2020 the above case was heard by the Court of Appeal. The issue to be determined is whether a landlord, who has failed to provide a gas safety certificate before the start of the tena...
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How third party interests affect divorce proceedings

How third party interests affect divorce proceedings
As life has become more complicated so have divorce and financial remedy proceedings. More and more cases need intervention by a third party who for a plethora of reasons may need to become a party in the financial remedy proceedings. The most common scenario is when a family member has an interest in a property that forms part of the matrimonial a...
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Costly mistakes when couples divorce

Costly mistakes when couples divorce
Divorce is never easy and is an emotional time for all concerned. Don't let your emotions cause costly mistakes.It's all too easy to become embroiled in who is right and who is wrong and lose sight of the long term position. Here are some of the costly mistakes people make when divorcing.Not considering mediation​Mediation can save you thousands of...
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Changing your Relationship Status

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The start of the year is often a time of reflection when many people decide to make changes and address problems in their personal relationships. Whether you are thinking about ending your marriage, dissolving your civil partnership, need a prenuptial agreement or a cohabitation agreement, the family law team at Pinney Talfourd are here to hel...
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Tougher rules touted to tackle late payments

Tougher rules touted to tackle late payments
Ask any business owner about their biggest operating problems and late payment of invoices will almost certainly feature highly on any list of complaints. Strong cashflow is after all the lifeblood of all small businesses, so it is heartening to see tougher rules on the cards to tackle late payment of commercial invoices. Legislation covering the p...
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Social Media – Friend Or Foe In Family Proceedings?

Social Media – Friend Or Foe In Family Proceedings?
Social media usage is one of the most popular online activities. In 2019, an estimated 3.5 billion people were using social media worldwide.Almost every client who is involved in family proceedings has a social media profile; we look at the potential implications they could have on the outcome of a case.Almost every client who is involved in family...
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Can you ever force a parent to be a parent?

Can you ever force a parent to be a parent?
Can you actually force a parent to 'be' a parent when they decide that the role isn't for them? We look at the legal side of this debate.A difficult family situation​As a family law solicitor I am often consulted by parents, usually fathers (and so for the purposes of this article I will assume that is the situation), who are determined to continue...
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No Fault Divorce – Finally, an end to the blame game is in sight

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The Ministry of Justice confirmed that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill entered Parliament on 7 January 2020. The Bill seeks to introduce a 'no fault divorce' in England and Wales, whereby couples can get divorced without blaming the other party. Our Family Law Team look at this new law and what it means for separating couples.This...
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Employment Tribunal rules ethical veganism is philosophical belief

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An Employment Tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism constitutes a belief worthy of protection under the Equality Act 2010. A former employee claimed that he was unfairly dismissed was on the basis of discrimination and the court has agreed that ethical veganism can be considered under the protected characterist...
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Shaviram Normandy Ltd successfully contests Council's restrictive covenant

Shaviram Normandy Ltd successfully contests Council's restrictive covenant
Shaviram Normandy Ltd recently made a successful application to modify a restrictive covenant on a building in Basingstoke, despite opposition from the freeholder, lending hope for property developers in similar situations.Normandy House in Basingstoke, formerly used by IBM, had been unoccupied since 2014 and had fallen into significant disrepair. ...
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Happy New Year to Civil Partnerships

Happy New Year to Civil Partnerships
The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 came into force in December meaning that civil partnerships are now available to all. These new regulations were finally made on 5 November 2019. They came into force on 2nd December 2019 meaning those wishing to enter into a mixed-couple civil partnership can be registered on 31st Decem...
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Corbets Tey School designs Pinney Talfourd’s 2019 Christmas Card

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Pinney Talfourd teamed up yet again with local special needs school Corbets Tey School for their 'Design a Christmas Card 2019' Competition this month.Emily from Mulberry Class won first prize with an imaginative design of a glittery Christmas pudding. It has been used to create Pinney Talfourd's Christmas card and Emily will re...
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