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Could an employee be required to have the Covid-19 vaccine?

Could an employee be required to have the Covid-19 vaccine?
As the government restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be lifted, there is much debate about how it affects people at work.In this article we look at whether an employee can be required to have the Covid-19 vaccine?  Current position It should be noted from the outset that there is currently no legislation that would r...
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Estate planning considerations for the LGBT+ community

Estate planning considerations for the LGBT+ community
Following on from Pride month, solicitor Jessica Newton looks at considerations for the LGBT+ community when making Wills and carrying out estate planning. WillsSometimes, a gift in a Will may be left to individuals identifying them by their gender, for example, a legacy to 'each of my brothers' or to 'each of my nieces'. Whether this affects the l...
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Parental responsibility considerations for the LGBT+ community

Parental responsibility considerations for the LGBT+ community
Following on from Pride month, we continue to look at how the law affects the LGBTQ+ community. In this article, Remyhs Baker looks at what parental responsibility is and the considerations for the LGBTQ+ community. Parental responsibility means all of the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities which, by law, a parent of a child has in relatio...
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Inheritance Act Claims by adult children

Inheritance Act Claims by adult children
The case of Miles v Shearer was back in the High Court in July 2021. The adult daughters of Tony Shearer sought permission to appeal the decision of the trial Judge given in April 2021 that ruled they were not entitled to any provision from their late father's estate. The daughters had brought a claim against their step-mother who had inherited the...
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Pinney Talfourd Family Solicitor Remyhs Baker appears on Family Law & Lattes podcast

Pinney Talfourd Family Solicitor Remyhs Baker appears on Family Law & Lattes podcast
Remyhs Baker, Family Team Solicitor, was recently a guest on the popular Family Law & Lattes podcast discussing Non Molestation Orders. Family Law and Lattes is a podcast for family law professionals in England and Wales looking for straightforward helpful tips or toolkits to tackle all aspects of family law - basically something you can listen...
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Government Extend Protection to Commercial Tenants

Government Extend Protection to Commercial Tenants
On 16 June 2021, the Government announced an extension of existing protection for commercial tenants. It also announced new measures to deal with the growing rent arrears on commercial properties. The existing measures that are already in place to protect commercial tenants from being evicted from commercial properties has been extended from 30 Jun...
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No fault divorce possible from April 2022

No fault divorce possible from April 2022
The much awaited The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will finally come into force on 6 April 2022. The new Act will allow married couples to divorce without assigning any form of blame and will hopefully make getting divorces a somewhat easier process for many. Irreconcilable differences We are often asked when a client wishes to proce...
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Directors be aware – your duties will be owed after you leave

Directors be aware – your duties will be owed after you leave
It is well established that directors owe duties to their company during their time in office. But the recent case of Burnell v Trans-Tag Ltd and others [2021] EWHC 1457 (Ch) (28 May 2021) has highlighted that those duties last long after an exit and clarified the difficult law in this area. Statuatory Obligations A significant aspect of the implem...
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Inheritance Tax threshold to remain unchanged for 17 years

Inheritance Tax threshold to remain unchanged for 17 years
The current Inheritance Tax threshold was set in April 2009 and has remained unchanged since. In the 2021 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced that this will be frozen for a further 5 years until 2026, by which point the Inheritance Tax threshold will have remained unchanged for 17 years. The current threshold is £325,000. This is known as the N...
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Kang and Another v Pattar – Construction Dispute Case

Kang and Another v Pattar – Construction Dispute Case
The recent case of Kang and Another v Pattar [2021] EWHC 1101 (Technology and Construction Court) concerned a typical construction dispute between dissatisfied homeowners and an unpaid builder. Facts of the caseAs is often the case, the homeowners argued the building work was defective and the builder argued that it was not defective, merely incomp...
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Tips for employers managing redundancies

Tips for employers managing redundancies
Official statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that the "increase in UK redundancy rates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is faster than during the 2008 to 2009 economic downturn". With some companies now forced to consider redundancies, we look at the accepted reasons, correct procedures, and the implications of getting ...
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The Positive Parenting Alliance launches the #ParentsPromise

The Positive Parenting Alliance launches the #ParentsPromise
A coalition of charities and stakeholders has announced the laugh of a new campaign aimed at parents. The Positive Parenting Alliance is asking couples who are still together to make the pledge that, should their relationship break down in the future, they will act in the best interest of their children's mental and physical wellbeing.Lottery winRe...
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How to set aside a County Court Judgment

How to set aside a County Court Judgment
We have previously covered how to enforce a County Court Judgment (CCJ). However, as the Prime Minster recently found out, it can also be necessary to set them aside as well.In this article we take a look at the process for this.When?A Default Judgment is entered by the Court when a County Court Claim is issued, and the Defendant does not respond t...
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End of residential eviction ban and reduction in notice periods

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In March 2021, we covered the announcement of the Government's additional support package for residential tenants. This extended until 31st May 2021 the moratorium on enforcing possession orders and the requirement to provide 6 months' notice for residential evictions. The Government has now announced its proposed timeline for reverting t...
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What if Bill and Melinda Gates were divorcing in the UK?

What if Bill and Melinda Gates were divorcing in the UK?
As has been widely reported in the press over the last few weeks, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and his wife Melanie Gates announced they were getting a divorce. Mr. & Mrs. Gates are American, but had they been English, how would the Family Court of England and Wales deal with their financial separation? Bill and Melanie Gates were ...
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The modernisation of the Marriage Act

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Both parents are to be named on marriage certificates going forward following a change to the Marriage Act. Currently, a historical anomaly means that just the bride and grooms' fathers are named. This change has been campaigned for by a cross party group of MPs and also applies to civil partnerships. In addition, marriages are now going to be reco...
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What are the grounds for challenging a Will?

What are the grounds for challenging a Will?
There are several ways that the validity of a Will can be challenged. Any challenge to a Will would be by a person who stands to benefit from the deceased's estate if they succeed in their claim. For instance they may benefit under an earlier Will which would come back into existence. If there is no earlier Will a successful challenge would result ...
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Tragic death of JD Sports heir highlights the importance of taking proper legal advice

Tragic death of JD Sports heir highlights the importance of taking proper legal advice
Tom Makin was heir to the well-known JD Sports sporting goods empire prior to his tragic death. At the age of only 21 Tom was diagnosed with bone cancer, which would later claim his life. In 2019, aged just 29, Tom passed away leaving his wife, Kirsty, a widow at 34, and the couple's two young children. A year before the couple got married, Tom tra...
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Colin vs Cuthbert – the trial of the chocolate cakes

Colin vs Cuthbert – the trial of the chocolate cakes
They often say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but such assurance is clearly of little comfort to high street stalwart Marks & Spencer (M&S). In the firm belief that a cake sold by discount retailer Aldi, under the name of Cuthbert the Caterpillar, imitates their own chocolatey creation, Colin the Caterpillar, M&S h...
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Digital Assets - are they covered in your Will?

Digital Assets - are they covered in your Will?
We all know the importance of dealing with our property, bank accounts, investments, and other assets in our Wills, but have you ever thought about what would happen to your online presence? What would happen to your logins for social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, Apple, or TikTok to name a few? Do ...
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