Tickets still available for Brentwood Business Awards 2019

Tickets still available for Brentwood Business Awards 2019
Tickets are still available for the 2019 Brentwood Business Awards which will recognise the best of local businesses and organisations at a black tie dinner to be held on Friday 8 November 2019 at Orsett Hall. The Awards 2019 are ​sponsored by Overall Awards Partner Pinney Talfourd LLP and supported by Official Media Partner Phoenix FM. T...
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Reserve your place at the Havering Business Showcase 2019

Reserve your place at the Havering Business Showcase 2019
Pinney Talfourd are once again proud sponsors of the  Havering Chamber of Commerce and Industry's, in association with The Queen's Theatre, Business Showcase and Networking Exhibition on Monday 28th October 2019, from 6pm - 9pm. Havering businesses, small and large, will be attending, giving you the perfect opportunity to showcase the services...
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Client Spotlight: Successful sale of upstart Media Servicing Ltd to US firm

Client Spotlight: Successful sale of upstart Media Servicing Ltd to US firm
Pinney Talfourd's corporate team has advised the founding shareholders of fast-growing Media Servicing Limited on the sale of the company to US based Underground Vaults & Storage. Media Servicing Limited provides a range of specialist support services to some of the greatest names in film, television, music, and advertising. This ranges from in...
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Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars

Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars
We have revamped our popular seminar schedule and are hosting free Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney  & Contested Probate talks on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th of October at our new office on Brentwood High Street, as well as on Friday 15th or Saturday 16th of November at our Upminster office. Wills Over ...
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Could my employee bring a clown to a meeting?

Could my employee bring a clown to a meeting?
When copy writer Josh Thompson was called to an ominous-sounding meeting in his New Zealand workplace, he guessed that the result would be redundancy. His firm's HR department encouraged him to arrange a companion to support him through the process.  To the delight of the Internet, Thompson chose to hire a clown to accompany him. Thompson, who...
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What you can learn from Thomas Cook redundancy process

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Travel giant Thomas Cook ceased trading last month, leaving thousands of staff facing redundancy. However, there have been accusations that Thomas Cook failed to follow the proper redundancy procedures and could face penalties as a result. But do you know the correct procedure? The 178-year-old business went into compulsory liquidation on 23 S...
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Pinney Pacers run the Havering Half Marathon

Pinney Pacers run the Havering Half Marathon
Pinney Talfourd's running group, The Pinney Pacers have taken on the daunting challenge of running the Havering Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October and need your help to get them through it. Keeley Miller is the ringleader of the group and has managed to find another four volunteers to join her at this event; the first half marathon to take place i...
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Outstanding Legal 500 UK Results for 2020

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Legal 500 UK have announced the results of the 2020 rankings, with our family team rated as "head and shoulders above local competition", recognition for our "first class litigation team" and as the ' firm to call' for private client matters.   Pinney Talfourd have yet again been included in the elite rankings in ten practice areas a...
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How Thomas Cook employees can seek compensation at Employment Tribunal

How Thomas Cook employees can seek compensation at Employment Tribunal
With the news of Thomas Cook's compulsory liquidation, there has been much focus on how holidaymakers can recoup losses but what about the employees? If you worked at Thomas Cook, you may be entitled to compensation by making a Protective Award Claim. The sun has set on beloved British travel group Thomas Cook and with it went the bright outlook fo...
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Financial focus: Which ISA is better? ‘Help to Buy’ or ‘Lifetime’?

Financial focus: Which ISA is better? ‘Help to Buy’ or ‘Lifetime’?
George Osborne launched the 'Help to Buy' ISA back in late-2015 as a way of helping struggling first-time buyers get that precious first foot onto the property ladder. They are still available today, but for a limited time only. Customers will not be able to open a new 'Help to Buy' ISA after the 30 th November 2019. The 'Lifetime' ISA then came al...
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Planned reform of 'no fault' divorce halted

Planned reform of 'no fault' divorce halted
The planned reform to the divorce process in England and Wales to introduce a way to get divorced without blaming the other party has been halted due to the prorogation of Parliament. This has left many professionals who work in this field and those who have campaigned for change, disappointed. Currently, if a married couple decide mutually that th...
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Pinney Talfourd revitalises Brentwood High Street’s Post Office Building

Pinney Talfourd revitalises Brentwood High Street’s Post Office Building
The old Post Office on Brentwood High Street has been empty for a long time but after much speculation and an extensive refurbishment, we have opened the doors to our new office at 30 High Street, Brentwood. The firm is already a well-known member of the local business community, having first moved into the High Street in 2...
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How does Primark hold the key to retail rents?

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Last month our commercial property team looked at Arcadia's attempt to negotiate rent reductions with the help of CVAs. Since then, more high street retailers are following suit and we look at what the future holds for commercial leases. Our article in July 'Arcadia propose CVA to their landlord Intu' discussed the difficulties faced by Arcadi...
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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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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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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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