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Join us for Christmas at the Queen's

Join us for Christmas at the Queen's
Pinney Talfourd has once again teamed up with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to host Christmas at the Queen's on Monday 16 December for charity. Paul Rhodes and the fabulous Dawn Chorus will be performing a range of traditional carols and upbeat Christmas songs, to remind us that "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" when we are "Rocking Arou...
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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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The perils of the Christmas party season for employers

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​ In the lead up to December and the party season, it can be easy to get carried away with the merry festivities. At this time of year, employers should take a moment to consider the potential employment law issues and go over existing company policies. Where ever the office Christmas party takes place, the location should always be considered an e...
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Child Arrangements over Christmas

Child Arrangements over Christmas
Christmas is nearly upon us and many families have already started preparing. It is an extremely special time of year for children; full of magic and wonder. It can also be a very difficult time for separated or divorced parents who each want to enjoy this special time with their young ones. ​ Like any arrangements for children, there are no legal ...
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Updated Party Wall Guidance

Updated Party Wall Guidance
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ("RICS") has published the 7th edition of its Party Wall Legislation and Procedure Guidance Note. This comes into force on 1 st December 2019 and applies to RICS members and firms regulated by RICS. The 7th edition of the Guidance Note is the first update for over eight years. It contains a summary of th...
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The lost Wills of Lloyds could mean wrong beneficiaries

The lost Wills of Lloyds could mean wrong beneficiaries
Lloyds Bank have recently 'found' 9,000 Wills in storage, meaning that many of their customers' estates may have been distributed according to previous, out of date, versions. We look out how you can ensure that you executors know which Will to use when you pass away – and where to find it. The tale of the missing Wills ​ It has recently been repor...
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High Court decides who died first in landmark probate case

High Court decides who died first in landmark probate case
In July we looked at the very interesting and unusual High Court case of Scarle. Mr and Mrs Scarle were found dead together at their home, which posed huge problems with their estate. In order to decide who inherits the estate, the Court needed to decide who died first. Four months later and Judgement in that case has been given. Background to the ...
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New Litigation Partner at Pinney Talfourd LLP

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner at Pinney Talfourd LLP.  Nick Hatchett is a renowned commercial litigation specialist and was appointed a Partner on 1st November 2019. Nick joined the firm in 2018 and leads the commercial litigation team within the Commercial Department...
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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 in November

Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in November
We have revamped our popular seminar schedule and are hosting free Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney  & Contested Probate talks on Friday 15th or Saturday 16th of November at our Upminster office. Wills Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon dea...
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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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