Defamation or Opinion – Social media blurs the lines

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Over 66% of the UK now use social media which has led to a huge rise in online reviews and a new wave of 'keyboard warriors'. However, a recent ruling has highlighted that leaving negative remarks on social media could land you in hot water for defamation, even if you didn't actually write it! ​ What is defamation ​ Defamation is the action of dama...
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Business owners cheer vital tax clarification

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In the face of widespread professional concern, the government has tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill to clarify how new rules for Entrepreneurs' Relief will affect business owners. ​ The October 2018 Budget introduced new rules for the relief which, if applicable, reduces the Capital Gains Tax payable on disposals of key assets such as shares...
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Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminars in January

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*January's seminars are now fully booked but we are accepting bookings for our next two seminars, on Friday 12th of April and Saturday 13th April 2019. Book your place now using the details below. Is your New Year's Resolution to get your affairs in order? If so, we are hosting two more of our popular  free Wills and Lasting Powers o...
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7th January is Divorce Day

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For many of us, the most depressing thing about Monday 7th January is that it marks the first full week back at work after the new year. However, for some it is also the day that marks the end of their marriage. In fact, so many people pick up the phone to a divorce lawyer on this day that is now known as 'Divorce Day'.&nbs...
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Dismissed for being Vegan?

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A recent employment case has highlighted again how discrimination in the workplace can cover many forms, when a man was sacked for, he claims, his ethical vegan beliefs.  Mr Casamitjana worked for an animal welfare charity based in Surrey and informed his manager when he discovered that their pension fund investme...
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Corbets Tey School designs Pinney Talfourd’s 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 2018' Competition this month. Aiden from Willow Class won first prize with an imaginative design of a Christmas tree using pencil shavings. It has been used to create Pinney Talfourd's Christmas card and Aiden will receive a toy...
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High Court finds discretion is not always the better part of valour

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In a concerning case for borrowers, the High Court has ruled that a lender's discretion to demand full repayment of a loan means exactly that. The particular case before the court concerned a mortgage contract which was secured as a charge over a Grade 1 listed building in central London. Funds were being loaned on an interest only basis, and were ...
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Lunch & Laughter at our Private Client Christmas Event

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Festive spirit and laughter were in the air as we welcomed some of our elderly clients to our annual Christmas Luncheon at our Upminster offices on Wednesday 12 December. They enjoyed a festive-themed tasting menu with food and drink from all over the world. Some of the dishes on offer included Cheese and Chorizo Rollitos from Spain,...
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Christmas at the Queen’s raises over £2,500

Christmas at the Queen’s raises over £2,500
Hosted by Pinney Talfourd on Friday 7 December, this year's 'Christmas at the Queen's' event was the most successful to date, raising £2,578.70 for charity. A full crowd at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch enjoyed a selection of feel-good Christmas songs and carols performed by local choir, Dawn Chorus, led by Paul Rhodes. Alongside them, the choir from ...
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Join us for Christmas at the Queens'

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Pinney Talfourd has once again teamed up with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to host Christmas at the Queen's on Friday 7 December.   Paul Rhodes and the fabulous Dawn Chorus will be performing a range of upbeat Christmas songs including "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" and "Winter Wonderland" as well as traditional carols during this live...
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FREE Time Management Seminar by Pro-Actions

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Pinney Talfourd has the pleasure of inviting you to a free business training event in our offices at Upminster;  Time Management Secrets of Effective & Successful Businesses - Essex ​. Pro-actions Business Coaching and Support are a leading ​provider of training and support to businesses across central and southern England and their Essex ...
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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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Update on Probate Fee Increase

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Not long after the Budget announcement, The Ministry of Justice has announced plans to increase the fees charged when making an application for probate ​.   Probate is usually needed to administer someone's estate after they have passed away regardless of whether or not that person has a Will. ​ The latest changes ​ Currently, the Co...
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Charity Curry Night Raises nearly £600

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We are pleased to announce that our charity curry night at Uraswamys Indian restaurant in Hornchurch raised almost £600 for our  'Charity of the Year' Tapestry .   Staff, business clients, friends and families met up at the restaurant for a welcome drink before listening to a short speech from Catherine Loadman , Partn...
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Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in November

Free Wills & LPA Advice Seminar in November
Join us for one of our ever-popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney talks on 23rd November to ensure that you're set for the future (please note the advertised seminars on 9th and 10th November are now full). Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. Your...
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Budget woe for small company shareholders – Urgent action required

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Now that the dust has settled on the Chancellors "giveaway" budget, closer examination reveals one lesser reported change will require owners of private companies to urgently check the entitlements attached to their shares. New capital gains tax rules for small shareholdings gives some indication on how the Chancellor's new spending ...
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We raise over £1,000 for Saint Francis Hospice

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Pinney Talfourd were pleased to participate once again in 'Make a Will Fortnight' in aid of Saint Francis Hospice. ​ The pro bono charitable scheme ran during June with the Private Client team donating their time free of charge to write Wills for clients who in return made a charitable donation to the Hospice. Donations came in over the summer and&...
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To Pay Notice or to Pay Less Notice, that is the Question!

To Pay Notice or to Pay Less Notice, that is the Question!
For those of you that work on construction projects, you may not be aware that, in recent years, Pay Notices and Pay Less Notices have been at the forefront of a number of high profile construction cases. The Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (as amended) ( "the 1996 Act") have set the way for how adjudicators and courts will de...
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Autumn Budget 2018 – The End of Austerity

Autumn Budget 2018 – The End of Austerity
Self-proclaimed 'Fiscal Phil' delivered his 2018 Budget recently, and it appears that Christmas has come early from the spending spree that ensued. His 5-year plan promises to bring an end to austerity and touched on everything, from high-streets to pot-holes and everything in between.  Employment  ​ The Chancellor confirmed the UK has en...
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Pinney Talfourd rated one of the ‘best firms in Essex’ by legal industry rankings

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After much anticipation, Pinney Talfourd is delighted to announce that our services are recommended yet again as some of the best in the region by Legal 500 UK. ​ ​ Legal 500 is widely recognised as the definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK. Thousands of firms apply to the UK edition every year which includes case studies, client referen...
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