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Pinney Talfourd’s Family team welcome Rukhma Sohail to the team

Pinney Talfourd’s Family team welcome Rukhma Sohail to the team
We are delighted to welcome Rukhma Sohail to our Family team. Rukhma qualified as a solicitor in 2019 and is interested in developing her practice in all areas of family law covered by the firm. Our Family team is ranked by Legal 500 2020 as a Tier 1 family team in Essex. Legal 500 is an independent and definitive guide to the best law firms in the...
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Angela Sharma joins the Pinney Talfourd Family Law team

Angela Sharma joins the Pinney Talfourd Family Law team
Pinney Talfourd are delighted to welcome Angela Sharma to our Family Law team. Angela qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and has over 20 years' experience as a family law expert.Angela specialises in cases involving divorce, financial remedy, child arrangement orders, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnerships...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update
In accordance with the latest Government guidelines, most of our staff are working remotely and our offices are closed to the public. Essential, pre-arranged appointments can take place in certain situations and we ask that you speak with your Pinney Talfourd contact for more information.We remain fully open for business as a firm and our staf...
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Mum’s the word but not Dad

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A recent refusal by the Supreme Court to hear a final appeal by Freddy McConnell has shown that clarity is needed on Transgender rights in the UK. Freddy, 32, was born a woman but has lived as a man for several years. He retained his female reproductive system, and in 2018, with the help of fertility treatment, gave birth to a child.Mum or Dad?When...
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Pinney Talfourd's Private Client team welcomes a new addition

Pinney Talfourd's Private Client team welcomes a new addition
We are delighted to welcome Jessica Newton to our Private Client team. Jessica qualified as a solicitor in 2019 and specialises in Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Wills work.Our Private Client team have been recognised as one of the leading private client departments in the region by Legal 500, and are able to prepare a...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update
From 5th November until 2nd December, the majority of our staff are working remotely.Whilst our physical offices will remain open for essential pre-arranged appointments only, we remain fully open for business as a firm and all of our staff are readily available by phone, email and video call. How to get in touch Upminster – 01708 229444u...
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Inheritance Tax Webinar - November 2020

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We are hosting a webinar explaining what Inheritance Tax is and our tips for managing this tricky area. Our upcoming webinar will look at Inheritance Tax and explain what Inheritance Tax is,when it is applicable, and review some estate planning options available.Our webinar will cover these points in 30 minutes and there will be...
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Property Litigation News Roundup

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2020 has been an unpredictable year and has had a big impact on the property market. It is easy to focus on the negative news, however the have been some positives over the last few months. Below we round up some of the more positive news stories this month:MortgagesAt their recent party conference, the Government has pledged to fix the broken...
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Divorce FAQs

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Divorce is often an incredibly stressful process for couples. Ending a marriage is not something that is done lightly and can often become complicated.In this article Kiren Dhillon breaks down the process and outlines how a divorce works.How does the divorce process start?The divorce starts with the "petitioner", the party who applies for...
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Managing COVID-19 risks in the workplace

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Who should be working from home, and what should employers be doing to minimise transmission risk in the workplace? The COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic has severely affected working practices through 2020. While the furlough scheme is wrapping up at the end of this month, it is clear that the national situation is still evolving – and so, therefore, ...
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The importance of a Health and Welfare LPA

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Have you considered who would make decisions about your day to day life and personal wellbeing if you are not able to? Have you thought about who might be voicing your wishes and concerns at a time when you no longer can? 3It is a common mistake to assume that your decision making will automatically be handled by your next of kin. It is also amiss ...
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Pinney Talfourd recognised in the 2021 Legal 500 rankings

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Legal 500 has released the results of their 2021 rankings and, once again, Pinney Talfourd has been ranked across the firm's practice areas. Our 'highly efficient' family team are ranked as a tier one team and our commercial, private client, employment, property, and debt recovery teams are also recognised.Legal 500 is widely recognised as the defi...
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Wills and LPA Webinar - October 2020

Wills and LPA Webinar - October 2020
We are hosting a webinar looking at why now is the time to make sure your affairs are in order.Our upcoming webinar will look at why having a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney is so important and why we recommend people don't delay putting these in place. During lockdown we saw a marked increas in the number of clients contacting us to u...
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Be wary of "going halves" in business

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It is no understatement to say that lockdown and COVID have had a dramatic effect on the business world. Whether it is the enforced wearing of face masks or dealing with new cleaning and sanitising regimes, life is different.One of the largest changes has been an acceleration of those "working from home" or adopting other types of agile working arr...
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SME owners urged to act now to lock in asset gains

SME owners urged to act now to lock in asset gains
Had I placed a bet this time last year that we would be in the throes of a pandemic, the recently elected conservative government would have embarked on the biggest spending spree ever seen, and a significant part of UK Plc would fall to its knees, I could have expected some pretty impressive odds. But I did not, and although there are always pessi...
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Government announces Christmas "truce" for renters facing eviction

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Last month the Government extended the notice period for evictions to six-months as well extending the ban on possession proceedings until 20th September 2020 (find more information on this here). The Government has now announced further support for renters over the Christmas period.The Government has confirmed that no evictions will be permitted i...
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Increase in Contentious Probate claims

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According to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) a total of 188 contentious probate cases were brought by individuals who claimed they were entitled to a share of, or a larger portion of, an estate in 2019. 3This figure is an increase from 128 in 2018, 145 in 2017 and beating the previous record of 158 in 2016.Reasons for the increaseThe reason behind th...
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Competition watchdog investigates housebuilders over leasehold “trap”

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The Competition and Markets Authority (the "CMA") is opening enforcement cases focusing on four of the UK's biggest housebuilders after uncovering evidence that buyers of leasehold properties were misled and charged excessive fees.The CMA has written to Barratt Developments, Countryside Properties, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey demanding inform...
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Professional Negligence Claims: Simple answers to your questions

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Making a professional negligence claim can seem intimidating. However, once you find a good solicitor to help you, cases can be settled with the minimum of fuss, and often without going to court.This is a brief guide to professional negligence claims in the jurisdiction of England & Wales. It is not a substitute for legal advice – each situatio...
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Wills and LPA Webinar - September 2020

Wills and LPA Webinar - September 2020
We are hosting a webinar looking at why now is the time to make sure your affairs are in order.Our upcoming webinar will look at why having a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney is so important and why we recommend people don't delay putting these in place. During lockdown we saw a marked increas in the number of clients contacting us to u...
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