New family lawyer joins the team

Remyhs-Baker
The Family Law Team are delighted to welcome Remyhs Baker to the firm. Remyhs is a passionate family lawyer and is looking forward to helping our clients in all areas of family law. In this article, we find out a little bit about Remyhs. Remyhs joined the firm in early 2019 after training and qualifying at a leading London law firm. She q...
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Inheritance and the Forfeiture Rule

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A terminally ill man recently visited Dignitas to die, accompanied by his wife. However, the Forfeiture Act 1982 lays down a simple rule that an individual cannot benefit from someone's death if they unlawfully aided, abetted or procured the death. We look how this recent High Court case challenged the Act.  Mr Ninian had progre...
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David and Goliath; the unmarried couple and the 50/50 split

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The High Court has ruled that a £1 million family home should be divided 50/50 between an unmarried, separated couple despite one party providing the majority of the purchase funds. ​ Claire Chipperfield and Andrew Horn were an unmarried couple who purchased a house together in Hants after living together in London for...
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Divorce - some common questions answered

Divorce - some common questions answered
Many people have the same questions when starting to consider a separation or divorce. Family solicitor Sarah Tsindides is based in our Upminster office and shares some answers to the questions that she has been asked recently on the divorce process. Q: Is there such a thing as a no fault divorce in England & ...
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The A – Z of divorce and finances

The A – Z of Divorce and finances
A lternative Dispute Resolution – no one wants to go to court to have a Judge decide on the division of their assets.There are other options to court including negotiation, arbitration, collaborative and mediation B ury St Edmunds – this is our "local" divorce centre following the centralisation of the family courts.Last year Bury dealt with over 4...
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Funding for divorce, dissolution and financial remedy cases

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​Divorce and dissolution represent periods in people's lives when they face many fundamental changes.  The cost of that process is very often a factor that must be considered carefully at the outset, not least when the separation is difficult and does not involve agreement with the other spouse. There are a number of options available to a per...
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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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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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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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£36.50 Cake tests the Laws on Discrimination

£36.50 Cake tests the Laws on Discrimination
In 2014, a gay man walked into a bakery in Northern Ireland which provided a customised cake-making service. This customer wanted the bakery to make a cake and customise it with a picture of Bert and Ernie and the message "Support Gay Marriage". The directors of the bakery were Christians who opposed same-sex marriage and so would not fulfil the or...
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Dismissing an Employee for Blowing the Whistle Could Cost You Millions

Dismissing an Employee for Blowing the Whistle Could Cost You Millions
The law provides protection against victimisation or dismissal for employees or workers reporting wrongdoing by their employers or third parties. It is unlawful for an employer to subject an employee to a detriment such as disciplinary action, loss of work or pay, or damage to career prospects on the ground that they have 'blown the whistle', or in...
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PM Announces Civil Partnerships for Mixed-Sex Couples WILL Happen

PM Announces Civil Partnerships for Mixed-Sex Couples WILL Happen
Marriage has in recent years undergone change that has made it widely available to same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples. While that focus has of course been well meaning, in its wake it has left another segment of the community stranded when wanting to formalise their relationship. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 made it possible for sam...
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Pinney Talfourd Sponsors the Havering Business Showcase

Pinney Talfourd Sponsors the Havering Business Showcase
Havering Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, hosted the Havering Business Showcase on the evening of Monday 1 October 2018. Following from the successful launch in 2017, the Showcase returned even bigger and better than before.  The event had something for all  businesses i...
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Employee Shares – Avoiding the Traps

Employee Shares – Avoiding the Traps
With politicians once again promoting the wider benefits of extending share ownership to the workforce, few are aware of the many ways which already exist to bring this about. Benefits of a share-owning workforce are clear to see. Knowing that the employer's success will filter through to personal reward is likely to keep staff more engaged and mot...
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What can You do if your Commercial Tenant wants to Leave?

What can You do if your Commercial Tenant wants to Leave?
​ Your tenant approaches you with the news that they have found a new tenant for your property and that they wish to vacate – quickly. Their business is not going as well as anticipated and they express concerns about being able to continue to pay rent. The prospective tenant is keen to move in and your tenant obviously keen to move on, with one ey...
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Law Commission Consultation on the Electronic Execution of Documents

Law Commission Consultation on the Electronic Execution of Documents
The law relating to signatures and other formal documentary requirements has been considered by the Law Commission on several occasions over the past three decades. As technological advances improve speed and efficiency in day-to-day life, the Law Commission reviews whether the law in England and Wales is keeping up with the demand for modern and c...
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Pinney Pacers Complete 9-Mile Walk for Tapestry

Pinney Pacers Complete 9-Mile Walk for Tapestry
The sun was shining for the inaugural Three Pinney Office Walk Challenge in support of our Charity of the Year, Tapestry. Eleven members of the team, all in high spirits and ready for the challenge, set off from our Brentwood office on Ongar Road just after 9am on Saturday 15th September 2018. The walk to Upminster was on mixed terrain, crossing br...
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How can Settlement Agreements benefit an employer?

How can Settlement Agreements benefit an Employer?
Settlement agreements are more and more widely utilised when settling disputes or grievances between employers and their employees. Settlement agreements can also be used to end the employment relationship, or after the employment relationship has ended - either before or after proceedings have been issued. But how do settlement agreements act...
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Groups rally together to dispel common law marriage myth

Groups Rally Together to Dispel Common Law Marriage Myth
A coalition of legal organisations and legal charities have joined together to urge the Government to update the outdated legislation relating to cohabiting couples and the myth of "common law" marriage. On 18 th August 2018, the busiest day for marriages in the UK this year, these organisations have collectively written to the Government urging a ...
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Pinney Talfourd walk the ‘Three Pinney Office Challenge’ for Tapestry

Pinney Talfourd walk the ‘Three Pinney Office Challenge’ for Tapestry
Team members of Pinney Talfourd will soon be completing a 'fun walk' between our three offices for our Charity of the Year, Tapestry on Saturday 15 September. The route will take our colleagues, including Partner Catherine Loadman and Residential Property Associate Lexie Jacobs , from our Brentwood office on Ongar Road all the way to our office nea...
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