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Have a curry for H.A.D

Have a curry for H.A.D
Join us for a curry for our charity of the year, Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D) on Thursday 7 November 2019 at Uraswamys Indian restaurant in Hornchurch.We will be welcoming guests from 6pm with a drink followed by a delicious two course meal before you can try your luck at some dinner party games and a raffle with some f...
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Collecting Debts – The basics that every business should know

Collecting Debts – The basics that every business should know
Is your business owed money? Whatever the size of your company, just a few bad debtors can put a real strain on your business. We look at what you can do to recover debts yourself and when you should call in a lawyer.0 Advanced issues found▲  0 Advanced issues found▲     I am owed money, what can I do? The obvious firs...
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Break Clauses in a Commercial Lease - FAQs

Break Clauses in a Commercial Lease - FAQs
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either party (or both) to terminate the lease early. Our Property Litigation Team looks how to exercise this clause and the usually very specific terms you need to adhere to.0 Advanced issues found▲  0 Advanced issues found▲     When can a break clause be exercised...
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Deeds of Variation

Deeds of Variation
If you have just been given responsibility of handling a Will after a person's death you may find that updates are needed or that an unnecessarily huge tax bill is now due. "Do not panic" says our Contentious Trusts & Probate Team – it is still possible to make changes with a Deed of Variation, so long as a few rules are followed.You have ...
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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 ind...
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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.WillsOver half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death....
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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 i...
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What are property related professional negligence claims?

What are property related professional negligence claims?
If you hire a property professional, they have a duty to you to provide work of a sufficient standard. If that duty is breached and causes you loss, then you may well have a professional negligence claim. Typically, professional negligence in property matters relates to a property transaction and the professionals are solic...
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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 Sep...
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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 acro...
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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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Commercial Lease Heads of Terms: what to look out for?

Commercial Lease Heads of Terms: what to look out for?
By the time solicitors are instructed on behalf of a tenant in relation to a new commercial lease, heads of terms have often been agreed between the parties. However, this means that they have missed a vital chance to negotiate specific terms within the lease which may be to their advantage. By seeking professional legal advice BEFORE agreeing term...
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Order of priority debts in administration

Order of priority debts in administration
The money realised from the assets of an insolvent company is applied to meet claims of creditors in a set order of priority. By definition, an insolvent company does not have sufficient assets to pay in full all the liabilities that it owes to its creditors. A primary function of administration and liquidation is to realise the assets of the insol...
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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 30th November 2019. The 'Lifetime' ISA then came alo...
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What is a Highway?

What is a Highway?
The definition of "What is a Highway" is a matter that comes up surprisingly often in relation to both residential conveyancing, land development and litigation matters. In the recent case of Barlow -v- Wigan Council [2019] EWHC 1546 (QB), the Court had to determine whether a pathway in a public park constituted a public highway under the Highways ...
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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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The importance of naming Guardians in your Will

The importance of naming Guardians in your Will
There are various major events in your life that should prompt you to think about making a Will, one of which is the addition of a child to your family. This is because if you pass away, that person who you assume will care for your child isn't always the next in line!You have just had a baby. At such a happy time you would understandably not be th...
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Buying or selling property at auction

Buying or selling property at auction
Buying a property at auction can be a great alternative to the standard sale and purchase procedure. It is much quicker, it isn't reliant on chains and, when done right, it can yield great results for both buyers and sellers. If you are looking to buy or sell at auction we've included some advice for first time buyers and sellers below. Remember 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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