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Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in August

Free Wills, LPA & Contested Probate Seminars in August
We are hosting two more of our popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney & Contested Probate talks on Friday 16th or Saturday 17th of August.*Please note these dates are now fully booked.* Other dates will be released for seminars later in the year. You can register your interest in attending these by using the form on th...
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When does the Right of First Refusal apply and what are the benefits?

When does the Right of First Refusal apply and what are the benefits?
​Part 1 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) gives certain residential tenants a right of first refusal where the landlord is proposing to dispose of the freehold.Where the LTA 1987 is applicable, there is a prohibition on the freeholder making any disposal unless: i.the landlord has first served formal offer notices on the "qualifying te...
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How much holiday pay should a part-year worker get?

How much holiday pay should a part-year worker get?
A common formula for calculating pro-rata holiday pay has been ruled as incorrect by the Court of Appeal, meaning that employers must review their methods and contracts. UNISON intervened in the case, which has wide-ranging impact on British businesses that employ part-year workers.The Court of Appeal last week ruled that a teacher's holiday pay ha...
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Financial focus: Should you use your bank card abroad for your holiday spending money?

Financial focus: Should you use your bank card abroad for your holiday spending money?
The holiday season is in full swing, and those of us fortunate enough to be able to, are packing our bags, braving airport security and jetting off in search of some sunshine, and possibly a beach. There's lots to think about as a holidaymaker. How much clothing do you pack? How early do you have to get to the airport? Are any liquids less tha...
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Shortlisted for Law Society Award; 'Excellence in Private Client Practice'

Legal-Excellence-Awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. Our Private Client Team has been shortlisted in the 'Excellence in Private Client Practice' category for their work in Wills, Tax, Trusts, Probate and Elderly Client Services.&...
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Leasehold Information Packs – Who, What, When and Why you need one

Leasehold Information Packs – Who, What, When and Why you need one
If you are the Freeholder of a property you may have received requests from lawyers for a Leasehold Information Pack in the past. Recent Government proposals may mean an increase in requests for these pack. But what exactly are they and who needs them? Recent government proposals have suggested that this leasehold pack should be made readily availa...
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NDA update: Government announces new restrictions

NDA update: Government announces new restrictions
After a recent report, the Government has announced new legislation to target misuse of Non-Disclosure Agreements, especially those seeking to "cover up" harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Further to the Women and Equalities Committee's critical report last month on the 'cover-up' culture in some workplaces, the Government has proposed...
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Wedding laws soon to be modernised

Wedding laws soon to be modernised
Five years since first requested, The Law Commission is now working on proposals to reform wedding laws, aiming to make marriage more accessible and bring the laws in line with the modern couple. The Coalition Government requested a review of the current laws back in December 2014 and the Law Commission undertook a preliminary review and determined...
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Al fresco dining on the high street

Al fresco dining on the high street
Summer has finally arrived and restaurateurs with the benefit of a pavement licence are likely to see an increase in trade as they offer diners the opportunity to sit outside to enjoy the warmer weather. However, there are certain considerations to take note of when applying for any licence, including whether your property's lease actually allows f...
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Supreme Court Case Sparks Changes to Competition Clauses

Supreme Court Case Sparks Changes to Competition Clauses
The Supreme Court has recently overturned century-old guidance on employee competition clauses when an employee's appeal was reversed after she initially argued that a clause's broad phrasing made the restrictions unenforceable. The case has sparked reviews of restrictive covenants within companies across the UK. What does this mean for employ...
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“What actually amounts to Practical Completion?” Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd

“What actually amounts to Practical Completion?” Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd
If you take a lease of a 'work-in-progress' with no completion date, you may rely on 'practical completion'. But when a builder says that works are 'practically complete' and you disagree, it could end up in court... Mears Limited entered into an Agreement for Lease with Cost Plan Services (Southeast) Limited to take a 21-y...
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Practical Completion in Construction Contracts and their affect on Agreements for Lease

Practical Completion in Construction Contracts and their affect on Agreements for Lease
Practical completion is generally the point at which an 'expert' will confirm that a building project is complete, except for minor defects that can be put right without undue interference to an occupier. An Agreement for Lease will rely on this date and problems often arise when deadlines are not met or the level of acceptable 'minor defects' is d...
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Essential Business Documents – The Shareholder Agreement

Essential Business Documents – The Shareholder Agreement
Often disregarded and kicked into the long grass, a well drafted shareholder agreement could save you from a nasty company dispute. Even if you are working with family or friends (sometimes especially if you are), this document will outline the 'rules' so that you all know where you stand and don't jeopardise relationships and the company. 1 A...
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Long leasehold disputes - Alterations in residential properties

Long leasehold disputes - Alterations in residential properties
When you lease out your property you give day to day control to your tenant. However, sometimes a tenant can alter or use the property in a way that wasn't agreed. So, as a freeholder, what would do you do about unauthorised alterations in residential property that has been let on a long lease?Long leaseholds are normally for 99 or 125 years, altho...
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Who died first? A key question in some probate cases

Who died first? A key question in some probate cases
To some this may seem a strange question but in the context of Wills this can be a very important question and sometimes pivotal in determining who inherits an estate. In the recent case of John Scarle and Ann Scarle, which was heard in the High Court at the end of June 2019, John and Ann were both found dead from Hypothermia in October 2016 in the...
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Financial focus: How do you protect your family cost-efficiently?

Financial focus: How do you protect your family cost-efficiently?
You write a Will. This will protect your family on many levels once you pass away. But how will the family survive financially? Our IFA answers this very important question...Chris Moore is an Independent Financial Adviser and has himself met with a member of our private client team to discuss his Will. Below he talks about financial planning&...
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Arcadia propose CVA to their landlord Intu

Arcadia
Despite describing themselves as a global fashion force, Arcadia, owned by Sir Philip Green, has approached its creditors, including Intu Properties plc, with company voluntary arrangements in a bid to stave off collapse. But what exactly is a CVA and what impact does it have on landlords and tenants? Arcadia owns fashion retailers Topsho...
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Collecting Debts from Customers and Suppliers seminar at CEME

Collecting Debts from Customers and Suppliers seminar at CEME
Pinney Talfourd are delighted to be hosting a Commercial Litigation seminar at CEME Centre in Rainham on Wednesday 29 May 2019.​Senior Associate, Nick Hatchett of the Commercial Litigation Department will be presenting the short course on Collecting Debts from Customers and Suppliers.The talk will act as a practical gu...
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Employment Law- The Basics seminar at CEME

Employment Law- The Basics seminar at CEME
Pinney Talfourd are delighted to be hsoting an Employment Law seminiar at CEME Centre in Rainham on Thursday 2 May 2019.​Senior Associate, Alex Pearce of the Employment Law Department will be presenting the short course on The Basics of Employment Law.This practical insight into Employment Law will cover areas such as:Employment contractsUnfair dis...
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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 qu...
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