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Join us for a Tandoori for Tapestry

Join us for a Tandoori for Tapestry
Join us for a tandoori, tikka (or any other curry you like) at our latest fundraising event for our charity of the year, Tapestry on Thursday 8 November at Uraswamys Indian restaurant in Hornchurch.We will be welcoming guests from 6.30pm with a drink followed by a delicious two course meal before you can try your luck at some dinner party game...
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Budget woe for small company shareholders – Urgent action required

Shareholders and the Budget
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 m...
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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&nb...
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Pinney Talfourd rated one of the ‘best firms in Essex’ by legal industry rankings

Legal-500-2018
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 enjoye...
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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 same...
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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 in a...
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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 bri...
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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 18th August 2018, the busiest day for marriages in the UK this year, these organisations have collectively written to the Government urging a c...
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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 near ...
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What can you do if an employee owes you money?

What can You do if an Employee Owes You Money?
An employee can owe their employer money for a number of reasons – for example, if an employee has taken more holiday than they are entitled to, or if they have borrowed money from their employer. Even in cases where an employee has damaged property or stock by carelessness, under the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employer cannot recover the cost ...
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Royal Mail hit with £50m fine for breaching competition law

Royal Mail Hit with £50m Fine for Breaching Competition Law
Royal Mail has found itself in the headlines this week as it has been fined a record breaking £50 million for a breach of competition law. Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, investigated Royal Mail and decided that it had abused its dominant position in the market place.The investigation was brought to Ofcom's attention after Whistl, the main ...
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Divorcing in England and Wales after Overseas Marriage IS Possible

Divorcing in England and Wales after Overseas Marriage IS Possible
​You would be forgiven for believing that the place in which you marry has some relevance to the place in which you must divorce. The assumption that you have no choice in where to divorce and you must divorce in the country where the marriage took place is simply not true. The truth is that it does not matter where in the world you marry; if ...
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