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  • Myth v Reality

    5 Common Myths of Divorce

    by | Dec 07, 2016 |
    As many a Family Law Solicitor will inform you, much of the time we answer the same questions, but the advice given will rarely be the same as each client and their circumstances are always different. Sometimes clients will first meet a Family Lawyer thinking that they already know the Law when, in fact, they have believed a myth. This article considers five common myths in Family Law.
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    Debt Recovery: The Most Important Tip You Will Ever Hear

    by Pete Gardner | Dec 01, 2016 |
    At the risk of doing myself out of a job, I am about to give you some knowledge that, if used correctly, should reduce the amount of your customer accounts that go into debt and make it much easier for you to recover the money owed to you from the ones that do go into debt. If you are a salesperson then this article is mostly aimed at you. If you are a Credit Manager then get your salespeople to look at this!
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    Statutory Holiday Pay must include a representative element of results-based commission

    by Philomena Price | Dec 01, 2016 |
    The Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT’s decision in British Gas Trading Limited –v- Lock and Another (2016) EWCA, CIV 983 that the Working Time Regulations 1998 should be interpreted to provide that results based commission should be included in Statutory Holiday Pay derived from the Working Time Directive.
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  • 20 Minutes

    Right to Rest Break Infringed Even When There Is No Explicit Request and Refusal

    by Philomena Price | Dec 01, 2016 |
    Under the Working Time Regulations, where workers’ daily working time is more than 6 hours, they are entitled to a rest break of 20 minutes. When a worker is refused this right, they may bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
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  • Piggy Bank & Coins

    Horton v Henry – Was Justice Achieved? Undrawn Pension Entitlements and Insolvency (Part 2)

    by Petra van Dijk | Nov 24, 2016 |
    In May 2015, I wrote an article about the conflicting lower court decisions in Raithatha -v- Williamson and Horton -v- Henry, concerning undrawn pension entitlements and income payment orders. The Court of Appeal has now finally handed down its long expected Judgment.
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    Advance Decisions

    by Julia Routen | Nov 11, 2016 |
    Advance decisions are otherwise known as “Living Wills” because they should be in writing, signed by you, and your signature must be witnessed.
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    Dear Chancellor,

    by David Endicott | Nov 03, 2016 |
    I expect that you're quite busy finishing off your Autumn statement. Could I beg a favour, and ask you to look at your predecessor's proposals to introduce a main residence nil rate band for Inheritance Tax purposes.
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  • Scales of Justice

    What Can I Expect if I am Representing Myself in Court?

    by | Oct 25, 2016 |
    Going to Court on a family matter can be a daunting experience, however, with careful preparation before the Hearing and seeking legal advice early, you can help minimise that stress.
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  • Buy-to-let

    Things to Consider when Renting Out your Inherited Property

    by | Oct 21, 2016 |
    The first issue to consider is ensuring that the property is in your name. This can normally be done by way of an assent at the Land Registry although if the property is subject to a charge you will probably need the consent of the existing lender in order to do this if you are not in a position to repay the charge. If you have not done so you (or the Executors) will need a Grant of Probate in order to assent the property.
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  • Worker with back pain

    Can it be a Reasonable Adjustment to Protect a Disabled Employee’s Pay?

    by Philomena Price | Oct 18, 2016 |
    In a recent EAT case (G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell), it was held that an Employment Tribunal was entitled to find that an employer was required, as a reasonable adjustment, to continue employing a disabled individual in a more junior role involving less physical activity, preserving his existing rate of pay on an indefinite basis.
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