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    Optional Extras

    by Catherine O’Riordan | Sep 17, 2015 |
    If you wish to charge your consumer customers extra for use of a telephone helpline or the provision of additional services, you will need to obtain their consent in advance.
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    Advice on Instructing a Debt Recovery Specialist

    by | Sep 09, 2015 |
    While there are smart ways to avoid the debt collection process, sometimes you have to hire a professional. After all, you have your business to run and dealing with delinquent accounts can be draining on your resources, time and patience.
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    I'm Not Happy with My Late Parents' Will - What Are My Options?

    by | Aug 19, 2015 |
    This is an increasingly common concern, particularly when parents have re-married and perhaps had children with their new spouses. However, it is not always the case that parents have ‘cut out’ their children, often they have failed to update their wills to take into account changes in circumstances, written a will that is not formally valid (as is sometimes the case with a ‘home-made’ will) or not written a will at all.
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    Choosing a Family Lawyer

    by Patrick Mulcare | Aug 17, 2015 |
    Few people consult a family lawyer before they need to do so and, for that reason, the process of choosing one to support and represent you at a difficult and stressful time can feel rather rushed.
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    New EAT Case on Whether On-Call or Standby Time may be Working Time

    by Philomena Price | Jul 13, 2015 |
    There are special rules relating to the National Minimum Wage dealing with time spent “on call” or on “standby” outside normal working hours, or overnight when they are permitted to sleep on or off an employer’s premises, but are otherwise available for work when required. Workers have been held to be working (and therefore entitled to the minimum wage) while relaxing at home, or even while sleeping.
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  • Property Logic Houses

    Do You Need Help to Buy?

    by David Inch | Mar 17, 2015 |
    Recent government figures have shown that their Help to Buy scheme has been hugely popular since launching in April 2013. 77,000 homes have been sold under Help to Buy up until the end of December 2014, 83% of these to first-time buyers. Over half of the homes bought were new-builds, providing a welcome boost to the economy and creating 100,000 jobs in the building industry.
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