Disputes with a builder

20th Dec 2019

There is something particularly emotive about a domestic building issue. A home is a sanctuary. When that peace gets disrupted by building work (everyone understands that some disruption is inevitable), the owner will just want that work to be completed as quickly, efficiently and professionally as...

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Unfair dismissal

13th Dec 2019

Lord Sugar’s iconic parting shot may be the perfect dramatic climax, but ‘you’re fired’ are words rarely heard in workplaces these days. When it comes to employees (and remember that contestants on The Apprentice are not), the law lays down some pretty strong protections. On...

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Evicting a tenant

6th Dec 2019

A tenancy is like any other business arrangement. Each party must stick to their side of the bargain and do the things they’re supposed to do. And, crucially, there will be a set way of bringing things to an end if they’re not working out or if one party simply wants to move on. Landlor...

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Relationships at work

29th Nov 2019

If ever there was a story that poured cold water on the idea of an office romance, it’s this one. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook recently left the business after his relationship with an employee was said to have been poor judgement and a violation of company policy. For many people,...

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Boundary Dispute that won’t go away?

25th Nov 2019

For those of us who see our home as a sanctuary, the idea of becoming embroiled in a disagreement with a neighbour is unappetising, to say the least. No sensible person would welcome a falling out with the people next door. But disagreements about the extent of each person’s property, and abo...

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The post-divorce ‘right’ to contact

22nd Nov 2019

Divorce brings about monumental change. From finances to living arrangements, every aspect of family life must adjust to fit in within the practical aspects of separation. When it comes to children, the reality of splitting time between two parents can take a lot of getting used to. The usual scena...

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Should you buy that business?

15th Nov 2019

‘I’ve found this great business. It’s perfect. It’s for sale. I’ll need to be fast.’ Not every client brings us such exciting news, but it is common for our corporate team to be asked to help make a deal happen quickly. Our one, firm message at the outset: you ha...

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Redundancy & Settlement Agreements

1st Nov 2019

If you are facing redundancy we know it can be a difficult time. We are here to advise you on all the legal aspects. Employers should have a clear, defined redundancy process and discuss with an employee ways to avoid redundancy including the offer of alternative employment. There should be a fair p...

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Family mediation

31st Oct 2019

There is no getting away from the fact that divorce is an extremely testing process for couples. It forces them to unpick the details of their joint lives and have difficult conversations about the terms on which they will each move on from the relationship. The most challenging aspect of divorce f...

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Pre-nuptial agreements

25th Oct 2019

Two people embarking on marriage should be prepared to make many promises to each other. To have, to hold, to love, to cherish. But what about promising to split assets 70/30 if things don’t work out? It won’t be the most romantic conversation you’ll have with your partner in the...

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