Firm News- Jennifer Peebles

8th Mar 2022

On International Women's Day, the Partners of Barker Son & Isherwood LLP are delighted to announce the promotion of Jennifer Peebles to Partner from 1st April 2022. Jennifer joined the firm in May 2014, taking over the Head of Department position in Family in April 2021. She has expertise and e...

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Keeping remote workers close

25th Feb 2022

As a nation, we’ve grabbed the idea of ‘the new workplace’ and run with it, at full pelt. But, as hybrid working moves towards becoming the norm for many workers and businesses, is there a danger that the strict rules and processes that employers put in place at the start of Covid...

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Trust in the system

18th Feb 2022

Are you a Trustee? If so, you may be required to register the Trust with HMRC’s Trust Registration Service (TRS). The requirement to register a Trust has been extended to apply not only to taxable Trusts but to include, with some specific exclusions, non-taxable express Trusts (i.e. intention...

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The Highway Code - Updated

11th Feb 2022

With road-related fatalities said to be on the rise, the Highway Code has undergone a review. Between July and October 2020, the government held a public consultation, with improved road safety for walkers, cyclists and horse riders front and centre. As a result, changes have been made to the Highw...

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Menopause at work

28th Jan 2022

More than a million women in the UK could leave their jobs because of menopause symptoms, according to research reported in the Guardian this month. This latest insight intensifies the spotlight on the role of the employer in taking care of staff. A quarter of those women (who were experiencing men...

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All change in a new year?

14th Jan 2022

Most of us start a new year with plans for improving ourselves and our situations. For some, these intentions include moving on from a marriage that isn’t working. However, is now the right time to make such a big call? For many families, it is absolutely the right decision. People don’...

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