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Beware cyber-criminals posing as solicitors

Beware cyber-criminals posing as solicitors

A fresh warning has been issued about the dangers posed by fraudsters who pose as solicitors.

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August 23, 2017
Posted in Commercial, Property

Civil partnership case to be heard at the Supreme Court

Civil partnership case to be heard at the Supreme Court

A couple engaged in a legal battle to have civil partnerships made available to all – regardless of their sexual orientation – are to take their case to the Supreme Court.

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August 23, 2017
Posted in Family Law

A Lasting Power of Attorney should not be taken lightly

A Lasting Power of Attorney should not be taken lightly

Britons who may be interested in setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) are being advised to tread carefully and seek specialist advice from a solicitor, as hasty or ill-advised decisions can have a “devastating” impact on family relationships.

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August 22, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Uninsured start-ups leaving themselves vulnerable to fines

Uninsured start-ups leaving themselves vulnerable to fines

Thousands of UK start-ups are operating illegally by failing to take on employers’ liability (EL) insurance, a new study has revealed.

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August 18, 2017
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Resolution raises concerns about new-look divorce form

Resolution raises concerns about new-look divorce form

Changes to the layout of a divorce form – inviting individuals to name the person their spouse has committed adultery with – could lead to greater conflict, experts have warned. The latest version of the form, which was unveiled by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week, is rather starker than its predecessor. While the…

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August 16, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Addison Lee courier should have been classed as a worker, Employment Tribunal finds

Addison Lee courier should have been classed as a worker, Employment Tribunal finds

Taxi company Addison Lee has lost a recent worker status challenge, after an Employment Tribunal found that one of its cycle couriers should have been classed as a worker as opposed to an independent contractor.

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August 16, 2017
Posted in Blog, Employment

OGR’s experts win praise for personal injury presentation

OGR’s experts win praise for personal injury presentation

Two members of OGR Stock Denton’s Personal Injury team won the Presentation Award at this week’s meeting of local Business Network International (BNI) chapters.

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August 15, 2017
Posted in Blog, Dispute Resolution

New PRA rules to shake-up mortgage ‘stress tests’ for landlords

New PRA rules to shake-up mortgage ‘stress tests’ for landlords

Imminent new rules in relation to so-called mortgage ‘stress tests’ will be phased in between now and October 2017, and could make it more difficult for buy-to-let landlords with large portfolios to access new mortgages. Under the new rules, which have been recommended by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), mortgage lenders will need to implement…

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August 14, 2017
Posted in Blog, Property

Banned directors racked up more than £350,000 debt following liquidation

Banned directors racked up more than £350,000 debt following liquidation

The directors of a demolitions company have been banned from running a limited company for three to seven years after failing to observe a winding up petition.

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August 11, 2017
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Divorce battle to continue in Supreme Court

Divorce battle to continue in Supreme Court

A wife has won the right to appeal to the Supreme Court following one of the most contentious divorce rulings of the past 12 months.

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August 9, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law