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Clients set to benefit as North-London lawyer Tim Crook gains prestigious tax qualification

Clients set to benefit as North-London lawyer Tim Crook gains prestigious tax qualification

Clients of a Finchley law firm are set to benefit after one of the firm’s solicitors gained a prestigious tax qualification. Tim Crook, a Senior Associate in the Private Client department at OGR Stock Denton LLP, has passed the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients. The qualification from the well-regarded professional body covers…

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July 4, 2019
Posted in Press Releases

Court staff to be asked to enforce MIAMs before first family court hearing

Court staff to be asked to enforce MIAMs before first family court hearing

The current volume of family law cases is “‘unprecedented” and “unsustainable”, a leading expert has revealed.

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July 3, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

HR Director – Top tips to combat sickies fuelled by binge TV

HR Director – Top tips to combat sickies fuelled by binge TV

OGR Stock Denton LLP Senior Associate, Hayley Trovato, has been featured in HR Director talking about how employers can combat the phenomenon of staff calling in sick to binge-watch the latest TV shows. Read the article here.

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July 2, 2019
Posted in In the Press

The law has failed to keep up with the growth of the ‘gig economy’ says Finchley employment lawyer

The law has failed to keep up with the growth of the ‘gig economy’ says Finchley employment lawyer

A Finchley-based employment lawyer has said that the law has failed to keep up with the rapid growth of the so-call ‘gig economy’, which sees workers ostensibly self-employed and often picking up work through intermediaries based on a digital platform. Hayley Trovato, a Senior Associate Solicitor at OGR Stock Denton LLP, who specialises in employment…

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July 2, 2019
Posted in Press Releases

OGR Stock Denton LLP team takes part in softball event with Frank Hirth

OGR Stock Denton LLP team takes part in softball event with Frank Hirth

A team from OGR Stock Denton LLP took part in a softball event with Frank Hirth on Thursday 20 June 2019, under threatening skies. Our Head of Family Law, Graeme Fraser, led the OGR Stock Denton LLP team of Ali Kabani, Lena Schindehutte, Robert Talbot, Tim Crook, Gemma Barnhurst and Alex Stone. Graeme said: “It…

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July 1, 2019
Posted in Latest News, Press Releases

Children’s wellbeing will be put first in Family court hearings, says Government

Children’s wellbeing will be put first in Family court hearings, says Government

The Government has announced that it intends to do more to put the safety, health and wellbeing of children first in Family Court cases. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it is looking to those with direct involvement to share their experiences, in launching a new public ‘Call for Evidence’. Meanwhile, MoJ has convened an…

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June 28, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Cleaner successfully challenges late employer’s Will

Cleaner successfully challenges late employer’s Will

A cleaner has successfully overturned a Will that stood to disinherit her, following a High Court challenge. Leonora Da Costa, worked as a cleaner for Harold Tickner, who had once been Head Waiter at the Savoy Hotel. In 2014, Mr Tickner made a Will leaving the bulk of his estate to Mrs Da Costa, who…

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June 28, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Court of Appeal refuses challenges to enhanced maternity pay

Court of Appeal refuses challenges to enhanced maternity pay

In a key judgment relating to the paid leave that parents can take following the birth of a child, the Court of Appeal has said that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory parental pay to fathers. Two claims were rejected by the court because the law allows employers to make exceptions for…

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June 28, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Finchley Law firm host a seminar for other family lawyers, on the wider applications of TOLATA in cohabitation disputes.

Finchley Law firm host a seminar for other family lawyers, on the wider applications of TOLATA in cohabitation disputes.

Family lawyers from across the capital gathered at our Finchley offices on Tuesday 25 June 2019 to take part in a seminar on the wider applications of TOLATA in cohabitation disputes, beyond those relating to the division of a home. Christopher Stirling, a Barrister at Field Court Chambers and Graeme Fraser, Partner & Head of…

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June 28, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Cohabitation reform discussed in Parliament

Cohabitation reform discussed in Parliament

The law as it stands provides only a handful of rights to cohabiting couples. However, it does so inconsistently and confusingly, leading many to believe wrongly that couples in longstanding relationships gain automatic rights akin to those enjoyed by married and civil partnered couples. This is the myth of ‘common law marriage’, something that has…

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June 28, 2019
Posted in Latest News