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Legal Aid

People do not always realise that Legal Aid can be available in relation to most family matters, including Divorce / Financial Relief / Children. There are certain requirements before Legal Aid can be granted, such as financial eligibility and, in certain cases, documentary evidence of domestic violence or Social Services involvement.  However, if you are …

5 TOP TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH AN ESTATE AFTER SOMEONE HAS DIED

Check whether the person had a will Collect information on all the assets that person had, such as bank accounts, shares, properties etc. Collect as much information as possible about any debts that person may have had, including the cost of the funeral. Set up an executors account so that all money collected from an …

5 TOP TIPS FOR DEALING WITH A DIVORCE

5 tips for dealing with a divorce: Be certain that your marriage is over. Lots of people begin proceedings without considering the alternatives such as marriage counselling. Always put your children first. Many divorces lead on to arguments about the arrangements for children. Try and put yourself in their shoes, children are often more affected …

THE VALUE OF AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

It has just been reported that Chelsea’s 18 year old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to agreeing a new Employment Contract at Chelsea which will be worth an eye watering £180,000.00 a week. Clearly Mr Hudson-Odoi will be a very rich teenager and will earn substantially more than most of the young people of his …

Employers Must Record The Actual Number of Hours Worked

Employers must keep a record of the actual number of hours worked each day under the Working Time Directive (WTD). There must be a system set up to record daily working time for workers who have not expressly agreed to opt out of the maximum 48 hours of work per 7 days. It is a …

Beach Day In Birstall 10.08.19 – Summer Hamper Competition

Get yourselves down to Birstall on the 10.08.19 for a family fun packed day - there will be a Beach and deckchairs by the library, donkey rides, stalls and so much more. We are having a Summer Hamper Competition and tickets are £1.00 each and can be purchased now from our Birstall Office or on …

Laws for Landlords and Tenants

Coming into force from 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act aims to ensure that tenants will be able to see at a glance what a given property will cost them in the advertised rent with no hidden costs. The new rules also mean that deposits will be capped at five weeks’ rent (or six …

Points to Consider When Buying a Second Home

Ten key points to consider when buying a second home for your own use or as a buy-to-let investment To buy-to-let or not to buy-to-let, that is a difficult question! It can be quite a conundrum for people with capital to invest who are dithering between the stock market or bricks and mortar. Since April …

Professional Negligence – Divorce Cases

It is an unfortunate statistic these days that more and more people are getting divorced and as part of the divorce process it is a very difficult and stressful time to “unravel” couples finances to try and ensure a fair division of the assets that have built up during the marriage. Sometimes one of the …