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5 Good Reasons to Make a Will

Sally Smith
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COVID-19 has made us all feel very vulnerable and aware of our own mortality.  Concentrating on things we can control is a way of reducing stress and anxiety.  Making a Will is probably one of the most important documents you can put in place and...

Property market allowed to move forward

Nichola Wilson
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On Sunday night I, along with 27m others, sat down to watch Boris announce the government’s plan to ease the lockdown phase of the fight against COVID-19. From a professional point of view, I was hoping to hear that movement restrictions could be...

Employment Status

Chris Amys
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Cases about employment status and the repercussions for employers continue, with a recent case against Yodel being found in the Company’s favour. A courier driver for Yodel was engaged as a self-employed contractor. He was provided with a contract...

Shareholders must check their rights in company disputes

Samuel Pedley
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Shareholders who do not own a controlling stake in a business should check their rights in the event of disputes with fellow directors and other stakeholders. This is an often-overlooked issue I discussed in the media recently as I am seeing that too many...

Applying for Probate in lockdown

Jayne Hill
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Jayne Hill an experienced Wills and Probate Solicitor based at our Kidderminster office answers some frequently asked questions about how to deal with your loved one’s affairs if they have passed away. Can I apply for Probate during lockdown? ...

Extra month to claim rural grants under Basic Payment Scheme

Helen Gough
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The Covid-19 crisis continues to effect farmers, landowners and rural businesses in a whole host of operational and financial ways. In the past six weeks the world has been very different. This has made it difficult for farmers to meet with their agents and...

Law Commission's proposed reforms to the Employment Tribunal

Chris Amys
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During 2018 and 2019, the Law Commission has been consulting about a number of reforms to the Employment Tribunal. The Law Commission has now considered the responses they have received, and have now published their recommendations for reform, some of which...

A warning to Deputies and Attorneys

Paul Rhodes
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It is the duty of a Deputy or an Attorney to act in the best of interests of the person whose affairs one is charged with looking after.  That, obviously, means safeguarding assets and, where appropriate ensuring income. Edna was 87 years old and due...

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