Newsletters 2019

Paternity Leave and Minimum Wages – How Will The New Laws Affect You?

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January 2019

Both employers and employees should be up to speed with the new labour legislation which will affect all businesses and individuals on one level or another. Firstly we discuss the new 'parental leave' provisions relevant to fathers, adoptive parents and commissioning parents in surrogacy agreements. Next we look at the new National Minimum Wage and the different hourly rates applicable to various categories of employee. Finally we’ll address new provisions relating to strikes, lockouts and picketing.


Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Check for the Title Deeds Before 25 February!
February 2019
The last thing you want in any property transfer is any more delay and cost than is already built into the process.

Unhappily, that is exactly what is in store if the property’s original title deed is for any reason not to hand. Whether it has been lost or destroyed, you will need your conveyancer to apply for replacement with a certified copy from the Deeds Office.

Property Buyers: Beware Unlawful Occupiers!

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March 2019

If you plan to buy a house before the property market starts to recover from its present doldrums, be aware of the risks you face if anyone is currently in the property.

Your Dog, Cat or Cow (Even Your Bees) Could Cost You Millions
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April 2019
We all know that causing someone else loss either negligently or intentionally lays us open to being sued for damages.

What is less well known – and in this case ignorance is extremely dangerous – is that animal owners can be held liable for loss or damage caused by their animals on a 'no fault' or 'strict liability basis'.
Security Estates: Can You Fine Speedsters?
May 2019
Buying property in security estates and other community schemes comes with a range of benefits, but it’s important to be aware of all the rules and regulations you are agreeing to - our courts will almost always hold you to them!
You Signed a Property Sale Agreement, Can You Still Accept a Better Offer?
June 2019
Selling property, particularly your own home, is one of the more stressful events in life. Will you get the right buyer? The best price? What if it all goes wrong?