Solicitors in Essex

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6th April 2007 saw a change in the law for Tenancy Deposit Scheme
April 2010

Changes have been made to the way in which rent deposits are to be held by residential property landlords. Continue reading...

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Family Law – Carving The Joint At The Divorce Table
April 2010

If one party to a long marriage has built up a successful business or earned a high salary, during the course of that marriage, and the other party has stayed at home to raise children and/or to manage a home, the Courts are likely to find that, although the second party has not been a breadwinner, he or she has provided “money’s worth” to the marriage. Continue reading...

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Volcanic Ash Absences
April 2010

A practical guide to dealing with no fault absences Continue reading...

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A Better Way To Divorce?
April 2010

It is a sad fact of life that one in three marriages in the UK will fail – and many more unmarried couples will separate. Continue reading...

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Fathers Win the Right to Additional Paternity Leave
March 2010

The Government announced on 14th September 2009 its intention to legislate for additional paternity leave and pay to be available to fathers of children due to be born on or after 3rd April 2011. The relevant Regulations will come into force on 6th April 2010. Continue reading...

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Cohabitation Agreement
February 2010

Cohabitation has increased considerably in the United Kingdom over the last twenty years. Unfortunately it appears there is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to the status of unmarried couples without children. Continue reading...

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The Family Business Upon Divorce
February 2010

It is not unusual to have a family business that forms a large part of the divorcing party’s assets. The difficulty is how the business is to be divided a subject that is causing considerable legal debate. Continue reading...

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Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare?
January 2010

The case of Betty Figg, the 86 year old dementia sufferer who was forcibly removed from her daughter’s home by Social Services in April 2009 with the assistance of police, doctors and a battering ram, was a startling demonstration of the disputes that can arise once a person is no longer capable of making decisions about their health and welfare. Continue reading...

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Why Make an LPA?
December 2009

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY – AVOIDING THE SECRET COURT Continue reading...

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Employee Sabbatical – an Attractive Alternative to Redundancy?
August 2009

Employers may look during economic downturn for ways of reducing short-term employment costs without resorting to redundancy – this had led to a recent sharp rise in the number of employers offering sabbaticals to key employees. Continue reading...