Solicitors in Essex

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Equal treatment of agency workers
October 2011

The Agency Workers Regulations came into force on 1st October 2010 with the aim of ensuring that temporary agency workers receive equal treatment to direct recruits. Continue reading...

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Care fees a fairer future?
October 2011

The current system for funding care is widely considered to be unfair and unacceptable. It can result in people having to sell their homes to fund their care and in the inheritance left to their families reducing to as little as £14,250. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people aged over 65 will face care fees in excess of £100,000. Continue reading...

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Pre-nupital Agreements
September 2011

If you are considering getting married or entering into a civil partnership and wish to protect yourself financially you should enter into a pre-nuptial agreement. Continue reading...

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Contracts are they the gospel?
September 2011

Not according to a recent decision of the Supreme Court, which held that car valets, whose contracts stated they were self-employed, were actually employees. This decision clarified that express terms may be disregarded if they do not reflect the parties’ actual agreement. Continue reading...

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Divorce & Family Law – Financial Provision on Divorce
August 2011

The House of Lords recently dealt with two cases affecting financial settlement within divorce proceedings. Continue reading...

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Can your company afford to gamble £68,400?
August 2011

The Employment Rights (Increased Limits) Order 2010 S1 2010/2926 increases the limits on certain Employment Tribunal awards and other compensation that is payable under the employment legislation with effect from 1st February 2011. Continue reading...

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Is it fair to dismiss an employee for refusing to accept a pay cut?
August 2011

For those pondering this question, a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision will be food for thought. Continue reading...

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NHS Care Funding
August 2011

The Great NHS Care Home Swindle

People are understandably concerned about the possibility of having to sell their homes, in order to fund care in old age. Continue reading...

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You can’t take it with you
August 2011

Human nature being what it is, stories about disputes arising after a death tend to be viewed as more interesting than the making of a will itself. Continue reading...

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Congratulations Helen!
August 2011

Palmers Solicitors are pleased to announce that Helen Jago, who joined Palmers as a trainee in 2003 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005, has been admitted as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – a professional body widely recognised as consisting of the most experienced and senior trust and estate practitioners in the industry. Continue reading...