Solicitors in Essex

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Company faces prosecution for allegedly meddling with pensions
May 2018

In the first known prosecution of its kind, a national recruitment company, accused of illegally ‘meddling’ with its workplace pensions scheme, is facing legal action from The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Continue reading...

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New legal requirements could lead to fines for letting agents
May 2018

Property and letting agents who are found to be handling client money without a Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme could face hefty fines under new regulations which will make such schemes mandatory for all agents. Continue reading...

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Is your business ready for GDPR? Act now or face a hefty fine
May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just a few weeks away – and fines for non-compliance are alarmingly high, which is why businesses need to act now to ensure they are fully compliant ahead of 25 May 2018. Continue reading...

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Watch out for tax changes to termination payments
May 2018

Businesses need to be aware of changes to the taxation of termination payments which came into effect on 6 April. Continue reading...

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Salon’s name just doesn’t cut it as US department store takes legal action
May 2018

In our previous edition, we reported on a legal dispute involving a small independent eatery in Berkshire that landed itself in hot water, after restaurant chain Nandos objected to its name. Continue reading...

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Investigation reveals level of school fines for unauthorised absences
April 2018

An investigation by the BBC has revealed that fines totalling £24million have been handed out over the past three years, for unauthorised absences which include children being taken out of school during term-time for family holidays. Continue reading...

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Local students benefit as lawyers at Palmers Solicitors join mentoring scheme
April 2018

Pupils from across South Essex are set to benefit from a mentoring scheme organised by Palmers, which is intended to boost their confidence and ambitions. Continue reading...

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DfE’s new rules to remove debt risk for MATs sponsoring challenging schools
April 2018

The Department for Education has announced that it intends to change the rules relating to the way school debt is handled by local authorities, to encourage multi-academy trusts (MATs) to sponsor challenging schools. Continue reading...

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Ombudsman finds family were wrongly charged top-up care home fees
April 2018

A recent investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found that a family were incorrectly charged so called ‘top-up’ care home fees. Continue reading...

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Help for homeowners affected by the ground rent scandal
April 2018

In past editions of our newsletter, you may recall we highlighted the growing issue of the ground rent scandal which has affected a number of property owners. Continue reading...