201412.18

Seasonal Checklist for HR

At this time of year, the last thing we want to think about is a legal issue but I thought it might be helpful to share a few thoughts with you if you are an employer and have the Christmas staff celebrations to deal with. I spotted this great seasonal post, courtesy of Daniel Barnett…

201411.05

Disputed Wills

Because I deal with the misery which follows when either someone hasn’t made a valid Will or it’s failed or hasn’t provided for the family, I know how distressing it is. I also know how easy it is to avoid a mountain of problems by making a properly drawn Will using a qualified Solicitor. All…

201408.21

Business Disputes

If you are in business for any time at all, it’s inevitable that at some time you are going to get into a dispute with a customer or a supplier. If you’re looking to a Judge to resolve these matters for you, you need to keep in mind that the Courts are moving very much…

201404.02

How’s your business growing ?

BUSINESS SUPPORT It’s well known that the most difficult time for new businesses is the first couple of years but let’s say you’ve got through that now and you’re now building up a successful business, slowly but surely. There will be particular times when you’ll need a bit of business support, for example when new…

201402.27

COMMERCIAL LEASE – what does it mean for me ?

If you’re taking on a lease of a commercial property, you’ll need to take expert legal advice on your position before you sign on the dotted line so that you know exactly what commitment you’re making. Even if you have a limited company to take the Lease, landlords will often insist on a personal guarantee,…

201402.06

Help when you’re buying your new home

It’s so true that moving home is one of the top ten most stressful experiences in life but there are lots of things you can do to help yourself (and your solicitor!) smooth the process and minimise delay. First point – get your information ready about the property you’re selling – get your documentation in…

201310.17

DEBT – It’s a Four Letter Word !

If you’re in business, trust me, you will have problems with debt at some time or other. It’s inevitable but it’s what you do about it that is most important. We advise clients to anticipate it as early as in your Terms and Conditions. Always make provision for interest on unpaid debt. The most sensible…

201305.14

Why make a will

The saddest comment I hear from bereaved clients is that they have been searching the house top to bottom and phoning around to local solicitors, looking for the will of their loved one, at a time when the last thing they need is more stress and aggravation.  Even if the will says more or less…