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Divorce Law Reforms

The huge news in the last week causing our Family Law Department phones to buzz is that it has been agreed that No Fault Divorce will be made Law. This has been a long time coming, first being introduced in the Family Law Act 1996 the year before I began my Law...

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Holiday Pay Calculator

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance and an online calculator on how to calculate holiday pay for workers whose hours or pay are not fixed. The guidance, which is not binding, complements pre-existing government...

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A Guide to the Conveyancing Process

Moving home and buying or selling a property can be very stressful; we are here to help you through the process. Our experienced conveyancing team can answer any queries you may have and will progress your transaction quickly and efficiently. We can provide technical...

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Lenders We Can Work With

Since becoming CQS accredited we have been expanding the amount of lender panels we are on, allowing us to work with a wider range of mortgage lenders. The Browns Conveyancing team – Jane, Jessica and Joshua – can now work with many of the smaller lenders as we have...

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Google’s GDPR Goof

Google have received the biggest GDPR fine to date for ‘lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation’. The French Regulator judged that people had not been ‘sufficiently informed’ due to information being diluted...

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A Winning New Year’s Resolution

Start your 2019 with a bang by providing your employees with written terms and conditions of employment. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Employees have a right to a statement of particulars of their terms and conditions of employment. This is often known as a...

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Resolutions Good Divorce Week

This week Jane Lodeto and Holly Johnson are supporting Resolution's 'Good Divorce Week'. Jane Lodeto has been a member of Resolution since she qualified as a solicitor. They are a society of Family Lawyers who campaign for a fairer family justice system. Good Divorce...

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First-time buyers benefit from budget

Stamp Duty has now been abolished for first-time buyers in shared ownership homes that cost up to £500,000. In the 2018 budget the Chancellor has announced that, following last year’s Stamp Duty changes, first-time buyers in shared ownership homes that cost up to...

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Passing Digital Assets on Death

Jane Lodeto enjoyed an interesting webinar today on passing digital assets on death. Many digital companies have not made provisions for Executors to easily access a deceased persons account, and it may be difficult for your Executors to even find these assets. ...

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Christmas Parties

Are you worried about how to act at your looming office Christmas party? Do you relax and enjoy the free bar or act professionally, as though you’re at a business meeting? Well Bellman (B) V Northampton Recruitment (NR) may have some answers for you. In 2011 NR threw...

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The Problems with DIY Wills

Which? Legal have recently reported that 40% of people who responded to their questionnaire used a DIY, or free Will writing service, when making their Will. With High Court disputes concerning Wills increasing by over a third in the last 5 years, this raises a lot of...

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‘Gay Cakes’ Supreme Court Ruling

Is it directly discriminatory for a Christian baker to refuse to bake a cake containing a message supportive of gay marriage? No, held the Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others. Mr Lee asked Ashers Baking Company to bake a cake with a photo of...

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