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Emily Yeardley
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We reported in an earlier blog about the Supreme Court's decision that employment tribunal fees are unlawful. This has led to a promise by the Lord Chancellor to refund fees paid to Claimants. On 5 September 2017, Dominic Raa, Minister of State for...
Amanda Glover
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On 1 September 2017, BakerLaw LLP welcomed two new trainee solicitors, Helen Clements and Emily Farrow. Helen starts her training contract with a seat in the Private Client Department providing advice and support to clients on areas including drafting Wills...
Debbie Duggan
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If you have friends or family who are affected by dementia, work with those that are, or simply want to gain a better understanding so you can be more aware and provide support in your day to day life within the community, then why not come along to an...
Emily Yeardley
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The Government funded ‘Fit for Work’ scheme is a scheme designed for employers and GPs to refer employees who have been absent from work for 4 weeks or more for a free fit for work assessment. The voluntary health assessment by an occupational...
Amanda Glover
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Lexcel is the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. BakerLaw LLP obtained the Lexcel accreditation, in November 2014. The accreditation is awarded for three years, with annual...
Debbie Duggan
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BakerLaw LLP is participating in Phyllis Tuckwell’s 'Make a Will Fortnight'. From 11 th to 24 th September 2017 our Associate, Debbie Duggan can write a basic Will for you, or update an existing one, in return for a donation to...
Debbie Duggan
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The Law Commission has announced that they are holding a wide ranging consultation in order to bring the current laws surrounding Wills in line with the modern world. A number of measures have been proposed including changing the term ‘Testator’...
Samuel Gray
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Earlier this year BakerLaw LLP helped fundraise for Karibu Nyumbani, an orphanage in Tanzania. Karibu Nyumbani is run more like a big family, rather than a “typical“ orphanage, the schedule is not dictated by the clock but rather by the children,...
Emily Yeardley
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Holiday pay has featured heavily in the news over the last year but until now the question of all overtime (both compulsory and voluntary) worked and whether it should be included in the holiday pay calculation has remained a grey area. Employers commonly...
Jonathan Craig
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The Partners at BakerLaw LLP are delighted to welcome Oliver Salmon as the firm’s new Paralegal in the Company Commercial and Employment departments. Following completion of Oliver's law degree, in tandem with his Paralegal...
Samuel Gray
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Last month, the Partners at BakerLaw held a competition for all staff to put forward innovative ideas for the firm. The Partners encourage staff to be involved and open with their ideas. They felt that the competition was a perfect forum for encouraging...
Andrew Peters
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Following an appeal by UNISON (one of the UK’s largest trade unions) the Supreme Court (the highest Court within the UK’s legal system) has ruled that the requirement to pay the fees for issuing a claim and hearing a claim in the Employment...
Lalini De Silva
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Last month BakerLaw LLP were accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). Buying and selling a home is likely to be the largest transaction that most people will undertake. It is commonly dubbed one of life’s most stressful...
Emily Yeardley
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There is currently no legal right to paid time off following the death of a child. All employees are entitled to ‘time off for dependants’ but this time is unpaid. Time off for dependants allows employees time off to deal with unforeseen...
Emily Yeardley
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It is common knowledge that on conclusion of a Court or Tribunal case Judges normally provide written Judgments. For the first time, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has disclosed the handwritten notes made by a Judge during legal proceedings under the Data...
Andrew Peters
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BakerLaw LLP has bolstered its Employment Law Department with the appointment of a new Associate. Emily Yeardley is an experienced employment law solicitor advising businesses and individuals on employment related matters ranging from unfair dismissals to...
Debbie Duggan
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Dementia Friends is a social movement created to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding which mean many people living with dementia can face social issues and exclusion. Today, 27 th June, Dementia Friends are celebrating reaching 2 million people...
Nikki Lynch
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Farnham solicitors, BakerLaw, are to start offering a free legal clinic to provide expert advice relating to divorce, finances, children arrangements and other family law issues. You will receive up to half an hour of free legal advice from BakerLaw’s...
Debbie Duggan
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5 things you should know about dementia 1. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing - Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia. 2. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain - Dementia is not usually passed down through genes. 3. Dementia is...
Debbie Duggan
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Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia. Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it...
Debbie Duggan
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Under the new inheritance tax rules for deaths on or after 6 th April 2017 a new “residence nil rate band” has been introduced. In certain circumstances this new rule could eventually allow estates worth £1 million to pass free of...
Amanda Glover
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BakerLaw are delighted to announce that their Managing Partner, Amanda Glover has been noted in the field of professional negligence by Lawyer Monthly with a Women in Law 2017 Award in recognition of her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within...
Debbie Duggan
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The Government have today announced that the planned increase in the probate fee will not now take place in May as planned.  Currently the probate fee is a flat fee for estates over £5,000 of £155 if a solicitor completes the process. ...
Amanda Glover
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Amanda Glover, Managing Partner and Head of Disputes at BakerLaw, has joined the Board of Trustees of the New Ashgate Gallery as a Co-Opted Trustee. Commenting upon her appointment, Amanda said: “ I am delighted to have been invited to join the...
Amanda Glover
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We invite applications for two Trainee Solicitor positions, to start in September 2017.  We welcome applications from high calibre graduates in any discipline, who will have completed the LPC by September 2017.   As a Trainee with us, you...
Debbie Duggan
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BakerLaw are proud to announce that Debbie Duggan, Head of Private Client, has recently obtained a Distinction in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients. STEP is the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and ensures a high...
Andrew Peters
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It looks as though 2017 will be a busy year for employment law, with a number of important cases set to be decided.  We have commented upon just a few of these below, dealing with: employment status and the gig economy, holiday pay, Employment Tribunal...
Nikki Lynch
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Today, the first working day after the Christmas and New Year holidays, is known as ‘Divorce Day’.  Today is the day the press say numerous spouses will be phoning a solicitor to get a divorce, after the holidays have taken their toll. ...
Nikki Lynch
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Nikki Lynch, family law solicitor at BakerLaw in Farnham, travelled to Parliament today to take part in a major lobby of Parliament organised by family law organisation Resolution. Resolution represent 6,500 family justice professionals that are committed to...
Amanda Glover
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Janet Waine in her position as trustee of the Farnham Institute Charity, together with Amanda Glover, Managing Partner of BakerLaw and the Farnham Chamber of Commerce were delighted to hold a surprise birthday party at Bon East in Farnham for Sir Ray...
Amanda Glover
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Amanda Glover, Managing Partner is delighted to announce that BakerLaw have been recognised and have been awarded in 2 categories by Acquisition International Global Media and a further category by Wealth and Finance International. BakerLaw is proud of...
Jonathan Craig
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Some Advantages of Private Limited Companies. The main advantage of a private limited company is that it has limited liability. This means that in the event of insolvency the amount a shareholder can lose is limited to the amount the shareholder paid for...
Debbie Duggan
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Survey says - people prefer solicitors to prepare their wills A recent survey by Will Aid has shown that in the last year 62% of people who made a Will used a firm of solicitors to do so.  Debbie Duggan, Head of Private Client at BakerLaw, is...
Amanda Glover
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BakerLaw is delighted to announce a further internal promotion, with Debbie Duggan being promoted to the role of Associate with effect from 1 November 2016.  On the promotion, Amanda Glover (Managing Partner) commented: “Debbie Duggan, Head of...
Amanda Glover
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BakerLaw featured in this week’s Farnham Herald, with an article focusing upon the funds that have been raised since we nominated the PT Hospice as our charity. Over the last few months we have raised a staggering £1,555.97 which is a...
Jonathan Craig
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Information on LLPs LLPs combine the flexible structure of a general partnership with the benefits of limited liability. LLPs – Some Differences from General Partnerships The owners of an LLP are called members, rather than partners, and within...
Jonathan Craig
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Advantages of General Partnership Confidentiality is the biggest advantage of a general partnership (i.e. a partnership which is not a limited partnership, or an LLP). There is usually no requirement to publish partnership accounts. The relationship...
Jonathan Craig
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How to Reduce the Possibility of a Warranty Claim. Make sure you use good lawyers, experienced in negotiating warranties, indemnities and seller limitation clauses. Ensure that the time limit for bringing claims is appropriate. Do not delay in...
Jonathan Craig
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Recommendations For Improving The Efficiency Of The Sale Process. At the start of the sale process allocate responsibility for distribution of company information to potential purchasers to one person, and ensure an accurate audit trail is maintained....
Jonathan Craig
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(Part 1) If you own a limited company, the first step is to decide whether to sell the shares or its assets.   Each case is different, but the sale of shares (usually the seller’s preference) may lead to a more complex sale contract being...
Jonathan Craig
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The lead in period for compliance expired in May 2012 but 4 years on and many websites are still not cookie compliant. The ICO is currently free to consider using its enforcement powers to compel compliance, and the maximum fine for the most serious cases...
Andrew Peters
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From 1 October 2016, the national minimum wage hourly rates increase. The national living wage for workers age 25 years or above remains at £7.20 per hour.  The table below sets out the previous and current hourly rates for each category of...
Jonathan Craig
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Following the appointment of the firm’s first two trainee solicitors on 1 September, the Partners of BakerLaw LLP are delighted to announce the firm’s further growth with the arrival of Associate solicitor Julia Weeks and paralegal Holly Taylor. ...
Amanda Glover
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Lalini De Silva
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We are delighted to announce that BakerLaw has once again been awarded The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme ( CQS ) accreditation. CQS accreditation provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing...
Jonathan Craig
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BakerLaw’s Partners Amanda Glover, Jonathan Craig and Andrew Peters were delighted to be approached to support the Anglo-US business development networking event ‘Hampshire and Fairfax County Working Together’ at the House of Commons...
Jonathan Craig
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Whilst thankfully the events that unfolded at Old Trafford on Sunday ultimately proved to be a false alarm, with no injury or harm to the public, the cause of the event provides a stark example of why private contractors should carefully review the liability...
Jonathan Craig
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As of 6 April 2016 following amendments to the Companies Act 2006 by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, most UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are now required to keep a register of people with significant control...
Amanda Glover
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You may have seen in the press that there has been a dispute which has spanned many years upon a person's right to vary a will. The case involves the daughter of the deceased on benefits where her mother had been adamant that she did not want her...
Debbie Duggan
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BakerLaw LLP is delighted to advise you of the re-launch of our dedicated ‘Private Client Advice-Line’ which has been setup to provide support to the elderly, vulnerable and their families.  By calling the number below you will...

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