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Debbie Duggan
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Head of Private Client Debbie Duggan  has defended lasting powers of attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly people open to abuse. Her article was published in the Farnham...
Emily Yeardley
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Update: Following our previous report of 24 th October 2017, which can be found  here , the initial trial period for the refund of Employment Tribunals fees refunds has now ended.  The refund scheme is now open to everyone to apply if they...
Emily Yeardley
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Coffee chain Pret a Manger has faced heavy criticism across the media this week after an employee was spotted wearing a badge which said “I am new, kiss me”. Pret a Manger has stated that they “definitely don’t ask our employees to...
Amanda Glover
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Just a short walk from our Farnham office is the New Ashgate Gallery. The Gallery shows great support to local artists and works closely with the University for the Creative Arts also based in Farnham. “New Ashgate Gallery is a destination for viewing...
Emily Yeardley
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Sydney Hardy, Managing Director of Nippy Bus, dismissed his entire workforce by memo stating “ I have had enough and realise I cannot work with you, the people I employ, a moment longer ”.  He advised the staff that they should not turn up...
Amanda Glover
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We are delighted to have received the photo below as a thanks from Education for the Children Foundation   ​ (an international non-governmental organisation), following our recent instruction assisting the beneficiaries of the School of Hope...
Emily Yeardley
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Emily Yeardley, Associate Employment Solicitor at BakerLaw LLP, has been invited to host a webinar for the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) on 11 th  December 2017.  The webinar is open to SOM members, please...
Emily Yeardley
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The Employment Tribunal has recently heard a case ( Mrs R Tiffin –v- Chief Constable of Surrey ) brought by a police officer who resigned having repeatedly failed a fitness test. Ms Tiffin stated she had an underactive thyroid gland which was the cause...
Emily Yeardley
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Following the recent ruling that Employment Tribunal Fees are unlawful the Government has now announced its fees refund scheme. In addition to refunding all fees paid, 0.5% interest will be paid to claimants calculated from the date of the original payment...
Amanda Glover
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Yesterday was a day full of cake (the best kind of day) for our offices as BakerLaw held a fundraising Bake Off in support of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. With more cake than we could eat in the one day, it provided a great chance for everyone to get involved...
Emily Yeardley
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A new bill has been published to introduce parental bereavement leave. The Current Position Under current legislation an employer has no obligation to allow parents paid time off to grieve if they have lost a child under the age of 18. Most employers are...
Emily Yeardley
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Mental health issues can affect anyone, any day of the year, but today marks World Mental Health Day, a day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.”  ACAS has estimated the cost of mental ill...
Amanda Glover
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We are thrilled to announce that not only has BakerLaw been named Symphony ‘Member Firm of the Year 2017’ at last night’s Symphony Legal Awards 2017, our Managing Partner, Amanda Glover has been named ‘Managing Partner of the Year...
Amanda Glover
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Expanding Law Firm BakerLaw LLP has opened a London Office from 1 st October 2017. The new office in Fleet Street is the next stage of development for this rapidly growing and progressive Law Firm. While the calling to the bright lights of the city have...
Andrew Peters
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We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Amanda Glover has been awarded Professional Negligence Lawyer of the Year UK in the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017. The Finance Monthly Global Awards recognise and celebrate companies and individuals...
Emily Yeardley
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The recent Employment Tribunal case of Ms C Gomes v Henworth Ltd t/a Winkworth Estate Agents and Mr G Gold demonstrates the importance of thinking before you speak and choosing your words carefully to avoid the risk of discrimination claims. In this case Ms...
Amanda Glover
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Following collection of our charity donation box from our office we have been informed that BakerLaw have raised £103.36 through its firm-wide dress down days and other donations made at our offices.   Phyllis Tuckwell have passed...
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...

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