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What happens if a beneficiary is bankrupt?

Helen Cohen
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If you are dealing with the estate of someone who has died, you need to check whether any of the beneficiaries have been declared bankrupt. If you mistakenly distribute part of the estate to a bankrupt beneficiary, the trustee in bankruptcy could bring a...

BakerLaw LLP - Proud supporters of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham

Susie Fogo
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BakerLaw LLP Solicitors, Farnham - Proud supporters of the Phyllis Tuckwell Make a Will Month 2022 BakerLaw Solicitors are very proud to have successfully supported the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice ‘Make a Will Month 2022’. Due to our Will...

Should I prepare my Will with a lawyer? - How a property mogul's £100 million Will failed because he didn't know what it contained

Hannah McGavin
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  The Will of a wealthy property investor has been overturned by the High Court on the basis that he did not know and approve of the contents. Property tycoon Kevin Reeves, raised as an orphan in a convent, built up an empire valued at £100...

What to do if an Executor is not taking steps to administer an estate

Amy Nelson
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After a death, the estate’s executor or administrator has the job of winding up the deceased’s affairs. We take a look at what happens if they fail to carry out their role. The task of administering an estate can be time-consuming and is often...

Personal risks in being an executor

Helen Cohen
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The executor to an estate has the job of winding up someone’s affairs after their death. It is a job that involves both responsibility and personal financial risk. After someone has died, their executor, named in their Will, has the role of...

Creating a more eco-friendly home

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As people increasingly look at ways to reduce their carbon footprint, we examine some of the best ideas for making your home more eco-friendly. The average UK home takes a shocking 50 tonnes of CO2 to build, with an additional 27 tonnes every year to heat...

Right of first refusal when landlord sells the freehold

Mark Ridley
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If you own a leasehold property and your landlord is thinking of selling the freehold, you may have the right of first refusal to purchase it. There are a number of advantages for leaseholders when they also own the freehold in their building, so purchasing...

BakerLaw, Farnham proud supporters of Phyllis Tuckwell Make a Will Month

Susie Fogo
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Make a Will that makes a difference Bakerlaw Solicitors are very proud to be supporting the Phyllis Tuckwell Make a Will Month 2022. During the month of April, our Wills specialists will be providing their services free of charge to help you create a new...

Probate fee increase and what it means for a lay executor

Hannah McGavin
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Probate fees increased in January 2022 to a single flat rate of £273 for all applicants. This replaces a system that had two different fees, namely £215 for individuals applying for probate themselves and the reduced fee of £155 payable...

Homes are selling up to two times faster than pre-pandemic

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The time taken to sell a house in 2019 was more than twice as long as in 2021. In 2019, it took an average of 69 days for an acceptable offer to be made, whereas in 2021 the time was down to just 27 days. Online searches for ‘houses for sale’...

BakerLaw successful with Lexcel re-accreditation

Gemma McBride
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Following an independent assessment in January, BakerLaw is pleased to announce the firm has passed the re-accreditation process retaining its quality mark for practice management and client care. What is Lexcel? Lexcel is The Law Society’s legal...

The five most expensive divorces of all time

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As Bill and Melinda Gates ponder how to divide around $130 billion in assets, we take a look at the five most expensive divorces so far. 1. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott divorce 2019 - $38 billion When the founder of Amazon and wife MacKenzie Scott...

What are your rights when your new home isn't up to scratch?

Mark Ridley
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Problems often arise with new build properties and it is standard practice to compile a list of snagging items that need dealing with when you move into your new home. But what happens when the problems are more serious? It is expected that there will a...

What can an attorney do under a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Hannah McGavin
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If you have been appointed as someone’s attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney you will have the authority to make certain decisions on their behalf. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney – one in respect of property and financial...

Mediation vs court: mediation is the way forward

Paul Wild
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With family courts experiencing a substantial backlog and the government supporting mediation with a new voucher scheme, mediation is likely to become more widely used in the future. It is already the case that when dealing with financial affairs and...

Paying bills and expenses after someone dies

Amy Nelson
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After someone dies, part of winding up their estate involves settling all of their debts. As well as paying bills, there are expenses relating to their death, including funeral costs. When someone has died, their estate is liable for paying their...

The new 'no-fault' divorce law

Wendy Armstrong
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 In April this year, the law regarding divorce is set to change to allow couples to divorce without any blame attaching to either party. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill has been given Royal Assent and is set to be implemented in April...

New build homes to have electric vehicle chargers from 2022

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The Prime Minister has announced that as from 2022, all new build homes in England will have to have electric vehicle (EV) charging points. The new law means that up to 145,000 new charging points will be created each year. The legislation will also apply...

Should I add a codicil to my Will or make a new Will?

Susie Fogo
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Over time, you may need to make changes to your Will. You have the option of adding a codicil or making a new Will. It is recommended that you review your Will at least once every five years as well as in the light of any major life events, such as buying a...

Enforcing restrictive covenants in respect of a property

Mark Ridley
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Many properties have restrictive covenants included in their title. These restrict what can be done at the property. If a restrictive covenant is breached, then it is open to the person with the benefit of the covenant to bring enforcement action.

Inheritance tax - lessons to be learned from celebrity mistakes

Hannah McGavin
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With the usual rate of Inheritance Tax standing at 40%, there is a risk that your estate could be seriously depleted unless you make plans to legitimately minimise the amount that will be payable. When Philip Seymour Hoffman died in 2014, he left a Will...

Which takes priority, an LPA or an advance decision?

Susie Fogo
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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and advance decisions give authority to others to make decisions about your care on your behalf, should you need this help in the future. Both documents are for use in the event that you become unable to make decisions for...

Care fees and care fee planning

Amy Nelson
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If you or your spouse or partner need to move into care, the expense could use up a large part of your estate. While it is not lawful to deliberately deprive the local authority of funds, there are legitimate ways to protect your wealth so that it can be...

Arranging child contact over Christmas

Wendy Armstrong
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Contact arrangements over Christmas can be a source of tension, particularly for the non-resident parent, who will want to spend some meaningful time with their child during the festive season. Christmas is known for being a stressful time for families,...

Setting up a Power of Attorney: A step by step guide

Hannah McGavin
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A Lasting Power of Attorney is an important document giving someone the authority to deal with your affairs, should you ever become unable to do so yourself. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), one that deals with property and financial...

Six common misconceptions about Wills and probate

Amy Nelson
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There are strict rules surrounding Wills and the administration of estates after a death, meaning that relying on some common beliefs could cause problems for your loved ones. We take a look at some common misconceptions and what the true position is. ...

Court of Protection and deputyship

Amy Nelson
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If an individual loses the capacity to manage their own affairs and make important decisions and they have not legally appointed someone to act as their attorney, it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection for a deputyship order. When someone...

What happens if you do not want to take up the role of executor?

Hannah McGavin
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It is sometimes the case that the person named in a Will as the deceased’s executor is unable or unwilling to take on the role. The task of executor can be complex and time-consuming. It involves identifying and valuing all of the deceased’s...

Parental responsibility

Wendy Armstrong
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Parental responsibility is defined as all of the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which a parent has in relation to a child and their property. Not every parent has parental responsibility, however if your child’s other parent...

Do I need permission from my ex to take my child on holiday?

Paul Wild
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With the travel restriction shake up and the October half term only weeks away, many of us will start to think about going away somewhere with our loved ones.  It is the time of year people look to go on holiday, but for those who are...

Intestacy explained

Amy Nelson
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When someone dies without leaving a Will, they are said to have died intestate. There are strict rules governing who will inherit their estate, known as the Rules of Intestacy. Dealing with the estate of someone who has not left a Will can be more complex...

Dealing with financial affairs after someone has died

Hannah McGavin
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After someone dies, their executor or administrator will be responsible for finalising their financial affairs. This involves collecting all of their assets and belongings and either selling them or transferring them in accordance with their Will or,...

Will checklist

Amy Nelson
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When you are having your Will drawn up, there is more to think about than simply whom you wish to leave your estate to. Below is a brief checklist of issues to consider when making your Will . Funeral wishes If you want to, you can include your funeral...

Using a deed of variation to change the terms of a Will

Amy Nelson
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A deed of variation can be used to change the provisions of someone’s Will after they have died. This can be used to distribute their assets in a different way in order to reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that will be payable or to make provision...

Am I entitled to maintenance when getting divorced?

Danielle Dyer
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Finances can be a major source of anxiety during a divorce . We take a look at whether you will be entitled to receive spousal maintenance payments . This is separate to that of child maintenance. When a couple divorces, one party may sometimes be ordered...

Do grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren?

Wendy Armstrong
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Grandparents often play a beneficial role in their grandchildren’s lives. However, if the relationship between a grandparent and their children breaks down, it can mean that they may lose out on seeing their grandchildren. Grandparents do not have...

How quickly do I need to apply for probate after someone dies?

Hannah McGavin
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After someone dies, their personal representative will generally need to apply for a Grant of Probate or, if they did not leave a Will , a Grant of Letters of Representation. This is the legal authority that will enable them to wind up the deceased’s...

12-week consultation into the digitisation of LPAs begins

Amy Nelson
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Last week, the government launched a 12-week consultation into the modernisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s). An LPA is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions about your finances, health, and care for you should you lose...

How does the Court decide who gets what in a Divorce?

Danielle Dyer
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There is no strict formula for dividing assets in divorce, with the court having a duty to consider all the circumstances of the particular case. The court’s first and paramount consideration will be the welfare of any children of the family under...

Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Family Pet?

Danielle Dyer
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Divorce, by its very nature is a highly emotive and difficult time for couples which involves, for many, deciding upon arrangements for their children and how their assets are to be divided. But what should happen to the family pet upon divorce. This has...

Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place

Amy Nelson
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Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Kate was unable to access...

How will Brexit affect employment laws?

Andrew Peters
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After the long-awaited separation of the UK from the European Union, you may be left wondering how employment laws could change and the affect it could have on managing your employees. From 31 December 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) can no longer...

How will Brexit affect employment laws?

Andrew Peters
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After the long-awaited separation of the UK from the European Union, you may be left wondering how employment laws could change and the affect it could have on managing your employees . From 31 December 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) can no...

The perils of 'DIY' wills

Amy Nelson
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A judge has ruled that Terri Tibbbles will inherit her father’s £300,000 estate after declaring a ‘DIY’ will allegedly written, and signed, days before his death as invalid. William Tibbles died in February 2018 leaving 5 children; 4...

ACAS Early Conciliation Process Extended

Andrew Peters
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From today, if a Claimant commences ACAS Early Conciliation, the conciliation period will last for a standard period of six weeks unless brought to a close sooner by either party indicating that it does not wish to conciliate or on reaching a legally binding...

Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme Guidance Published

Andrew Peters
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Following on from yesterday’s blog  confirming the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until 31 March 2021, the Guidance  is now available. In addition to the key points and changes identified in our ...

Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme Extended to March 2021

Andrew Peters
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The Chancellor announced an extension to the availability of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to 31 March 2021. The reason for the extension is based on evidence of the economic effects of COVID-19 on business lasting longer than the duration of the restrictions.

Disability discrimination - motivation must be considered

Andrew Peters
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The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Robinson v DWP   has clarified what an employee will need to show to succeed in a claim for discrimination arising from disability . The Court of Appeal decision means that tribunals must look at the...

Paranoid delusions - disability under the Equality Act 2010

Andrew Peters
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In Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Limited [2020] UKEAT/0317/19/BA, the Employment Tribunal has accepted that a Claimant had paranoid delusions for a certain period, but found that those delusions were not expected to have a substantial and long term...

Who is Trading Standards?

Mark Ridley
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The UK public, when encountering a commercial dispute, often think that Trading Standards will be a lifeline for their claim and make the process quicker and easier. But is this accurate and who are Trading Standards? In reality what can they do? Trading...

Settlement Agreements for furloughed / redundant employees

Andrew Peters
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With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and increasing unemployment rates, being told that your employment is ending will undoubtedly be a distressing and worrying time. Some employers are offering Settlement Agreements (a legally binding agreeing...

Statutory redundancy payments for furloughed employees

Andrew Peters
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Statutory redundancy payments (what the law says an employee is entitled to be paid if they have been continuously employed for 2 years and are made redundant) are calculated based on an employee’s length of service, their age and a...

Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay during self-isolation for Covid-19 amended

Andrew Peters
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Update correct as at 6 August 2020 The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No.5) Regulations 2020 came into force on 5 August 2020. They extend the entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay from 7 to 10 days where an individual self-isolates...

Employment Appeal Tribunal - It's not all about the money!

Andrew Peters
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that employees can pursue an unfair dismissal claim even though no compensation may be awarded, provided the claim has a reasonable prospect of success. In Evans v London Borough of Brent ,  Dr Evans...

Gas safety and evictions: a welcomed decision for landlords

Danielle Dyer
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Landlords will be pleased to hear that not serving a gas safety certificate before a tenant goes into occupation at a property is no longer fatal to their chances of serving a valid section 21 notice to evict the tenant. The decision of Caridon Property...

One wrong digit and my inheritance was gone

Hannah McGavin
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A recent article in The Guardian shows the dangers of giving the wrong account details when arranging bank transfers.  The article reports that the client was in discussions with the solicitors dealing with his late father’s estate, regarding the...

No fault divorce: the biggest reform to divorce in 50 years

Wendy Armstrong
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Divorce laws in England and Wales are finally set to change after the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons on 17th June 2020. The bill will reform the traditional fault-based system by...

What are your Rights as a Guarantor?

Mark Ridley
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Have you ever been asked to guarantee a loan so that your friend or someone in your family can borrow money? Or have you guaranteed a loan to help someone? It is not unusual for people to ask those close to them to do this and most will agree so that they...

Bourne Blades Fundraiser: John O'Groats to Land's End

Gemma McBride
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Last month volunteers from local football club Bourne Blades ran and cycled the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a virtual relay to raise money for two local charities. An initial group of 30 volunteers, including three members of the...

Contracts v Coronavirus

Danielle Dyer
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The country and indeed most of the world, are locked down to help in the fight against Covid-19, as these unprecedented times have seen a suspension of our normal ways of life, business and trading.  As lawyers, we are being asked more and more: What...

Is it really business as usual for the Family Courts?

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As the UK enters week 5 of a nationwide lockdown due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, it is crystal clear that this disease has and will continue to affect everyone; not only from a health perspective but also having a profound impact on the viability of...

Coronavirus and Commercial Leases

Nancy Wilson
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Struggling tenants are never good news for a landlord and, in the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in, landlords and tenants should seek to have open discussions with each other about their commercial lease and what tenants can afford to pay.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - Borrower beware

Andrew Peters
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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has had a slow start and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been forced to overhaul the scheme following pressure from small business owners, primarily at the paltry level of loans sanctioned compared to...

Injury to feelings - how much can an Employment Tribunal award?

Andrew Peters
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In addition to compensation for financial loss, Employment Tribunals may award compensation for injured feelings in discrimination claims .  As neither the Equality Act 2010 or previous legislation provided guidance on the level of award for injury...

Changes to court probate process due to coronavirus

Amy Nelson
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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting all businesses and organisations across the nation; in particular, law firms are having to adapt to sudden changes to the Court systems. The Government announced that as of Monday 30th March 2020, 89 courts...

Effect of coronavirus on signing wills

Amy Nelson
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It has now become increasingly difficult for lawyers to ensure that the basic requirements of creating a valid will have been met given the current social distancing guidelines and requirements to stay at home.  Under the current government guidelines,...

Updated Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance

Andrew Peters
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On Saturday 4 April 2020, HMRC issued updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The updated guidance clarifies some but not all of the unanswered questions that many employers have been left grappling with following the initial guidance...

Employer not liable for employee's data protection breach

Andrew Peters
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The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal ruling that Morrisons (WM Morrison Supermarkets plc) is not liable for a data breach committed by its ex-employee, Mr Skelton. Skelton uploaded payroll data online, including personal details of Morrisons’...

Extended working hours to enable flexible remote appointments

Amy Nelson
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In light of the current climate and guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak across the globe, the Private Client team are working hard to make our services available to more people. We have already been able to achieve this by offering...

NHS Discount

Amy Nelson
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In light of the current climate and guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak across the globe, the Private Client team are working hard to make our services available to more people. We have already been able to achieve this by offering...

Redundancy vs Furlough

Andrew Peters
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Some employers took steps to make workers redundant prior to the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Others are still making redundancies irrespective of the CJRS due to the uncertainties that remain or because they cannot afford to...

Staying Home isn't always Staying Safe

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‘Stay Home Stay Safe’- this tag line is being heavily promoted by the government as they seek to protect the safety of its citizens as well as the functionality of the NHS. There is no doubt that this concept has far reaching implications for...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Andrew Peters
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The Government’s further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme sets out who will be eligible to use the scheme and answers some questions on how it will operate.  Who can use the retention scheme? All UK employers, including...

Stay Home, Stay Safe - when your children have two homes

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The world is currently facing an extremely uncertain time as people all over the globe grapple with the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus. It is no secret that this virus has affected everyone, in every way, as they go through the motions of their day to...

BakerLaw v North East Hampshire Police Force

Gemma McBride
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"Keep calm and carry on" resonates within this summary today. I am awfully impressed by the BakerLaw and North-East Hampshire Police (NEHP) teams last night, as despite the difficult and unprecedented times we find ourselves in, the players turned...

Coronoavirus - do I have my affairs in order?

Hannah McGavin
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Has the Coronavirus (Covid-19) made you stop and think ‘Do I have my affairs in order?’ With more and more cases of Covid-19 being diagnosed every day, the country is preparing to implement social distancing measures. This may bring forward...

BakerLaw v Roffe Swayne - Football Match Summary

Gemma McBride
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We came, we saw - but Roffe Swayne conquered.  Off we went, with hearts full of dreams and minds filled with what could be, if we only managed to win our first away game.  Unfortunately, this was short lived as Roffe Swayne hammered 4 goals past...

Business Update: Coronavirus - Is your business prepared?

Andrew Peters
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As at Monday 9th March 2020 The situation regarding the coronavirus, officially known as Covid-19, is changing daily. From an employment perspective, it raises questions of immigration, health and safety, data protection and employment law issues. The...

What's mine is yours: Explaining financial settlements upon divorce.

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Making the decision to get divorced is never easy. Anxieties can be exacerbated by misinformation being passed down by friends and family that, in an effort to help, only serve to worry. Myths surrounding financial matters pose one of the main areas of...

Is your workplace making time for mental health? #timetotalk

Andrew Peters
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Every year, Time to Change run the campaign, Time to Talk Day with the aim of getting the nation talking about mental health.  The intention is that by having conversations, misconceptions and barriers around mental health can be reduced. It is...

Why Heads of Terms (HoTs) can be such a HoT topic

Nancy Wilson
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If a landlord wants to grant and a tenant wishes to take a lease of a commercial property, then ideally the parties should set out the main terms of what they foresee will form part of the lease. Effectively the HoTs is the skeleton of what the contractual...

Why Heads of Terms (HoTs) can be such a HoT topic

Nancy Wilson
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If a landlord wants to grant and a tenant wishes to take a lease of a commercial property, then ideally the parties should set out the main terms of what they foresee will form part of the lease. Effectively the HoTs is the skeleton of what the contractual...

Home Extensions and Conversions

Mark Ridley
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Home Extensions and Conversions – Avoiding the Nightmare Scenarios Moving house can be stressful, expensive, and difficult, particularly in a tough market.  Home renovation projects offer an alternative and they seem to be as popular as...

Rectifying a commercial contract

Andrew Peters
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Rectifying a commercial contract, how do the Courts do it? If you are the owner of a business, it will be common for you to work with commercial contracts. It is important to note that the terms of a contract do not have to be written down to bind parties...

Is vegetarianism a protected characteristic

Andrew Peters
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Is vegetarianism a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010? This was the question that a recent Employment Tribunal had to answer when Mr Conisbee, a waiter at a hotel, brought a claim against his former employer, Crossley Farms Ltd claiming...

Are you selling a haunted house?

Kevin Duffy
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Not so long ago, BakerLaw had the pleasant surprise of being asked to confirm whether the property our client was selling was indeed haunted and if so, what plans were in place to deal with said haunting. To make matters even more strange, the buyers...

Child arrangements for the holiday period

Wendy Armstrong
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It’s never too early to think about child arrangements for the holiday period It is the time spent with family during the holiday season that makes it such a special time of year. However, for some families the time leading up to the holidays can...

How do businesses or individuals get their money once they have a judgement

Danielle Dyer
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The overall objective of those who bring a money claim, is to recover their money from their opponent (‘the Defendant’), but unfortunately obtaining the judgment is only the first step to achieving this objective. If you successfully obtain...

Data protection: Should businesses be worried?

Andrew Peters
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Data protection: Should businesses be worried? With British Airways (BA) and Marriott receiving notices of proposed fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulatory body that enforces data protection policies in the UK,...

Did the 'Queen of Soul' leave a valid Will?

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Did the ‘Queen of Soul’ leave a valid Will? Aretha Franklin died on the 16th August 2018 at the age of 76 after an ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. Recent news reports have now revealed that a handwritten Will has been discovered under a...

You're fired! - have you been unfairly dismissed?

Andrew Peters
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When an employee is dismissed from their employment, it is natural for that person to feel as if they have been treated unfairly. An employer is entitled to dismiss an employee provided they can show that the reason for the dismissal was one of five...

Why use a Solicitor to write your Will?

Hannah McGavin
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Why use a Solicitor to write your Will One of the benefits of using a solicitor to write your Will is the level of protection and security that there is for the client. There are many unregulated options available to write a Will, including DIY Wills,...

Who will make the decisions if you can't?

Hannah McGavin
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Who is going to make decisions for you when you can’t? The answer may surprise you…. If something was to happen to you and you couldn’t make decisions about your finances or personal wellbeing, your family or friends would be able to...

The Parent Trap

Wendy Armstrong
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Do you know your rights as a step-parent? In the ever changing landscape of society, it is now commonplace for parents of children to separate or divorce, making room for new relationships and sometimes, new roles. The idea of step-parents and step-children...

Clarity when drafting is key - a lesson from the High Court

Danielle Dyer
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It is a business person’s nightmare when the contract they thought was sound and wind proof turns out to be open for interpretation. The High Court gives a stark reminder for the need for clarity when drafting. The recent case of Macquarie Capital...

How much do you know about cookies?

Andrew Peters
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What is a cookie? We’re not talking about the chocolate chip variety! A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ such as a computer, when the user opens a website. This allows the website to identify...

Was covert recording by employee 'misconduct'?

Andrew Peters
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The advent of smartphones means that it could not be easier to make an audio recording of an internal meeting without the other party’s knowledge. Employees may feel confused and vulnerable and want the protection of recording exactly what the...

Are you working too hard?

Andrew Peters
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Do you feel physically and emotionally exhausted all the time and lack motivation at work? Do you have a demanding job that constantly makes you feel stressed? You could be suffering from ‘burnout’. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced...

The Tenant Fees Act 2019: New obligations on Landlords

Danielle Dyer
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On the 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (‘the Act’) came into force which heralded big changes for landlords and tenants in respect of payments that landlords (or letting agents) can charge to tenants and the treatment of a tenant’s...

Is your business property in order? Part 3

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This is the last in a series of three articles encouraging businesses to ensure that their property paperwork is in order.  This week we consider additional ways to protect your business from unforeseen circumstances and how to enhance your...