28 09, 2017

What am I entitled to in a divorce settlement?

2017-09-14T12:15:44+00:00 September 28th, 2017|

There is no easy answer to this question, as most divorces have a large number of moving parts. Property and the family home, any business assets, pensions and investments are just a few of the things that will be taken into account. However, where the [...]

21 09, 2017

The end of Employment Tribunal fees

2017-09-14T08:54:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

The introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 was met with discomfort by many people. While the government claimed that the fees would have the effect of cutting down on “malicious and weak cases,” many feared that the reality would be a denial of access [...]

14 09, 2017

Lasting Powers of Attorney and how to use them

2017-08-15T17:15:38+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is something many of us need to consider as we get older. It is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to step in and make decisions on your behalf if and when you lack the [...]

7 09, 2017

Why Making a Will Makes a Difference

2017-08-15T17:13:32+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

53% of adults in the UK don’t have a will according to statistics from research carried out by Willaid.org. That’s over half the UK population of adults who have no control over what happens to their estate when they die. The best case scenario if [...]

31 08, 2017

Supporting carers in the workplace

2017-09-06T10:12:01+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Recent research revealed that around one in six of us regularly has to take time off work to carry out caring responsibilities. For anyone who is working full or part time, the burden of this kind of pressure can be immense. The same research [...]

24 08, 2017

Protecting Yourself With A Cohabitation Agreement

2017-08-07T11:14:09+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of cohabiting couple families in the UK doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million last year. While married or civil partnership families remain the most popular type of family arrangement, these [...]

17 08, 2017

Conveyancing For Property Buyers

2017-08-07T11:07:54+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

The conveyancing process can seem like a complex and confusing mystery to those who are new to it. Add to that the fact that, for most of us, a property purchase will be the most we will ever spend on one item and you have [...]

9 08, 2017

Forthcoming Changes to the divorce petition

2017-08-02T12:00:31+00:00 August 9th, 2017|

Changes to the divorce petition were announced on 17th July. The new petition becomes compulsory on the 4th September but can be used from the 7th August. The new petition is substantially different in layout and format to the previous form, and is an attempt [...]

4 08, 2017

Reflections on working in Skipton

2017-08-02T11:58:52+00:00 August 4th, 2017|

Driving into work this morning I heard a news article on the radio about women wearing high heeled shoes for work, and discussions about whether employers can make them part of an enforced dress code. Researchers in Aberdeen have been looking at the issue, following [...]

2 08, 2017

Good news for employees : bad news for employers

2018-01-16T14:17:58+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|

By now most people are already aware of the Supreme Court decision in relation to a case brought by the union UNISON regarding the impact of Employment Tribunal fees on access to justice. The Supreme Court has ruled that fees of up to £1,200 [...]