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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Golden Handshake payments on termination of employment
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    When an employment relationship comes to an end one option is for an employee to agree to waive any employment law rights they may have in return to a termination payment often referred to as a Golden Handshake. Under current legislation up £30,000 of any termination can be made tax free to the employee making… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    School Holidays – The kids may love them but what about the parents?
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    A new study suggests that whilst the children were enjoying the lack of school and the freedom to play in the sun or rain, the summer holidays are placing more strain on parents’ marriages than any other time in the year. Financial stress on top of the necessity to balance work and childcare during the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Can you get divorced in England?
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    Modern laws in the European Union make it easy for members of other nations states to live in the UK, this together with marrying abroad becoming more common leads to many separating couples unsure which countries court they need to file for divorce in.   It does not matter which country you get married in,… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Tax Avoidance Scheme Promoters: Government Closes In
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      Users of failed tax avoidance schemes will face penalties, and government will clamp down on high-risk promoters under proposals put forward in a newly launched consultation (see the Government announcement here) This consultation will focus on two main issues: i)              tackling the behaviour of high-risk promoters of avoidance schemes, and ii)             penalties for users… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Will the Alternative Business Structure used by Co-Op Legal Services survive?
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    The Law Gazette (the industry magazine for solicitors in England and Wales) is reporting the Co-Op Legal Services arm has posted losses of £3.4m for the first half of 2013.  Last year the same period showed profit of £700,000.00 and it remains to be seen whether such a turnaround on the balance sheet can be… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Family Law Children Quiz, True or False
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    Not sure of your rights with regards to your children, take our true or false quiz to find out how much you really know. Q 1      My child was born before December 2003, I have never been married to the mother but I am registered on the birth certificate. I can consent to medical treatment… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Divorce rising amongst the over 60s
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    The Office for National Statistics has released information claiming that the number of over 60s getting a divorce in England and Wales has been on the increase since the 1990s. The number of people getting a divorce however has gradually been falling since the 1990s overall, yet the over 60s sector of divorces has been… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Is property the new pension?
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    Britons are turning their backs on pensions and investing for their retirement by renting out or selling their property. One in 20 intend to sell their home to fund their retirement. 5 million people across the UK plan to sell or rent out their property to fund their retirement, according to Barings. People are living… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Apple v Samsung – The Smartphone War Continues
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    The US International Trade Commission (US ITC) upheld the decision that Samsung had infringed Apple patents in their production of mobile phones, media players and tablets from 2011, which could prove to be a key case in the ongoing battle between the rival companies. The battle between Apple and Samsung which spans 10 countries and… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Jackson reforms to impose cost sanctions
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    The High Court has flexed its muscles again by using the new Jackson reforms on costs to impose cost sanctions on those who fail to follow the new regime. In the infamous case of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] (Plebgate), News Group failed to file its cost budget in advance of the 7… Learn more


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