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Time to pay up - National Minimum Wage is on the rise
The National Minimum Wage was first introduced as a legal requirement in April 1999. The rates are reviewed each year, with any increase applying from 1st April.
By Rebecca Brook on Thursday 21st March 2019
Buyers beware! 8 things to check before buying a house at auction
When buying property (particularly at auction), there are some important points to consider before submitting an offer or making a bid.
By Rachel Elliott on Tuesday 16th October 2018
Damages award to follow Supreme Court ruling
A man with a brain injury will receive damages following a Supreme Court ruling that patients are entitled to put their trust in all hospital staff, whether or not they…
By Michelle Armstrong on Friday 12th October 2018
Employment Law & HR Update - September 2018
Sophie Allinson discusses zero-hours contracts and unfair dismissal claims in her September 2018 Employment Law and HR update.
By Sophie Allinson on Tuesday 4th September 2018
Employment Law & HR Update - June 2018
Sophie Allinson gives an update on three recent and notable employment law cases in her June 2018 update.
By Sophie Allinson on Monday 11th June 2018
Leasehold: a ticking time bomb?
Property lawyer Kathryn Hill investigates the problems with leasehold ownership of residential properties in the UK.
By Kathryn Hill on Friday 27th April 2018
BPS penalties: Common cross compliance breaches
Agribusiness lawyer Rachel Elliott outlines the most common cross compliance breaches for farmers to be aware of when claiming for BPS payments.
By Rachel Elliott on Friday 27th April 2018
The importance of ensuring your will is up to date
Tracy Stainton explains why it’s important to keep your will up to date and looks specifically at Nil Rate Band Discretionary Will Trusts...
By Tracy Stainton on Monday 9th April 2018
Changing a farm business structure: What to consider…
Partner Richard Miller explains the benefits to farming businesses of changing business structure and why it’s important to plan ahead.
By Richard Miller on Monday 9th April 2018
The Benefits of Voluntary First Registration
Senior Associate Joanne McKenzie explains the benefits of voluntary final registration for your property and/or land...
By Joanne McKenzie on Wednesday 14th March 2018
Farm Business Tenancy or Grazing Licence?
Associate Solicitor Megan Richardson explains the differences between two commonly confused terms: 'Farm Business Tenancies' and 'Grazing Licences'...
By Megan Richardson on Wednesday 14th March 2018
New Telecommunications Code now in force
Senior Associate Joanne McKenzie reports on the new regulations for network operators and land owners when dealing with telecommunications equipment.
By Joanne McKenzie on Friday 9th March 2018