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    We Have Acquired Several Departments from Grindeys Solicitors

    We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the Corporate Law, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution and Wills, Trusts and Probate departments of fellow Staffordshire based law firm, Grindeys Solicitors.

    The acquisition sees us welcome 11 team members from Grindeys Solicitors to now offer a larger team who are all dedicated to providing even more legal services. The new team members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our current teams to enhance the legal advice we offer across Staffordshire and Cheshire.

    Commenting on the acquisition Tim Cogan, Managing Director Compliance Officer and Head of the Personal Injury Department …

    Are New Home Freeholds Worth It? It’s Time to Consider Your Options.

    A recent article from the BBC claims that new house freeholds aren’t “worth the paper they’re written on”, with one person saying “I don’t trust landlords and leaseholds. I promised myself I would never get involved with a leasehold property. Now finding out my freehold isn’t worth the paper it’s written on makes me so angry.”

    Andrew Burrows – Director and Head of our Residential Property team says “it’s very important when buying a property that you get the correct advice, and this can be particularly important when buying a new build property.”

    The article also states “once the estate …

    Tinsdills Family Team Is Growing!

    Continuing our excited news last month with welcoming Helen to the family team, we are now pleased to announced that Sarah Longley, has completed her training contract and has qualified as a Family Law Solicitor. Sarah started her training contact at Tinsdills in 2017 where she completed seats in Family, Commercial and Residential property then went back to complete her final seat in the Family department. Sarah says “She is excited to be continuing her career at Tinsdills”.

    Well done Sarah!

    Sarah has a wide range of experience in dealing with divorce including the preparation of petitions and the proceedings …

    A Guide To Lone Working

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance defines a lone worker as someone who works by his/herself without close or direct supervision.

    A few examples include –

    • People who work, say, in a petrol station or shop
    • People who work from home
    • Mobile workers outside of their fixed base such as postal staff, estate agents, community care workers
    • Professionals visiting domestic and commercial premises
    • People who work separately from others (reception workers or those who work outside normal business hours)

    Some industries may prohibit lone working such as fumigation work, diving operations, vehicles carrying explosives.

    Lone working is not against …

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    Pre-nup are not just for the rich and famous!

    Excerpt from full article by the Law Gazette on 27 August 2019, where it was stated from research that “’Generation Z’ – those born from 1996 onwards – are likely to take a pragmatic approach to marriage and protect their assets before tying the knot, a YouGov survey on prenuptial agreements suggests.”

    The article published stats saying “Of the 136 respondents aged between 18 and 24, 42% of women and 36% of men said they would likely sign a prenup.

    The top priorities for the latest generation differ slightly: 50% of men thought the agreement should cover cars and motorbikes, …

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    Helen Jackson joins Tinsdills Family Team!

    We have a new Solicitor joining the Family department here at Tinsdills, please welcome Helen Jackson! Helen joins us from Woolliscroft’s, having qualified in 1989, specialising in Family Law. Helen has 30 years of experience in supporting clients through divorce proceedings, resolving financial issues, working with cohabiting couples, dissolution of civil partnerships, single-sex relationships, and children’s issues.

    Helen was one of the first solicitors in Staffordshire to train as a Collaborative Family Lawyer, she has been a member of Resolution for many years with her practicing style reflecting its values. Practising as a family meditator, Helen can provide effective representation

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    The Importance of a Shareholders’ Agreement

    Having a well-drafted shareholders’ agreement in place not only documents the understanding between shareholders in relation to particular matters, which can provide certainty, but can also provide shareholders with better protection in the unfortunate event of relationships deteriorating.

    So what is a shareholders’ agreement?

    A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between the shareholders of a company, and more often than not, the company itself, which sets out agreed matters between them such as how shares can be transferred, how dividends are payable, non-compete restrictions and exit plans, amongst other things. It gives the shareholders personal rights and imposes personal obligations …

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    10 Things to Consider When Making a Will

    Let’s face it, there are more cheerful things to think about than what happens to our assets when we die, and the thought of writing a Will can seem quite a daunting process.

    However, writing a Will creates clarity and peace of mind both for you and those you leave behind, and with the right help the process can be simple and stress-free.

    If you’re looking to write a Will, here are ten things that you should definitely consider:

    1. What are your assets?

    Before making your Will, you should take some time to consider and write down what the …

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    A Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney

    We all hope to live out our days in relatively good health and independence. However, we also know that this isn’t guaranteed. If you become incapable of managing your own affairs due to ill health, you need to ensure that you have appointed somebody trustworthy to manage your affairs on your behalf.

    It is always preferable that you decide who makes decisions for you in the event that you become incapable to make those decisions yourself later down the line. This is known as creating Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).

    What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    A Lasting Power …

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    Essential Employment Law Updates

    Employment law is probably the fastest changing area of law and it is hard to keep abreast of the constant updates and changes. We have listed below some of the upcoming key changes to provide a snapshot of some recent employment law updates.

     

    April 2019

    Auto-enrolment contributions

    All employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment need to take action to ensure at least the minimum contributions are being paid into the pension scheme. The minimum contributions for auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase from 6 April 2019 for both the employer and employee.  Employers will have to …

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