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    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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    How to Remove a Name from a Title Deed

    There are several reasons why you might consider removing a name from the title to a property, and each situation calls for various courses of action, which are listed below.

    Here we will detail the process of removing a name from a title deed in the most straightforward circumstances, before detailing amendments in accordance with common complications.

    The process of removing a name from a title deed is called a transfer, of which there are three main types:

    • A gift of no consideration: This means that the previous owner signs over their share of their property with no expected benefits
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    What Are Settlement Agreements and When Can They be Used?

    A settlement agreement is a contract between an employer and employee (or former employee) that is used to record terms of agreement between the parties following the termination of employment. The main purpose of settlement agreements is that in signing them, the employee waives their rights to bring a claim against the employer in a Court or tribunal, and they usually involve an agreed payment from the employer to the employee.

    To be valid, the agreement must be in writing, must relate to particular potential complaints or proceedings, and must state that the relevant statutory conditions regulating settlement agreements have …

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    10 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Nuptial Agreements

    Sometimes in a marriage, one party possesses more than the other in terms of wealth or assets. Should these assets be acquired prior to the marriage, then one party may wish to take precautions to protect these assets should the marriage fail. This is possible with a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, which is a formal contract between a couple that sets out for division of their assets in the event of a divorce/separation.

    The document is signed before the couple marry and is usually a document entered into by couples who have a particularly uneven distribution of wealth. As pre-nups are becoming …

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