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).
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Dispute resolution can be a stressful and sensitive issue to tackle. A dispute, by its very nature, involves disagreement and potential conflict. This how-to guide is designed to explain, in as simple terms as possible, the different potential pathways and steps one can take in cases of dispute resolution. If you come out the other end of this piece with a greater understanding of the process, then our work here is done!
Before we get into specifics, here are a couple of key points to keep in mind:
Whilst many assume that resolving disputes means going to court if an
What do you get for that difficult-to-buy-for family member at Christmas? We’ve all been there, and chances are a fair number of us have ended up buying some sort of store gift voucher. It’s a simple but useful option that everyone appreciates!
Against the backdrop of reports of some high street retailers going through difficult times, it’s worth bearing in mind that if the retailer whose gift vouchers you have bought ends up in insolvency, administrators routinely refuse to honour the vouchers. Instead the voucher holders are treated as if they are unsecured creditors of the company. In practice, this …
The term ‘DIY Divorce’ refers to a divorce or dissolution that takes place with little or no legal assistance. This means that the various stages of your divorce are handled by you personally, rather than by a solicitor.
More specifically, you’ll go through the process of drafting your Divorce Petition/completing your Acknowledgement of Service Form, completing your Decree Nisi and your Decree Absolute personally.
There are many reasons why you might be inclined to opt for a DIY divorce, but equally, there are many reasons why a DIY divorce may work out to be more costly and time consuming than …
The legal services of the Co-operative are talking up the resulting outcomes of governmental efforts to help speed up the divorce process for couples, stating that it can see their clients through the entire process within 2 months.
Official stats show that divorce can take, on average, around 54 weeks to completion. Despite this, Co-op Legal Services claims that it can now complete the process in 8 weeks on average.
This effort consists of two ‘pilots.’ One is geared towards drastically reducing the time it takes for the relevant papers to be signed by the court. This is done through …
This week’s episode of Dragons Den on BBC 2 saw two entrepreneurs who had met at university, Henry de Zoete and Will Hodson, land what is, on paper, the best deal in the history of the show so far.
The pair went into the Den seeking £90,000 investment for just 1% of their business. Their product is an online service that uses algorithms to automatically switch subscribers to the best available energy deals when they reach the end of their current deal, meaning their customers would always be paying the best rate available without having to raise a finger after …
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