Yearly Archives: 2014

A valid will is the best Christmas present for your family

Monday, 22 Dec 2014

 will drafted by a solicitor is the best Christmas gift for your loved ones, according to local law firm AWB Charlesworth Solicitors Keighley and Skipton based  law firm AWB Charlesworth solicitors is calling on the 30 million UK adults who do not have a will to make legally drafting their final wishes top of the... Read More

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

Friday, 21 Nov 2014

Landlords wishing to recover rent due under a Lease from a sub-tenant of their tenant by serving notice on that sub-tenant should note that there is now a mandatory period of 14 days from service of the notice on the sub-tenant before the notice becomes effective.     If a Landlord serves a notice on... Read More

Equal Pay Audits – The impact on Employers

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

On the 1st October 2014 new regulations came into force making it compulsory for employment tribunals to order equal pay audits against employers facing claims against equal pay. The new regime follows 45 years of slow progress made in tackling pay discrimination and gender equality and hopes that the new power given to tribunals will... Read More

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Landlords Beware!!

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

  Most residential landlords will be aware of the requirements when taking a rent deposit to register the deposit with an authorised scheme and serve prescribed information on the tenants. They will also be aware that when the fixed term (usually 6 or 12 months) comes to an end a statutory tenancy comes into being... Read More

Don’t neglect your personal and business interests

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014

It is important that those with business interests not only look after the legal affairs of their business but also their personal legal affairs. The following is a list of some of the main legal issues business owners should consider. Individuals with interests in private limited companies ·         Individuals who own shares in a company... Read More

Email misuse and identity policy in the work place: Employer advice

Thursday, 25 Sep 2014

The majority of businesses who use email in the work place take advantage of the benefits such as speed of use and ease of communication. With this ease employees can easily start to feel a sense of informality when using work email so regularly, and misuse the address for personal reasons that aren’t always related... Read More

Fake CVs on the rise as employment competition increases: How to deal with lying employees

Thursday, 11 Sep 2014

As competition in the present day job market rises, an increasing number of candidates, many of which are graduates, are resorting to adding false and misleading information regarding their qualifications and experience in their CV’s. Apart from slight exaggeration most people add to their CV’s to stand out, some candidates go too far in making... Read More

Life Interest Trusts, Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) bills and burying one’s head in the sand

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

I have just read the case of HMRC v Evans, 2014 UKFTT 628 TC with interest. This involved an “old style” pre- March 2006 life interest trust. For those not in the know a life interest trust arises when an individual, through a trust, has the right to enjoyment of assets but cannot dispose of... Read More

Employee Facebook profiles: Should employers have access?

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014

  Social media within the workplace is an increasingly common subject, integrating into the way businesses operate around the world. The power of social media over the past few years alone has proven a vital tool for success for businesses both big and small, helping them promote, advertise and gain access to a pool of... Read More

Dangers of DIY probate

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Recent figures published by the High Court have revealed a threefold increase in claims for the mishandling of a deceased individuals estate over the past year. The figures follow a surge in the number of DIY executors appointed by families to handle probate matters. Appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the... Read More