Yearly Archives: 2015

What are the sporting rights on the land you are on?

Monday, 21 Dec 2015

Fishing and Shooting rights are of significant value to individuals or sporting syndicates and the Estates they are on. When negotiating an agreement for such rights it is important to ensure that it protects the landowner by ensuring that it does not affect their day to day farming or other land use, limiting what game... Read More


Have you agreed to be an Executor?

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015

It goes without saying that suffering bereavement is emotionally a very difficult time for loved ones.  Unfortunately to compound this difficult period there are usually also lots of things to be organised. From a legal point of view someone will need to have the legal authority to deal with an estate of the deceased. One... Read More


Make or Break.

Friday, 11 Dec 2015

Recently the Supreme Court decided the case of Marks and Spencer vs BNP Paribas. The key point in dispute was whether on exercising a break clause a tenant is entitled, by an implied clause, to repayment of rent paid in advance relating to periods beyond the break date. At first instance the High Court said... Read More


Parental Responsibility- Who has the rights?

Monday, 7 Dec 2015

 Parental Responsibility is the legal status which determines   “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”. A person who has Parental Responsibility for a child therefore has the right to make key decisions regarding their upbringing including where... Read More


Maternity Leave benefits.

Monday, 30 Nov 2015

Many employment contracts incorporate benefits for employees such as private healthcare, pensions and childcare vouchers. When an employee takes maternity leave the employer can be left paying for various contractual benefits for up to 52 weeks, but could they prevent the employee from receiving these benefits? Maternity leave is applicable regardless of the length of... Read More


Selling your Business: 5 Top Tips.

Monday, 23 Nov 2015

Selling a business can be a long and difficult process however with the correct guidance you can sell your business in a way that can help it to grow and prosper in the future whilst still receiving a fair price for the work you have put into it. Set out below are “5 top tips”... Read More


What should happen to a financial settlement following a divorce that has been based upon fraudulent information?

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015

 The dust has now had time to settle following the Supreme Court’s much publicised Judgments in the cases of Sharland and Gohil. The cases were heard by the Court simultaneously as they dealt predominantly with the same issue; what should happen to a financial settlement following a divorce that has been based upon fraudulent information?... Read More


Ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

Monday, 16 Nov 2015

Is my residential tenancy an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)? A question commonly asked by landlords is whether their residential tenancy is an AST and if so, how is an AST ended? A residential tenancy is automatically an AST if it was entered into on or after 28th February 1997 unless a notice has been served... Read More


11 reasons (which most probably haven’t crossed your mind) why you might need your Will reviewing.

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

There are a number of events or scenarios in which a Will should be reviewed to see if they require updating. Some of these are as follows:     1)      Changes in the law in relation to Inheritance Tax. This can sometimes result in a simpler Will being just as tax efficient as a tax planning... Read More


Probation Period Dismissals.

Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015

Many employment contracts contain a probationary period for new employees. Often this will be a three or six month period that the employer will use to monitor the employee’s performance and which, in some cases, can be extended when the performance is not satisfactory. When the employee performs poorly can the employer use the probationary... Read More