Monthly Archives: August 2015

First visit to our new Bradford office!!!!!!!!

Friday, 28 Aug 2015

    From Left to right: Umberto Vietri (Head of Commercial); Mel Crewe (Marketing Executive), Felicity Green (Facilities Manager) and Charlotte Gooch (Paralegal) Exciting times prevail, as our commercial department expands to open a third office in Bradford city centre. AWB Charlesworth will be offering full commercial and employment law services to business clients based... Read More

Updates on holiday pay, annual leave and sickness absence.

Monday, 24 Aug 2015

There have been notable employment cases this year with regards to holiday pay, annual leave and sickness absence, which have paved the way to significant legal decisions being made. A case in Northern Ireland confirmed UK employers’ worst fears by stipulating that there is no reason in principle why voluntary overtime should not be included... Read More

New Health and Safety Legislation for Residential Landlords

Thursday, 20 Aug 2015

Under measures recently announced by the government, from the 1st October 2015 Landlords will be legally required to install working smoke alarms (and in some cases carbon monoxide alarms) in their properties on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation. The government has stated... Read More

FSCS provide protection for temporary high balances up to £1m

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

On 3rd July reassurances were made to all consumers with temporary high balances which are held with a bank, building society or credit union- that should they fail, then their money is protected with an extra layer of security.  The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects some types of temporary high balances of up to... Read More


Monday, 10 Aug 2015

There has been a lot of talk of Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) in the media recently due to the Government’s proposal to create an additional tax free individual allowance which will be deductible against the value of a residential property in an estate when someone has died. We await further details of the proposals to know... Read More

Equal Division of Assets?

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

In a recent Court of Appeal Judgment, the decision was upheld to award the Wife the entirety of the matrimonial assets valued at £550,000 on the basis that the Husband had “abdicated responsibility” for her and his children. The couple married in 2002 and had two children before separation in 2011 when the Husband, an... Read More