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 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?
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
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
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
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
Recent changes mean that the minimum figure for which a statutory demand can be served on an individual debtor is £5,000. This is an increase from the previous figure of £750.This has potentially significant consequences for commercial landlords. Previously landlords were often able to use the statutory demand method as a swift way of obtaining... Read More