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Keeping in contact at Christmas

It’s that time of year when the shops start filling with all of the must-have items, supermarkets tell you to get in quick and order the turkey and trimmings, and there's still 7 weeks to go! The sad thing is, at this time of year family...

The Dangers of DIY Wills

We all need a will, and there’s no question that it’s one of the most important documents we will ever write.  Surely it makes sense, then, to seek professional advice when deciding who you want to inherit, so that when the times comes your...

Budget 2018 - what property buyers need to know

Keith Yates, Director of Residential Property at Talbots Law, looks at what the Chancellor’s plans will mean for the housing market “With the market stalling in the last few months, and fears that house price could fall significantly if the UK...

When the employment relationship goes wrong

Guest blogger David Campbell from DPA-OK

Is it really worth having a written tenancy agreement?

The short answer is YES! In the absence of a written agreement a tenancy agreement does still exist even if there is only an verbal agreement between the Landlord and the Tenant. For example, the Landlord and Tenant may have agreed at the start of the...

Workplace Discrimination against 'caste' - can you claim?

Caste relates to the different social levels within certain cultures and racial groups throughout the world, and has been the subject of much argument and debate for many years.  However, employee discrimination by reason of caste is not currently...

Japanese Knotweed - A Knotty Problem

Japanese Knotweed is a fast-growing and invasive plant that is almost impossible to remove without expert advice and help.  Whether you are buying or selling a property, it‘s essential that you and your solicitor consider this knotty...

Owens v Owens - no grounds for divorce decision

Is it time for a shift towards 'no-fault’ divorce cases in England & Wales? The Supreme Court has today unanimously rejected an appeal made by a wife seeking a divorce from her husband of 40 years. The decision will mean that Tini Owens...

Is the heat making waves in your business?

With the heatwave back in full swing and the Met Office issuing an amber “heat healthwatch warning” for parts of England this week, just what are your duties to your staff? All employers have a legal obligation to make sure that the temperature...

Property Fraud - how to avoid

Property is usually our most valuable asset - which is why property fraud is on the increase.  Solicitors have a role to play in checking property transactions are genuine as the recent Dreamvar Case has highlighted, but there are also...
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