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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...

Online Divorce - Avoiding the Lawyers!

Anyone starting divorce proceedings might have noticed that you can now submit a divorce petition to the Court directly online.  This is a great step forward for the Court, and we’re sure many people will take the opportunity to...

Revised How To Rent Guide

Attention all Landlords! The Government has published a revised version of “How To Rent – A guide for current and prospective tenants in the private rented sector in England”.  This guide booklet sets out the consequences of entering...

Agreeing Commercial Lease Terms

Claire Cooper, an Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Property team at Talbots Law says “clients never realise the importance of the terms of their lease until their circumstances mean that they need to rely on them.  A client who signs up to a...

World Cup Fever - how to manage employee absence

So the World Cup is in full swing and England is in the semi-finals!!  It might even be coming home! Although the match is due to kick off outside of working hours, as an employer, what do you do about late requests for annual leave and...

Purchasing HMO/Assisted Living Properties - what are the pitfalls?

With a substantial increase in the number of commercial clients purchasing HMOs or Assisted Living properties designed to provide care in the community, Claire Cooper, from our Commercial Property team looks at the background behind this increase, and the...

Plumber Wins Landmark Case Against Pimlico Plumbers

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Pimlico Plumbers this week and upheld the decision made by the Employment Tribunal and Court of Appeal, that plumber Gary Smith was in fact a ‘worker’ under the Employment Rights Act 1996, and not...

The Split - A Family Lawyer's View

So who watched the BBC One drama The Split? Well, as a family lawyer, of course I did! Although I wasn't a big fan at the start, I was on the edge of my seat by the final episode waiting to see whether Hannah would stay with Nathan, despite...

Landlords' Rights When Tenants Don't Pay

Claire Cooper, an Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Property team at Talbots Law says “Landlords don’t like empty units and a tenant who doesn’t pay the rent is never desirable, but businesses can face challenging times which can leave...

Development Land - Realising Potential

Claire Cooper an Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Property team at Talbots Law says “with a growing society, more houses are needed and local authorities are reviewing green belt parameters and encouraging infill of already developed areas.  ...
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