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Contentious probate – what are the rules?

When a person dies, the time it takes to sort out their estate can vary dramatically. If the deceased left clear instructions in the form of a detailed Will and the content is not contested then probate can be completed very quickly. However, if someone dies intestate (without having a Will) or the Will is…

Divorcing after the summer holidays

In the UK, approximately 40% of marriages end in divorce. For years, most people thought that the Christmas period was the time that most of these splits happened, but in fact, it’s after the summer holidays that’s the peak period for separations. At a time which should be happy, full of fun, and 100% family…

White Peak Distribution staff could be entitled to 90 days’ pay

Staff of White Peak Distribution Limited could be entitled to a protective award payment following the company’s administration. On  25 August 2021, White Peak Distribution Limited announced that it was going into administration. The company employed approximately 30 employees. White Peak Distribution Limited – your protective award A protective award is an award of money,…

Supporting the employees of All Foundations

We are sorry to hear that All Foundations (UK) Limited went into administration. We understand how difficult this may be for those employees whose jobs are at risk. We are here to support those employees of All Foundations Limited through the process. Employees at All Foundations, your protective award claim If you think you are…

What permission do you need for ‘change of use’?

Covid has changed the way we work. Hundreds of companies are discovering that the service they provide can be done by employees working from home, and in many cases, it’s been found to be far more financially viable to have a team that telecommutes and uses Zoom for meetings, rather than having a bricks-and-mortar office.…

Fruehauf Ltd employees at risk of redundancy

Employees of Fruehauf Limited may be entitled to a pay-out if they are made redundant. Fruehauf’s employees potential Protective Award entitlement We are sorry to hear that Fruehauf Limited, based in Grantham, have gone into administration. This puts the jobs of 100 employees at risk, potentially making its employees eligible for a Protective Award. If…

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Toxic workplaces – when does it become a legal matter?

The school playground is notorious for bullying. But if you think that stops when you leave school and go to work, you’d be sadly mistaken. Bullying in the workplace is a common occurrence for thousands of UK employees, who are subjected to daily harassment and undue pressure from both bosses and work colleagues. So when…

New build disputes: what can you do?

Buying a new build may seem like a great idea. The property you’re buying is quite literally brand new, it’s been finished to building regulation standards, and the developer is still in the chain so if anything goes wrong, you can get them to sort it out. Right? Well, no, not always. Dealing with new…

Making a complaint about a deputy or attorney

When someone is unable to take care of their own affairs, they will often have a deputy or attorney appointed to look after their interests on their behalf. That can cover a broad range of decisions relating to medical treatment and financial management. Deputies are appointed by the Court of Protection when an individual’s capacity…

When can you claim for medical negligence?

While our NHS is the envy of the world, unfortunately, some people will have a bad experience with a medical professional at some point in their life. A rude or abrupt GP or a less than sympathetic nurse can be frustrating, but when does a ‘bad experience’ turn into negligence? Medical negligence is a serious…

Buying a property at auction: what you need to know

Buying a property at auction is exciting, exhilarating, and just a little bit scary. There’s an opportunity to pick up a real bargain (as long as someone doesn’t start bidding against you), it’s an instant purchase, and once you’ve bought your property it’s yours to do with as you wish (subject to any restrictions imposed…

GDPR: three years on

The GDPR legislation was introduced in May 2018. Since then companies such as Google have been hit with hefty fines and there have been over 160,000 breaches. While most larger firms will understand GDPR inside out (and indeed have a data protection officer in charge of this) some smaller companies are still not fully up…