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Rights in your relationship and the common law myth

Rights in your relationship and the common law myth

The concept of the 'common law marriage' has not existed in this country since at least the middle of the 16th century yet it is still one of the most common urban myths.   There are over four million* unmarried…

Workplace bullying – Where to draw the line

Workplace bullying - Where to draw the line

As an employee, you should feel comfortable attending work and not be made to feel intimidated or threatened. Your employer has a duty of care to their employees and this includes dealing with bullying in the workplace.   So…

MixedProperties

Thinking About Moving To A New Office?

Wake Smith are pleased to be recognised as approved and accredited members of HelpMovingOffice. www.HelpMovingOffice.co.uk is the independent internet resource that guides companies through the office relocation…

Old tenancy deposits

Service charges - consult or else

If you have any involvement in residential service charges then you need to know about a recent Court of Appeal decision in which, for the very first time, the Court got to consider the circumstances in which it…

Last will

BBC says 70% of UK population are without a Will

The recent BBC series 'You Can't Take It With You', has prompted the nation to think carefully about Wills and estates, after revealing that 70% of the population have not yet made a Will. Nobody ever wants to…

Building Works Affecting Your Neighbours

Building Works Affecting Your Neighbours

In a recent case the High Court has ordered a building owner to provide security to his neighbour against any potential damage to that neighbour's property even though the building works planned were going to be…

Old tenancy deposits

Landlords, forgotten to protect a deposit?

Help is now at hand for residential landlords who have forgotten to handle a tenants deposit in the way in which the law requires, thanks to a recent Court of Appeal decision. Since the 6 April 2007, within 14…

Pre Nup

Royal wedding is not an automatic holiday

Wake Smith & Tofields are forewarning employers to clarify company policy surrounding holiday entitlement in the run up to the royal wedding Bank Holiday on 29 April. But as millions look forward to a long weekend,…