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Help for Heroes

Our Charity Board was established in May 2010 with the aim of raising money for the firm's selected charities and also to support staff with any of their own charitable endeavours. Every financial year we ask our…

Automatic Enrolment Pensions

Automatic Enrolment Pensions

Since October 2012 the Pensions Act 2008 has required employers to automatically enrol eligible workers onto a workplace pension scheme. This obligation currently only applies to the largest employers but will eventually…

Pension

Automatic Enrolment Pensions

Since October 2012 the Pensions Act 2008 has required employers to automatically enrol eligible workers onto a workplace pension scheme. This obligation currently only applies to the largest employers but will eventually…

Empty Property Rates Updates

Empty Property Rates Updates

Earlier this year, we reported on empty property rates and strategies a property owner might consider in order to reduce their liability for business rates.   Since that article, a new empty property rates relief…

Pre Nup

Pre-nuptial Agreements - Protect Your Future

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract a couple enter into before they get married, which is intended to outline what would happen with regards to their financial matters were they to separate at a future date. Strictly…

Millions of pounds settlement for our client

Millions of pounds settlement for our client

The Defence disputed some elements of causation with regard to our client's mental health condition. However, there was no doubt that all of the consequences of his spinal injuries flowed from the admitted negligence.…

Protected Conversations

Protected Conversations

In July a new regime of protected conversations was introduced to enable employers and employees to offer and discuss a Settlement Agreement in the knowledge that their conversations cannot be used in any subsequent…

Handing over the reins if you can’t cope

Handing over the reins if you can't cope

As life expectancy increases, governments and individuals face new realities that come with improved longevity. Some of the most complex decisions are over finances, particularly for those who lose their independence…

Employee Shareholders

Employee Shareholders

The new status of Employee Shareholder became effective from 1st September 2013.   Under the scheme an Employee receives a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £50,000 worth of fully paid up shares. When the Employee…

Saving for Children

Saving for Children

Parents and grandparents find that putting aside wealth for when children grow up is as powerful a motivation for saving as is providing for their own old age.   The financial advantages of placing assets with…

Important Changes to Employment Law

Important Changes to Employment Law

On 29 July 2013 four important changes were introduced: -   1. Fees in the Employment Tribunal;   2. Cap on unfair dismissal compensation;   3. Negotiations leading to Settlement Agreements (Compromise Agreements)…