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Your FAQs Answered: Settlement Agreements

What is a settlement agreement? A settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is commonly used by an employer to seek an employee’s waiver of claim, normally in exchange for financial compensation. They are often used to terminate a contract of...

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Eviction ban extended until 31 May 2021

UPDATE - 11 MARCH 2021 Yesterday, the Government announced an extension to support for residential tenants. The ban on bailiff-enforced evictions, and the requirement for landlords to provide 6-month notice periods to tenants before they evict them, will be extended...

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Who inherits if a loved one dies without a will?

Who inherits if there is no will? It is estimated that as many as 30 million people across the UK do not have a will. Losing somebody close to you is a difficult enough time for anybody, but if that person dies without leaving a will, it can cause additional distress...

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Your FAQs Answered: Property Ownership Disputes

We answer some of the most common questions about property ownership and jointly owned property disputes. My partner and I bought our home jointly. We were never married but have now separated. How much of the property do I own? The beneficial interest in the property...

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Cohabitation disputes: property ownership and rights

What is a cohabitation dispute? Disputes about property ownership can occur in a variety of circumstances. You may be going through a divorce, may have bought property with family and/or friends, you may be contesting a will, or you may have inherited some property....

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What is inheritance tax?

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax that sometimes has to be paid on a person's estate after they have died. Because talking about death is uncomfortable for many of us we don’t tend to dwell on it, but have you thought about what happens to your assets...

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Could your CCTV cost you millions?

As an employer, you may have a number of reasons for monitoring your staff. You may track email and internet use, perform spot checks or use CCTV and video surveillance. These may be legal or regulatory requirements in some sectors, and others may use such measures...

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The pitfalls of DIY probate

Do I need to use a lawyer for probate? When somebody close to you dies, dealing with their affairs can be a challenging task. And if you have been left in charge of sorting out somebody’s property, money and possessions after they’ve passed away, then the chances are...

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Dealing with probate

Probate is the legal process that you have to go through before you can deal with a person’s assets after they die. It is possible to deal with probate yourself, and when a will is simple and the person dealing with it is confident with the probate process and various...

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