A new small claims pilot allows the Courts to determine on paper the outcome of the claim, even where parties are not in agreement. Solicitor Madhvi Panchal explains...
What happens when the person who has the authority to deal with the estate is unable to make decisions and carry out their role as an Executor? Solicitor Sophie Forsyth explains...
Special Guardianship Orders: Solicitor Charley Kelly explains...
Solicitor Phoebe Skarlatos explains...
Such change was always going to see a surge in cases – but how many have there actually been?
What rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren? Charley Kelly explains...
To remove a child out of the UK without the consent of all people who have Parental Responsibility, is likely to result in criminal abduction proceedings. What you need to know...
It was ruled that an employee, who had been dismissed from his role for not attending work as a result of Covid-19 concerns, was not automatically unfairly dismissed. Satinder Kaur explains...
Solicitor Sophie Forsyth explains...
For many tenants a big risk in moving premises is what your ex-landlord may claim in dilapidations costs. Madhvi Panchal explains...
When a couple separates, one of the most difficult and stressful aspects is sorting out the division of the assets. The Family Law Team explains...
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we have taken a look at what can be done to promote positive mental health in the workplace.
How to pay for the funeral of a loved one - when you don't have access to their savings? Probate and Wills Solicitor, Phoebe Tranter, explains the options....
Definitely one of the more healthier recipes in our Amazing Staff Recipes book. Stay healthy. See all our staff recipes here...
Lawson West’s specialist Wills Solicitors, Phoebe Tranter, adds her experience of how virtual witnessing works in real life
Many people are looking to create a Will at the moment - How can you sign your Will and have it witnessed by two people, adhering to social distancing?
Learn the 7-Steps of Mindfulness and using meditation to help control stress and anxiety whilst in Coronavirus Lockdown
Watch our easy, digestible video with advice on the re-engagement provision and the end of Furlough Leave.
How to make your Will with Lawson West Solicitors during Lockdown
How the Government's new protective measures work for commercial tenants paying rent, ensuring cash-flow for landlords
On 15 April, Vaishali Thakerar was a speaker at the RICS-organised Covid-19 webinar on the impact of Coronavirus on employment in the workplace.
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020 came in to effect on 6th April 2020. The new legislation defines the 'Salary Premium'. What is a Salary Premium and how is it used in a NMW calculation?
Minimum Wages are ‘On The Up’ - Are you aware of the new rates?
Probate Registry holds-up finalising the estates of the deceased with a 4-6 week delay
What is Furlough Leave for Employees? Find out here from Lawson-West
The Finance Bill legislation affecting Contractor status will be delayed 12 months to 6 April 2021
Following this week’s announcement regarding school closures teamed with the need for social distancing and isolation, family lawyers are being asked how best to manage arrangements for children with separated parents.
An Employment Tribunal held that a worker had been indirectly discriminated against by a temporary work agency due to their ‘no beards’ policy.
Last year, journalist Freddy McConnell, who is now legally recognised as male and has undergone gender reassignment, lost the right to be named his child’s father at the High Court. This week, he has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.
Deciding to make an appointment with a family lawyer, is not usually a decision that you make lightly. You might have had some initial telephone contact and done your own research, but it is really a face-to-face meeting that will give you the most appropriate advice to manage your relationship issues.
Earlier this week, details were unveiled of an ‘enhanced’ version of the Domestic Abuse Bill. The Bill was first introduced in July 2019, but progress was halted because of September’s unlawful prorogation of parliament and December’s general election.
In the event of a relationship breakdown many believe that cohabiting couples have the same protection as married couples or couples in a civil partnership, but this is simply not true.
Lawson-West is shortlisted for ‘Small Law Firm of the Year’ in Leicestershire Law Society Awards 2020
With just over a week since the United Kingdom left the European Union, Emma Piff, Head of the Family Law team at Lawson-West, looks at the impact this is expected to have on Family Law.
A report has been published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance and Intergenerational Fairness (APPG IIF) recommending the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT) in its current form.
Excitingly, today, MPs have launched an inquiry on the back of BBC research in October 2019 which found that of over 13,500 of respondents suffering with Endometriosis and its symptoms had nearly all said it had badly affected their career, sex life and mental health.
A recent case has emphasised the importance of knowing, understanding and complying with company policy and procedures for internet usage and conduct.
Following last week’s announcement that Jack’s Law will come into effect from 6th April 2020, Vaishali Thakerar, Head of the Employment Law team at Lawson-West Solicitors, takes a look at what the changes mean and the impact they will have within the workplace.
We have just had Christmas and blink, before we know it, February half term will be here. With this in mind Emma Piff, Head of the Family team at Lawson-West Solicitors has put together some hints and tips to help individuals navigate the school holidays as a separated parent.
The new employment bill, affirmed by the Queen during the state opening of parliament, is set to take effect over the next coming months. The bill is proposed to make things easier within the workplace and enhance much needed protection for women and those in need of flexible working solutions.
For many, the cat or the dog sits at the heart of the family unit, they are loved by all and have a unique bond with each member of the family. When a relationship breaks down deciding on the fate of the pet can prove to be one of the hardest decisions.
Action Homeless charity campaign in December
Delays to Probate should be over by Christmas say Probate Registry
With the General Election less than 10 days away, we’ve put the parties’ policies on employment law into one simple and easy-to-read article.
In his latest article, David Heys explores the importance of properly drafted legal paperwork and shares some of his experiences that highlight the risks of cutting corners.
Lawson-West Solicitors is proud to be a part of the LeicestershireLive Business Executive Awards 2019. As one of the category sponsors of the event, Lawson-West Solicitors is involved in deciding the winner of the Medium Business Executive of the Year award.
Lawson-West Solicitors is truly delighted to be one of the category sponsors at this year’s LeicestershireLive Business Executive Awards and will be sponsoring the Medium Business Executive of the Year category.
– A Timeline of Sexism and Equality. The main Acts of law that have brought us closer to Equality in the UK and within the legal profession.
The workplace can be rife with these due to differing opinions and it can be a tricky celebration to negotiate with employees. Halloween divides people’s opinions, for some it is an important festival to be celebrated whilst others find it offensive.