You may have heard the terms “Will” and “Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)”, or “Executor” and “Attorney” be used interchangeably, but they are actually very different things. It is important to distinguish between them, as they are both significant documents that provide for your wishes at different stages of your life.
Separating isn’t a decision that is taken lightly. Whether it was your decision or your partner’s you’re still likely to experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Married or not the consequences can be equally difficult.
The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on Friday 29th March 2019 and negotiations about the future relations between the UK and the EU are currently underway. Trade, travel and security are the main items on the agenda and it is hoped that an agreement on how these areas will be managed post-Brexit will soon be reached.
Mental Health problems can affect anyone at any time. Our mental health is equally as important as our physical health, but why do we find it so easy to neglect? Until recently the social stigma associated with mental health meant it was an issue that nobody would speak of. Fortunately, this has reduced, and momentum has gained surrounding the need to raise awareness of mental health problems, particularly in the workplace.
Have you ever thought about the different words used to describe death? I have heard lots of expressions used, from “passed away” and “lost” all the way to “kicked the bucket” and “popped their clogs”. People often use these phrases to avoid saying the word “death” in the hope it will make the idea more palatable, or easier to comprehend.
It is with excitement and delight that Lawson-West Solicitors, Market Harborough & Brown & Company Solicitors announce their joining together to form Lawson-West Solicitors incorporating Brown & Company.
Negotiating contracts is routine practice for any business, it is important that they are documented correctly and cover the key issues you require them to, to avoid any future complications or disputes. This article addresses all types of contracts and provides an overview on the key aspects to think about when negotiating any kind of contract.
The Government has announced plans to reform divorce laws, something that hasn’t been updated in 50 years despite colossal changes in modern society. In the past 50 years there has been a sharp rise in the number of marriages ending in divorce and the process is often unpleasant for those involved. Considered ‘archaic’ the reform is being welcomed by many.
In 2017 the Government published a bill to offer two weeks’ paid leave for bereaved parents. And this week, the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act 2018, introduced by Kevin Hollinrake, MP, received royal assent.
Working in Britain compared to other countries typically means working long days, carrying out demanding tasks and taking breaks that are few and far between. Working life can be tough, often leaving us feeling exhausted, deflated and lacking in motivation.
It is considered that individuals doing the same job or work of equal value should receive the same or equal pay; but in many cases they do not, despite the law saying otherwise. Shockingly this is the case with the 1,000 current and former employees of Tesco who back in July 2018 lodged claims to the Employment Tribunal for equal pay.
Introduced in 2017, the Gender Pay Gap Report requires by law, employers in Great Britain with 250 employees or more to publish certain information regarding the pay of males and females in their organisation. The aim of the scheme is to reduce the pay gap between genders and in time achieve equal pay throughout
A break clause is a clause in a fixed period lease providing both the tenant and the landlord with the option to end the lease early. As a tenant this can be extremely useful, particularly if it is a new business venture or a new branch being opened. A break clause permits a tenant to walk away from the premises if it transpires it is no longer a viable option to maintain.
The HMRC recently challenged the working status of around 60 top level football referees who officiate over the matches between professional teams playing in leagues below the English Premier League. These Level 1 referees typically receive match fees worth hundreds of pounds and in some cases, totalling an annual income around £10,000.
Defining the role of an au pair, should in theory be relatively easy. Au Pairs are usually individuals from another EU Country, who come to help with either the housework or childcare duties for a family, working between 25 to 30 hours a week in exchange for a live-in room and board, as well as “pocket money”.