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Written warnings and unfair dismissal

An interesting case was recently considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on an issue which will be familiar to employers; namely written warnings. The employee in question had 17 expired warnings on his employment record amassed during some 13...

Losing your deposit in a property purchase

It is fair to say that a house purchase is the biggest single investment that many people will make.  An established part of the house buying process is the payment of the 10% deposit on exchange of contracts.  In the majority of cases, the...

Time to update your Will?

It is possible for someone who has been left out of a deceased person’s will to make a claim for ‘reasonable financial provision’ under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the 1975 Act). Not just anyone can...

Seeking advice early in divorce proceedings

Public funding ('legal aid') for people wanting to get a divorce has not been available since April 2013. The Law Society is the professional body that represents solicitors in England and Wales. In November 2017 the Law Society published some...

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