A common problem faced by landlords wanting to evict their tenants is that once a court has granted a Possession Order, the tenant still refuses to leave.  This can be incredibly frustrating for the landlord as it may have already taken several months to obtain possession and they may have incurred substantial fees for legal…

Were you taken in by a leaflet put through your letterbox that looked similar to this? Or perhaps you were invited to attend a seminar locally called “Keep It In the Family”, run by Universal Wealth Preservation or any of its associated companies? The police’s Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit is investigating over 100 reports of fraudulent activity…

It’s very hard sometimes to keep up with all the legal implications of running a business. That’s why helping business owners with their contracts of employment and Statutory Sick Pay policies keeps me busy… So here’s a quick and brief summary for you on Statutory Sick Pay and who is entitled to it and when….

When an owner of commercial business premises agrees to grant permission for those premises to be occupied by a third party, it is important to consider whether the occupation should be on the basis of a lease, a licence or a tenancy at will, as each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Firstly, we…

As a Firm we regularly advise our clients of the importance of a Power of Attorney and the usual response, quite understandably, is “I don’t think I am in a position to need one of those yet”. We have recently been instructed in several cases where unfortunately, a person has lost their capacity to articulate…

Administering the Estate of a loved one or friend can be an extremely challenging experience, particularly when acting without legal advice. We have therefore outlined a few points of interest that may assist you along the way. If you would like to discuss the administration of an Estate with a member of our team then…

There are two kinds of Power of Attorney that are commonly used today, Enduring and Lasting, and both must be registered before they will be recognised by organisations with which an Attorney might need to communicate. The registration process differs hugely between the two kinds of document and, thankfully, has become a much more straightforward…

For many separated or divorcing families, this Christmas may be the first major holiday where everyone is living separately. Organising time with your family can become complicated and this can lead to tensions between parents and children alike. The fundamental advice is that, wherever possible, do try to keep all arrangements for seeing the children…

If you have entered into and won in a Court case, then you will know how satisfying it can be if a judgement is obtained in your favour against your opponent. However, what happens when this victory is cut short when your opponent, the now debtor, does not pay? A judgement can be “enforced” to…

Clients often come to us having been handed a wad of paper, full of legal jargon, conspicuously titled “settlement agreement”. This can be an unnerving moment, even when it is expected. So, what is a settlement agreement? Put simply, a settlement agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee to compromise an employee’s…

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