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Determining Employment Status

There are a number of employment statuses and the relationship between employer and employed person may be difficult to determine. Ultimately it is the Employment Tribunal which will determine the actual relationship. This article explores some of the possible relationships.
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What Happens When A Probate Is Contested?

Contentious probate refers to any dispute relating to the administration of someone’s estate when they die, whether it involves a dispute over the value of assets, the interpretation of a will, or dealing with difficult executors.
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Prenuptial Agreements in the UK

When planning a marriage, there is a fear that discussion of a prenuptial agreement will create a lack of trust between you and your partner. While you don’t want to ever have to use it, a prenuptial agreement may prevent further damage should the relationship unfortunately break down.
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Can I copy the terms and conditions from someone else's website?

Terms and conditions listed on a company website are an important legal document, just like terms and conditions given to customers in hard copy or sent by email. There have been cases where start-up businesses have opted against producing their own contracts of business and instead sought to copy and paste competitor’s terms and conditions, in whole or in part.
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Driver conduct hearings - What you need to know

If you are a professional driver, or currently applying for an LGV or PCV licence, there is a chance you could find yourself being called for a Driver Conduct Hearing. This means you will be assessed by the Traffic Commissioner to determine whether you are fit to hold a professional licence.
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What constitutes grounds for redundancy?

Redundancies are a form of dismissal in employment. A key consideration is that for redundancy to be genuine, it must be demonstrated that the employee’s job will no longer exist after being removed. Redundancy can happen for a number of different reasons, the most common of which are outlined below.
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We are thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Bristol Law Society for this year’s Law Firm of the Year (up to 15 Partners).
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Are Non-Disclosure Agreements Necessary?

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (‘NDA’) is required to protect confidentiality between the parties. This could be between two or more parties where the parties wish to work on a project to share and and develop confidential information or where one party wishes to disclose to or allow another party or parties to use their confidential information.
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Lasting Powers of Attorney - Are they still a good idea?

You may have seen or heard the comments of retired senior Judge Denzil Lush concerning Lasting Powers of Attorney and why he would never sign one himself. This has prompted new and existing clients to consider whether they should retain their power of attorney or enter into one.
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How Long Does Power of Attorney Last?

Powers of Attorney are instruments which allow a third party to take decisions on your behalf if you lose the capacity to do so.