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Employment Law - October 2017

  Welcome The unmistakable hints of Christmas that are appearing in shops are signaling that 2017 is nearing its close.  With next year just around the corner, employers are being urged to make preparations for one major shake-up...

Will I keep my house on divorce?

Clients starting divorce proceedings are often concerned about the family home and what will happen to this upon separation. Often the family home (also known as the former matrimonial home or ’FMH’) will be the divorcing couple’s main...

Planning for the worst case scenario - would your business be ready to handle a serious injury in the workplace?

Very few businesses can say with any confidence that they would be ready and able to swiftly and calmly respond to a serious workplace injury to an employee in the terrible event that one should occur. Yet it is vitally important that they be able to do...

Abattoirs to Install Cameras Under New Government Plans

CCTV would be required in all abattoirs in England if the Government implement plans to further safeguard animal welfare . A number of cases in recent years have highlighted the treatment of animals at slaughterhouses and the Government has moved to...

Common Law Marriage

As a matter of law a common-law marriage does not exist.  If an unmarried couple that live together split up there is no formal procedure to go through that is akin to a divorce.  As the law currently stands there is no obligation for one party...

What should I expect after contacting a regulatory solicitor?

Almost every aspect of your business that requires compliance with legal duties will fall under a regulatory framework and will be enforced by regulatory agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive ; the Environment Agency or local authorities. If...

Driving Offence in a Business Vehicle - Where do I Stand?

If you or your business are notified of an investigation or prosecution for a motoring offence , you should contact a driving offence solicitor as soon as possible.  For offences like speeding, the enforcement process may be started with a Notice...

Employment Law - September 2017

July and August may not have delivered the perfect summer. But, by way of silver lining, we have had some significant employment law developments. One of these is the publication of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, addressing many...

Black Country Trader Prosecuted

A car salesman from Wednesbury was recently given a suspended prison sentence after admitting to the sale of dangerous and unsafe cars. Arslaan Asif, of Wednesbury Sales, in Holyhead Road, was charged with eight offences involving the sale of cars. These...

What should I do if I am served with a Noise Abatement Notice?

If a council receives complaints about nuisance it must investigate to determine whether there is a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 .  This can include smoke; noise from premises, vehicles, equipment or machinery; smells...
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