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Compulsory Mediation for Small Claims up to £10,000

Legislation introducing compulsory mediation for small claims up to £10,000 is expected to come into force during this parliament, the Ministry of Justice has announced. When a claim is currently issued and becomes defended, the parties must complete a directions questionnaire – at this point, they may decide whether they want mediation, which is optional. […]

19th September 2023 Richard Anderson

News

Beswicks Legal Senior Partner Gary Mellor presented with surprise award

Beswicks Legal Senior Partner and Beswicks Sports Managing Director Gary Mellor received a surprise lifetime achievement accolade at Staffordshire University’s inaugural Business Awards. The award recognised Gary’s outstanding contribution to the business community, as well as to the legal sector and sports management, regionally, nationally and internationally over a period of four decades. Having started […]

HR

Five top tips on settlement agreements

Formerly known as a compromise agreement, settlement agreements are used to bring employment to an end on mutually agreed terms. They often involve payment of ‘compensation’ by the employer, on the basis that the employee won’t bring any claims against them

Private Wealth

Majority of people unaware of the risks of using unregulated will-writers

Six out of 10 people are completely unaware that will-writers in the UK are unregulated, leaving consumers with no protection at all. By having a will written by a qualified solicitor, however, people can be sure of their adviser's professional credentials and the body that regulates the services that they provide.

Property

Top five things to ask when choosing a solicitor for your house move

Once you’ve accepted an offer on your property your estate agent will usually ask you for details of the solicitor you’ve chosen to act on your behalf. Your choice of solicitor can make a huge difference to how smoothly your move goes, as well as your stress levels!

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