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Is redundancy pay taxable?
In simple terms redundancy pay, including any severance pay, under £30,000
What’s the difference between joint tenancy and tenants in common?
Joint tenants mean both owners will own the whole of the property together.
Can I give my home to my children as a gift?
Gifting your home can seem like an attractive solution, perhaps to help fun
How are finances and property divided on divorce?
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Online divorce service to be made mandatory
Online divorce isn’t a new thing. Covid has forced many aspects of life online, but HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) was actually ahead of the game in terms of digital services, having launched a trial online portal back in April 2018. As with all IT systems, the journey was a bumpy one with many […]19th July 2021
Commercial Property team boosted by addition of Emma Barnes
Experienced commercial property paralegal Emma Barnes has joined the team at Beswicks Legal. With 17 years’ experience, Emma’s appointment further strengthens Beswicks’ busy commercial property department. Beswicks Legal’s Commercial Director Ryan Yates said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Emma to Beswicks. “Our commercial property team is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable, responsive and cost-effective […]
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
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.
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!