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Are you being offered voluntary redundancy/severance and your employer wants you to sign a settlement agreement?

If you are being offered a chance to leave your employment under voluntary redundancy/severance and your employer wants you to sign a settlement agreement, these are some of the things you need to know before you decide: You need to get independent legal advice on the terms of the agreement before you sign. Your employer […]

14th August 2019 Laura Franklin


New appointments strengthen Beswicks Legal team

Beswicks Legal has welcomed two new additions to its team. Experienced wills and estates solicitor Caroline Hewitt has joined the private wealth team. Caroline has expertise in all areas of private wealth work and specialises in the administration of estates and trusts. Caroline is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). […]


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.


First-time buyers' reliance on 'bank of mum and dad' could exempt them from stamp duty relief.

Many first-time buyers need to accrue significant savings and parental contributions in addition to a mortgage to begin their property ownership journey. But relying on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ can create problems with first-time buyer Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.

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