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Here’s how to claim your power of attorney refund

If you applied to register a power of attorney in England or Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you are entitled to claim back part of your application fee. The fee was reduced from £110 to £82 in April 2017 leading to the Ministry of Justice agreeing to refund the excess to […]

5th February 2018 David Birchall

News

Beswicks Legal teams up with Netbiz to transform online access to legal services

Beswicks Legal has unveiled a new website, which gives visitors access to a library of legal questions and answers, a live chat facility and online legal services, alongside a slick new look. The top tier law firm based in Stoke-on-Trent teamed up with digital experts Netbiz Group to create the modern, user-friendly site transforming access […]

HR

Top tips on dealing with sickness absence

Every week the Beswicks’ employment team answers dozens of questions from employers. We know first-hand the issues that are causing business-owners and HR professionals, sleepless nights. One of the biggest headaches is how to handle absenteeism, so we thought it might be useful to share with you the top three HR questions that we have received so far this year on this hot topic.

Debt Recovery

Are you up-to-speed with the pre-action protocol for debt?

On 1 October 2017 a new pre-action protocol for debt claims came into force, which aims to encourage early engagement between parties, avoiding the need for court proceedings.

GDPR

Is a work email address personal data under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is raising many questions among employers, not least whether a work email address should be regarded as personal data.

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