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Discrimination at work rising for parents

A recent survey conducted by Direct Line Insurance revealed a worrying increase in the number of mums and dads experiencing discrimination at work on their return from maternity and paternity leave. Seventy per cent of employment lawyers who responded to the survey said they had seen a rise in the number of cases of women […]

27th November 2019 Laura Franklin

News

Grindeys’ acquisition boosts Beswicks’ family team

Beswicks Legal has acquired Grindeys’ family team and their clients in a deal which will see Beswicks’ family department double in size. Beswicks, a top-tier law firm based on Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, has welcomed a number of experienced and highly-regarded family solicitors into their fold as a result of the Grindeys’ acquisition. Among those are […]

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

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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