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Approach relationships with caution: Cohabiting couples must read

We live in an era where couples are, more often than not, cohabiting and providing one another with financial support as if they are married.  Whilst this may seem like a modern approach ...

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What can you do if your tenant is subletting?

If a landlord rents a property directly to a tenant and they decide they wish to let out part or all of the property to another tenant, it’s called subletting. This isn’t always a pr...

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Voluntary Workers – Their rights and your responsibilities as an employer

A volunteer is anyone who carries out unpaid work for a charity, fundraising body or voluntary organisation. If you hire volunteers to work for your organisation, there are certain things ...

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Tracking your digital worth for the next generation

The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are failing to record their digital worth.   In research undertaken...

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2018 EPC regulations: Notes for landlords

We all want to be greener, more energy efficient, and have warm, comfortable homes that don’t leak heat or let in the cold. If you’re a landlord, though, you now have a responsibility ...

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A commercial property Landlord’s guide to dealing with non-paying tenants

It’s an all too common problem, the Tenant’s business hits a tricky patch and all unsecured creditors of the business, not least the Landlord suffer for it.  If you do find yourself...

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Accidental partnerships: Exploring the dangers

Modern businesses tends to be conducted through an entity which limits the liability of the individuals involved. There are numerous options, Private Limited Company (X Ltd), Public Limite...

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Court of Appeal decision raises new questions over ATE Insurance

The High Court has recently seen its decision regarding a 2016 case overturned by the Court of Appeal, leaving many in the dark over whether After The Event (ATE) insurance is as protectiv...

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Trainee recruitment begins for 2019 and 2020

The application process for our next generation of trainee solicitors has now opened, as we look to recruit for one role in 2019 and two in 2020. Beginning your legal career at Actons ...

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Employment law & HR: what to look out for in 2018…

Here’s a quick round up of developments we’re likely to see in employment and HR law in 2018. Data Protection – it’s unlikely you’ve missed mention of GDPR and the Data Protect...

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