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Gender Identity Policies in Employment Law

Gender Identity Policies in Employment Law

For more information about gender identity policies and how best to implement them in your specific circumstances get in touch with our Employment Law team today on 0330 912 8338. Introduction to Gender Identity Policy As a matter of law employers must give their...

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Image-based Abuse and Online Leaking

Image-based Abuse and Online Leaking

What remedies are available for victims of image-based abuse? The rise of mobile phones has led to a proliferation of intimate images being shared online without the consent of the individuals in them in what is known as image-based abuse – or, more colloquially,...

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Introduction to Dogs at Work Policy

Introduction to Dogs at Work Policy

As a matter of law employers must give employees employment contracts which cover the key terms of the employment relationship.  As a matter of good practice, and often a resource that can save a dispute from arising or provide the best framework for resolving a...

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Introduction to Data Protection Policy

Introduction to Data Protection Policy

As a matter of law employers must give employees employment contracts which cover the key terms of the employment relationship.  As a matter of good practice, and often a resource that can save a dispute from arising or provide the best framework for resolving a...

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Introduction to Adoption Policy

Introduction to Adoption Policy

As a matter of law employers must give employees employment contracts which cover the key terms of the employment relationship. As a matter of good practice, and often a resource that can save a dispute from arising or provide the best framework for resolving a...

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What is a Legacy in a Will & the Types of Legacy Gifts

What is a Legacy in a Will & the Types of Legacy Gifts

What is a Legacy in a Will A legacy is term used to describe a gift - that is, something which is specifically assigned to an individual and named as such in a Will. This could be a fixed sum of money or an item of personal property that you wish to see gifted to a...

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‘Caveats’ and preventing a grant of probate

‘Caveats’ and preventing a grant of probate

Are you a named executor in a Will – or administrator if no Will – but are being “left out of the loop” for no good reason? Is there a dispute about who can apply for probate, or about the existence or legality of a Will? If so, it may be necessary to challenge...

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Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?

When choosing to buy a property with someone else, it’s important to consider what would happen to your share if you were to pass away. There are two different ways of owning a property jointly: as joint tenants or as tenants in common. Joint tenants If you own a...

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Mortgages in later life and after retirement

Mortgages in later life and after retirement

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to secure a mortgage once retired or over the age of 60. However, aside from the usual risks associated with obtaining a mortgage, there are a number of extra considerations that retirees or borrowers in later life should...

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What Happens if a named Executor Becomes Incapacitated?

What Happens if a named Executor Becomes Incapacitated?

The role of being Executor to a Will is a big responsibility and requires a high duty of care in managing and protecting the deceased’s estate. But what happens when the individual named as Executor for a Will loses mental capacity themselves and can no longer fulfil...

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Whistleblowing Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

This Insight is #13 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Whistleblowing Policy An individual blows the whistle when they report or expose wrongdoing to another individual within their business or they report it externally, for example to a...

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Sickness Absence Policies

Sickness Absence Policies

This Insight is #11 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Sickness Absence Policy Both long-term and short-term sickness absence can be very disruptive to a business, and they can adversely affect productivity.  Although both types of absence...

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Employee Holiday Policies

Employee Holiday Policies

This Insight is #8 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Holidays Policy Employers aren’t required by law to have a Holidays Policy, but it’s a good idea for employers of all sizes to have such a policy. The holidays law and their relationship...

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Grievance Procedure UK: Guide for Employers

Grievance Procedure UK: Guide for Employers

This Insight is #7 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Companies in the UK need a grievance procedure should anything unfair happen in the workplace. This article explains what employers need to know about Grievance Policies in the UK....

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UK Company Dress Code Policy

UK Company Dress Code Policy

This Insight is #5 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Although a dress code policy is not required by law for UK companies, it’s good practice to create policies that may save a dispute from arising, or just simply to have everyone on the...

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Compassionate Leave Entitlement

Compassionate Leave Entitlement

This Insight is #4 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Understanding Compassionate Leave Entitlement as an Employer and Employee What is Compassionate Leave? Compassionate leave is when an employee takes time off work in order to deal with a...

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Creating a Company Expense Policy in the UK

Creating a Company Expense Policy in the UK

This Insight is #3 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. A company expenses policy is advisable for UK businesses that need to reimburse employees that pay out of pocket for business related goodies, but what is paid for needs to be stipulated...

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Anti-corruption and Bribery Policies

Anti-corruption and Bribery Policies

This Insight is #2 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Anti-corruption and Bribery Policy It’s illegal for employers and their employees to accept or make gifts, payments or incentives to gain extra business. Business owners, company officers,...

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Adverse Weather & Travel Disruption Policy

Adverse Weather & Travel Disruption Policy

This Insight is #1 in our Employment Handbook series, keep an eye out for more. Winter weather can cause major travel disruptions, which might prevent employees getting to work. There can also be other situations that cause disruption, such as industrial action on...

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Securing your Digital Afterlife

Securing your Digital Afterlife

We all like photos and for over 100 years they’ve served to preserve those poignant moments and important memories. While things may have moved on considerably technology wise, photos continue to play a huge sentimental role in our lives. We should therefore continue...

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Our Whiting Street Branch is Now Open!

Our Whiting Street Branch is Now Open!

An office in the heart of Bury St Edmunds We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently opened another office in the heart of Bury St. Edmunds on Whiting Street. Some might say its excessive to have two offices in Bury St. Edmunds but we wanted to make sure that we’re...

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Who is Entitled to See a Copy of a Will?

Who is Entitled to See a Copy of a Will?

Who is Entitled to See a Copy of a Will? Wills are a legal way to ensure that your estate is distributed according with the wishes you put into writing before death. When drafted with the help of the help of an experienced Wills Solicitor, you can ensure all your...

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Leaving a Gift to Charity in Your Will

Leaving a Gift to Charity in Your Will

For more information about leaving a gift to charity in your Will get in touch with our Private Client team today on 01284 767766 Leaving a charitable legacy in your Will is becoming more popular, with 19% of UK charity donors choosing to leave a gift in their Will,...

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What happens to my Digital Assets if I die?

What happens to my Digital Assets if I die?

Now, more than ever before, life is captured and stored in and across various digital assets – from social media accounts to email accounts, photo storage accounts and more. But what happens to those digital files and assets when you die? For more information on the...

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Remote Witnessing of Wills

Remote Witnessing of Wills

For more information about the changes made to your options when creating a Will get in touch with our Private Client Team today on 01284 767766. Remote witnessing of Wills has been extended until 31st January 2024 – but was it necessary? Zoom, FaceTime, Teams – these...

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Parents and Children – Distribution of Money

Parents and Children – Distribution of Money

For more information on how your money will be distributed when you die get in touch with our Private Client team today on 01284 767766. Death, taxes – you know the rest. You need to consider what happens once you’ve gone – what happens to the money, the house, the...

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Who gets the kids when we’re gone?

Who gets the kids when we’re gone?

Nearly two-thirds of adults don’t have a Will with a named legal guardian for their children – this can mean that your child/children could be left with someone you wouldn’t necessarily have chosen yourself. When creating or updating a Will with a Wills Solicitor,...

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A Good Divorce?

A Good Divorce?

For more information on how to best to accomplish having a ‘Good Divorce’, get in touch with our Family & Relationships team today on 01284 767766. Each year Resolution, a national family law association committed to promoting amicable settlements in Family Law...

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Living Together Myths

Living Together Myths

For more information on the facts and myths about co-habitation get in touch with our team today on 01284 767766. We have offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Sudbury and London and would love to give you the clarity and understanding you need. According to the Office of...

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Blended Families

Blended Families

For more information on how to overcome the difficulties of ‘blended’ families, get in touch with our Family & Relationships team today on 01284 767 766 ‘Blended’ families are becoming increasingly common as couples who have children from previous relationships...

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Are you ever too young to make a Will?

Are you ever too young to make a Will?

For more information on the benefits of having a Will contact our Private Client team today on 01284 767 766 Today I saw a 24 year old client who came into the office to sign her Will and she told me that when she had mentioned to her friends that she had made a Will...

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How to recover a trade debt

How to recover a trade debt

For more information on how we can support you in the recovery of a trade debt contact our company commercial Law team today on 01284 767766. Most, if not all, businesses will need to pursue an unpaid invoice at some time. This checklist highlights the advantages and...

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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Be in control of what happens to you. Want to create a Lasting Power of Attorney? Contact our Private Client team today to arrange a no charge consultation 01284 767766. An LPA is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as...

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Business Lasting Powers of Attorney

Business Lasting Powers of Attorney

Mitigating disruption and crisis management We’d recommend always having a contingency plan in place especially when considering business assets. Should you ever be in a situation where you can’t make important decisions who have you appointed to act on your behalf?...

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Company Formation

Company Formation

Company formation or company registration is the process of incorporating your new company with Companies House. Completing this process means your business becomes an independent legal entity. This means the company will be seen as separate from the owners in regard...

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Living Together Agreements

Living Together Agreements

Cohabiting Couples For more information on how to create a Living Together or Cohabitation Agreement and your options contact our Family and Relationships team today to arrange an initial consultation 01284 767766. What is a living together agreement? Moving in with...

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Advanced Statements and Decisions

Advanced Statements and Decisions

Documenting your wishes If you would like more information on how you can ensure your wishes are followed should anything happen, contact our Private Client team for an initial consultation on 01284 767766. What is an Advance Decision? An Advance Decision provides you...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

Why everyone should have one We recommend everyone entering into a prenuptial agreement before entering into a marriage or civil partnership. For more information on how to create the right agreement for you and your partner contact our Family and Relationships team...

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Selling a Business

Selling a Business

Legal issues to consider This checklist sets out the legal issues to consider when selling a business. You should always take legal advice at the start of any sale. If you would like further advice on selling a business and the process or selling commercialassets...

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Family and Divorce Collaborative Law

Family and Divorce Collaborative Law

To find out more on the services available to you when negotiating to details of a divorce or separation contact our Family and relationships team today on 01284 767 766 If you and your partner are separated, it can often be very difficult to talk about the practical...

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Tenant and Landlord Break Clauses

Tenant and Landlord Break Clauses

Commercial Property For more information on commercial property leases and your options as a Landlord or Tenant, contact our Commercial Property Law team today on 01284 767766. Break clauses in leases… What is a break clause? A break clause can be included in a...

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What is the cost of moving home?

What is the cost of moving home?

Whether you’re buying your first or dream home, for more information on the costs associated with buying or selling contact our Conveyancing team today on 01284 767 766 Buying a Property When buying a home, the standard costs you can expect to incur are: Your acting...

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Contract Negotiations: Key Issues

Contract Negotiations: Key Issues

Contract Negotiation Checklist Our Business Law team have experience dealing with complex commercial contracts and negotiations. Contact our team today to discuss your situation in more detail on 01284 767766. This checklist highlights the key issues to consider when...

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Pensions and Divorce Guide

Pensions and Divorce Guide

Pension sharing on divorce Pensions are a very important part of any financial settlement. If you have questions regarding your financesand how they will be affected during divorce proceedings. Contact our Family and Relationships team on 01284 767766. Pensions have...

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A Quick Guide to Disciplinaries

A Quick Guide to Disciplinaries

If you have a difficult situation and you think you may need to discipline an employee, then don’t hesitate to call our HR and Employment Law team on 01284 767766 for a chat and some guidance. In the meantime, you can read the following useful guide for how to deal...

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Guide to Making a Will

Guide to Making a Will

We believe everyone should have a Will. We have created our own Wills preparation system making the process easier for our clients. Our team offer Wills and Probate services across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. We are experienced in dealing with a vast...

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Purchasing a Property in Joint Names

Purchasing a Property in Joint Names

Are you thinking of purchasing a property in joint names? If you would like legal advice on any Residential Conveyancing matter you can arrange a no obligation consultation with our Residential Conveyancing Team today on 01284 767 766. If you are purchasing a property...

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Employee use of Social Media

Employee use of Social Media

Social Media Policy Checklist Your employees can really help your business and raise your profile by posting on social media. But they can also have a negative impact on your brand if you’re not careful. If you have any queries about your employees’ use of social...

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Quick Guide to Managing Sickness Absence

Quick Guide to Managing Sickness Absence

If you have a challenge with an employee on sickness absence, or if you think one may be looming then don’t hesitate to call our HR and Employment Law team on 01284 767766 for a chat and some guidance. You might find the following a useful reference for how to deal...

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A Quick Guide to Investigations

A Quick Guide to Investigations

Carrying out an internal investigation If you have a difficult situation and you think you might need to investigate an employee’s misconduct, then don’t hesitate to call our HR and Employment Law team on 01284 767766 for a chat and some guidance. In the meantime, you...

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Trading Entities – What Should You Be?

Trading Entities – What Should You Be?

If you have started or considering starting a business and would like to discuss your options in greater detail, do not hesitate to contact our Business Law team today and arrange a consultation on 01284 767766. Starting a business can be a complex process and the...

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Intestacy Rules

Intestacy Rules

What happens if I die without a Will? Don’t leave it to chance, for more information on creating the right Will which protects your final wishes contact our team and avoid the consequences of intestacy on 01284 767766. If you die without leaving a Will, you are said...

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Breaching Terms of a Consent Order

Breaching Terms of a Consent Order

Matrimonial Finances Has my ex breached the Consent Order? As soon as an Order has been approved and sealed by a Judge it becomes legally binding on both you and your ex and you should both comply with the terms of the Order. This includes keeping up with all payments...

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Recruitment Checklist for Employers

Recruitment Checklist for Employers

It’s in the best interest of your company to have a clear recruitment or equality policy so you and your staff can follow the policy as set. If you have a recruitment or equality policy and you want to deviate from it, then you’ll need to be able to justify not...

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Inheritance Tax and Tax Efficient Wills

Inheritance Tax and Tax Efficient Wills

Making the most of your Estate Inheritance Tax legislation is constantly changing and it is as important as ever to ensure that your loved ones are adequately provided for in your Will. Making a Will can help to ensure that your estate pays as little Inheritance Tax...

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Accredited Wills and Probate Solicitors

Accredited Wills and Probate Solicitors

Proud members of The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) We’re delighted to be an accredited member of The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This scheme ensures we follow best practices and procedures to meet the highest...

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Quality Assured Conveyancers

Quality Assured Conveyancers

Proud members of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme We’re proud members of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This scheme acknowledges firms who achieve the quality standard for delivering residential conveyancing services. Firms who...

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We are Resolution Solicitors

We are Resolution Solicitors

Committed to conflict reduction As Resolution Solicitors we’re part of a community committed to supporting separating families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Reducing confrontation within family law issues allowing for better outcomes for...

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Sudbury office now open

Sudbury office now open

Bringing Atkins Dellow services to another town centre If you’ve been in Sudbury you may have noticed our most recent office and meeting centre opening at  2 Friars Street. Despite the tendency for shops to close on local high streets we’re looking for more locations...

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Important Notice: Staying COVID-19 Secure

Important Notice: Staying COVID-19 Secure

Notice to All Visitors To comply with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 please adhere to the following procedures: Please don’t enter our offices if you have any of the main Covid-19 symptoms: A high temperature This means you feel hot to the...

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Domestic Abuse: What are your options?

Domestic Abuse: What are your options?

A surge in domestic abuse cases during lockdown If you believe you are in immediate danger, and you are able to, you should call 999 for police assistance. If you have called 999 and are unable to speak for whatever reason, dial 55 on your handset and this will alert...

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