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Do I have to agree to my children being removed from my care?

Do I have to agree to my children being removed from my care? A section 20 agreement is governed by the Children Act 1989 and is a tool that most Local Authority’s will use. A section 20 agreement is a voluntary agreement signed by those with parental responsibility (usual...

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Pre-proceeding + PLO Solicitors

Pre-proceeding + PLO Solicitors Pre-Proceedings is a mechanism used by Social Services (Local Authority) to assist families who may be struggling to provide adequate care for their children. Social Services, where possible, will use Pre-Proceedings as a way to assist famil...

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Buying a Property in Wales? Stamp Duty Land Tax has recently changed…

Buying a Property in Wales? Stamp Duty Land Tax has recently changed… As of 1st April 2018, SDLT was replaced by Land Transaction Tax in Wales. Like SDLT, LTT is payable when you purchase a property or lease a build or land over a certain price. The difference is that LTT is only payab...

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Has the gender pay gap report made you wonder if you are receiving equal pay?

Is your colleague being paid more than you, and the sole reason is because they are a different gender? Is there something you can you do about it? In the UK, there are equal pay laws and sex discrimination laws which say that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. Firstly find ou...

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Released under investigation

In recent years there have been many changes to the investigation stage of the Criminal Justice System.  Arguably one of the biggest changes is the introduction of being released under investigation (RUI) but what does it mean to be released under investigation. It essentially means that you are ...

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Guide to Remortgage

Home owners choose to remortgage for a number of reasons whether it is to release equity, to change lenders or to remove one party from a joint mortgage. Whatever your reason, you need to appoint a solicitor that you trust to deal with the legal aspects. Our Role & What We Do We act on you...

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Choosing Your Own Solicitor

You have just put an offer in for your dream home or had a sale agreed for your current property. The Estate Agents want to know who your solicitor is. They may even recommend someone local to you or pressure you into choosing a solicitor that they want you to instruct. You may even question can I c...

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Redundancy

  Being dismissed or dismissing someone is a very difficult position to be in. It may come as a shock to both an employer and employee to suddenly have to think about redundancy dismissals. While you are dealing with redundancy, it is important to know that employers are required to follow c...

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Contact arrangements for children

Child contact arrangements can be a difficult point to agree on for many parents who are separated. It is important to bare in mind that any animosity between parents can have a detrimental impact upon a child. The current law states that each child has a right to a relationship with each parent ...

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Slipping on ice and snow

If you have suffered an accident as a result of slipping on ice or snow you may be able to make a claim for compensation for personal injury. In order to be eligible to pursue a claim, you must have suffered injury and the fall must have been the fault of someone else. Whilst we appreciate it imp...

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