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Before meeting your divorce lawyer for the first time, you may be anxious about what to expect. Andrea Pashley family law solicitor and divorce law specialist at Malcolm C Foy & Co in Doncaster and Rotherham explains what will happen at the first...
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Getting the best out of employees is one of the biggest challenges faced by managers.  Taz Singh, Solicitor and Employment Law specialist at Malcolm C Foy & Co Solicitors in Doncaster and Rotherham, looks at what managers can do to manage...
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How to reduce your inheritance tax bill A combination of rising house prices and a freeze on the threshold at which estates pay inheritance tax means that many more households fall into the tax net than was once the case.  Sarah Hartley, wills...
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Negotiating an executive severance package If you need to part company with a director, for the good of the business, it may not be appropriate to follow your disciplinary procedure.  Taz Singh, Dispute Resolution Solicitor at Malcolm C Foy...
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Managing mental health issues at work One in four people will experience symptoms of mental ill health during their lives.  According to the Chief Medical Officer for England, 70 million working days are lost in the UK every year due to stress,...
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Buying a short-lease flat? If you are thinking of buying a flat, one of your first questions should be ‘is it leasehold or freehold?’ Most flats are leasehold.  This means that instead of owning the property outright, you only have the...
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Members of staff announcing that they are soon to be parents will be entitled to take shared parental leave. This applies to pregnancies with a due date on or after 5 April 2015. Under this new right, expectant parents will be able to choose how they share...
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Taz Singh, Dispute Resolution Solicitor at Malcolm C Foy & Co Solicitors in Doncaster and Rotherham looks at the ten most common mistakes business owners make when it comes to tackling debtors, and advises on the best course of action. 1. Failing to...
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As we live longer, more adults are marrying a second or third time.  Divorce among the over-60s, otherwise known as silver splitters, has risen by a third in the past decade.  While most adult children are happy that their parents have...
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When you have taken the difficult step of deciding to divorce, working out your future arrangements for children, property, maintenance payments and shared business interests can lead to a great deal of anguish. If you have not come to an agreement by...
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Pregnancy and maternity discrimination As an employer it can be difficult to balance the needs of your business with the rights of employees.  This is particularly true in relation to pregnancy and maternity rights.  However, most employers...
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A head injury can happen anywhere at any time; at work or in the home, when playing sport or when out and about, but most commonly they occur as a result of a road traffic accident.  Any injury to the head, whether it is a minor knock or a severe blow...
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October 2015 employment law update A round-up of the main employment law changes coming into effect from autumn 2015.  Taz Singh, Solicitor and Employment Law specialist at Malcolm C Foy & Co Solicitors in Doncaster and Rotherham, outlines...
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Attorneys and deputies need to be ‘squeaky clean’, and must operate with even greater care than they would with regard to their own personal finances. There have been a number of cases in the last few years of attorneys exceeding their authority...
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When a married couple separate, they need to decide what will happen to the family home.  Not only is it likely to be one of the largest financial assets of the marriage, but it may also represent sentimental value and security for any children. Family...