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How overage agreements can boost profits from your land transactions

Does your business own land that is ripe for development?  If so, how do you get the best value from a potential developer?  The price they pay will take into account the time and money they expect to put in, but you will also want it to reflect...

Attention Landlords, did you realise?

HMO LICENSING EXTENSIONS Changes were made in October 2018.  Previously a property was only classified as an HMO (and this needed a permit) if it was rented to five or more people from more than one household, was at least three storeys high, and had...

What to do if you have suffered a head injury

Head injuries have the potential to cause life changing injuries and can happen in a number of ways, from tripping over in the street or being involved in a car accident to undergoing a medical procedure or operation that goes wrong.  For a serious head...

Divorce: am I entitled to share my spouse's pension?

As part of any discussion regarding family finances following divorce, it is important to consider pensions.  As Cath Freeman, family law expert with Malcolm C Foy & Co. in Doncaster and Rotherham explains, this is particularly so if compared to your former spouse you only have a very modest pension of your own or perhaps no pension at all.

First Meeting with your Divorce Lawyer

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...

New Stamp Duty Rules Explained


Performance Management

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...

How to reduce your inheritance tax bill

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...

Executive Severance Packages (Settlement Agreements)

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...

Mental Health at Work

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,...

Thinking of Buying a Short Lease Flat?

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...

Shared parental leave for new parents

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...

Ten Common Mistakes when tackling business debtors

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...

How to Protect your Children's Inheritance

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...

Different ways to a Divorce Settlement

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...

Pregnancy Discrimination

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...

Claiming Compensation for a Head Injury?

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...

October 2015 Employment Law Update

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...