Keeping an eye on the minimum wage and other employment law changes

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne recently announced that he would like to see a hike in the rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to £7 per hour by 2015. The NMW currently stands at £6.31 per hour for anyone aged 21 or older but this rate is increased each year, usually in October, ...

Divorce rates spike in January and February

It probably comes as little surprise that the number of couples seeking a divorce goes up in the period after Christmas. The festivities can take their toll in terms of money and emotions, and they can often lead to a reassessment of marriages, civil partnerships and other long-term relationships, with many people reaching out to ...

Family law solicitors: Kent couples struggle post-Christmas

It’s no secret that the period immediately after Christmas is one of the most common times for couples to separate. The stress of festive expectations often leads to turbulent emotions and sometimes to the complete breakdown of a relationship. Although the situation is often resolved once the holiday season is over, sometimes it provides a ...

How to contest a will: make sure the experts are on your side

It’s an unfortunate fact that the death of a loved one can often lead to disputes amongst any beneficiaries with regards to the interpretation or effectiveness of any will left behind. If you are facing this situation yourself – either in terms of challenging a will or defending a challenge – it’s crucial to understand ...

Kent solicitors: keeping up to date with the law

New laws are constantly coming into effect and old ones are often repealed by Parliament. Many pieces of legislation are also amended from time to time, in keeping with changing attitudes and political decisions. Although the law affects each and every one of us, understanding all the regulations which apply to you is hard enough ...

Leading Kent lawyers helping you keep on top of legislation

New laws are constantly being introduced in the UK. Political decisions often result in legislation being formed or repealed and sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of your rights and obligations as a business or individual. This article highlights some of the u-turns of the government over recent years, from employment law reform to changes ...

UK and European law handled by Kent solicitors

Many laws are created, changed and repealed by parliament in the UK each year. As a member of the European Union, the UK is also obliged to implement any laws passed by the European Parliament. Some commentators believe that businesses are stifled by much of the red tape in the form of new regulations which ...

SMEs battling with red tape need business solicitors

The disorientating array of regulations which businesses need to deal with on a day-to-day basis can prove a challenge to even large organisations with plenty of resources. For start-ups and small or medium enterprises, ensuring that you are following all the necessary rules, whilst crucial to keep you on the right side of the law, ...

Solicitors for business in 2014

However you spent the festive period, one of your New Year’s resolutions on returning to work should be to ensure that your business is on a firm footing to enjoy success in 2014. Professional solicitors for business can help to iron out any creases in your business plan, whether you’re just starting out or looking ...

Family law solicitors: Kent couples seeking advice

In the summer of 2013 pictures emerged in a tabloid paper which appeared to show Charles Saatchi – famous for patronising Brit-art poster boy Damien Hirst – grabbing the throat of his then wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. Their ten-year marriage collapsed shortly afterwards, with a divorce being granted in a 70 second hearing at ...
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