Announcing our Charity of the Year 2018

Backhouse Solicitors is proud to officially announce Look Essex as our 2018 Charity of the Year. Look Essex is a voluntary organisation dedicated to raising awareness and providing information and support to children and young people with visual impairment, their carers and their families across Essex. We are particularly excited about this partnership and look […]

Stamp Duty Help for First Time Buyers

First-time buyers will welcome the recent announcement that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is to be abolished on the purchase of their first property up to the value of £300,000, a move offering savings of up to £5,000.  Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the news as part of his Autumn Budget Statement on 22nd November with […]

Backhouse Solicitors Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Our office will be open over the festive period and our solicitors will be available should you require any legal assistance.  Our Christmas opening hours 2017 are as follows: Friday 22nd December – 8.30am – 6pm Monday 25th December  – CLOSED Tuesday 26th December – CLOSED Wednesday 27th December – 8.30am – 5pm Thursday 28th […]

Workplace Dress Codes in the News

Disputes over dress codes are again attracting attention in the press, so here’s a question for you: Can you spot the difference? your boss demands that you do not wear your hair in a ponytail your boss demands that you don’t wear a crucifix round your neck your boss demands that you shave your beard […]

Central Arbitration Committee rules that Deliveroo Riders are Self-Employed

The debate surrounding the employment status of gig economy workers rumbles on after the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) recently ruled that Deliveroo couriers are correctly classed as self-employed contractors. Earlier this year, the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) asked Deliveroo to recognise it as a trades union representing the riders and to commence […]