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How to Find your Legal Expert: Part 4 – Employment Lawyer for Employers

In this fourth edition of the Backhouse guide to finding your legal expert series, we are covering Employment Law for Employers. As an employer, you want to ensure that any legal advice you receive is professional, trustworthy and takes account of your commercial needs as [...]

By |2024-05-16T16:55:27+01:00May 16th, 2024|

The consequences of failing to pay the National Minimum Wage

With the new rates now in place for the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”), it is important that all employers update their pay structure to reflect the changes and keep sufficient records to ensure workers are being paid the correct entitlement. As we all know, pay [...]

By |2024-05-07T10:06:16+01:00May 7th, 2024|

Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 – Latest update

The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 was expected to come into force on 1st July 2024 but the Government has now announced that this will be delayed until 1st October 2024. Under the act, it will be unlawful for employers to withhold tips from [...]

By |2024-04-30T16:10:50+01:00April 30th, 2024|

Legal Protection for Unmarried Couples – Cohabitation Agreements, Wills and Declarations of Trust

Changes in society over the years have seen more couples in the UK choosing to marry later or not at all.  Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that around 20% of families in the UK are now made up of cohabiting couples, a figure [...]

By |2024-04-26T17:40:46+01:00April 26th, 2024|

How to Find your Legal Expert: Part 3 – Will Writing Solicitor

Welcome to another edition of our series and in this article, we will look at the best practices and top tips to consider when searching for the right solicitor to write or update your Will. For many of us having a Will drawn up is [...]

By |2024-05-16T16:54:03+01:00April 17th, 2024|

National Minimum Wage Rates and Other Statutory Pay Increases for 2024

Here we have our annual update on the changes to statutory pay rates taking effect from April 2024. The top band, known as the National Living Wage, currently applies to workers aged 23 and over.  This age threshold will be reduced to 21 and over [...]

By |2024-03-28T11:14:52+00:00March 28th, 2024|

How to register ownership of your property if you have lost the Title Deeds

Sometimes the title deeds to land or property can be lost over time, whether through lack of careful storage or more commonly where an elderly parent dies without passing on details of their finances. Although there are ways to replace lost deeds, the process involved [...]

By |2024-03-25T11:41:02+00:00March 25th, 2024|

How to Find your Legal Expert: Part 2 – Conveyancer

In this second edition in the series of our Backhouse guide to finding your legal expert, we are going to take you through the top tips and best practices when searching for your Conveyancing Lawyer. Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced mover, [...]

By |2024-03-12T15:37:51+00:00March 12th, 2024|
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