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Restrictive Covenants: What Employers need to know

In today's dynamic business environment, employers often rely on an array of legal tools to protect their business interests. Among these tools are Restrictive Covenants, which have recently undergone significant scrutiny and changes in UK employment law. In this article, we explore the different restrictive [...]

By |2023-11-30T12:10:52+00:00November 30th, 2023|

2024 National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

On 21st November 2023, the Government announced its acceptance of the recommendations put forward by the Low Pay Commission (LPC), relating to the increase of national minimum wage rates that will come into effect on 1st April 2024. The National Living Wage (NLW) is currently [...]

By |2023-11-29T15:21:34+00:00November 29th, 2023|

Changes to the law on Disclosure of Criminal Convictions to an Employer

On 28th October 2023, section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force.  This new legislation reduces the time period before criminal convictions become spent and are no longer legally required to be declared to an employer. In this article, [...]

By |2023-11-20T18:00:26+00:00November 20th, 2023|

Arranging Contact with your Children over Christmas 2023

As Christmas approaches you are probably beginning to make plans for the festive period and if you are a separated parent, this can be difficult. Establishing a reasonable and fair arrangement in relation to contact with your children can be emotional and stressful, especially for [...]

By |2023-11-17T15:10:40+00:00November 17th, 2023|

When do you need a Solicitor to help with your Probate?

When a person dies, their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries after paying off any liabilities.  This is called Estate Administration, and the first stage is normally to obtain Grant of Probate from the Probate Registry and to calculate and pay any Inheritance Tax that [...]

By |2023-11-03T15:06:52+00:00November 3rd, 2023|

Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Creating a workplace environment that is free from sexual harassment is not only a legal obligation but also morally imperative. In the UK, the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is taken very seriously, and organisations should take proactive steps both to try to [...]

By |2023-10-26T17:39:19+01:00October 23rd, 2023|

Property Searches – Unveiling the What and Why

Property searches are an essential part of the conveyancing process and if you are buying with a mortgage, they are mandatory. In this article, we will explain the reason property searches are necessary and explore the various types that will be carried out. What [...]

By |2023-10-03T13:59:06+01:00October 3rd, 2023|

New Law to give Employees a greater say over their Working Patterns

On 18th September 2023, the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 was passed by Parliament.  This introduces a new statutory right for employees to request more predictable working patterns.  In this article we look at why the new rules are coming in, who will [...]

By |2023-09-29T14:39:42+01:00September 29th, 2023|

A First for Backhouse – Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeships

Backhouse Solicitors are delighted to announce that Zoe, Alexandra, and George will be the first at Backhouse to enrol onto the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship with BPP. We are thrilled to be offering this opportunity to our future solicitors and are dedicated to supporting them [...]

By |2023-09-29T14:45:27+01:00September 26th, 2023|
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