Backhouse Solicitors’ blog

The Importance of Shareholder and Partnership Agreements

Having a Shareholder’s Agreement or a Partnership Agreement within your business is a cost-effective way of minimizing any issues which may arise, by making it clear how certain matters will be dealt with and providing a forum for dispute resolution, should an issue arise down [...]

By |2022-05-11T09:45:44+01:00May 11th, 2022|

The End of Unfair Ground Rents for New Leaseholders

On 8th February 2022, the government passed the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022. This long-awaited legislation will effectively abolish ground rents for almost all new residential leases and non-statutory lease extensions. The Act will mean that ground rents on most new long residential leases [...]

By |2022-04-27T15:09:52+01:00April 27th, 2022|

Menopause and Discrimination in the Workplace

Figures from HM Courts and Tribunals Service show increased numbers of Employment Tribunal claims citing menopause as the cause of discriminatory treatment or dismissal.  In this article we look at why this is happening and examine the law around menopause discrimination in the workplace. [...]

By |2022-02-21T12:57:27+00:00February 18th, 2022|

Employers – Do you have a Bad Weather policy?

With the recent announcement that from 31 January 2022 work from home advice will be lifted, many businesses are preparing to re-open their office space and welcome back their workforce.  As the weather turns to bleak mid-winter mode and the roads and transport network struggle to [...]

By |2022-02-15T14:12:32+00:00January 27th, 2022|

Cohabiting Couples: What happens if one of you dies?

It is a common misconception that when we die our assets automatically go to our partner, but this is not always the case.  If one cohabiting partner of an unmarried couple dies and hasn’t left a detailed Will, the surviving partner won’t inherit any of their [...]

By |2022-02-14T16:03:42+00:00January 21st, 2022|

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 is [...]

By |2021-12-24T12:36:56+00:00December 24th, 2021|

An Employer’s Guide to Christmas Part Three: Managing Leave

Updated for 2021 is our 3-part Employers' Guide to Christmas.  This is the time of year that can have a massive impact on businesses; either with an increased demand for products and services, or a winding down as focus shifts in your industry.  With the added [...]

By |2021-12-23T10:34:57+00:00December 22nd, 2021|
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