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 […]

Farleigh Hospice Make A Will Campaign 2017

Backhouse Solicitors are once again proud to be supporting the Farleigh Hospice Make A Will Campaign 2017. Throughout September we will waive our normal fees for drafting a simple will, mirror will or updating an existing will in return for a donation to Farleigh’s Hospice*. The Make a Will campaign is an great opportunity to get your […]

Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds – Update

On 26th July 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and have been since their introduction in 2013.  Prior to the ruling the Government gave an undertaking to refund all fees paid since their introduction and the following information on behalf of the Tribunal Service has recently been issued: “We are now working on the detailed […]

Employment Solicitor Vacancy

Backhouse Solicitors Limited are looking for Employment Law Solicitors to join their rapidly expanding Law firm based in Chelmsford. This is a fantastic opportunity to join this highly driven and reputable firm on a permanent basis. The role will include a varied mix of Claimant and Respondent work, including but not limited to:- Grievance and […]

Experienced Legal Secretary Required

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary within our Conveyancing department and for this role previous experience is essential. About You We don’t just want someone with the right skills, we want the right person to fit in with our warm and friendly team. You take pride in doing a great job You have excellent […]