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Why every business owner should have a Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney for business owners There is a common misconception that Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) can only be used for personal matters – this is not true. In this blog, our Wills and Probate Solicitor in Market Harborough, Sandy Kaur, explains why it is important for business owners to get a Lasting Power of Attorney sorted. Are you a...

Good Divorce Week

Resolution are promoting their ‘Good Divorce Week’ this week and Resolution members will be campaigning for ‘no fault divorces’ and more improved rights for cohabitating couples in Parliament. Our divorce solicitors in Leicester explain what this is about. Currently, the only ground for divorce in England and Wales is proving that your marriage has...

Doing Deals over the Phone? Make Sure You Confirm in Writing!

Doing deals over the phone is a hazardous business and agreements should always be confirmed formally in writing, preferably by a lawyer. In one case that strikingly proved the point, an estate agent sacrificed a substantial commission due to his failure to reach a binding contract with the vendor. The vendor of eight flats had a phone conversation with the...

Property Vendors – Information Requests Must Be Accurately Answered!

Requests for information prior to completion of property transactions must always be fully and accurately answered. However, in one case where that did not happen, a flat purchaser won £15,000 in damages after the vendor failed to inform her of an ongoing dispute concerning a defective heating system. Prior to the transaction, the vendor was formally asked if...

Similarly Named Plumbing Retailers in Internet Keywords Row

Online businesses can stand or fall on the acquisition of Internet ‘keywords’ that put them first on search engine listings – but what happens if two competing companies have very similar names? The High Court considered that issue in the context of the online plumbing business. Two companies, competing in the plumbing field, did most or all of their...

Tribunal Slams Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property Manager

A senior property management company employee who was made redundant in an insensitive and perfunctory manner after more than 40 years’ service has had his compensation hopes boosted by a powerfully worded decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The company took the view that there were too many senior managers in the department in which the man...