• 25 JUL 17
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    Do I have a right to see my grandchild?

    Do I have a right to see my grandchild?

    A loving relationship with grandchildren is cherished by many of us later on in life, but separation can be deeply upsetting if the parents split up. Carolyn Ford discusses what can grandparents can do to protect these treasured relationships. Government figures show that in 2016 there were seven applications a day by grandparents seeking a

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    • 21 JUL 17
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    The Taylor Review: What employers need to know

    The Taylor Review: What employers need to know

    The recently published Taylor Review of modern employment practices proposes a number of changes to employment law and although these are currently only recommendations, it’s expected that new rules will be introduced. Here, employment law expert Michael Shroot explores the potential future changes and how these could impact employers. Employment status Under current laws there

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    • 18 JUL 17
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    How to deal with tenants who don’t pay the rent

    How to deal with tenants who don’t pay the rent

    Tenants not paying rent creates stress and has serious financial implications for landlords of residential properties. Hayley Wharton sets out the legal picture and explains the solutions. If your tenant doesn’t pay their rent, it’s worth keeping in mind that there is a difference between ‘can’t pay’ and ‘won’t pay’. So a good starting point

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    • 14 JUL 17
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    Key roles for lawyers at WHN

    Key roles for lawyers at WHN

    WHN Solicitors has appointed four women lawyers in key positions as part of its strategic growth programme. Louise Desoer, Justine Harris, Carolyn Ford and Racheal Jordan have taken up new roles across WHN’s Bury and Haslingden offices. Louise has been appointed as a conveyancing legal executive, Justine joins as a commercial paralegal, while Carolyn and

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    • 13 JUL 17
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    The Taylor Review into workers’ rights at a glance

    The Taylor Review into workers’ rights at a glance

    Casual workers are to be given more rights after a report into modern employment practices has been published. The report came following a series of high-profile court cases concerning the lack of protection for workers in the gig economy. Current rules mean firms don’t have to pay national insurance, holiday or sick pay for self-employed

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