• 19 APR 17
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    WHN makes egg-stra special donation

    WHN makes egg-stra special donation

    WHN Solicitors has hatched up a special Easter for local families after throwing its weight behind a charitable campaign. The law firm pledged its support by donating a flurry of chocolate eggs to Community CVS in Blackburn as part of its annual Easter giving campaign. Each year WHN donates chocolate eggs to a worthy cause

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    • 13 APR 17
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    National minimum wage: what the increase means for your business

    National minimum wage: what the increase means for your business

    The national minimum wage refers to the basic hourly rate of pay which workers must be paid based on their age. The rates of the national minimum wage increase each April to ensure workers across the UK are paid fairly. Employment law expert Amy Richardson explores the latest changes and explains what they mean for

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    • 12 APR 17
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    Business brains boost charity funds

    Business brains boost charity funds

    WHN Solicitors has thrown its weight behind two Lancashire charities, racking-up £1,870 following the success of its business quiz event. The quiz night, which pitted the wits of some of the county’s biggest business brains, has bolstered the charity coffers of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and Headway. Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall joined forces

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    • 07 APR 17
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    Parents can be prosecuted for taking children on term-time holidays

    Parents can be prosecuted for taking children on term-time holidays

    Parents planning on taking their children abroad during school term-time need to rethink their holiday plans after a Supreme Court decision has ruled against the practice. The court has upheld an appeal by the Isle of Wight council and the Department for Education, reversing a former ruling that a father had not acted unlawfully by

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    • 05 APR 17
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    A landlord’s guide to forfeiting a commercial lease

    A landlord’s guide to forfeiting a commercial lease

    In the current economic climate, it is not uncommon for tenants to struggle to meet rental payments and fall into arrears. But what happens if you are a landlord and left in this precarious position? Here, Eleanor Cornthwaite explains what your rights are as a landlord and explores what you can do to reassert control

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    • 27 MAR 17
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    Do I have the right to choose who benefits from my estate?

    Do I have the right to choose who benefits from my estate?

    A landmark legal case has reaffirmed the right for people to choose who benefits from their estate when they die. Holly Gethin explores the case and explains what it means for those with a will. The case The case surrounds Melita Jackson and her estranged daughter Heather Ilott, who had a difficult relationship dating back

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    • 27 MAR 17
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    An employer’s guide to flexible working

    An employer’s guide to flexible working

    A third of working fathers would take a pay cut or settle for a job that is below their skill set to spend more time caring for their children. The dissatisfaction has been revealed in Working Families’ 2017 Modern Families Index. The survey found that 47 per cent of dads are unhappy with the work-life

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    • 22 MAR 17
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    Gender pay gap reporting: what you need to know

    Gender pay gap reporting: what you need to know

    As part of the government’s bid to eliminate the gender pay gap within a generation, from April 1 firms are required to calculate and report on wage differences between male and female employees. Here, employment law expert Amy Richardson explores the changes and explains what firms must do to comply. What is the gender pay

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    • 20 MAR 17
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    Inheritance tax boost: will it benefit you?

    Inheritance tax boost: will it benefit you?

    Thousands of Lancashire families are set to benefit from the government’s new inheritance tax allowance. The rules, which come into force from April 1, mean that couples can pass on their estate – worth up to £1million – to their children or grandchildren tax free. Currently, each individual can pass on assets worth up to

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    • 14 MAR 17
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    Head of family law appointed at WHN

    Head of family law appointed at WHN

    WHN Solicitors has appointed Katharine Marshall to head up and help expand its family law department. Katharine, from Burnley, joins the firm’s Bury office from Makin Dixon Solicitors where she worked for four years as an associate solicitor heading up its Rochdale and Todmorden offices. The 36-year-old has more than ten years’ experience in family law

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