Companies must pay more attention to Health & Safety measures say Pictons

A recent court case where a building firm, Kent Blaxill, was prosecuted over an accident in their car park where a customer suffered a ‘serious head injury’ has brought into focus the importance of companies paying the utmost attention to ensuring that proper health and safety measures are in place to protect their staff, customers…

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When Couples Separate – How To Get Child Maintenance From Your Ex

Separation and subsequent divorces are always especially challenging where children are involved. Sorting out child maintenance issues on the parties’ initial separation is not always as straight forward as simply applying to the Child Maintenance Service. Danielle Messenger, a Family Law Specialist at award winning leading law firm Pictons says “At Pictons we give consideration…

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What to do before you Hit the Ski Slopes

It’s that time of year when hoards of skiers are flying off to the mountains in Europe and beyond to enjoy their annual thrilling adventure on the snowy slopes. It’s a great way to get rid of some Christmas excess pounds, breathe lots of fresh air, exercise your body to its maximum and then relax…

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Can employers read employees private messages on work computers?

Yes says the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) In a dramatic ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, employers are allowed to read the private messages of their employees on email and other forms of internet communication on a work computer. The ruling is in relation to a recent case where a firm…

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Buying Property At Auction – How To Get It Right

Anyone can buy a property at an auction, whether you are a private buyer making a buy-to-let investment, newcomers to the property market who are purchasing their first home or if you are a professional investor. An auction not only gives you the opportunity to buy property at a competitive price  that is below the…

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Divorce – Top Tips on How to Save Time and Money

The emotional fallout from getting divorced is bad enough – but having to sort out financial matters can make a terrible situation even worse. There is some comfort in knowing that it doesn’t have to result in months of arguing, litigation and high legal costs. Amy Chesterfield, a Family Law specialist at Pictons says ”The…

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