New Rights for Tenants Landlords Must Be Aware Of Says Pictons

On 1st October 2015 a number of provisions in the Deregulation Act 2015 came into force, designed to protect tenants from unfair eviction and ensuring that the tenant is made aware of their rights. If a landlord does not comply with the new regulations they may not be able to evict their tenant. It’s important…

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What Can You Do When an Employee Has Been Stealing From You?

It is devastating for an employer to discover that a trusted employee with years of loyal service has had their ‘fingers in the till’ for some time. It’s not only the financial loss that you may have incurred, it’s also the total betrayal from someone whose work and support you have relied on and believed…

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Membership of Notorious Ashley Madison Website Not Proof of Adultery Says Pictons

The recent hacking of the infamous and so called ‘adulterers website’ Ashley Madison, where members were named and subsequently shamed, may have caused more than one separation or divorce but membership alone would not provide proof of adulterous behaviour in a court of law? While there would undoubtedly have been many heated conversations between partners…

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Separation Agreements Essential For Unmarried Couples Says Pictons

Many couples believe that Separation Agreements are only available to married couples but in fact they are also really useful documents for unmarried couples. Bhini Phagura, a Family Law solicitor at Pictons says ”Entering into a separation agreement for co-habiting couples who aren’t married can be valuable. If they separate it helps them to avoid…

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Divorce Costs Likely To Soar as Government Plans Increase In Court Fees

While the cost of getting divorced, financially and emotionally, has never been an easy or cheap option, the actual cost of divorcing is likely to rise by approximately one third as the government has announced plans, currently in consultation, to increase court fees from the autumn of this year. In the near future married couples…

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