business terms and conditions

Time to update your business terms and conditions?

  Properly drafted terms and conditions are the bedrock of any successful business. They set out the contract terms between your business and your customers. What can often be forgotten is that these are living documents. Businesses do not stay static and neither does legislation. Why you need to review your terms and conditions Obviously,…

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Pictons Spring Newsletter

Pictons Spring Newsletter 2022

  Welcome to the Pictons Spring Newsletter 2022, offering a selection of brief yet informative articles as well as news about our firm. We hope you find the content to be useful. Click Here if you wish to subscribe to receive future editions. 

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mergers and aquisitions

M&A activity is continuing to surge

  The recent surge in M&A activity shows no sign in abating. If you are considering a merger, acquisition or sale, make sure you do your homework in advance. Why is M&A activity surging? As recently reported by EY and others, the UK M&A appetite remains strong. There are a host of factors driving M&A…

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pictons property app

High Uptake of Pictons Property App

  Pictons recently launched its innovative conveyancing app for residential property clients. The uptake of the app has been fantastic with approximately 85 % of residential property clients now using the app. The app offers considerable benefits for clients including live updates and notifications saving time normally spent on emails and phone calls. It also…

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lasting power of attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney. Planning for care, planning for life.

  Many people in the UK are now enjoying a longer life. This is obviously welcomed, although it does pose some economic challenges for our society. With an ageing population we should also anticipate an increased incidence of people with longer term medical, or personal care needs. Dementia is often – although not exclusively –…

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Grace Roe – Solicitor Apprentice

Grace Roe – Solicitor Apprentice – Reflections on a busy 2021

  During National Apprenticeship week we caught up with our very own Solicitor Apprentice, Grace Roe, for her views on the last 12 months working with Pictons. “Grace In your role as a Solicitor Apprentice what kind of work have you been doing over the last year? “Over the last year I have been training…

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staff handbook

When did you last update your Staff Handbook?

  As an employer, you must provide a new employee with a Written Statement of the main terms and conditions of employment. Within that written statement, an employer often refers the employee to the firm’s Staff Handbook for information on the specific terms of policies such as Disciplinary & Grievance. The advantage of the Staff…

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Sarah Crook

Sarah Crook Joins Pictons Wills, Trust and Probate Team

  Pictons is delighted to welcome Sarah Crook. Sarah joins Pictons from her previous firm where she enjoyed a successful 19 year career. Commenting on why she joined Pictons Sarah said: “I was aware of the well-established, good reputation of Pictons and was keen to join a larger progressive firm that can provide me with…

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Settlement Agreements – employers increasingly see the benefits

Settlement Agreements – employers increasingly see the benefits

  When the furlough scheme came to an end in October this year, significant redundancies were anticipated. Whilst this has not been the case thus far, we have seen in its place a significant rise in enquiries about Settlement Agreements. Many employers are still facing considerable difficulties with loss of revenue, changing working practices and,…

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moratorium extension

New legislation offers breathing space for commercial property tenants

  The government has announced that it is extending the moratorium to protect commercial property tenants from eviction, for non-payment of rent, until 25th March 2022. The rules were due to come to an end on 30th June 2021 so the extension will come as a welcome relief to commercial tenants still dealing with the…

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