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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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Free Family Law Consultation

Free Family Law Consultation

  Throughout the summer months we are taking down the barriers to talking to a family law specialist. For the initial telephone or video call you don’t need to worry about costs because we will not charge for this. We also realise that later appointments can be easier for those with busy work schedules or…

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Kasia Jeziorska

Welcome to Kasia Jeziorska

  Kasia recently joined us as a Solicitor in the expanding Wills, Trust and Probate department. She helps a wide range of clients with their Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and applications for Probate and Estate Administration. She is bi-lingual and is a fluent in Polish speaker. Outside of work she enjoys playing volleyball and…

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Intellectual Property

Restrictive Covenants and Intellectual Property

  Perhaps one of the least expected outcomes of the recent pandemic has been a surge in new business formations. Some of this has been forced through redundancy, others have acted quickly to fill a new market need, whilst others have restructured their business. Given a more fluid fast-moving marketplace we have seen a trend,…

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no fault divorce

No fault divorces delayed until April 2022

  Plans to implement the long-anticipated Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 in the autumn of 2021 have been delayed by a further six months. The government has now committed to introducing the reforms on 6th April 2022. The reforms will for the first time allow for a no-fault divorce, removing the obligation for separating…

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Pictons Sponsors Tring Park Cricket Club

Pictons Announces Sponsorship of Tring Park CC

  Pictons is delighted to announce that it has once again committed to sponsor the Tring Park Cricket Club women’s and girls’ sections. Commenting on the sponsorship Pictons Managing Partner Sukh Saini said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor this section of the club. We’ve enjoyed our association with this community minded club, a…

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Joe O'Brien

Welcome Joe O’Brien!

  Pictons is delighted to announce the appointment of the family law specialist, Joe O’Brien. Joe is widely respected having received a mention in the prestigious Legal 500 guide to the law and having provided commentary to the BBC on family law issues. He provides support across a wide range of family law matters, including…

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small business owners and divorce

Small Business Owners and Divorce

  Many small businesses are owned by members of the same family. Going through a divorce can be a difficult and often distressing process, which can become increasingly complex when there is also a family business to consider. There is often confusion as to how a divorce may impact a family business.  If one of…

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contracts of employment

Contracts of Employment – Time for a Lockdown Spring Clean?

  The word unprecedented has rightly been used to describe the last year. Businesses of all sizes and sectors have had to confine their forecasts, budgets and wider planning to the deleted box. Whilst some sectors have been hit very hard others have flourished, but the impact across the wide economy has obviously been detrimental….

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terms of business

Terms of Business – Not Just the Small Print

  Pretty much all organisations should have carefully constructed terms of business. This is more than just the ‘small print’ some of us have come to expect but sadly largely ignore. They often form the contractual basis between the seller and the buyer. If agreed, the terms should be enforceable if there is any disagreement…

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