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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Romance and Practicality Says Pictons

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, many couples are not only looking forward to a grand night out but also planning to take their relationships forward, whether that’s moving in together or even making the ultimate romantic gesture – a wedding proposal with a bright and shiny engagement ring. Nobody would want…

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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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