Do I need a solicitor to buy a house?

Here’s what you need to know For most people, buying a property is the single biggest investment they’ll make in their lives. From young adults looking to lay down roots and start building a family, to those who’ve worked hard for years to make the switch from renting to owning, purchasing a house is something…

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The Chancellor announces bold changes for First Time Buyers in the Budget 2017

Harshinder Hundal, Partner and Head of Commercial Property at award winning and leading regional Law firm Pictons Solicitors comments on today’s budget announcement on housing. “First-time buyers will be pleased with the budget just announced today.  For the first time in 5 years the budget has kept first-time buyers in the forefront of decision making…

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Hollywood Sparks Momentum to Eradicate Workplace Harassment

The recent revelations from Hollywood about sexism and harassment have rightly prompted a strong global reaction. Given what we have learnt, can we genuinely be surprised by the BBC’s statistics published this week in relation to workplace harassment? The poll, undertaken for the BBC, identified that of those surveyed half of British women and a…

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Pictons Supports Students During Careers Fair at University of Buckingham

Leading and award winning regional law firm Pictons, which has offices in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, was invited by the University of Buckingham to participate in its annual Careers Fair. The University of Buckingham Careers Fair is part of their Employability Programme which enables students to gain the skills required by employers during their degree…

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Be Careful What You Tweet And Repeat!

Social Media has long been a legal minefield when it comes to content we create and post for the whole world to see and the consequences it can have for individuals. It has changed the way we communicate forever. Whilst the opportunities are immense, the misuse of Social Media can be costly. The reputational and…

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Social Media in the Workplace – Business or Pleasure

“Game changer”…”phenomenon”…whatever your view, social media has changed the way we communicate on a professional and corporate level. Whilst the commercial opportunities are immense, the misuse of social media in the workplace can be costly. The reputational and financial harm of a late night posting on the social media network by a disgruntled employee can…

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Happy New Year Divorce?

Today is traditionally referred to as ‘Divorce Monday’ (January 9th). Whether it’s because the highs of the festive season are over or the very stressful toll of buying presents, Christmas cooking and close proximity to each other, since 2010 the month of January has been the highest month for divorces, increasing year on year. While…

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Divorced Parents – Who Gets The Kids On Christmas Day?

It’s the time of year when families traditionally get together to celebrate the holiday, season, with presents, parties and plenty of treats. Sadly, for some divorced parents, it’s also the time of year when goodwill is in short supply and even Santa can’t solve  problems relating to child access issues. Siobhan Rooney, a Partner and…

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