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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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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