Section 21

Abolition of Section 21 – New Grounds for Possession

  Back in June 2022 the Government published its White Paper ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’. This document has stirred much debate but unusually it seems to have fairly wide political approval. The Royal Assent of the Bill is unlikely to happen before the end of the first quarter of 2024 which would mean the…

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director disputes

Director Disputes

  Businesses need to provide a united front to their customers, employees and other stakeholders. Working together for the benefit of all involved is perhaps taken for granted by many. Sadly, disputes are relatively common between Directors and can detract from the prime purpose of the organisation. The basis for disagreements is quite wide, whether…

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Herts 10k

Pictons Private Client Team Set to Run Herts 10k for Rennie Grove Peace

  The 8th of October marks the return of the very popular ‘Herts 10k’ at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden. Voted one of the top-30 races in the country, Herts 10K is famed for its course and its community spirit. The event will see participants of all abilities take part in a 10k race. This year, the…

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Inheritance Tax Planning

Pictons to Host Exclusive Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning Surgery

  Pictons Solicitors and Rodgers Family Wealth Management are coming together to offer an exclusive estate and inheritance planning surgery. A series of appointments are available between 09:30 – 16:30 on the 18th of October, and will be held at Pictons offices, 11 High Street, Tring, HP23 5AL. Specialists Sarah Crook from Pictons and Mandy…

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flexible working

When Flexibility is not Working

  The pandemic forced many organisations to work in different ways. Some had to largely reinvent their product and service range whilst others dropped into entirely remote working. Fortunately, we seem to have emerged from the worst of the pandemic, but some employers are reporting that there are challenges in finding optimum ways of working….

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Pictons Caddington

Pictons Opens New Caddington Office

  Pictons are pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Caddington, located in the Eden Brae Business Park. The office is added to the existing Pictons locations in Luton, Tring and Milton Keynes, all of which remain fully operational for clients and visitors. Commenting on the opening Pictons Managing Partner Sukh Saini…

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Child Arrangement Orders

Child Arrangement Orders – a solid foundation for children after divorce

  Divorce and relationship breakdowns can be challenging at the best of times. Not only does it affect the two individuals in the relationship, but it can have lasting impacts on the wider family too, especially if there are children involved. For this reason, it is crucial that as parents, the best interests of any…

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Quickie Divorce

Quickie Divorce and Wills Providers to be Investigated

  There have been recent changes in the law that have largely been welcomed by the legal community. In particular changes to the divorce law have introduced a degree of common sense to the process and probably made it less antagonistic. However, as engagement models for legal support have evolved over time, with some online…

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Pictons Lexcel

Pictons Successfully Completes Annual Lexcel Assessment

  Pictons has recently completed its annual assessment for the Lexcel quality mark for law firms. Lexcel is a wide-ranging Law Society standard that covers operational and procedural areas including; client care, risk management, people management, structure and strategy, financial management, information management and file and case management. Commenting on the process Pictons Managing Partner…

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coffee with the expert

Pictons host latest ‘Coffee with the Expert’ event

  We recently hosted the latest in our series of ‘Coffee with the expert’ events at Out of Office Coffee in Milton Keynes. Our guest expert for this event was Thomas Harrison, a Partnership Engagement Manager from BSI. Tom shared his thoughts on the link between sustainability and international standards and in particular ISO 14001….

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