autumn statement 2023

Chancellor’s hat has rabbits and polar bears but no elephants

The Chancellor’s autumn statement ended with a flourish when Jeremy Hunt closed his speech by pulling a two per cent cut to the national insurance rate for employees out of his exchequer hat. This will see the rate paid by employees reduce from 12% to 10%, with similar cuts announced for the self-employed, with the … Read more

cohabiting couples

Cohabiting couples: How to protect your assets?

Cohabitation has become increasingly common, with more and more couples choosing to live together without getting married or entering into a civil partnership. However, it is important to note that cohabiting couples do not have the same legal rights and protections as married couples. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the legal landscape surrounding … Read more

wills inheritance

Clear language is critical in will drafting

Three children have won a share of their father’s £700,000 estate after a hard-fought case that reached the High Court in London. The siblings took action when their father Kenneth Grizzle died and they found they were excluded from his will. They told the court that he was illiterate and he could not have understood … Read more


Overzealous monitoring may overstep data protection boundaries

Employers who harness software to help manage productivity and other employee activity may find themselves inadvertently over-stepping data protection regulations.  The rise of electronic monitoring of employees has risen in tandem with the rise in home working triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.  While the numbers working from home has dropped from its peak of 49% … Read more

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Back to School – Everything about your child’s attendance you need to know

As the summer break draws to a close, it’s time to prepare for the new school year ahead. Whether your child is starting school for the first time or returning after a break, understanding attendance requirements and related information is crucial for a successful educational journey. This article aims to provide parents with valuable insights … Read more

estate planning

Estate Planning for Blended Families: Navigating Wills and Inheritance

Blended families have become increasingly common in today’s society. As relationships evolve and individuals remarry or enter into new partnerships, estate planning becomes a crucial consideration to ensure the fair and smooth transfer of assets to loved ones. In the context of blended families, where there may be children from previous relationships, navigating wills and … Read more

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