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Top tips for employers around World Cup 2014

Posted on June 10th, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It’s been 4 long years but it’s finally arrived! World Cup 2014 is almost upon us!

However, just like they did prior to London 2012, employers are bracing themselves for … Read more


8 pitfalls to avoid when negotiating contracts

Posted on June 9th, by Sasha Fasolilli in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

 

Contract negotiations can be a minefield, so we thought it would be helpful to highlight the top eight pitfalls that are avoidable during the process.

1. Does the person Read more


The Queen’s Speech and how it affects workers

Posted on June 9th, by Gareth Matthews in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It’s time for MLP’s quick round up of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 6 June 2014.

Employment law in the news

Queen’s Speech 2014 Read more


Unhappy clients don’t complain

Posted on June 5th, by Stephen Attree in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Unhappy clients don’t complain…

… they go elsewhere for business.  A report commission by the Legal Services Consumer Panel today said 44% of those dissatisfied with legal services do not … Read more


Probate – frequently asked questions

Posted on June 5th, by Admin in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Do you know what probate is and what it involves?  This blog shares some of the frequently asked questions and our responses.

What are executors and administrators?

An executor is … Read more


How to use employee probationary periods effectively

Posted on June 3rd, by Gareth Matthews in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A survey referred to in the Daily Telegraph earlier this month raised a number of interesting points for employers in relation to probationary periods. The survey revealed that 1 in … Read more


Hollywood stars telling lies on CVs

Posted on June 2nd, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It’s time for MLP’s quick round up of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 30 May 2014.

Employment law news

Hollywood star admits to lying Read more


Succession planning at MLP

Posted on May 29th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

I’ve recently taken the brave decision to step back from the business and hand over the day-to-day leadership of MLP Law to Stephen Attree.  I call it a brave decision … Read more


IT Outsourcing: Reining in Risk

Posted on May 29th, by Sasha Fasolilli in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

IT spending on outsourcing is continuing to rise. Web/E-commerce systems and application development are two of the most widely outsourced functions, together with help desk and desktop support. The … Read more


Did you know that getting married automatically revokes your Will?

Posted on May 28th, by Charlotte Shaughnessy in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Getting Married?  Make sure your Will is up to date before you say “I do”!

Spring is in the air and the wedding season is fast approaching.  But for those … Read more


Annabel Karmel sexual harassment claim dropped

Posted on May 27th, by Gareth Matthews in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It’s time for MLP’s quick round up of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 23 May 2014.

Employment law news

Holiday pay includes commission payments, Read more


Providing references – the dos and don’ts

Posted on May 21st, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

References: what are your obligations and how to deal with fake ones?

A recent survey jointly commissioned by The Federation of Small Businesses and the BBC1 television programme has revealed … Read more


How to deal with a fake reference

Posted on May 21st, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

References: what are your obligations and how to deal with fake ones?

A recent survey jointly commissioned by The Federation of Small Businesses and the BBC1 television programme has revealed … Read more


Google loses European court case in surprise ruling

Posted on May 19th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Google has lost a European court case that forces it to remove personal information hosted on third-party websites from its search engine results if asked by an individual. The landmark Read more


Early conciliation proving popular, plus fake references

Posted on May 12th, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Employment Law Update for the week ending 9 May 2014

It’s time for MLP’s quick round up of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 9 … Read more


Earl to sell Lake District mountain to pay Inheritance Tax bill

Posted on May 9th, by Charlotte Shaughnessy in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

A Lake District mountain is up for sale in a bid to pay a multi million pound Inheritance Tax bill.  The eighth Earl of Lonsdale, Hugh Lowther, has placed Blencathra … Read more


Changes to TUPE transfers and other employment law news

Posted on May 2nd, by Gareth Matthews in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It’s time for MLP’s quick round up of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 2 May 2014.

Employment law news

Timeframe for providing employee liability Read more


FAQ: What happens if my partner dies?

Posted on May 2nd, by Charlotte Shaughnessy in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

We recently saw a lady at one of our monthly coffee mornings whose partner had had an accident.  Luckily, he had escaped with a few cuts and bruises, but it … Read more


Are you compliant with e-commerce legislation?

Posted on April 30th, by Sasha Fasolilli in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Current e-commerce legislation in place states that businesses must provide certain information to consumers on their websites. How and when this information is to be provided is also specified in … Read more


Do you have a digital legacy?

Posted on April 28th, by Sasha Fasolilli in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

The digital revolution means that people need to start thinking about what they have stored online and how to protect it.

Legal experts, Sasha and Charlotte, from our digital and … Read more


Employment law round up – 25th April

Posted on April 25th, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It’s that time of the week again so here is MLP’s useful round up of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 25 April 2014.

Employment

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Frequently Asked Questions About Inheritance Tax

Posted on April 24th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off
We tend to get asked the same questions by our clients when putting their personal affairs in order and an area which can cause confusion is inheritance tax.  We’ve put … Read more

The demise of David Moyes: the employment law consequences

Posted on April 24th, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The worst kept secret in football is out – David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United.

The timing of the decision, announced before most of us had settled back … Read more


All change in the family justice system

Posted on April 23rd, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Yesterday saw the biggest changes to the family justice system in more than a generation.

Single Family Court

The most important is the long awaited launch of the Family Court. … Read more


Employment law talking points

Posted on April 22nd, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Hopefully everyone had a great break over the Easter holiday weekend.  Despite it having been a shorter working week last week, there was still lots going on in the world … Read more


Top Tips for Terms and Conditions

Posted on April 16th, by Sasha Fasolilli in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

 

How long has it been since you last reviewed your terms and conditions?  

Are you using them properly?  Could they leave your business wide open to dispute?

Here are … Read more


Employment law news round up

Posted on April 11th, by Gareth Matthews in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

From statutory sick pay no longer being recoverable for employers, to France banning work emails after 6pm, here is a quick round up of the some of the key talking … Read more


Is it necessary to appoint professional executors in your Will?

Posted on April 8th, by Lesley Gill in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

An executor is a person who handles an estate when a person passes away.  This means they contact various financial institutions to notify them of a death, close bank accounts, … Read more


A tenth of estates to pay inheritance tax

Posted on April 7th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

New figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility show that more and more of us will be paying Inheritance Tax over the next few years.

The amount raised by Inheritance Read more


EU vetoes maternity leave in surrogate cases

Posted on April 6th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The European Court of Justice has ruled against claims for maternity benefits by mothers whose babies were born through surrogacy in two recently announced cases, with the decisions coming weeks … Read more


Trademark dispute

Posted on April 4th, by Sasha Fasolilli in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Lush v Amazon in Trademark dispute

An underdog win for medium sized business

It’s not often that a medium sized business takes on a huge global corporation and wins, but … Read more


Financial penalties for losing employers

Posted on April 4th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Employment Law Update for the week ending 4 April March 2014

A quick round up of some of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 4 … Read more


The proactively proportionately perfect way to litigate

Posted on March 29th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

So, last week we talked about the 48 hour demand and told you it wouldn’t work if your case is defended.

Let’s say your customer owes you £20,000 and defends … Read more


More Women on Boards…and other employment news

Posted on March 28th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Employment Law Update for the week ending 28 March 2014

Here’s our weekly round up of some of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 28 … Read more


Conscious uncoupling – is it anything new?

Posted on March 27th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

 

 

With the recent announcement that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have decided to separate, a new term has entered the English language – “conscious uncoupling”.

There has been … Read more


MLP Law supports ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford

Posted on March 23rd, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Firm sponsors long distance event for third year

Altrincham law firm, MLP Law is once again one of the partner sponsors of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford and … Read more


Chancellor’s pension changes and other news

Posted on March 21st, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A quick round up of some of the key talking points in employment law for the week ending 21 March 2014 from employment solicitor, Gareth Matthews.

News

Chancellor announces pensions Read more


Top 5 things to consider when buying a business

Posted on March 20th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

When you decide to buy a business, it can be a stressful but exciting time and therefore it can be easy to overlook some of the key considerations that are … Read more


Employment tribunals number drops…and other news

Posted on March 18th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Here’s a quick round up of some of the latest key talking points in employment law for the week ending 14 March 2014 from employment solicitor, Gareth Matthews.

Employment law

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The Power of the 48 hour DEMAND

Posted on March 17th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Power of the 48 hour DEMAND

The litigation team at mlp does not believe in 7 day letters before action. If a limited company owes you £750 or more … Read more


Is the world going crazy?

Posted on March 12th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Probably, but let’s enjoy the ride to madness!

I’m not going to use this blog to spout about the dumbing down of language – I actually think taking the jargon … Read more


Family law – mediate, don’t litigate!

Posted on March 12th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Family law continues to face many changes in the coming weeks and months. 22 April 2014 sees the launch of The Family Court, replacing the jurisdictions of the Family Proceedings … Read more


What is the Government doing to tackle rogue landlords?

Posted on March 12th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Last month the Government published its policy paper on the review of property conditions in the private rented sector.

The discussion document essentially considers what more can be done to … Read more


Why you should have a Lasting Power of Attorney

Posted on March 10th, by Admin in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

A woman who sold her elderly mother’s house without any formal authority to do so has been ordered to pay costs by the Court of Protection.

This is something that … Read more


Employment law round up

Posted on March 7th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

We want to keep all of our clients and contacts aware of changes in legislation or news that could affect them or their own clients in some way.  So, here’s … Read more


Mandatory Early Conciliation A Month Away

Posted on March 7th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Mandatory Early Conciliation Only One Month Away

You may have seen from our recent blog, What To Expect in Employment Law in 2014, that one of the key changes … Read more


Sanctimonious Sanctions: Your Litigation Friend

Posted on March 3rd, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

If you think rules are for swots, thing again. Litigation rules, known as the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are the equivalent of an Exocet missile when it comes to litigating … Read more


Going up – from Ghostbusters to growth forecasts

Posted on February 27th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Things seem to be going up this week.

Firstly, upmost respect to Harold Ramis – a great filmmaker (if you like the comedy genre), may he rest in peace.

I’ll … Read more


What we’ve learned from Sochi 2014

Posted on February 24th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It would have been difficult to miss the coverage of the Winter Olympics over the past few weeks and Team GB have put in a fantastic performance.  It was easy … Read more


Spring in the air?

Posted on February 20th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Apologies that my Wednesday blog is a little late this week.  A burglary at home on Tuesday evening put me back somewhat. Still the wonders of modern technology means I … Read more


Does your business need Director’s Service Agreements?

Posted on February 12th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Many businesses, whether large or small, employ key people to act as Directors. In this role these people are entrusted to run the business and they necessarily have access to … Read more


Go big or go home!

Posted on February 12th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Straight to the point this week I think.  There are three things going on:

1. Winter Olympics – Jenny Jones and all of Team GB have been fantastic so far.  … Read more


The future is online – so what are the risks?

Posted on February 5th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Stephen Attree

 

I don’t do my Wednesday blog as often as I should (i.e. every Wednesday!)  I will do my very best from now on.  My 3 pointers for … Read more


Wills valid despite wrong signature

Posted on February 3rd, by Admin in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Wills Valid Despite  Error

The Supreme Court ruled this week that a couple’s Wills should still stand, despite them signing the wrong ones.

Alfred and Maureen Rawlings prepared mirror Wills … Read more


What to expect in employment law in 2014

Posted on January 29th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Another year, another round of employment law reform! But what are the changes we are expecting in 2014 and how might these affect your business?

Amendments to TUPE and collective Read more


TUPE changes 2014

Posted on January 20th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Changes to TUPE and collective redundancy rules – 31 January 2014

Tucked away in the haze of the New Year is the introduction of changes to TUPE 2006 and the … Read more


How will HS2 affect my property value?

Posted on January 15th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

HS2 is a proposed train route from London to the West Midlands to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds due to be built by 2026.

The benefits to the UK are said … Read more


Why Making a Will Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on January 9th, by Lesley Gill in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The start of a new year is often the time when we make resolutions and think more about the future.  One of the most important parts of planning for the … Read more


Is it worth putting a Shareholders’ Agreement in place?

Posted on January 7th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The value of a Shareholders’ Agreement

We often have to consider the value of a shareholders’ agreement when discussing planning with our clients.  Why do you need one?

Too often … Read more


Dare To Litigate?

Posted on January 3rd, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Resolving non payment issues

All businesses aim to build good relationships with customers and flexibility around chasing payment can sometimes be tempting when looking to establish favour.

However, business is … Read more


Poorly performing Doctor in your partnership?

Posted on December 10th, by Admin in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Top tips for dealing with a poorly performing partner.

How do you deal with a poorly performing partner?

This is a question we have had to address a number of … Read more


Small Business Saturday

Posted on December 5th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

This weekend marks the first Small Business Saturday in the UK. With the inaugural event taking place on the first Saturday in December, one of the busiest shopping days of … Read more


How much inheritance tax will I pay?

Posted on December 4th, by Admin in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The number of estates affected by Inheritance Tax is set to double from the current level of 21,000 per year to 42,000 in 2016/17. According to accountancy experts, this increase … Read more


Always Read the Fine Print

Posted on November 29th, by jackie in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

US citizen Jen Palmer recently found herself subject to a $3,500 fine for posting a negative online review. In 2008 Jen Palmer ordered some items from KlearGear.com. After the items Read more


MLP Injury Lawyers and MLP Law LLP – Providing successful solutions for the Healthcare Sector

Posted on November 11th, by jackie in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Services we offer to Healthcare Professionals include:

  • Quicker access to diagnostics, treatment and care for your patients
  • Medico-legal Report writing
  • Drafting Partnership Agreements
  • Planning for Retirement, Wealth Management, Estate and
Read more

What is a chain of representation?

Posted on November 11th, by jackie in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Do you know what a ‘chain of representation’ is?  A bunch of lawyers linking arms?  A special piece of jewellery?  Not quite. It’s a legal term for the situation where … Read more


The dangers of non-disclosure

Posted on November 11th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has been reported that a father has been committed to prison for contempt of court for failing to provide details of his financial circumstances in an application for financial … Read more


Cadbury’s vs Nestle for the colour purple…

Posted on October 28th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

After a tough battle at the Court of Appeal and years of battling back and forth with Nestle, Cadbury has now lost its trade mark for the colour purple which … Read more


Constructive Dismissal Law Update

Posted on October 28th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The latest case in constructive dismissal law says that in order to successfully bring a claim for constructive dismissal, the contractual breach by the employer does not necessarily need to … Read more


Man attacks wife in court

Posted on October 23rd, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

It has recently been reported in the press that a man has been convicted of  attacking his wife in court just as judgement was about to be given in a … Read more


Don’t Pay Too Much Inheritance Tax

Posted on October 22nd, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Do you know what happens to your pension on death?  If you have a taxable estate and your pension passes to your spouse then the proceeds of your pension will … Read more


Don’t forget your business when planning a will

Posted on October 17th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

We have been speaking to a lot of business owners recently and asking them what their plans are for their business, in the event of their deaths.  It is surprising … Read more


Help to Buy – Can it help you?

Posted on October 17th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Help to Buy scheme introduced on 1 April 2013 is expected to help up to 74,000 people purchase a property if they can raise a 5% deposit and arrange … Read more


Top judge claims divorce law “not fit for purpose”

Posted on October 15th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

In a speech to family lawyers, Lord Justice Coleridge has called for a “root and branch” overhaul of divorce law and procedure.

He commented that

“…current divorce and financial provision

Read more

Who owns the sound in Spotify?

Posted on October 14th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Ministry of Sound (“MOS”) are bringing a claim against Spotify for refusing to delete playlists put together by its users which replicate Ministry of Sound compilations.

MOS are now … Read more


A new approach for financial settlements

Posted on October 9th, by Martin Ridings in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

One of the most common causes of worry and frustration for divorcing or separating couples is the length of time it can take to negotiate a financial settlement. This can … Read more


Flooding – Don’t Get Caught Stranded

Posted on October 9th, by Martin Ridings in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

The Environment Agency estimates that one in six homes in England are at risk from flooding with land increasingly at risk from different types of flooding.

Law Society chief executive … Read more


Billion-dollar Trust Dispute Comes to an End

Posted on October 2nd, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, has agreed to give up control of a trust fund containing company shares worth billions of dollars following a long-running feud with her children.

The … Read more


Property Expenses – be prepared!

Posted on September 19th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

When purchasing a property, there are certain expenses involved you may not have considered. For example, there are certain searches that need to be made in regards to your future … Read more


Income tax on joint property

Posted on September 12th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

The First-tier Tax Tribunal recently held that a married couple’s agreement to pay to the wife rental income from a jointly owned property did not prevent the husband from being … Read more


Employee Shareholder Status Update

Posted on August 30th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

On 15 August 2013, HMRC updated its Share and Assets Valuation Manual (SVM) to take account of the implementation of employee shareholder employment status which is due to be introduced … Read more


Young globe-trotters set to be winners with inheritance tax changes

Posted on August 29th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

Globalisation is leading more young professionals into international work and they look set to be the winners in changes in inheritance tax rules in the UK, designed to reflect the Read more


Hidden aspects to consider when buying a property

Posted on August 23rd, by George in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

When looking at a prospective property, there are many things to consider other than cost and location. For example, are there any restrictions on the property that may hinder your … Read more


Here is a review of the recent, most significant IP decisions in IP law

Posted on August 23rd, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

TRADE MARKS:

1.  Rocket Dogs Brands LLC v OHIM (Case T-338/12)

The EU General Court has upheld an OHIM Board of Appeal decision that there was no likelihood of confusion … Read more


Financial concerns continuing to sap confidence- So Take the Law into your own hands when it comes to debt collection

Posted on August 21st, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

A Forum of Private Business (FPB) study reveals that small businesses are not only increasingly concerned about cash flow and late payment, but also the overdrafts and loans they’re relying … Read more


Bringing up children is expensive – know your options

Posted on August 20th, by George in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Recent research by the Child Poverty Action Group suggests that the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen to £150,000. At a time when prices … Read more


Protection from potential property buying pitfalls

Posted on August 16th, by George in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

For historic reasons, certain properties in certain parishes could be under an obligation to pay the cost of repairing the chancel of the parish church.

You may be liable for … Read more


Conservatives and Lib Dems hand £500,000 legacy back to the Treasury

Posted on August 15th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

The Conservatives and the Lib Dems have today returned a legacy of more than £500,000, after it emerged that the money was intended for the state, not political parties.

Joan … Read more


Apple v Samsung was the beginning of an ongoing legal battle regarding the designs of smartphones and tablets.

Posted on August 8th, by Leanne in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Apple v Samsung was the beginning of an ongoing legal battle regarding the designs of smartphones and tablets. This example demonstrates the importance of protecting intellectual property. If there is … Read more


If you are thinking of getting a lodger in your home, it is imperative that you have a lodger agreement in place.

Posted on August 7th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

If you are thinking of getting a lodger in your home, it is imperative that you have a lodger agreement in place. This will protect your interests and ensure that … Read more


If you own a second home and have sold it then you are liable to HMRC for any capital gain you have made on this sale.

Posted on August 6th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

If you own a second home and have sold it then you are liable to HMRC for any capital gain you have made on this sale.  The gain is based … Read more


…make Wills “in expectation of marriage”

Posted on August 1st, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

I recently received an invitation to a friend’s wedding.  My friend is a Muslim and her fiancé is Hindu and they are having a total of four different wedding ceremonies!  … Read more


Manchester Employment Tribunal: New Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure introduced on Monday 29 July 2013

Posted on July 26th, by George in MLP Blogs. Comments Off

What are the changes?

Key changes to the employment tribunal rules are:

Revised ET1 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225526/ET1_Combined_v2.3.pdf and ET3 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225529/ET3_0713_web.pdf forms: simpler to complete but still use terms like “Claimant” and “Respondent”. … Read more


New baby? Time to update your Will…

Posted on July 26th, by George in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the birth of a new baby means it’s very important to consider your Will.  We tend to associate Wills … Read more


UNISON brings legal challenge to employment tribunal fees

Posted on July 19th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

UNISON has confirmed that it is making an application to the High Court to challenge the introduction of fees in the employment tribunal system. This is a judicial review of … Read more


How has whistleblowing changed?

Posted on July 19th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Whistleblowing laws changed on 25 June 2013. Here is our easy 4-step guide to updating your policy:

1. Ensure that your whistleblowing policy covers protected disclosures made “in the public Read more


Piercing the corporate veil – Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & others [2013] UKSC 34

Posted on July 19th, by George in Company Commercial, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

As we all know, or thought we did, in commercial cases, the principle is that a company is independent of its shareholders.  The shareholders are protected by what we call … Read more


Inheritance Tax (IHT) is payable on your estate after death and we are often asked by our clients how they can reduce their IHT bill.

Posted on July 18th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

It is a common misconception that if you give your property away then you won’t have to pay tax on it.  This is not necessarily the case, especially if you … Read more


Congratulations to all the winners at the Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating excellence in Family Businesses

Posted on July 16th, by Leanne in Family Law, MLP Blogs. Comments Off

Congratulations to all the winners at the Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating excellence in Family Businesses.  Special mention for Wold Top Brewery (Innovation), Gary Martin of Martin Construction (Entrepreneurship) and  … Read more


We are currently finalising the administration of an estate where the deceased died over 30 years ago.

Posted on July 11th, by Leanne in MLP Blogs, Wills Trust Probate. Comments Off

We are currently finalising the administration of an estate where the deceased died over 30 years ago.  To make it clear, we haven’t been dragging this out for 3 decades!  … Read more