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Flexible Working Requests- Striking That Balance

Flexible Working Requests- Striking That Balance

As a working parent it can often feel like you overcome one obstacle only to be met with another. The start of the new school year brings with it the challenge of fitting the school run in to an already full working day. The average school day is between 9am until 3pm, give or take 15 minutes either side, which is shorter than the traditional 9-5 working day. Whilst wrap around school care is often available to cover the gap, this is not always a feasible or desired solution.

Time to Have That Talk

Time to Have That Talk

You might feel uncomfortable about raising the subject of wills, but it is much easier when everything is discussed in a frank and friendly manner.

Understanding Cohabitation

Understanding Cohabitation

Cohabitation is the name given to unmarried couples living together. Whether you have previously been married, or are living with your first ‘partner’, you are called cohabitees. But what does this actually mean in practice, and what are your legal rights if anything were to happen to the relationship, or to either of you?

Dogs & Divorce: Is it a bone of contention?

Dogs & Divorce: Is it a bone of contention?

What do these ex-couples have in common – Cheryl & Ashley Cole, Liam Gallagher & Nicole Appleton, Ant McPartlin & Lisa Armstrong? Well, they have all argued over who should get the dog during their divorce.

Online Life = Digital Legacy

Online Life = Digital Legacy

We all increasingly live our lives online whether it be through various social media profiles to paperless billing for your gas and electricity account. When you’re in control, there’s no denying it makes life simple and even if you lose or forget your password, a link will be sent to your email account and within seconds you’re back in control.

Are Pre-Nups Binding?

Are Pre-Nups Binding?

Just how binding are Pre-nuptial Agreements in the British Courts? Well a recent ruling of the High Court on a French ‘pre-nuptial agreement’ pretty much spells it out.

Home secretary must establish marriage of convenience

In an interesting twist on an old movie script, a recent Supreme Court ruling found that for a removal order to be issued against an EU individual on the ground that she had abused her right of residence in the UK by attempting to enter into a marriage of convenience with a non-EU national, it was for the home secretary to establish that it would have been a marriage of convenience rather than for the individual to establish that the relationship was a genuine and lasting one.

Why children come first in a divorce

Why children come first in a divorce

During a break up, being fair and civilised to each other is often the best you can hope for, but when there are children involved emotions need to be set aside.

Practical Advice - Taking Children Abroad After Separation

Practical Advice - Taking Children Abroad After Separation

Planning ahead is important for most family holidays, but if you are looking to take your children abroad and you have separated or divorced, then the sooner you prepare this, the better.

4 Things to do Before The End of The Tax Year

4 Things to do Before The End of The Tax Year

The beginning of a new calendar year should serve as a timely reminder that we’re only three months away from the end of the current tax year. It might feel at the moment as though there’s plenty of time until the beginning of April, but ensuring you make use of the remaining months before they disappear is always a good idea. Here are our top four tips for ways to make the most of this tax year whilst you can.
New Deputy Report Forms to Improve Safeguards for At-risk Adults

New Deputy Report Forms to Improve Safeguards for At-risk Adults

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has introduced new and improved forms to be used by deputies.

Online Courts Proposed

Online Courts Proposed

Proposals have been put forward for online paperless courts that would enable people to settle civil disputes of up to £25,000.

Without Prejudice

Without Prejudice

Do you know what the legal phrase “without prejudice” means?

Online Privacy in the Office

Online Privacy in the Office

Companies are within their rights to monitor the private online activities of their employees when they are in the office.

Insurance Premiums to fall as new whiplash injury rules are introduced

Insurance Premiums to fall as new whiplash injury rules are introduced

Motorists could see £1 billion a year back in their pockets thanks to new government measures to drive out fraudulent whiplash claims.

Bank Liable for damage to credit rating

Bank Liable for damage to credit rating

The courts recently found that a bank had failed in its duty to investigate an assertion by a debtor that a restricted-use credit agreement had been rescinded before reporting to credit reference agencies that the debtor was in default.
Children & Separation Guide

Children & Separation Guide

Getting through a divorce or separation is hard at the best of times but is often even harder when there are children involved in the relationship. Use our helpful guide for tips on explaining the situation to the children.

The patient’s right to information

The patient’s right to information

A woman recently won damages on behalf of her son for injuries sustained at his birth as a result of the alleged negligence of a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.

Divorce Survival Tips

Divorce Survival Tips

We’ve enlisted the help of some local relationship counsellors in Sheffield to provide you with some survival advice to help get you through a divorce.

Good News for Second Home owners in the EU

Good News for Second Home owners in the EU

The EU has ruled that taxes recently introduced by France in relation to British owners of second properties violate European law and the authorities in Spain have ruled that British people that were duped into buying illegal homes in Spain during their property boom can be entitled to compensation.

Ashgate Hospicecare 'Make a Will Month' gets Underway

Ashgate Hospicecare 'Make a Will Month' gets Underway

As a regular supporter of Ashgate Hospicecare, Banner Jones are delighted to be supporting this years ‘Make a Will Month’ campaign.
Lasting Power of Attorney – The Facts

Lasting Power of Attorney – The Facts

We all know that we should write a Will, but too few of us know about and recognise the need for something called a Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA.

New Support for victims of "mesothelioma".

New Support for victims of "mesothelioma".

The Government has announced new measures to support individuals and families who suffer as a result of the industrial disease mesothelioma.

Forty One Million Wills now available online

Forty One Million Wills now available online

The wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Beatrix Potter are among millions which have been made accessible to the public through a searchable online database.

Woman gains permission to see father’s adoption information

Woman gains permission to see father’s adoption information

In a recent ruling, the Courts gave a woman permission to look at the court files on her late father’s adoption so that she could identify her grandmother. Toby Netting of local law firm Banner Jones Solicitors said, “The Family division’s ruling is ground breaking and sets a precedent for future cases to reveal family secrets”.