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Cheshire divorce lawyer welcomes plans to overhaul divorce laws

Thursday, September 20, 2018

When things go wrong in a marriage, the consequences can be far-reaching and emotionally damaging for both parties.

Divorce can currently only be granted without a spouse’s consent if they have lived apart for five years, or if the marriage has broken down due to adultery, unreasonable behaviour, or desertion. Even if separation is mutual, couples must live apart for a minimum of two years before divorcing (these are known as the ‘five facts’).

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Warrington employment solicitor says employers can breathe a sigh of relief on issue of National Minimum Wage – at least for now.

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Cheshire employment lawyer has said that a court decision on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will come as welcome news to many employers, following an important Court of Appeal ruling.

The case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake concerned whether workers who ‘sleep-in’ (i.e. they are contractually obliged to spend the night at or near the workplace on the basis that they are expected to sleep for most or all of the period, but may be woken to undertake some specific activity) were entitled to be paid the NMW for the hours they slept.

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Cheshire employment law firm offers advice for employers on sexual harassment

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A leading Warrington employment lawyer is urging employers to ensure that effective measures are in place to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

The call comes after the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) released a report, Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work, which identified that employers are not doing enough to protect their employees from sexual harassment.

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Do I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging?

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A top Warrington conveyancing solicitor has offered tips and advice to the thousands of people who remortgage each week.

Whether remortgaging to move to another lender to take advantage of a lower interest rate, or to raise money for another property, engaging a trusted property law firm is crucial.

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Your live-in partner could lose everything if you die without making a will

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The continuing growth in popularity of co-habitation is putting tens of thousands more people at risk of losing the roof over their head if their partner dies without a will.

Homelessness could become the stark reality for people at any age, including those who’ve lived happily with a partner for decades, says specialist wills lawyer, Alex Mitchell. (more…)

Warrington solicitor full of praise for the region’s business community

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A partner at a leading Warrington law firm has praised the region’s business community after a sold-out glitzy awards ceremony.
More than 450 guests attended the 2018 Warrington Business Awards with 12 gongs handed out on the night. (more…)

Wills and probate lawyer Alex Mitchell provides advice and guidance on probate

Friday, May 11, 2018

A leading wills and probate lawyer is urging Cheshire residents to seek professional advice if they are named as the executor of a will.

Alex Mitchell, partner and head of the probate team at Watsons Solicitors in Warrington, is seeing an increasing number of cases be delayed or incur financial penalties due to a ‘do-it-yourself’ approach.  (more…)

Watsons Solicitors reflects on 12 months of giving back to Warrington

Monday, April 16, 2018

A leading Warrington law firm is celebrating supporting sport and community groups in the region.

Watsons Solicitors, which has been based in the town for 60 years, sponsors a number of local organisations and raises money for charity each year.  (more…)

Employment lawyer warns Cheshire businesses ahead of gender pay deadline

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A leading employment lawyer in Warrington is warning the region’s businesses of possible significant consequences for missing the gender pay gap reporting deadline.

Companies with more than 250 staff must report information about the differences between what their male and female employees earn.  (more…)

Did you know every organisation in Cheshire now has new responsibilities for data protection?

Friday, March 2, 2018

The law regarding protection of data is strengthening, giving people greater control over their own personal data, and requiring organisations of all sizes to be more accountable and transparent.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into force on 25 May 2018, and will replace the current Data Protection Act(more…)

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