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Get Ready For GDPR! Compliance Audit Special Offer!!

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Rob Andrews, Director and Head of our Commercial Department is currently advising a number of business owners on how to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) due to become law on 25 May 2018. In a series of Breakfast Briefings, Rob has been explaining in practical terms what businesses need to focus on to comply, and to assist them to focus on the facts rather…

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GDPR Breakfast Briefing: Get the facts not the fiction!

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We are delighted to confirm the details for our next Director’s Breakfast Briefing, held at our offices here in Bridgnorth on Tuesday 13 February 2018 (start time 8am for breakfast, finishing at 9.30am), on the subject of GDPR. Most business owners will know that on 25 May 2018, data protection law changes with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations. What has struck us is the volume of sales…

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Last Call For Important Employment Law Update

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Complying with employment law remains one of the most significant legal issues a business owner faces responsibility for, and with the ever changing legal landscape, it is getting harder. It’s important for employers to have a regular review of legal developments in employment law and HR matters. As part of Andrews Ritson’s programme of Directors’ Breakfast Briefings, we’re pleased to announce our latest meeting will be on the subject of…

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Email Scam involving our business name/Claire Messenger We have been made aware of incidents of emails being received (mainly by hotmail accounts) which purport to have been sent by Claire Messenger of this firm, from the email address The emails mainly attach an invoice and invite you to click on what appears to be a link to our website for details and to make payment. The language used is…

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Recruitment Announcement: Job Vacancy

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We need to add to our team! Applications from paralegals and newly qualified/junior solicitors welcomed! Well what a busy Summer that was! Record completions in our conveyancing team, and the highest number of corporate deals completed. Thanks to the team here at Andrews Ritson for your hard work, and to our lovely clients for trusting us with their work. And so now we’re back into it for September, back to…

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Lasting Power of Attorney Fees Are Reduced

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  It is not often that something actually goes down in price, however that is what has happened to the fee payable for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney – an LPA. An LPA gives relatives or carers the authority to handle property and financial affairs, and health and welfare issues on behalf of a loved one. Anyone with an ageing relative or one who due to illness mat lose…

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Probate Fees Set To Rise

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The Government has confirmed that it plans to proceed with proposals to make changes to probate fees in England and Wales. This will see the fee payable on making an application for probate changing from being a flat fee to a banded system where the fee is dependent on the value of the estate. This is likely to result in a significant increase in the fee payable for a large…

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Budget 2017

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Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered his first budget speech today. Key measures include: Business Rates – £1,000.00 discount for pubs with rateable value of less than £100,000.00. £50.00 per month cap on increases for small businesses no longer eligible for small business relief. £300 million discretionary fund. National Insurance – Class 4 contributions to increase to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in 2019. Class 2 contributions to be abolished in…

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Terms and Conditions on Your Invoices by Rob Andrews

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I am still surprised by the number of times I hear business owners say that because their terms and conditions are on their company invoices this means that they can rely on them in the event of a dispute. This view can quite often be wrong, and prove costly. Invoices are most often issued after a contract has been formed.  If that is the first time your customer sees them,…

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Discount Scheme for Rugby Club

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As part of our sponsorship deal with Bridgnorth Rugby Club, we’re pleased to be able to offer club members a 15% discount on our legal fees*! The great thing about the scheme is that club members can elect to take the discount themselves or for an equivalent sum to be donated to club funds. It’s actually a brilliant way to help and support the club. The discount applies to all of our…

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