Tag: Shropshire business

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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Spotlight on Mediation by Rob Andrews

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So mediation really does work. As a mediator I know this anyway, as my experience has shown me this time and time again. One of the reasons why it is so successful is that it allows the parties to find a solution to their dispute which a court cannot provide. What I mean by this is that a court can be quite dimensional in the remedies it can order i.e….

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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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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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Stand Up To Bullying

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Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace – A Guide For Employers By Our Employment Law Expert, Anna Bunning June 21st was National Stand Up To Bullying Day. For some of us, bullying is something associated with the school playground and has little impact on our working lives. Unfortunately, many employees suffer bullying and harassment at work, causing extreme distress and work related stress. So what is bullying and harassment at…

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Estate Agents Forum A Success

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As part of our initiative to work closer with estate agents, our Estate Agents Forum has proved a huge success with local agents. The 2 hour session covers topics such as searches and money laundering and also includes a walkthrough of a conveyancing transaction from start to finish. “The session has proved immensely popular with the local Bridgnorth agents” says Director, Jonathan Ritson. “The aim was for us to provide…

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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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