Rowlinsons Blog

Employers could face a rise in tribunal claims

Back in July of this year, the Supreme Court found that the high tribunal fees of recent years were unlawful. The fees were considered to be blocking access to justice and, in addition to removing the fees for future cases, the government also pledged...

Wills: disclosing information

The issue of information disclosure surrounding a Will can be a tricky one, both for beneficiaries and for the trustee or personal representative. On the one hand beneficiaries are entitled to certain information. And on the other, the disclosure of too much...

Cohabiting Couples- Can you afford to take a risk?

According to the Office for National Statistics, cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016. In 10 years, the number has more than doubled from 1.5 million to 3.3 million families. Lauren Thornhill, a family...

The end of Employment Tribunal fees

The introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in 2013 was met with discomfort by many people. While the government claimed that the fees would have the effect of cutting down on “malicious and weak cases,” many feared that the reality would be a...

The new Pre-action Protocol for debt claims

A new Pre-action Protocol for debt claims comes into force on 1 October 2017, providing for the first time a code of conduct specific to debt actions. Those who will find themselves affected include 'any business (including sole traders and public...

Lasting Powers of Attorney under fire

Denzil Lush, the retired Court of Protection judge, recently hit the headlines with his comments that he himself would never make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). So, if you already have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place – should you worry? And...

Your Decree Absolute may have been granted, but have you protected your finances?

Lauren Thornhill, a family lawyer from Frodsham based Rowlinsons Solicitors discusses the importance of putting in place a binding financial order. According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 101,055 divorces in England and Wales in 2015. ...

What does the employer duty of care entail?

All employers have a basic responsibility to make sure that their employees are safe while they are at work. This is known as a ‘duty of care’ and is something that the courts in the England & Wales take very seriously if employers breach...

Why Do Companies Need A Shareholders Agreement?

For companies, large or small, a Shareholders Agreement is an absolute necessity. As soon as your shareholders grow beyond just one, there needs to be some way of governing the relationship between the shareholders and between the shareholders and the...

Marriage and divorce on the rise for the 65's and over

Statistics published recently have shown that since 2009, the number of couples aged 65 and over getting married has been on the rise. The most recent ONS marriage data has shown that the number of brides and grooms aged 65 and over went up by 46% in a...
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