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Legal Issues Around Redundancy

July 29, 2016 11:00 am

Redundancy can be an incredibly stressful time. However, it is important to be aware of what your rights are and the legal issues surrounding redundancy. This will help you when deciding what your next move should be and to help you through this difficult time. Fair A redundancy should be fair – the process should be objective and the employer should not discriminate (on age, gender and other grounds). You can appeal but if you are still not satisfied then you can take your employer...
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Legal Issues Around Inheritance Tax

July 22, 2016 12:00 pm

Although Inheritance tax is an issue that has been discussed for some time now, many people are concerned about how much they leave behind and whether it will be taxed. It is important to be aware of the legal issues around it and how you can plan your Will to deal with these issues. What can be taxed? In simple terms any assets that are owned, joint owned or passed on can be taxed. The tax is paid at 40% if the amount inherited is...
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What To Look For In A Tenancy Agreement

July 18, 2016 11:00 am

When moving away for the first time it can be daunting when you first sign a contract. The likelihood is you want to sign everything and get sorted out straight away. However, it is important to read and understand your tenancy agreement as well as knowing what to look out for in order to make sure you are getting a fair deal. Contract An important thing to be aware of is what kind of agreement you have – a short-hold is fixed for 12 months,...
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A Brief Guide to Probate Disputes

July 13, 2016 12:00 pm

In basic terms, probate refers to the process of passing on inheritance after someone has passed away. With the right Will and executor this can often be handled amicably as people receive the inheritance as stipulated in the Will. Unfortunately sometimes this may not always be the case. It could be that someone did not leave a Will or that there may be some dispute as to whether or not the person leaving the Will was of sound mind at the time. This is why...
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