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Employline – Your online HR department

Posted on: 26 Oct 2021

Running a business is a constant juggling act, balancing growth and development, administration, sales, and of course, staff. Unless you’ve done a business degree, none of this really comes naturally, and being the boss can be an incredibly demanding and stressful role, especially when it comes to staff issues. Do you know how to draw […]

Settlement agreements – what to do when you receive one

Posted on: 20 Oct 2021

If you’ve never heard of a ‘settlement agreement’ before, that’s no surprise. For years, they’ve been known as ‘compromise agreements’ that once signed, prevent an employee from bringing any kind of claim against their employer, including an unfair dismissal claim. These agreements are usually put into action when things are not going well between an […]

Can I challenge a will?

Posted on: 18 Oct 2021

A will lays out the last wishes of an individual, including how an estate is to be divided up between the recipients. From property to assets, family heirlooms to token payments to friends or loved ones, wills can be contentious, causing family disputes that go on for years. If an individual challenges a will, the […]

Divorce in the forces

Posted on: 14 Oct 2021

Sadly, many marriages and civil partnerships these days still end in divorce, and for those serving in the armed forces, the pressures of one or even both partners being deployed for long periods can put even greater strain on the relationship. Contrary to popular belief, there are no differences between a military couple getting divorced […]

ABI – When to claim

Posted on: 11 Oct 2021

Any kind of brain injury has a devastating effect on the individual. According to the ABI organisation Headway, someone is taken into hospital with a brain injury every 90 seconds in the UK. An Acquired Brain Injury (or ABI) is debilitating, often life-changing, and can strike at any time. ABI refers to any kind of […]

Domestic violence awareness month

Posted on: 01 Oct 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This is a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. The lockdowns imposed by COVID 19 have caused a huge increase in domestic abuse incidents of all forms, so awareness and support are more crucial than ever. Domestic violence – the shocking statistics […]

Land and professional deputies – how to make life a bit easier

Posted on: 30 Sep 2021

A deputy is an individual appointed by the court to look after the affairs of a person who is unable to take care of themselves when it comes to financial matters or even personal care. A deputy doesn’t have to be a legal expert or even a qualified solicitor, and ‘lay deputies’ can also be […]

Terry Jones Solicitors has a new home in Telford

Posted on: 24 Sep 2021

After spending decades in Newport, respected legal firm Terry Jones Solicitors has made the move to nearby Telford. Terry Jones Solicitors was founded by entrepreneur and solicitor Terry Jones in 1975, and was acquired by the Metamorph Group in February 2018. However, the firm still has strong roots in the local community, and is continuing […]

Walk, run or swim 5.5km for 50 days – Charity event

Posted on: 16 Sep 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, highlighting the continuing problem in the UK of domestic violence against both men and women. It’s estimated that 5.5% of adults aged between 16 to 74 experienced some form of domestic abuse in the past year. That’s over 2.3 million people who are living in fear of either mental […]

Are the Government’s care home fee proposals too good to be true?

Posted on: 14 Sep 2021

‘Big news’ currently is the Government’s plan to ‘revolutionise’ the burden of care home fees by introducing the Social Care Levy to finance additional resource for the NHS and to alleviate the impact of adult social care on the families and individuals involved. It should be noted that the cap of £86,000 does not apply […]

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