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Changes in Employment Law

March 4, 2014

Fiona Hume, Astle Paterson’s Employment specialist, discusses the changes in employment law. Potential for Tribunals to demand deposits from employers The Government may act to resolve the issue of successful claimants at Tribunal being unable to recover the payments awarded ...

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Solicitor Vacancies Closing Date Friday 7th March 2014

February 28, 2014

You only have until 7th March 2014 to send your applications for our current available posts – 3 Solicitors and a Legal Secretary. Kindly note the period for applications for the Solicitor roles has now ended. Due to our ever ...

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Law Commission Publishes its Report ‘Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements

February 27, 2014   |   Written by:

Following Paul Walters’ article of 11th February 2014, the Law Commission has today (27th February 2014) published it’s report entitled “Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements” in which a proposal is made for Pre-Nuptial Agreements to be recognised in law. At the moment, Pre-Nuptial Agreements ...

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Why should I make a Will?

February 26, 2014   |   Written by: Helen Vorley

Helen Vorley, of Astle Paterson’s Wills & Probate department, explains why you should consider making a Will. If you do not have a Will when you die then the law will decide the manner in which your money, possessions and ...

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Changes in Employment Law

February 19, 2014

Fiona Hume, Astle Paterson’s Employment specialist, discusses further recent changes in employment law. Fees to be paid by claimants at Employment Tribunal Employees may be put off bringing a claim at an Employment Tribunal due to the new fees to ...

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£460.00 Raised for Will Aid

February 17, 2014   |   Written by: Helen Vorley

Astle Paterson, Solicitors in Burton upon Trent, are delighted to have raised £460.00, and counting, towards Will Aid. Helen Vorley of Astle Paterson’s Wills & Probate department says “Will Aid is a partnership between the lawyers and nine charities (ActionAid, Age UK, British ...

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A Noticeable Change

February 14, 2014   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

The Court of Appeal has recently decided that provided a periodic Assured Shorthold Tenancy commenced as a fixed term, a Landlord is only required to give two months’ notice under section 21(1) of the Housing Act 1988 and need not ...

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Proposals for Pre-Nuptial Agreements to be Enshrined in Law

February 11, 2014   |   Written by:

Paul Walters, a Solicitor in Astle Paterson’s Family Department, comments on the recent report in The Times, confirming that the Law Commission is to shortly propose that Pre-Nuptial Agreements should be recognised in law. A Pre-Nuptial Agreement (a ‘pre-nup’) is ...

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Office for National Statistics sets out ‘13 facts about divorce’

February 7, 2014

The Office for National Statistics has recently published data about divorce in England and Wales in 2012. Rayhana Kausar, a Graduate Chartered Legal Executive in Astle Paterson’s Family Department notes that “The ONS has recently set out 13 facts from ...

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Changes in Employment Law

February 3, 2014

Fiona Hume, Astle Paterson’s Employment specialist, discusses the important recent changes in employment law, some of which will benefit employers as employees will now be discouraged from bringing claims. Qualifying Period for Unfair dismissal Employees who started work on or ...

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