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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The Supreme Court Rules an Error in a Will Should Not Necessarily Invalidate it

January 30, 2014   |   Written by: Helen Vorley

In the recently concluded case of Marley v Rawlings and Another [2014] UKSC 2, the Supreme Court ruled that an error relating to a signature in Wills will not necessarily invalidate it. Helen Vorley, of Astle Paterson’s Wills & Probate department said that ...

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Procedure for obtaining a Divorce: Undefended Divorce

January 27, 2014   |   Written by: Martin Astle

If you have come to the conclusion that your marriage is at an end then you should seek legal advice from a Solicitor’s firm.  At Astle Paterson, we provide advice and assistance throughout the divorce process. Martin Astle, Director at ...

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A Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in Law Firms

January 25, 2014   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

Following the publication of Astle Paterson’s Equality & Diversity data, the Law Society has published its Business Case for ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Law Firms.’ In its summary of the report, the Law Society reasons “why law firms should bother about diversity ...

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Direct Repossession and its Dangers: A warning to property owners and Landlords

January 23, 2014   |   Written by: Liam O’Shea

Liam O’Shea, Director at Astle Paterson sets out the dangers of seeking to obtain possession of a residential property from a tenant, licencee, trespasser or squatter. It is a criminal offence for any property owner or Landlord to use or ...

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Astle Paterson’s Equality & Diversity Data

January 17, 2014   |   Written by: Astle Paterson’s Equality & Diversity Data

As a law firm, Astle Paterson collate, report and publish workforce diversity data about the diversity make-up of our workforce. In turn, the Solicitors Regulation Authority uses the information to view the diversity make-up across the whole legal services sector. Astle ...

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Michael Whitaker to commence legal surgeries in Uttoxeter

January 10, 2014   |   Written by: Michael Whitaker to commence legal surgeries in Uttoxeter

Astle Paterson is pleased to announce that Michael Whitaker, formerly of Wilkins & Thompson, will be commencing legal surgeries at St Georges, 19 Church Street, Uttoxeter (please click here for a map) every Wednesday from 15th January 2014. Michael specialises in Civil Litigation, Residential Conveyancing, ...

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We’ve moved!

November 29, 2013   |   Written by: We’ve moved!

We are pleased to announce that we have completed our move… just twenty yards, across the street to Clay House! Clay House, a grade 2 listed building built in 1792 by Burton maltster and banker, Joseph Clay, is one of ...

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