Hewetts News

24/11/2020: Surge in Court Orders for Domestic Abuse During Lockdown

Our family law department is warning of a surge in domestic abuse this November, as families face another “pressure cooker” lockdown. Read Full Article…

12/11/2020: Stamp Duty Holiday - How Does It Work?

Here’s your Hewetts Solicitors Guide To The Stamp Duty Holiday. Read Full Article…

21/10/2020: Family Court Statistics – April to June 2020

With the courts being closed for most hearings, and those that do take place happening remotely, the courts have been forced to prioritise work. Read Full Article…

14/10/2020: The Cost of Divorce and Changes to Family Costs Rules

Despite what the popular press often report, obtaining a divorce doesn’t have to be expensive. Read Full Article…

09/10/2020: Brexit and Pension Sharing Orders After an Overseas Divorce

Time is running out - Needs-Based Orders will soon become difficult to obtain Read Full Article…

01/10/2020: Law Commission’s Consultation for a Change to Wedding Ceremonies

The proposed consultation is delayed as a result of COVID Read Full Article…

09/09/2020: New Notice Periods For Tenant Evictions

With the ongoing effect of the Coronavirus, notice periods for tenants have been extended yet again Read Full Article…

06/07/2020: Extended Court Hours to Tackle Backlog

Guidance has recently been released indicating that extended court hours will be introduced to try and help ease the backlog created by the recent pandemic. Read Full Article…

06/07/2020: McKenzie Friend Silenced

A McKenzie friend is an untrained person that a party to litigation might choose to help represent them in Court. Further guidelines have now been laid down. Read Full Article…

26/06/2020: Domestic Violence Overhaul for Courts

Overhaul of Family Courts proposed to protect victims of domestic violence Read Full Article…

25/06/2020: Residential Possession Claims Put On Hold Again

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, all tenant evictions have been stayed again Read Full Article…

04/05/2020: Putting Your Personal Legal Matters In Order

General advice on putting your legal affairs in order Read Full Article…

14/04/2020: Unfair Prejudice Claim

Hewetts has recently helped a Reading pub to defend a claim for unfair prejudice by a minority shareholder in the High Court, involving a novel point of law Read Full Article…

09/04/2020: Wills - A Most Vital Document

During the current crisis there is no excuse not to have a Will prepared! Read Full Article…

02/04/2020: Court Closures During Covid-19 Pandemic

Over half of court and tribunal buildings to close during pandemic Read Full Article…

01/04/2020: Coronavirus Legislation on Evictions

What is the current position on residential tenant evictions? Read Full Article…

27/03/2020: Free Family Law Interviews

Limited Time! Free 15 minute telephone consultations with a specialist family lawyer. Read Full Article…

26/03/2020: Covid-19 Advice for Separated Parents

Guidance for children under 18 moving between parents Read Full Article…

25/03/2020: Family Law Financial Settlement Review

Everything has changed! Can I review my financial settlement? Read Full Article…

24/03/2020: Complying With Court Orders

I can’t comply with my Court Order because of Covid19 Read Full Article…

06/03/2020: Do Main Carers Lose Out On Divorce?

Do parents who are the main carers for children in marriage lose out on divorce? Read Full Article…

24/02/2020: Psychological Abuse Legislation

Recent changes to the law have now made psychological abuse within a relationship illegal Read Full Article…

24/02/2020: Hewetts Solicitors support DASH charity

Hewetts are proud to help the charity Domestic Abuse Stops Here Read Full Article…

24/02/2020: Four Year Legal Battle Over Six Inches of Land

The alternative to costly legal battles over land Read Full Article…

16/01/2020: Company Lets – Don't Act Without Legal Advice

Eviction under Company Let Agreements is far more complex than landlords think Read Full Article…

13/01/2020: Seven Reasons Why You Might Want a Power of Attorney

A much-overlooked document that you really should be considering Read Full Article…

13/01/2020: 4 Top Protections For Your Business

So few businesses put these protections in place. Don't be caught out! Read Full Article…

06/01/2020: Is Now A Good Time To Buy Or Sell A Business?

A frequently asked question come January Read Full Article…

03/12/2019: Is Divorce a Cheat's Charter?

Couples going through a divorce are required to provide “full and frank financial disclosure” before negotiations about a financial settlement can begin Read Full Article…

12/09/2019: A Step Backwards for Divorce Reform

No-Fault divorce bill dropped as a result of prorogue of Parliament Read Full Article…

21/08/2019: Civil Partnerships

Civil partnerships for opposite sex couples to be introduced by end of 2019 Read Full Article…

03/06/2019: Divorce Law Reform

New legislation announced to introduce 'no fault' divorce Read Full Article…

28/03/2019: Family Breakdown - When Should I Mediate?

Mediation in family disputes is occurring with increasing frequency. How does it work? Read Full Article…

11/01/2019: Tenant Fees Bill

The upcoming Tenant Fees Bill will place restrictions on, among other things, the size of the deposit landlords can demand from tenants Read Full Article…

19/12/2018: New Employment Law Proposals

The Government has recently set out a range of employment law reform proposals Read Full Article…

25/10/2018: The Importance of Trade Marks

Defendant ordered to pay £142,044 as a result of infringement of trade marks. Read Full Article…

04/10/2018: No Fault Divorce

Is No-Fault divorce finally on the cards? Read Full Article…

28/09/2018: Deemed Service of Claim Forms

In a recent case a Claim Form was held to be properly served on a defendant even though he no longer lived at the address the form was sent to Read Full Article…

11/09/2018: Why workers’ rights will remain unchanged in a no deal Brexit

(or, for what it’s worth, in a Brexit deal). Read Full Article…

24/05/2018: New Online Divorce Service

With effect from 1st May 2018 the Ministry of Justice has made a new online service available to the public for the filing of divorce papers Read Full Article…

12/04/2018: Employment Law Compensation Limits 2018

The Employment Tribunal compensation limits have been revised Read Full Article…

12/04/2018: Employment Tax Changes

New laws relating to the taxation of termination payments Read Full Article…

21/02/2018: Minimum Wage Increase - 2018

A new minimum wage increase from 1 April 2018 onward Read Full Article…

16/02/2018: Cohabiting Couples

The fallacy of a "common law spouse" Read Full Article…

19/12/2017: Data Protection: How Far Does An Employer’s Duty Go?

The tale of Morrisons Supermarkets PLC Read Full Article…

15/09/2017: Collaborative Family Law

The thinking person’s way to separate? Read Full Article…

26/07/2017: Breaking News: Employment Tribunal Court Fees Deemed Unlawful

Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees as unlawful Read Full Article…

14/07/2017: Tips For Heads Of Terms for Commercial Leases

Increasingly we are seeing tenants who have negotiated the grant of a new lease then having difficulties in securing a reasonable deal because they have not negotiated Heads Of Terms properly. Read Full Article…

23/06/2017: Shared Parental Pay

Should there be parity between men and women? Read Full Article…

22/06/2017: Calculating Holiday Pay for Workers

The recent Uber cases have highlighted the difficulties of clarifying whether someone is an ‘employee’, ‘worker’ or ‘self-employed individual' Read Full Article…

20/06/2017: Pre-Nuptial Agreement Ruling

The recent case of Sharp –v- Sharp is a reminder of why couples entering marriage should consider entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement before they commit to each other Read Full Article…

16/06/2017: Commons Committee Report on Gig Economy

The Commons Committee have issued a report on ‘gig economy’ employment status Read Full Article…

05/06/2017: Should Workers be paid to sleep?

Are individuals on night shifts were “working” for the purposes of calculating pay under the national minimum wage legislation? Read Full Article…

09/05/2017: Adopted Childrens' Right to Inherit

The High Court finds in favour of adopted childrens' right to inherit under a 1946 Will. Read Full Article…

03/05/2017: Probate Fees – Proposals to increase fees dropped

Hewetts welcomes the Ministry of Justice’s decision not to implement the proposed increase in probate registry fees. Read Full Article…

13/04/2017: The General Data Protection Regulation

"GDPR”: Key Issues for Employers Read Full Article…

07/04/2017: Final Judgment on Contested Will Claim

Ilott –v- Blue Cross and others : The Supreme Court decides Read Full Article…

09/03/2017: Employment Law Compensation Limits 2017

The revised rates for compensation in the Employment Tribunal Read Full Article…

17/01/2017: Leaving Property under a Will : the impact of IIot v Mitson

It is generally understood that a testator can leave their property under a Will, to whomever they wish in accordance with what is known as "testamentary freedom". Read Full Article…

16/12/2016: Final Written Warning

Can you rely on a final written warning to dismiss an employee? Read Full Article…

08/12/2016: The Right to Rent

We now know how the full 'right to rent' obligation on landlords is to work. Read Full Article…

06/12/2016: The Gig Economy – What Does It Mean For Workers?

What does the latest decision for Uber drivers mean? Read Full Article…

14/10/2016: Keeping It Confidential

The importance of confidential information in employment Read Full Article…

07/10/2016: The Importance of Symbolism in Jersey

Guidance on discrimination claims on the grounds of gender reassignment Read Full Article…

29/09/2016: Imposing New Employment Contracts

Can an employer impose new contracts of employment on its workforce? Read Full Article…

06/09/2016: Imposing Reasonable Adjustments

Can an employer impose a “reasonable adjustment” on an employee without his or her consent? Read Full Article…

02/09/2016: Proportionality in Possession Claims

The Supreme Court recently ruled on whether the Human Rights Act should be considered when a private-sector landlord was evicting a tenant Read Full Article…

15/06/2016: Employment Law Compensation Limits

The government reviews and revises tribunal compensation limits each year with any revised rates generally taking effect from 6 April. Read Full Article…

13/06/2016: Divorce, New Partners and 'Needs'

Does the existence of a new partner affect financial needs on divorce? Read Full Article…

08/06/2016: Manifesting Religious Beliefs in the Workplace

What happens when an employee complains about the way another employee is manifesting their faith in the workplace? Read Full Article…

06/05/2016: Pulling a Sickie

Can “pulling a sickie” constitute gross misconduct? Read Full Article…

18/04/2016: Wills and Dementia

Does dementia prevent a testator from having testamentary capacity? Read Full Article…

24/03/2016: Possession Claims - Court Fees

Court fees for Possession Claims increase Read Full Article…

08/03/2016: Apprenticeship Levy

The government's attempt to boost productivity through investing in human capital Read Full Article…

03/03/2016: Laying Off Workers

Does an Employer have to act “reasonably” when laying off an employee? Read Full Article…

26/02/2016: English In The Workplace

Is it permissible for an employer to require all employees to speak English in the workplace? Read Full Article…

19/02/2016: Office Romance

The Office Romance – positive or negative for employers? Read Full Article…

04/02/2016: The Pitfalls of Employee Holiday Entitlement

Complying with Holiday Requirements in the face of an ever changing Easter. Read Full Article…

26/01/2016: Monitoring Employee's Personal Messages

Is monitoring an employee’s personal messages at work a breach of their right to a private life under the European Convention on Human Rights? Read Full Article…

19/01/2016: Domestic Abuse

“Coercive and Controlling Behaviour” becomes a crime under s76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 Read Full Article…

12/01/2016: The Rights on Death of Co-Habitants

Is a person living with a former spouse during the relevant period before their death capable of making a claim for provision out of their estate? Read Full Article…

07/01/2016: The Autumn Statement

Good news for separating couples. Read Full Article…

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