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How does Lasting Power of Attorney work?

Posted on February 13, 2018

What is Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is created by a person – known as a ‘Donor’ – who has full capacity, who wishes to appoint someone that they trust to act on their behalf, if they become physically or mentally incapable in the future. This can relate to financial … Continue reading “How does Lasting Power of Attorney work?”

Match report: Jefferies vs Barrons

Posted on February 12, 2018

Jefferies stuttered to their second defeat of the season in a late goal thriller to Barrons Accountants with a frantic 14-12 victory. Jefferies took an early lead which was maintained through most of the 60 minutes, until a late collapse saw Barrons add a fresh pair of legs and some critical goals. Jefferies suffered an … Continue reading “Match report: Jefferies vs Barrons”

Five-a-side Football: Jefferies vs Barrons

Posted on February 07, 2018

Jefferies will have to make changes for their second friendly game of the season with Barrons Accountants on Thursday. After their shock defeat to AJ Chambers, Jefferies look to bounce back, but will be without their young starlet, Shaun Young, who has suffered a Grade 3 Ligament Tear. Jefferies will be looking amongst their ranks … Continue reading “Five-a-side Football: Jefferies vs Barrons”

Equal pay for equal work

Posted on February 02, 2018

With reports about differences in pay between high profile men and women seemingly in the news on a daily basis at the moment, there cannot be many people in the UK who have not wondered how their pay compares to colleagues of the opposite sex.  In this article, Mark Rothman, employment law expert with Jefferies Essex … Continue reading “Equal pay for equal work”

Divorce and Finance – Have you finished the job properly?

Posted on January 18, 2018

Data released by the MoJ shows that for the years 2011 to 2014, only around 90% of divorces started ended up with a decree absolute, which is the final divorce order and means you are divorced. That drops to 84% in 2015 and 63% in 2016. We offer solicitor managed divorce from beginning to end. … Continue reading “Divorce and Finance – Have you finished the job properly?”

Divorce and Finance – The ‘common law marriage’ myth

Posted on January 18, 2018

27% of Britons wrongly believe that after living together for more than 2 years, unmarried couples have the same rights as married couples if they break up. They don’t! 37% believe that if unmarried couples have lived together for more than 2 years, they have a common law marriage. They don’t! The law applicable to … Continue reading “Divorce and Finance – The ‘common law marriage’ myth”

Divorce and Finance – What about the pension?

Posted on January 18, 2018

Aviva’s 2018 Divorce Survey says 22% of females and 15% of males say they made no claim on their partner’s pension and that the pension was not considered in the settlement of assets. Pensions can be one of the most valuable (and complex!) assets. If the asset is built up during your time together as … Continue reading “Divorce and Finance – What about the pension?”

Representing grandparents and relatives in Family Court proceedings

Posted on January 10, 2018

A recent BBC report looked into the impact of so-called ‘kinship care’, where a child lives with a relative or friend who isn’t their parent, as their parents are unable to care for them. In fact, there are an estimated 200,00 kinship carers in the UK. In the Jefferies Family Department, we have extensive experience of advising … Continue reading “Representing grandparents and relatives in Family Court proceedings”

Dealing with issues in the workplace

Posted on January 03, 2018

An employer’s guide to dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace Recent headlines have shattered any illusions that sexual harassment in the workplace had become a thing of the past. The ongoing media coverage of allegations made against high-profile business figures may now lead to an increase in complaints made by others who have encountered … Continue reading “Dealing with issues in the workplace”

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week

Posted on December 20, 2017

It was a busy day for our Family Law solicitor, Brooke Robdrup-Kilgour who was invited to take part in the SOS Domestic Abuse Projects’ Domestic Abuse Awareness Week.

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