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Catharine Geddes, Partner at Lester Aldridge

The Future of National Minimum Wage (NMW)

Following recent legislation changes within employment law, later this week the final October increases to National Minimum Wage (NMW), the minimum amount per hour that workers in the UK are entitled to be paid, will come into force.

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Simon Cross, Partner at Humphries Kirk

Humphries Kirk to offer free wills to Dorset Wildlife Trust members

Dorset and Somerset solicitors firm Humphries Kirk will be offering a free Will writing service in October to over 26,000 Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) members.

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Laceys prove their worth with exceptional results in the Legal 500

Following the merger with Horsey Lightly Fynn , Laceys Solicitors LLP has out performed last years Legal 500 results by adding a further 2 practice areas to those that were previously recommended by the well respected clients guide to the best law firms, the Legal 500.

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Catharine Geddes

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

As many employers are aware, the National Minimum Wage increases on 1 October each year, based on recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. We also saw the introduction of the National Living Wage in April 2016, adding an additional 50p per hour to the minimum wage for workers aged 25 and above.

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Adrian Cormack of Coles Miller Solicitors

Injury Prevention Day: Take Care In The Countryside

Britain's idyllic countryside is a magnet for families enjoying days out but some underestimate its dangers - with fatal or life-changing consequences. Rural accidents are on the increase, warn solicitors Coles Miller ahead of Injury Prevention Day (Wednesday August 17 2016).

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Alex Bilionis, Partner at Lester Aldridge

Beware of verbal contract changes

The recent case of Globe Motors Inc -v- TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd, has given some guidance on the effectiveness of "variation" clauses contained in written contracts, and their impact on the enforceability of subsequent oral agreements made between its contracting parties.

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Power of attorney solicitor Stuart Bradford of Coles Miller

Get help in Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia friendly solicitors Coles Miller are supporting Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21 May 2016) through their work with local action groups.

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Catharine Geddes

What would Brexit mean for employment law?

It is now only a matter of weeks until the UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU. As no other member state has ever left the EU, it is unclear exactly what will happen if there is a majority vote in favour of Britain leaving.

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Trevor Sterling of Moore Blatch solicitors

Effectiveness of whilstleblowing policies back in the spotlight after Dame Janet Smith Review

Following the findings of the Dame Janet Smith Review, lawyers at Moore Blatch are urging employers to consider the effectiveness of their own organisation's whistleblowing policy.

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Patent attorney, Simon Robinson of Barker Brettell, and Heather Williams, tax partner at Mazars, with the Trunki case whose owners, Magmatic, recently lost a high profile court case to protect the original design of its product.

Local businesses warned to get professional patent advice in light of Trunki case

The Poole office of international accountancy and business advisory firm, Mazars, has highlighted the recent court case involving the children's ride-on suitcases, Trunki, to draw attention to the importance of gaining professional advice when filing registered designs.

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Peter Livingstone - Battens Solicitors.

Astronomical increase in cost of probate fees

Solicitors at Dorset law firm Battens have warned of a 'new form of inheritance tax' which could see the Government increase probate fees by a giant 12,900%.

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Edward Adamson

Not just any contract, a Marks and Spencer contract

Just before the Christmas spending rush, Marks and Spencer received the outcome of their appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to their lease of their Paddington Basin offices (Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and another [2015] UKSC 72).

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