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House, new guidance on letting agents fees.
Letting Agent's Fee - New guidance for advertising

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has published guidelines explaining how letting agents should include tenants’ fees in their adverts and we thought it would be helpful to outline...

Universal Credit National Roll Out
Universal Credit Roll Out - tenants to receive direct payments for rent

As part of the plans for Universal Credit, tenants will receive direct payments for their rent, instead of rent being paid to the landlord. The Department of Work and Pensions (“the...

The plague of English jargon
Talking the talk - the plague of business jargon

This is the first of a series of blogs to be produced by the Private Client team here at Pardoes, so welcome! It’s a way of communicating with you our thoughts on topics that may be of...

Pensions are changing
Pensions are changing. Ignoring these changes could land employers in hot water...

Hopefully by now all employers have heard of auto enrolment and are aware of when it is going to happen to them even if the wheels are not yet in motion. Over the coming months and years, all...

Baby feet, rise in birth injury claims
Rise in maternity clinical negligence claims - NHS spends nearly £700 on clinical...

The National Audit Office recently released a report which said it cost the NHS £500 million last year – almost a fifth of all spending on maternity. Having a baby is the most common...

Protecting your assets. Blitz on families who avoid care home fees
Protecting your assets: Blitz on families who 'avoid' care home fees

The Daily Mail recently published an article stating that “Councils spy on parents who sign over house to children: Blitz on families who 'avoid' care home fees” For full article...

Decision awaited as to whether Government's introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal is lawful
Decision awaited as to whether Government's introduction of fees in the Employment...

A decision is expected next month as to whether the Government’s introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal is lawful. On 29 July 2013, the law changed with regard to Employment...

An end to the culture of “Delay, Deny and Defend”
An end to the culture of “Delay, Deny and Defend”

Blog posted by Jennifer Harris, Paralegal, Pardoes Medical Negligence team. Yesterday, Labour MP Ann Clwyd gave a damning indictment of the NHS complaints procedure, and put the health service on...

Mouse, LPAs could soon be registered online. Pardoes Solicitors
New proposals for online registration of Lasting Powers of Attorneys

A new consultation has been issued by the Ministry of Justice regarding transforming the current services for registration of LPAs to a digital process via the Office of the Public Guardian...

Court of Law, Employment Law Update
Employers beware - new financial penalties set to come into force from April 2014

Employment Relations Minister, Jo Swinson announced this month that the Government’s new financial penalty in employment tribunal claims will come into force from April 2014. If an employee is...