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How will the abolition of default retirement age affect businesses?
How will the abolition of default retirement age affect businesses?

The default retirement age is being abolished from 1 October 2011. So, what does this mean for employers and business? One thing to be clear about is that it does not mean it will be unlawful to...

Will your Will stand the test of time?
Will your Will stand the test of time?

Somerset residents are being advised to ensure their wills are written by fully qualified and regulated lawyers following a report from the new Legal Ombudsman that claims many people are unwittingly...

UK Government to start consultation on health & safety reforms

The UK government has announced the start of consultations to scrap a number of health and safety rules, in response to the conclusions and recommendations made in a review earlier this month. At...

Divorce rates in over 60s on the rise
Divorce rates in over 60s on the rise

A new report has highlighted a significant rise in divorce rates among UK residents aged 60+ during the last two years. The latest data from the The Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that...

UK Business Secretary to present employment law reforms
UK Business Secretary to present employment law reforms

UK business secretary Vince Cable plans to introduce drastic changes to employment legislation which will have far-reaching effects on unfair dismissal law and employment tribunals. The announcement...

Pardoes' Property Insight Lunch

Date 27 January 2011 Time 12:30pm - 2:30pm Location Best Western Swan Hotel, Wells, Somerset (View...

Pardoes unveils new Property Litigation Team

Pardoes has unveiled a new Property Litigation team to handle an increasing trend of property dispute enquiries, further strengthening its highly regarded team of legal specialists spanning private...

Dorset Nursing Home closed after CQC Report

A report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has lead to the closure of a Dorset nursing home, after inspectors found that it failed to meet eight standards that were required by law. The report...

Personal insolvencies fall, more companies go bankrupt

According to the latest figures from the Insolvency Service, the third quarter of the year saw a fall in personal insolvencies in both England and Wales. In the period between July and September,...