News & Articles

Divorce – the importance of a financial ‘clean break’

Financial Clean Break - Divorce

In a bid to avoid legal costs, an increasing number of couples are choosing to undertake their own divorce, or even to do it online. This could however, leave them vulnerable to significant financial heartache further down the line.
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We’re Recruiting! Criminal Defence Solicitor

We are recruiting for a new criminal defence solicitor at our expanding modern law firm in Bury St Edmunds. If you are a qualified solicitor with at least two years of current experience, then we would love for you to join us.
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Landlords! Have you protected your tenant’s deposit?

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Deposits

If you are a landlord for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and you have not protected your tenant’s deposit, you may not be able to take back possession of your property when the tenancy ends.

Under the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices & Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015, which came into force on 1st October 2015, failing to protect your tenant’s deposit has two consequences; one of which being that you cannot end the tenancy or regain possession until the deposit has been repaid or a court case has ended…
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An unregistered property is an ‘at risk’ property

Property fraud is on the rise – but you can take steps towards protecting yourself, and your home, today. Increasingly sophisticated criminals are finding ways to steal homes, particularly those that are unregistered, with owners having no knowledge or indication …
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Data Protection Rules – Small businesses are not immune!

Information Commissioner - data protection compliance

Large or small, it doesn’t matter. If your business deals with personal data of any kind, it must be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The protection of personal data is big news and the enforcement of data protection laws is set to become more stringent as big changes come into force next year.
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Help St Nicholas Hospice during ‘Wills Week’ 2017

Make a will during Wills Week 2017

From 30th May to 2nd June 2017 we will be dedicating a whole week to encouraging people in and around Bury St Edmunds to get a will drawn up or updated at our offices in Whiting Street.
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Rewarding Bury’s next generation of rugby stars

Bury Minis Rugby Club

Bury St Edmunds is such a vibrant place, with so much to offer residents young and old – particularly when it comes to sporting events. We recently had the pleasure of sponsoring the Bury St Edmunds RUFC Minis’ team medals – handed to the young players at their end of season presentation and family day last month.
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Avoid being ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying National Minimum and Living Wages

We now know that the government is taking a no-holds-barred approach to those employers who fail to follow national minimum wage and national living wage regulations. A press release from the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has gone …
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£140 Donated to Local Samaritans this Christmas

This christmas we created a giant alternative-staff-christmas-card (actually a repurposed white board in the staff area!) and encouraged everyone to write their christmas greetings and make a small donation to our local Samaritans group: One million of the calls for help …
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Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court – A Ghostly Remnant of Local Justice

Declan Gallagher, our Head of Criminal Defence, reflects on the passing into history of Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court.
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