Author Articles by Daryl Griffiths

Have you made a Will yet?

Wills Week 2018

Making a Will may not always be front of mind, but if you want to make sure that your wishes are met and loved ones are looked after you’re gone; having one really is essential.
If peace of mind is not incentive enough, then our upcoming Wills Week is sure to help.
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Are you an employer? Ensure your HR processes are GDPR compliant…

Louise Tupman, Totally HR

In addition to helping local people with their legal issues, we also help many small to medium businesses with everything from debt recovery and pension rights, to health and safety issues and employment law. Unless you have been hiding under a rather large rock for the last 18 months, you will be aware of one very significant piece of legislation that will affect all businesses – the GDPR.

We spoke to local HR expert Louise Tupman from Totally HR, about GDPR and asked her what the regulations mean for employers from an HR perspective…
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Dying Matters – come along to our drop in session for friendly advice

As part of this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week (14th May – 20th May) we will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions at our offices in Bury St Edmunds – providing local people with private, welcoming environment in which to openly discuss death and their plans for the future. 
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News: We’ve been selected to take part in pilot LGBT mentoring scheme

We are delighted to be one of just 20 firms across England & Wales selected by the solicitors regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), to take part in a LGBT mentoring pilot scheme to help law firms attract the best staff, regardless of gender or persuasion.
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Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay – Dealing with Business Debtors

Debt Claims - get your ducks in a row

A few weeks ago we gave an overview of the new ‘rules’ in relation to recovering debt from consumers. Following on from this, we can advise some simple ways in which you can minimise the risk of debt to your business from the get-go…
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We’re proud to buck the trend this #InternationalWomensDay!

International Womens Day 2018

A career in law has long been regarded as male-dominated, yet we are proud to be different, with our female-friendly approach – offering flexible working arrangements and support for women returners. Over 85% of Burnett Barker staff are female, 80% of which are practising lawyers. Plus 80% of our Partners are women!
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What does it really mean to be Dementia Friendly?

Laura Dementia Friend

Laura Ruffell, one of our Wills & Probate specialists, recently attended a Dementia Friends training session held by local care provider, Clarke Clare, to learn more about dementia and the small ways in which individuals can help lessen the stress and impact of the disease.
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Recovering Debts from Individuals & Sole-Traders

Recovering Consumer Debt

If your business has outstanding debts due from individuals or sole-traders, it’s vital that you familiarise yourself with the new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims, which came into force in October 2017. We take a look at the protocol and how it could impact your business.
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What will happen to your dog when you die?

Making a Will - what happens to your dog

When making a Will, many of our clients ask us what will happen to their family pet when they die.

Like all responsible dog owners they know that they need to make sure their canine friend will be properly looked after once they are gone,  but often they are not sure how.

To help, we wanted to share details of a scheme we support here at Burnett Barker Solicitors, which gives you peace of mind when it comes to your four legged friend….
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We’re Recruiting for a Business Administration Apprentice

We currently have an opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice to join our team.
Working with both our accounts and admin teams, you will be involved in all aspects of routine and day to day accounting and administrative processes – providing you with an excellent grounding in the practice of a busy legal firm.
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