News & Articles

The Hidden Dangers of DIY LPAs

Dangers of DIY LPAs

While short term costs can indeed appear cheaper with a DIY LPA, there are a number of dangers in creating a DIY legal document, particularly one as important as an LPA, that can lead to further costs down the line – and not just financial.
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Dementia Friendly Training Pledged for All Staff

Daryl Griffiths, CEO with some of the Burnett Barker Solicitors staff.

Burnett Barker Solicitors based in Bury St Edmunds, has pledged that all of its staff – both solicitors and support staff – will undergo Dementia Friendly information sessions this year in a bid to increase understanding of the condition.
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A Cautionary tale….

Seek advice before accepting a Police Caution

Are you aware of potential repercussions after accepting a police caution? A formal police caution is very often used as an alternative to prosecution before a court – avoiding a conviction and/or negative publicity. But many people are unaware that a police caution is recorded on a national record and can have significant repercussions for your future.
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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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Thinking about the unthinkable: appointing guardians of your children

Appointing guardians for your children

One of the most important reasons to make a Will if you have children is so that you can name a legal guardian or guardians. Having a say over who will look after your children if you die means that you feel more at ease about their future care and welfare.
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Spring Clean Tips for Selling your Home

Spring Clean your Home

Spring is here (yes, honestly) and this is the time when most people who want to move, rather than need to, will be getting their home on the market. If this is you, before you instruct an agent take a good long look at your property and consider if it could benefit from a spring clean – inside and out…
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