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A female in a male-dominated profession

Gillian Robson, Female Solicitor

We asked Gillian Robson all about how she got into law and her experiences being a female working within a male dominated profession… It is sad that women are still not making partnership level as easily as men, but I think on the whole things are improving.  Women need to take the initiative…
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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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Too young to make a Will? Think again!

When talking to people about preparing a Will, people often say “I don’t intend to die any time soon” or “I don’t have any assets”. No one knows what is around the corner so don’t put off making a wise decision today because you would rather spend the money on something which will not help your family in the long run.
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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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Refunds available on Lasting Power of Attorney fees

LPA Refund Scheme Launched

If you made a Lasting Power of Attorney and registered it with the Office of the Public Guardian in the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017 you should be entitled to a refund of part of the registration fee.
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Dying ‘intestate’ – what happens when you die without a Will?

Dying without a Will - what happens to your estate

When a person dies without making a Will, they are said to have died ‘intestate’. When this happens, there are rules for deciding who will inherit the estate, stipulated by law.
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We’re recruiting for a Conveyancing Junior

We're recruiting a conveyancing junior

We are currently searching for a Conveyancing Junior to help support our busy conveyancing team
here in Bury St Edmunds. Assisting solicitors with casework management, providing administrative support and helping to arrange consultations for clients and potential clients will be key aspects of your role.
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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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Divorce may only be the beginning for children of separated parents

Bury St Edmunds Child Contact Centre - divorced familes

The process of divorce and separation can be stressful enough for adults but for children it can be an extremely bewildering time. Bury St Edmund’s Child Contact Centre plays a vital part in ensuring children do not go without the love & attention of both parents following a break-up.
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