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Employment contract articles

How to guide on nanny employment contracts

Parenting has always been toted as the most honourable job in the world but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone when children and babies prove demanding or complicate your ability to pursue your career. It is for… Find out more

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Running a business articles

Health and safety compliance vital for employers

Health and safety has always been an important consideration for employers. Workplace health and safety laws can be strict and failure to comply could have devastating consequences, personally as well as professionally. But according to some experts, today’s “compensation culture” means compliance… Find out more

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Running a business articles

How understanding balance sheets is a key to success

You can have the most fantastic business with a wonderful product that people are desperate to buy, but if you fail to get the financial side of things right you are doomed to fail. That is a simple fact of… Find out more

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Probate articles

Who can start probate when someone dies?

When a person dies, their estate must be administered after their death. Someone must collect the assets, pay any debts, and distribute any inheritance to the beneficiaries. Many people assume that the ‘next of kin’ will administer probate, but this… Find out more

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Money Articles

Small claims: do you have a winning case?

Before you go to a small claim court you must resolve three issues: 1. Can you win your small claim case? 2. Can you collect on your judgment? 3. Can the small claim court hear your case? Can you win… Find out more

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Separation and divorce articles

10 things you must do after a divorce

From Lawpack’s Separation & DIY Divorce Kit After investing all your emotional (and financial) energies into a painful divorce for so long, life can feel very empty when it’s finally all over. Family lawyer Philippa Pearson gives her ten tips… Find out more

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Probate articles

What is probate?

‘Probate’ (or ‘confirmation’ in Scotland) is a term frequently used when someone talks about applying for the right to deal with the affairs of a person who has died. Probate is sometimes called ‘administering the estate’ as after someone has… Find out more

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Probate articles

DIY Probate: What to do if there isn’t a Will

When someone dies and they haven’t left a Will, they are said to have died ‘intestate’ and the estate is distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy.  When this happens, the law sets out who should deal with their… Find out more

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Will News

Writing a will important for single parents

Single parents must write a will to ensure that a guardian is appointed for their children should the worst occur, it has been claimed. According to Richard Cook, regional chairman of the Society of Will Writers and senior writer at… Find out more

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Will articles

Property that doesn’t pass under a will

 An excerpt from Lawpack’s Last Will & Testament Kit. When you’re making a will you need to think about the property that you own. And how you own it. This is because, under current law, not all property can be… Find out more