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When and Why You Should Set Up A Power of Attorney

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Guilty or Innocent? Why A Solicitor Should Be Present

Information provided by Kidwells Solicitors on our website is for informational purposes only. For bespoke advice, call 01432 278 179 or email info@kidwellssolicitors.co.uk to learn more about what is best for your business.
How can a work-life balance work?

How can a work-life balance work?

National Work-Life Week runs from 11th to 15th October 2021. It is an ideal time for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance.  Choose where to work At one time it was suggested that if an employee has not ...
Legal obligations for new employers

Legal obligations for new employers

When employing staff for the first time there are steps you need to take to ensure you are complying with legal obligations. Decide how much to pay someone   Employers are legally required to pay all workers at least the National Minimum Wage. The ...

Managing health and wellbeing in the workplace

From the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce quarterly economic survey, over 500 local businesses identified managing health and wellbeing in the workplace as one of the top 10 priorities for their organisations.  Prioritising ...
No-Fault Divorce Delayed

No-Fault Divorce Delayed

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, will introduce no-fault divorce in England and Wales for the first time.   In a written response to a parliamentary question, courts minister Chris Philp MP ...

Are you ready to sign a Commercial Lease?

When you are ready for business premises and find a commercial property that meets your needs, you may want to get the lease signed and crack on! However, rushing into a lease agreement without being sure that it is suitable for your ...
Guilty or Innocent? Why A Solicitor Should Be Present

Guilty or Innocent? Why A Solicitor Should Be Present

If accused of a crime whether you are guilty or innocent, it is serious or minor, a Criminal law solicitor will help you by making sure your legal rights are protected.  When should a solicitor be contacted?  Ideally, contact a solicitor as soon as ...
Interviews: Questions you can’t ask

Interviews: Questions you can’t ask

Whether it’s growth, replacement, or a speculative fit – many businesses make the decision to employ new staff. There are dos and don’ts in job interviews. There’s a fine line between legal and illegal interview questions.  Whilst the ...
The New Family Courts Approach to Domestic Abuse and Controlling Behaviour 

The New Family Courts Approach to Domestic Abuse and Controlling Behaviour 

During the recent lockdowns, statistics show that domestic abuse rose. It is, therefore, timely that the Court of Appeal has issued new guidance to family court judges regarding child arrangements where there are allegations of domestic abuse.  In ...

Making Redundancies After Furlough?

At the time of writing, Freedom Day due on 21 June has been postponed for four weeks. Rishi Sunak has rejected pleas from businesses to extend the furlough scheme and says it will begin to phase it out from 1 July.  Job Retention Scheme  The ...
When and why you should set up a Power of Attorney 

When and why you should set up a Power of Attorney 

A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document. It allows you to appoint one or more people (the Attorney) who you trust to make decisions and act on your (donor) behalf.   Why you should set up a Power of Attorney  A power of attorney is vital for ...
My experience of learning at work

My experience of learning at work

Learning at Work Week 2021 aims to celebrate lifelong learning at work and build learning cultures everywhere. The theme this year is ‘Made for Learning’. It encourages us to focus on our human capacity to ...
Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Mental health illness is the largest single cause of disability in the UK and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made a huge impact on this. We have spent so much of the last fourteen months focusing on physical health that the importance of mental ...
Welcoming Sarah Laight as a Director

Welcoming Sarah Laight as a Director

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Laight onto the Board of Directors at Kidwells Solicitors. Sarah joined the company in July 2017 as a legal secretary. She was then promoted to Head Secretary and PA to our Managing Director, Michael Horne. She has ...

ABH vs GBH: What’s the difference?

Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) are terms used in English criminal law to describe the severest forms of violence. It refers to two offences of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 –  section 18 intentional (the ...
Paperless law firm offering a remote service

Paperless law firm offering a remote service

After a two year transition period, we are now a paperless legal firm. The process started two years ago with over 600 archive boxes containing years of previous work. They were outgrowing the storage area rapidly. Legally, these files need to be ...
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy, and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. Death and Accidents ...
Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

Family mediation is a way of sorting any differences between you and your ex-partner, with the help of a third person who won’t take sides. In court, a judge makes the decisions about any child and financial arrangements. In mediation, the ...
COVID-19 and its HR implications

COVID-19 and its HR implications

The impact of COVID-19 has dominated employment issues these past 12 months.  One common theme was the delay of several changes to employment law which have now since come into force – more details in our blog on employment updates in April. ...

Criminal Defence Solicitors & What They Do

From advising over the phone for a speeding fine through to standing up in court on behalf of those accused of serious offences, a criminal solicitor performs a varied and high pressured role. Criminal solicitors are an essential part of the legal ...
Employment Law April Updates

Employment Law April Updates

Employment Law changes that were delayed last year have come into force this year so be prepared for these. To get proactive advice to plan ahead, contact our Head of Client Employment & HR, Kate Wargen kate.wargen@kidwellssolicitors.co.uk ...

5 Myths About Contracts in Business

Whether in business or for you as an individual, you can’t go far in day-to-day life without contracts.  Contracts affect virtually every aspect of work and life.  And yet, for something we are all familiar with, there are big misconceptions around ...

The Future of EU Nationals Working in the UK

The Brexit headlines are hard to miss. After 31 December 2020, the transition period has ended. However, not everything has changed overnight, and this is the case for EU nationals already living and working in the UK. It’s important to ...

Wills & Probate Facts and Myths

Most of us don’t know a lot about the law of Wills or Probate. The legalities of inheritance are often complex, long winded and intimidating but they don’t always need to be. Below are a few facts and myths surrounding the subject.: ...

Is Drink Driving a Criminal Offence?

Drunk driving is a complicated subject and we hope to answer some common questions below. Is Drunk Driving a Crime? Under Section 5(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 drink driving is a criminal offence. Driving while exceeding the legal limit will ...

Get Updates on Employment Law

It’s been a rather strange twelve months from an employment point of view. Brexit implications and the impact of COVID-19 have dominated employment issues this year. Because of that, the details of the Government’s manifesto in relation to ...

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