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disciplinary procedures

What are the disciplinary procedures at work

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Employment Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or sj@stephenrimmer.com Your rights in disciplinary and grievance procedures during coronavirus While many workplaces continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, employment law and the Acas Code of Practice concerning disciplinary and grievance procedures still…

stamp duty

Will the stamp duty holiday be extended?

Jack Prosser is a Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing Department and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or jpr@stephenrimmer.com If you are in the process of buying a property, you may have considered whether you will be able to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, allowing you to save up to £15,000 on your…

lease extension

How much does a lease extension cost?

Zara Coton is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or zc@stephenrimmer.com New rights and the beginning of the end of leasehold  Leasehold property owners are set for important changes in the coming months, with the Government’s plans to grant new rights on lease extensions and the ending…

companies house

When do I register a change of address with Companies House?

Mark Poulton is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or mp@stephenrimmer.com Critical reporting for company relocations during pandemic  A complex court case over conflicting dispute resolution provisions has highlighted a simple, but vital, takeaway on the importance of corporate reporting requirements for all UK registered companies,…

stamp duty

Multiple Dwellings Relief

Tom Tasharrofi is a Legal Assistant in the Residential Conveyancing Department and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or tt@stephenrimmer.com If you wish saving on the Stamp Duty Land Tax you pay on acquisition of commercial and/or residential property, then look no further. So what is Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR)? MDR is a relief from…

farming

Succession planning for farming families

Andrew Morgan is a Partner in the Private Client Department and can be contacted on 01323 434414 or am@stephenrimmer.com A quick guide to succession planning for your farming estate Succession planning is an essential part of running a family farm business. Effectively planning for the future allows you to protect your assets, safeguard your business,…

intellectual property rights

Are intellectual property rights international?

Mark Poulton is a Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or mp@stephenrimmer.com Brexit and intellectual property disputes: Key changes The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. The withdrawal agreement included a transition period to allow time to adjust to the differences in…

companies house

Why you need to get proper legal advice.

In a world where so much information is available freely online, do you still need the advice of a lawyer? A simple Google search of your legal problems can provide thousands of relevant articles, and perhaps a friend has shared information on social media that seems like the answer you are looking for. However, we…