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Stephen Rimmer Solicitors does Movember!

This November Harry “AKA the Hairy” Rimmer and Steven “the Stubble” Judge of the Stephen Rimmer Civil Litigation department have fashioned their very own take on the Movember fund raising scheme. Through thick and thin these moustachioed members itched and scratched their way through November and from within our offices alone have managed to collect…

Forward Planning Protects Family Business

Carving up a family business for a divorce settlement can spell disaster for the company, so plan ahead rather than resort to crisis management. Let me tell you about a businessman facing a hearing in the Supreme Court: Has he misrepresented the value of his Family Business to cheat his ex-wife out of millions in…

Ebola; The Biggest Health Challenge Since AIDS

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been described as the biggest health challenge since AIDS and an “international public health emergency” by the United Nations health agency. Whilst the likelihood of Ebola reaching pandemic proportions in the UK is low, your existing business recovery plan may not adequately accommodate it, if it only provides…

Consumers Get More Clout with New Laws

Consumers who are subjected to lies or pressure selling by unscrupulous traders have new rights from October. When the changes come into effect, the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations will give consumers the right to unwind contracts, claim a discount or raise a claim for damages against businesses who have subjected them to misleading or aggressive tactics.…

Thinking of Mediation? Consider this…

Lawyers can all too often fall into the trap of arrogantly implying “I know what is best for you; ignore my advice at your peril!”  Those who are not used to promoting a family to find their own solution can lack the humanity to understand: who are they to dictate how your family should be reorganised? Mediation…

House Sellers Are Facing Testing Questions

Property prices keep on hitting the headlines, but anyone getting their home on the market with the hope of celebrating Christmas in a new place, should be getting the paperwork in order before a buyer knocks on the door.  It’s tempting to throw away old papers when spring cleaning or thinking of moving home, but…

Property Buyers Play it Safe with ‘No-Nups’

Savvy property owners who club together to buy a home are turning to no-nups to safeguard their investment.  Whether as a cohabiting couple, or two or more friends clubbing together, a cohabitation agreement, or no-nup, as they now becoming known, can help fix the outcome if things go wrong. And that’s particularly important when contributions…