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video witnessing

Video witnessing of wills

Andrew Morgan is a Partner and Wills Solicitor in the Private Client Department. Andrew can be contacted on 01323 434414 or am@stephenrimmer.com Lights, camera, action… signing your will goes live  Experts are warning against self-directed videos following the announcement by the Government that legislation is to be introduced in September to allow wills to be…

supply chains

How supply chains are affected by Covid

Mark Poulton is Partner and Head of the Corporate Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or mp@stephenrimmer.com Checking all your t’s and c’s match up to the new normal Companies should prioritise risk management in their approach to business and review their third-party relationships and contracts as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  While the…

debt collection

Why debt collection is important?

Lydia Wawiye is a Solicitor in our Civil Litigation Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email lwa@stephenrimmer.com Debt collection in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – what are the options? In these uncertain times, no matter how big or small your business is, managing cash flow can be challenging. One…

remote hearings

How do remote hearings work?

Kate Lacey is a Solicitor in the Family Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434415 or by email on kla@stephenrimmer.com Remote family court hearings – how do they work? The introduction of social distancing in response to the coronavirus outbreak has caused disruption to many vital services – including in the justice system.…

buy property

How long does it take to buy a property?

Roy Bridge is a Partner in the Residential Conveyancing Department and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or by email rb@stephenrimmer.com  In this guide, we look at the average time spent for each stage of the conveyancing process. Buying a new home is exciting, but you may be anxious about how long the process could…

Commercial lease

Can a commercial lease be broken?

James Regan is a Partner and Solicitor in our Commercial Property Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email jreg@stephenrimmer.com Renewing a commercial lease – what can be negotiated? Most lease renewals are governed by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and the rules can be complicated and confusing. However, if your…

intellectual property

How are intellectual property rights protected

Mark Poulton is a Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department and can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email mp@stephenrimmer.com New protection for innovators with launch of digital asset fingerprinting A new online digital fingerprinting service has been launched to help protect designs and innovations from copycat misuse. The World Intellectual…

furlough holiday

What holiday pay should I give staff on furlough?

Steven Judge is a Partner and Head of the Employment Law Department and can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email sj@stephenrimmer.com Holiday entitlement, pay and furlough – what are my employees entitled to? COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges for employers. You may have furloughed many of your staff members, but you still need…