I am officially free!

    I’m often known for being good value for money, but you might not always have thought of me as being free. Well today I am! In fact, I’ve been free since Wednesday. That’s when I became a Freeman (Free Woman? Free Person????) of the Guild of Entrepreneurs at a wonderful ceremony at St […]

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Where there is a marriage, there should be a new Will

Marriage is one of the life events that greatly affects a person’s individual circumstances. There is more to marriage than simply exchanging rings, vows of love and affection and popping a few bottles of champagne. Marriage also entails a whole lot of ‘administrative chores’ that spouses will need to carry out to reflect this important […]

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Christmas is not the only expensive holiday

With Christmas only a few weeks away, the sales already on and New Year’s Eve parties on the horizon, many people are already counting their pennies and wondering if they’ll have enough to last them into new year.   If you are an employer, holidays can come with added financial burdens, and not just from […]

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Ho ho ho

Christmas is a great time for good stories.  I don’t mean the Christmas story itself or stories about Santa, but simply the things that people do or say at this time of year that wouldn’t be as funny at any other time of year.   Take the story of the Manchester United football fans from […]

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Things in life that surprises me

You’d have thought I’d heard it all by now and actually you can’t shock me any more, but things still surprise me.   Like waking into a half empty restaurant half an hour before my table has been booked for and being told they might not be able to seat us straight away!  Do you […]

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Washing Day

Washing your dirty laundry in public isn’t a phrase you hear very often, as it’s considered quite an old fashioned.  People’s views on money laundering are also possibly out of date, as I anticipate that it’s still associated with organised crime and drug dealing but this isn’t the case anymore.  Today even honest reputable businesses […]

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A spooky Will can save your family members the litigation horrors

The scariest part of having a Will is actually getting round to creating one. Many people put off the making of a Will because the thought of their death cuts to the bone. Certainly, the Halloween festivities can make the ghostly thought about death a bit more enjoyable and what better time than this to […]

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Trick or Treat!!

Solicitors are not known for their sense of humour.  In fact, it’s usually assumed that the only thing they are interested in is money.  However, I can prove that this is not the case.  Who else but a solicitor could come up with the concept of a settlement process, which can either be an escape […]

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Home Alone

  When can you legally leave your child “Home Alone”? Many parents find themselves considering leaving their children home alone while popping out to the corner shop for a pint of milk or to post a letter. Much preferring to take that risk than to endure the rigmarole of dressing the kids and loading them […]

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Not one, but two feet in mouth!

20/20 hind sight is a wonderful thing.  I’m sure we’ve all looked at things that we (or our clients!) have done, that looked reasonable at the time, but then realised how differently things would have gone if we had been able to predict the future.   However, there are just as many occasions where you […]

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