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December 2015

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  • 20

    Hewitsons Help Drive Car Dealership Acquisition

    Hewitsons has acted for Northampton-based Perrys Group in their acquisition of Chesterfield-based GK Group Ltd.

  • 19

    Employees Beware Of What You Post On Facebook

    Social media is increasingly becoming a part of every day life and it is not uncommon to see posts that are “letting off steam” in respect of day to day annoyances.

  • 15

    Government Confirms Its Plans For Pensions Flexibility

    We previously looked here at the pensions flexibility announced in the Budget. Some changes took effect from 27 March 2014, others were due to take effect in April 2015, subject to consultation.

  • 11

    What’s The Damage?

    Kids Company closed its doors on 5 August, ending all its services and leaving rumours echoing through the sector. The charity’s founder Camila Batmanghelidjh, supporters and staff, the government, the Charity Commission and plenty of people in the sector have all had something to say, but it will be some time before the post mortem is complete and we have a good understanding as to the reasons for the sudden collapse.

July 2015

  • 28

    Can Your Will Be Ignored?? Ilott V Mitson

    According to various headlines this morning, the answer is yes! Unsurprisingly, the real answer is more complex.

  • 27

    Straying Animals And Fence Boundaries

    Straying animals can cause problems for owners and neighbouring landowners. The Animals Act 1971 imposes obligations on the ‘keeper’ of animals and gives rights to landowners in respect of straying animals. For domestic and farm animals the owner will be liable for damage caused and will have to compensate the landowner if he knew, or ought to have known, that the animal was likely to be dangerous and cause damage.

  • 21

    Delay To Care Funding

    It has been announced that the introduction of the cap on care costs, due to be brought in on 6 April 2016, has now been delayed until April 2020.

  • 20

    Non-Resident Beware!

    The rules regarding sales of residential property by Non Residents changed with effect from the 6th April 2015. Previously non-UK residents could sell UK property and pay no tax on the gain made since they had acquired it.

  • 20

    Advice To New Graduates Seeking First Jobs

    Staff at Hewitsons who have been with the company since they graduated law school are offering advice to new graduates as they take their first steps towards their chosen careers. These employees, who have established positions within the law firm, have around 90 years combined work experience, with the majority of their working life being spent at Hewitsons.

  • 15

    Hewitsons Reappointed On Nfu Legal Panel

    Following an intensive six-month review that considered legal services, fee structures and commitment to the organisation and its members, alongside feedback from members and NFU staff, Hewitsons has been reappointed for a further three years as the NFU panel firm for Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

  • 13

    Sickness And Annual Leave - The Next Instalment

    For some time now, it has been clear that, when an employee is unable to take any or all of their 4 weeks minimum holiday entitlement given under the Working Time Directive in any holiday year, they must be permitted to carry it forward into, at the very least, the next holiday year.

  • 08

    Summer Budget 2015

    Changes to inheritance tax nil rate band The Summer Finance Bill 2015 will include provisions dealing with the following changes to the inheritance tax nil rate band.

  • 06

    Your Will – Do It Right

    With a national charity recently apologising for suggesting “you don’t have to see a solicitor” to make your Will, it is worth remembering why it is so important to speak to a proper solicitor when making your Will, and not to risk reliance on “service providers”.

  • 02

    Court Award

    Hewitsons’ Northampton Office has hosted the presentation of an award by The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.

  • 01

    Hewitsons And Moorhead James Merge

    Hewitson Moorhead has brought together two highly respected firms that will be of substantial benefit to its clients and which will enable and accelerate significant growth for the newly merged firm.

June 2015

May 2015

  • 22

    Hewitsons Appoints First Female Senior Partner

    Hewitsons has announced that Clare Colacicchi is to take on the role of Senior Partner from Charles Hewitson. Charles will provide continued support to the new senior team.



  • 19

    How Independent Is Your Expert?

    Evidence which consists of a witness’ opinion is generally inadmissible in court proceedings.

  • 18

    Who Will Look After You?

    With Mental Health Awareness Week last week (11th to 17th May) and Dementia Awareness Week starting this week (17th to 23rd May), Bernadette O’Reilly, a partner at Hewitsons, explains why it’s sensible to put plans in place now should the worst happen in the future.

  • 18

    Implied Term For Satisfactory Quality In Contract For Hire

    It’s important to remember that a contract usually does not only include the terms which it expressly sets out. It may also contain terms implied into it, including under statute. Depending on the type of contract, there could be an implied term that goods or materials supplied are of satisfactory quality or that services will be supplied with reasonable skill and care.

  • 15

    Cambridge News Education Awards 2015

    Hewitsons is delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural Cambridge News Education Awards and in particular the Award for ''Contribution to the Local Community', something very close to our hearts. For more information on these awards and how to nominate, visit the Cambridge News website.

  • 13

    Chariots Of Fire 2015

    Today is the official launch of Chariots of Fire 2015 and this year all sponsorship monies raised from the charitable relay race will go to this year’s official charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

  • 08

    Hewitsons Walks For Justice In Northampton

    Hewitsons’ Managing Partner Colin Jones and the firm’s Head of Litigation and Under Sheriff of Northamptonshire Dominic Hopkins stepped out with High Court Judges, Circuit Judges and staff and students of Northampton University in support of the Midland Legal Support Trust (MLST) on the first Legal Walk arranged for Northampton.

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