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Mar 2015

All change…

This year promises changes in employment law which may have a big impact on employers.  And, with the forthcoming election campaign, all the major parties are making pledges which could have a major impact on employment law.  TFG’s expert employment team takes a look at the key areas of debate and their implications.    Holiday […]

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Feb 2015

Conveyancing Update

A number of changes have been made to the stamp duty land tax regime, which took effect from the 4 December 2014. The changes by the Government mean that the calculation of stamp duty land tax payable on the purchase price of a property is now more complicated. The previous ‘slab’ rates no longer apply […]

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Nov 2014

Harsher measures proposed for defaulting parents

Proposals to impose harsher penalties on parents who default on child maintenance payments have been mooted by the Government. Parents who default on child maintenance payments may face being turned down for mortgages and credit cards under new government plans. From March 2015, information from parents’ payment records in England, Scotland and Wales could be […]

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09

Oct 2014

Changes to legal aid

An update on the legal aid debate from the http://www.justicegap.com. Chris Grayling was accused of “savaging” the legal system as he finally confirmed swingeing legal aid cuts. The justice secretary today outlined his response to his controversial Transforming Legal Aid consultation which proposed to cut the criminal legal aid fund by £220m by imposing a […]

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Sep 2013

Berwick office is officially opened by Sir Alan Beith MP

Sir Alan Beith MP has welcomed our pledge to bring down the cost of accessing expert legal advice, saying it is vital that people from all backgrounds can afford high quality legal advice in Berwick. His words came at the launch of our new office at 127 Marygate, which he officially opened on Friday in […]

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28

Aug 2013

Why making a Will matters

Recently the TFG team was at a festival near Berwick offering free legal advice. Many of the enquiries we received centred on Wills and Probate and our solicitors heard many stories of bitter family disputes and divisions caused by a lack of a Will. We also had people from all different backgrounds confessing they needed to […]

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28

May 2013

Never say never…

A really powerful, first hand account from a blogger on why keeping access to legal aid is so essential for justice for all. Please sign the e petition on our facebook page facebook.com/tfgsolicitors

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Dec 2012

Christmas and New Year 2012

We would like to wish all of our clients, past and present, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at TFG. Our offices will be closed from 5.15pm Friday 21st December until 9 am 2nd January. However, we know this holiday period can be a difficult time so we have a special 24/7 number […]

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Dec 2012

UKIP case highlights council vs parent fears

The news that social workers in Rotherham took three ethnic minority children from their foster parents’ care because they were members of the UK Independence Party, has raised important issues around the care of children and the power of local councils. Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, condemned the council’s decision as ‘indefensible’; however, Rotherham Metropolitan […]

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Nov 2012

Lee Collins Case highlighted domestic abuse issues

The Justin Lee Collins case, where the Bristol comedian was convicted of domestic abuse, follows a recent announcement from the Home Office which announced revised definitions of domestic violence, which for the first time specify a pattern of ‘coercive-controlling’ behaviour, a move which provoked wide spread discussion on how this should be defined. The conviction […]

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