What to look for in a Conveyancer

If you are buying a house, whether for the first or the fiftieth time, you will need the legal support of someone that you trust to help with the legal process of buying the property, known as ‘Conveyancing’. Buying a home is likely to be your single biggest purchase in life, so you shouldn’t leave […]

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What Government Plans for a Green Brexit will mean for UK Farmers

Introducing the Agricultural Bill 2018 back in September, Environment Secretary Michael Gove heralded it as ‘an historic moment as we leave the EU and move towards a brighter future for farming.’ He added that the measures have been designed to pave the way for the smooth and gradual transition from the EU that farmers and […]

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Is There any Point in a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) have recently received lots of high profile press coverage, with such agreements being used by the wealthy and powerful seeking to buy silence. Theresa May has promised reform of the use of NDAs so that they are not used to stop whistleblowing of misconduct or malpractice in the workplace. Despite the negative […]

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Inter Family Adoption & Special Guardianship Orders

Woodfines’ Family Law team represents many cases where adoption is the final care plan for a child, and we have recently seen that it is becoming increasingly common to pursue adoption within the extended family. Social history has shown us that it has not been uncommon for children to have been brought up by extended […]

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Top Tips for Training Contract Applications and Interviews

When thinking about what to write for my first trainee blog post, I reflected on my journey to this point and thought that I would share some knowledge that I gained through the application and interview processes when applying for training contracts. I have narrowed this knowledge down to provide my six top tips. 1. […]

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Christmas Parties, Alcohol and Ensuing Problems

Christmas party season is firmly upon us. It’s an opportunity for employees to celebrate Christmas, celebrate another year passed, and to let their hair down with fellow workers. Many of the attendees will drink alcohol. For the vast majority, the Christmas party will pass without problem; the only negative consequence being a few sore heads […]

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