News and Events

the power of attorney system

Warnings today by retired judge, Denzil Lush, have cast doubts on the lack of safeguarding within the Power of Attorney system. Mr Lush, who was a judge in the Court of Protection for twenty years, claimed that they have a devastating effect of family...

Stamp Duty News

Warnings have been made today by the London School of Economics, who have released their findings concerning the effect stamp duty land tax is having on the property market. SDLT is payable if you purchase a house worth over £125,000 or £150,000...

Adult Social Care

Earlier this week a report on adult social care by Christies and Co identified the three critical issues facing social care. Funding, staffing and bed blocking were all highlighted as challenges faced by Care Providers in 2017. Additional factors such as the...

Our ET review

Lord Reed, one of the seven Judges hearing the case in the Supreme Court recognised the fact that UNISON’s view of the Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) Fees as unfair is supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He stated:- ...

Attwells Solicitors Growing Up - 10 Year Celebration

By Nick Attwell 10 years ago, today proud parents Nick and Will gave birth with the able assistance of midwives Lisa and Laura to little baby Attwells Solicitors. A difficult birth as Will and I fought a High Court injunction to demerge. During its infancy...

Are you entitled to full pay if you are asleep on the job?

It’s not as straightforward as it sounds, which might explain why this has formed the cornerstone of an argument that has had care providers in a spin. Now a landmark ruling has held that, in some instances, care workers who carry out “sleep...

Temporary light industrial to residential

Temporary light industrial to residential permitted development rights come into force on 1 st October 2017   The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 introduced a new permitted development...

Employment Tribunal Fees Binned - What now

Employment Tribunal Fees Binned – What now? The Government have been forced to abandon Employment Tribunal fees with immediate effect, following the ruling from the Supreme Court today. The Court found in favour of  the trade union group...

The Gig Economy and Flexible Working

The Gig Economy and Flexible Working With services sites such as Freelancer, Upwork and Deliveroo, it’s not surprising freelancing and casual working has become so popular. Gig economy businesses offer flexible working hours, often allowing you to...

Landlord disputes: how to avoid the pitfalls

New research suggests that almost half of UK tenants fall out with their landlord at some point. Here Oliver-James Topping looks at the most common problems and how to avoid the pitfalls. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, there is a significant...

Buying a house: What is conveyancing?

Buying a house is likely to be one of the biggest and most significant purchases of your lifetime. But it can prove baffling. Here Attwells’ property partner Lisa Nyland takes you through the ‘who’s who’ of property transactions and...

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TWELVE NEW MEMBERS TO OUR TEAM

After a successful period of growth at the firm, we are pleased to announce the appointment of 12 new staff members into roles across all departments. The additional members include nine paralegals, two legal apprentices and a new business development...

GREAT NEWS FOR HOME BUYERS

The Government today have announced plans to ban developers from selling leasehold houses in the future. This is great news for homebuyers. The Government announced they would protect homebuyers from extortionate charges in the future and fees that may...

Push for National Living Wage for gig economy workers

The gig economy has been a big issue in the news for employment law, and with the launch of a new Government review which demands a radical overhaul of employment law and new guarantees on the minimum wage for gig economy workers, it doesn’t look like...

ATTWELLS IS A WILL AID WINNER

For the fifth year, our solicitors gave up their time for free in November to participate in Will Aid, a scheme that offers a professionally drawn up will to the local community in exchange for a donation to charity. Raising a staggering £4,580 for...

Paternity leave - what do you need to know?

Studies have shown that shared parental leave is not being widely used by fathers. Here, Lloyd Clarke looks at what is putting dads off daycare and addresses the issues of discrimination which employers need to be wary of. Paid paternity leave of two weeks...

To buy-to-let or not to buy-to-let?

To buy-to-let or not to buy-to-let, that is a very difficult question. Particularly since the changes to stamp duty came into force. Here Nick Attwell explores the affects the charges are having on the rental market – and explains why this might be...

IR35 tax changes and the NHS

Last month we urged the public sector not to take a blanket approach to new IR35 tax changes for contractors. Here Lloyd Clarke looks at why the NHS has performed an across the board U-turn on the IR35 status of its contractors. Public sector organisations...

Property Development and a Minority Government

Both of the mainstream political parties have put the increase of housing supply as a key manifesto pledge. Here, Nick Attwell, senior partner, highlights the need for initiatives to boost housing supply. Whilst there were record numbers of homes under...

Residential Property Market is Sluggish

The residential real estate market remains very sluggish resulting presumably from the uncertainty that surrounds a minority Government and Brexit. Here, Nick Attwell, senior partner, highlights the reasons. Top-end residential in London is very slow and...
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