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Aug 16 2017

GROWTH OF MORRISTON CONVEYANCING TEAM

Morriston Conveyancing Team

The conveyancing department at the Morriston office of Peter Lynn and Partners is now the largest in the firm and possibly the biggest conveyancing team in Swansea.

Specialising in all aspects of residential property conveyancing, the team are leading the way in Swansea thanks to their expert knowledge of the local property market, speed and efficiency. Peter Lynn, Senior Partner commented: “Morriston is where it all began for the firm and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that they have become one of the largest conveyancing teams in the area”.

From first-time buyers to property investors; the team deal with a wide range of residential sales and purchases and have developed excellent relationships with estate agents, letting agents and property developers in the local area.

Residential conveyancing expert Stephanie Kift-Haries who recently joined the team from the Mumbles office commented “Morriston and the surrounding area…

Jul 31 2017

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING YOUR PRODUCTS

Jonathan Kurtz-Shefford

Parents with young children (and even those without children) will have heard of ‘Fidget Spinners’.

The latest craze to take over the school yard was invented by Catherine Hettinger and most would assume she has become fantastically wealthy on the back of her invention however the reality is quite the opposite.

Catherine could not afford to renew the patent of the popular children’s craze she created and therefore makes no money from the global sales.

Her story is an excellent example of how important it is to protect your intellectual property. Continued protection of her Patent or even registering her trademark would have prevented her losing out on…

Jul 27 2017

IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO TRIBUNAL FEES ANNOUNCED

Stuart Atherton

In perhaps the most important judgment in employment law of the last fifty years, the government announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful.

The surprise ruling by seven justices overturned judgments by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015. Instead, the justices unanimously backed an appeal by trade union Unison which argued that the fees were introduced unlawfully.

The immediate consequence is that the Fees Order is quashed so that as of today fees cease to be payable for claims in the employment tribunal (ET) and appeals to the EAT, and…

Jul 4 2017

Power of Attorney

Kath Simpson

An ageing population faces challenges but lasting power of attorney offers protection and control over vital affairs.

In the UK, the number of over-65s now outnumbers people aged under-16 for the first time in our history. During the last century, life expectancy increased by 30 years but managing our affairs as we get older can, for some, prove difficult.

Declining health, sudden illness and dementia can all mean that we struggle with day-to-day management of house-hold and financial affairs and there may come a time when a trusted friend or loved one would be better suited to pick up the reins.

This is…

Jun 28 2017

ISSUES THAT CAN IMPACT ON THE VALUE OF A HOME

Kath Simpson

Our homes are our most significant asset but from a property solicitor’s point of view when it comes to buying or selling, the value of a property depends on far more than its size, condition and location.

Most of us will be familiar with the searches that solicitors carry out once they are instructed by a buyer but not everyone will be aware of how import-ant they are or some of the pitfalls that can arise.

A property can be in prime condition and yet be sub-ject to some very knotty legal issues. Here are five examples of issues that we…

May 19 2017

Swansea BID Members Benefit From HR & Employment Law Workshop

Stuart Atherton, Nia Godsmark, Amelia Rudman and Juliet Luporini

Peter Lynn and Partners have delivered the first in a series of workshops for businesses in the local community by partnering Swansea BID for a HR & Employment Law talk.

The breakfast event took place in the Dragon hotel and focused on the common employment headaches faced by business people such as salaries, holiday pay, discrimination, employment contracts, plus many other “hot topics” regularly encountered by small to medium sized companies in the area.

Swansea BID Chief Executive, Russell Greenslade, said: “I am pleased to launch the Swansea BID Benefits Workshops. I hope they will give local businesses some invaluable guidance…

Apr 23 2017

The Risk Of DIY Probate

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It is entirely possible to apply for probate and deal with an estate, without seeing a lawyer, but it’s not without risks warns legal group, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to avoid those who inherit paying care fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes. SFE members have noticed an increase in ‘DIYers’ returning to them to seek advice when they have made a mistake or find the paperwork too tricky. Mrs A’s will had included a tax saving trust, but when her husband administered the estate, he paid the…