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Dec 1 2017

Rapid Expansion Continues for Law Firm

After a recent £1.6m investment from Lloyds Bank, Peter Lynn and Partners are continuing their path of accelerated growth as they appoint a new Partner and four new members of staff.

Caesar Adere has been promoted to Partner after a successful period in the firm’s residential conveyancing department in Morriston.  Having joined the firm in 2014, he has helped turn the conveyancing department into one of the largest in the region who complete more than 150 property sale and purchases per month.

Caesar commented, “I am extremely proud to become a Partner at the firm and look forward to helping Peter Lynn and Partners grow over the forthcoming years”.

The law-firm have also welcomed onboard three paralegals and a trainee.

Rachael Carter and Yvette Phillips join the family law team, and Sue Thomas and Chuka Iwobi join the residential conveyancing team.

Peter Lynn, Senior Partner, commented “We are on track with our plan to…

Nov 30 2017

Gig Economy Case Focuses on Holiday Pay

The BBC has reported the latest legal decision to affect the so-called “gig economy”. This expression refers to working arrangements between parties in which one or both of the parties try to establish that the other is a self-employed independent contractor.

It is essential in a working relationship that proper consideration is given to the status of the worker. The consequences of getting it wrong can be far-reaching and expensive! The law recognises three working status being Employee, Worker and Self-Employed Contractor.

The scope of legal protection and entitlement varies greatly between each of the three categories. It is an employee…

Nov 27 2017

National Cohabitation Awareness Week

Today marks the start of national Cohabitation Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness about the lack of rights that exist for unmarried couples who live together.

Led by Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters; the week will shine a spotlight on unmarried couples who are at risk of losing everything if the relationship breaks down.

Sophie Pincott, partner and family law solicitor at Peter Lynn and Partners, commented “There are about 7 million people in the UK living in this type of relationship, making this the fastest growing…

Nov 13 2017

Law Firm Supports Dawsons Abseiling Challenge

Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to have helped a group from Dawsons Estate Agents in their recent fundraising efforts for Wales Air Ambulance.

The estate agent’s team took to abseiling down a 200-foot cliff at Port Eynon on Gower to raise much-needed funds for the Welsh charity.

Jo Summerfield, Director of Sales at Dawsons, said; “Wales Air Ambulance is a fantastic charity saving lives daily in Wales and transporting those in need to hospitals all over the country.  As the Wales Air Ambulance charity runs purely on donations, we were keen to raise as much as possible”.

The group have to…

Oct 31 2017

Peter Lynn and Partners Supports Team at the Horse of the Year Show, 2017.

We were proud to sponsor six girls aged between 11-15 from Banwen Pony Club who recently competed in the Prince Philip Mounted games cup competition at the Horse of the Year show (HOYS) in the NEC.

Sophie Scully,15, Isabelle Lynch 15, Lowri Jones 12, Mackenzie Norton- Phibben 11, Cerys Bowden 13, Jess Smith 12, and trainer, Mr Alun Whitney battled it out every day against five other teams at the prestigious event.

Partner at Peter Lynn and Partners Catrin Stephens commented “The girls beat 250 other teams from all over the UK to win their place at HOYS. They were winners…

Oct 27 2017

Why a DIY Divorce Is Not a Good Idea

Q:  I’ve heard the divorce forms are now more “user friendly”, so why should I use a solicitor instead of doing the divorce myself?

A:  Although the court forms have recently changed there are still many pitfalls and easy mistakes that can be made by those inexperienced in completing divorce petitions

Q: Such as?

A:  For example, there are five facts you can rely on to get your divorce.  No solicitor would ever advise you to use desertion, unless there were really exceptional circumstances, as it is a very technical legal definition, but the number of people using desertion as a result…

Oct 24 2017

Top Ten Tips When Buying a Business

Top Ten Tips When Buying a Business

Making the decision to take the plunge and start your own business is an exciting time. For many, the best way to get started is to purchase an existing business from someone looking to sell who has developed their own existing foundations. Although this may give you access to an existing, thriving business, there are multiple considerations that need to be taken into account, if the process is to be smooth and successful! Here are our top ten tips …

  1. Have you taken the appropriate tax and accounting advice? Getting this wrong at…