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Sep 20 2017

New Pre-Action Protocol For Debt Claims

Adrian Jeremiah

The Pre-action Protocol for debt claims (“the Protocol”) comes into force on 1 October 2017 and may well have a severe impact on a business if it has outstanding debts due from individuals.

The Protocol will apply to any business (Limited/PLC, partnerships/LLP’s, sole traders and public bodies) when claiming payment of a debt from an individual (this includes a sole trader). The Protocol does not apply if the matter is covered by another pre-action protocol such as the protocol for mortgage arrears.

The Protocol does not apply to business-to-business debts (unless the debtor is a sole trader) and the Protocol sets out the conduct the court will normally expect of parties prior to Court proceedings being commenced.

The aims of the Protocol are to:

(a) encourage early engagement and communication between the parties, including early exchange of sufficient information about the matter to help clarify whether there are any issues in dispute
(b) enable the parties…

Sep 19 2017

The Race Is On To Support Cancer Charity

David Partington and Martin Hemp

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support a team from Morgan Hemp as they take on the Swansea Bay 10k.

The Swansea based Chartered, Certified Accountancy practice is entering Sunday’s race to raise as much money as possible for Golau Cancer Foundation, a charity close to the heart of many at the firm.

David Phillips, Payroll Manager at Morgan Hemp, commented: “My long-term colleague and friend, Martin Hudson, continues to be cared for with kindness and professionalism by staff at Swansea’s Singleton Hospital during his on-going illness. Martin and his family are also being met with…

Sep 6 2017

Swansea City Sign Peter Lynn & Partners As A Preferred Legal Partner

Chris Pearlman COO Swansea City with Peter Lynn and Stuart Atherton of Peter Lynn and Partners Solicitors

Swansea City has agreed a new club partnership agreement with leading regional law firm, Peter Lynn and Partners.

The partnership enables the Swansea-based law firm to offer its full portfolio of services to the extended Swansea City family from grass-roots up.

The Swans have had a close working relationship with the company for a number of years, but this new preferred legal partnership will bring Peter Lynn and Partners even closer to the club and its supporters.

Swansea City’s COO, Chris Pearlman, welcomed the new partnership, stating: “We have an established working relationship with Peter Lynn and Partners for a variety of…

Sep 1 2017

Flexible Working When The Children Return To School.

Nia Godsmark

With the school year back up and running, there are many parents who are looking to return to the workplace on a flexible basis and to work around school hours.

Whilst many businesses may be unable to accommodate this type of working, more and more companies are seeing the benefit of providing flexible working arrangements to tap in to the pool of skilled and experienced parents looking to return to the workplace.

Existing staff can benefit too and whilst there is no mandatory requirement to grant flexible working, parents of children aged 16 and under (disabled children under 18) and carers…

Aug 21 2017

Lasting Powers Of Attorney – What You Need To Know

Ian Walker

After Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection warned that Lasting Powers of Attorney (or LPAs) might leave elderly people open to abuse, Ian Walker looks at LPAs and how they can be completed properly.

An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a loss of mental capacity through an accident or illness such as dementia.

In the foreword to a new book on the subject, Mr Lush raised concerns about the “lack of transparency”…

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…

Aug 15 2017

New Addition to Mumbles Office

Sara Plant, Katherine Simpson and Peter Lynn

Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to welcome Katherine Simpson to their Mumbles office.

Katherine, who joined the firm in May, specialises in residential conveyancing and has an unrivalled knowledge of the property market in Mumbles and Gower.  Katherine commented, “I am looking forward to working from the Mumbles office and continuing the client relationships I have built over many years”.

Her appointment comes at a time of growth for the Newton Road branch on the back of high local demand for wills, probate and family law services.  Peter Lynn, Senior Partner, commented: “The office is a key part of the…