rhw Solicitors blog

Chasing a Debt? Pre-Action Protocols you need to know….

Debt Recovery under the new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims With wage increases not keeping up with inflation is it any surprise that more and more creditors are having to chase debtors for payment of their overdue debts and it seems that many of my small business clients are unaware of the new Protocol and […]

Huge Rise in Tribunal Claims

Tribunal claims have increased by 90% – what does that mean for you? The increase in claims since the removal of tribunal fees in July 2017 have been dramatic. Between October and December 2017 statistics show they increased by 90%. Recent cases in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) include claims in which litigants in person have […]

Challengers Golf Day – BEST Team Photo

rhw’s very own Nick Richardson joined the team from the BEST Networking Group, to take part in the Challengers Golf Day on Thursday 8th March 2018. This event took place at the magnificent Hindhead Golf Club. We are not sure how well the team did (not much feedback so far!) but Nick managed to win […]

Forthcoming Employment Law Changes

These are the anticipated employment law changes coming into effect from April and May including small increases in the statutory weekly amount for redundancy payments and tribunal awards, but there are some additional more unusual changes coming in April 2018. Employment Terms and Conditions Failure to provide written terms and conditions of employment entitle an […]

Free Family Law Clinic – 21st March

rhw are holding another free Family Law Clinic at rhw’s offices in Guildford. The Clinic will run across lunchtime on the 21st March 2018. 20 minute appointment slots are available for first time enquirers. Speak to a Family Law Lawyer for free and find out if rhw can help you put your life back on […]

How do you choose a Family Law Solicitor?

Families are complicated. Family breakdowns are distressing. The potential consequences for you, your children and your financial situation could be problematic to say the least; the emotional distress overwhelming. But sometimes, there is no alternative to addressing the issues head on. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to seek expert advice but […]

The Ramifications of Strike Action

Many University lecturers are taking industrial action this March (in response to a significant cut to their pension entitlement).  We thought this would be a good time to look at some of the Employment Law ramifications of industrial action. Strike action and retaliation Breach of contract Taking strike action is a breach of your employment […]

Attorney Fee Refund Scheme

The Office of the Public Guardian has now published details of the Ministry of Justice’s ‘power of attorney refund scheme’. This scheme has been launched to refund those who may have paid more than they should have for applying to register powers of attorney. If you applied to register a lasting or enduring power of […]

Harassment – Cases in Employment Law

Settlement Agreements & Harassment (please be aware there is some strong language within this update relevant to the case background)  An employee claiming harassment is likely to take the claim both against the alleged harasser and the employer who is vicariously liable for the actions of all its employees.  The employer may well prefer to […]

The Strange World of Moving House…

Moving House is hard work. Some people seem to love it and do it on a regular basis, others view it as an appalling prospect and will avoid having to move house unless it is absolutely necessary. A lot of people do have a strange approach to the whole matter. House viewings usually last less […]