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The Forfeiture Act: does it have a place in modern society?

Lucy Cortis

According to the latest figures between April 2009 and January 2019, there have been 148 cases of Assisted Suicide referred to the CPS by the police. Whilst the law surrounding Assisted Suicide has been widely considered what is perhaps not as often considered is the effects of the Forfeiture Rule upon those... Read More


CCTV – Who’s watching you watching them?

Chris Taylor

In 2018, there were 432,267 burglaries. And that’s only the ones that were formally reported to the police.  This figure is up 2% on 2017 and is slowly creeping up year on year. 

It’s not just your television, jewellery and computers that burglars are after now, either. Most of us store a lot of... Read More


Crowther Chartered Accountants Awarded Business of the Month

Alison Palmer

Crowther Chartered Accountants are the latest winners of the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award. The Huddersfield based company provide accountancy, taxation, audit and bookkeeping to clients all over Yorkshire. Formally S P Crowther & Co, Crowther Accountants was established in 1995 by Managing Director,... Read More


Reform set to cut complexity of inheritance tax

Ben Cooper

Proposed changes could have far-reaching implications for future estate tax planning.

Sweeping reform of inheritance tax has been recommended to cut complexity of the so-called ‘death tax’, but experts are warning that individuals will need to review existing planning if the changes go ahead.

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Contested probate – how and why wills can be contested

Michael Webb

Distributing the estate of a deceased person is a challenge that often results in legal wrangles between family and friends, especially if they feel that they haven’t been included in the will or have been ‘short changed’ in some way. This can lead to family arguments and even a challenge to the will itself.... Read More


Business of the Year Awards 2019

Michael Webb

On 28th June 2019 nearly 200 business people gathered at the Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield for Eaton Smith’s Business of the Year Awards. The 12 monthly winners from the 2018/19 series of the Business of the Month Award were all in contention for the award which celebrates the hard work, brilliance and... Read More


Open Coffee Morning

Charlene Vilia

Do you have a question about Will, LPAs, Probate or Estate Planning?

Come and join our legal experts at our Open Coffee Morning

Tuesday 9th July

10.30 - 12.30

14 High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2HA

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School Sports Day – who’s responsible for that twisted ankle?

Adele Whitfield

As the summer term comes to an end and schools get ready for the holidays, it’s the ‘school sports day’ season once again. That special day when everyone takes part in a host of activities from serious competitions to fun-runs, egg and spoon races, and parents getting a little bit too competitive for their own... Read More


It’s all in the planning when it comes to selling privately-owned companies

Deborah Melluish

By Deborah Melluish, Company law specialist with Eaton Smith

For the shareholding directors of many privately-owned companies, the end-game is focused on selling up before moving on to new ventures or sometimes retirement. But many owners under-estimate the time involved in making a business market-ready, or... Read More


Faulkner Moulds Announced Business Of The Month

Deborah Melluish

Eaton Smith LLP are delighted to announce that Faulkner Moulds Limited are the latest winners of the Business of the Month award. The business awards celebrate the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Wakefield.

Faulkner Moulds was established by Toolmaker Duncan... Read More


Pride month – an update on LGBTQ+ rights at work

June is Pride month, when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates with a series of events. It’s a joyful and fun time, but it’s also a protest - there are still battles to be fought, especially when it comes to discrimination in the workplace. Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable because of their sexual... Read More


A rocky road to freedom of expression

Two recent tribunal claims highlight the challenge for employers in safely navigating personal expression by employees in the workplace.  

A hospital nurse who discussed her Christian views with patients, offering a bible to one and advising another that his survival prospects would be improved if he prayed... Read More