News

..with you every step of the way!

news


17/10/2019

Are terms & conditions worth the cost?

Chris Taylor

"Do I need terms and conditions? What are they about?"

If you asked me "Should I have a document that I can put in place between my business and my customer that will give certainty to our transaction, comfort to my customer that we are a credible business and may serve to reduce as far as possible our... Read More


10/10/2019

Phoenix House v Stockman 2019 – Employees secretly recording meetings

Lewis Holroyd

There has been a recent employment law case which has changed the stance of covert recordings of disciplinary meetings. Formerly the Employment Tribunal permitted such recording to be admissible evidence if the covert recording was relevant to the claim and the employee/claimant would not have been sanctioned. 

... Read More

02/10/2019

Games Industry recognition – TIGA Awards 2019

Chris Taylor

Eaton Smith has recently been shortlisted in the Legal Services Supplier category of TIGA’s Annual Awards 2019.

Commenting on the shortlist, Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton Smith said; "We are very excited about this as being shortlisted for these national awards is great recognition of the work and efforts... Read More


30/09/2019

Natasha’s law tackles sandwich labelling

Chris Taylor

Sandwich bars and cafes on the front line for allergen labelling under new legislation

New legislation will require direct sale food businesses to label all pre-packed products with a full list of ingredients highlighting any allergens, in a move that will affect many small cafes and sandwich... Read More


19/09/2019

Sheards Accountants - Business of the Month Winners

Chris Taylor

Sheards Accountants, a long-established name within the Huddersfield business community, has been announced as the August winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award and the third business to be put forward for Business of the Year 2020. The award was presented to members of the Sheards team on Thursday... Read More


16/09/2019

Eaton Smith Open Coffee Morning

Charlene Vilia

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

As part of Huddersfield Business Week our Private Client team are hosting an Open Coffee Morning. Come and join our legal experts for a cuppa and take the opportunity to ask them questions that you would normally need an appointment... Read More


04/09/2019

Claudia’s law: protection for the missing and the family left behind

Lucy Cortis

The charity, Missing People has estimated that 95,000 adults go missing each year.  Aside from the obvious emotional distress experienced by the person’s family, what is not always considered is the ensuing financial consequences which can also develop especially if the person who has disappeared was their... Read More


22/08/2019

A quick guide to making a will

Charlene Vilia

Though it may be tempting to delay making a will until a later date, it’s essential if you want to ensure your estate is distributed among your chosen beneficiaries and reduce the risk of complications. Here, we take a look at the six basic steps involved in making a will and why it’s a good idea to seek... Read More


22/08/2019

Free Family & Children Legal Advice Clinic

Katherine Stephenson

Our family team will be offering free advice on various matters including:

  • Relationship breakdown
  • Divorce
  • Childcare law
  • Care orders
  • Domestic abuse

Every Monday 12.00 - 2.00

No appointment necessary

Legal... Read More


21/08/2019

Giving to charity

Charlene Vilia

It seems that people in the UK are a charitable bunch. In fact, last year, just under £3 billion was donated to charity in wills, which is expected to rise to £3.4 billion by 2022. This figure means that 3.5% of all of the money left in estates is now comprised of charitable giving.

What sort of charities... Read More


20/08/2019

Is it time for bring your kid to work day?

Lewis Holroyd

If you work full time in the UK, you are entitled to at least 28 days of paid annual leave, including the eight bank holidays. However, for parents of school-age children, the numbers don’t quite add up. First of all, there are all of those weeks at half-term. Next, there are the Easter and Christmas holidays. And... Read More


15/08/2019

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