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23/02/2021

Will the stamp duty holiday be extended?

Chris Brierley

If you are in the process of buying a property, you may have considered whether you will be able to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, allowing you to save up to £15,000 on your property purchase. In this article, we look at the possible extension of the stamp duty holiday and the potential impact for buyers... Read More


23/02/2021

EU and UK data flow to continue post-Brexit

Chris Taylor

A welcome draft decision by the European Commission for a data adequacy agreement with the UK post-Brexit was announced on 22nd February 2021. This means that the EU believes that UK data legislation is sufficiently aligned with its own and will allow the free flow of data between the EU and UK to continue... Read More


16/02/2021

25 YEARS OF CELEBRATING AND SHOW CASING LOCAL BUSINESSES

Deborah Melluish

Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The awards were set up by Eaton Smith to show case and celebrate the hard work and innovation of businesses in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield. The awards, which are run in conjunction with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber and the... Read More


16/02/2021

New rights and the beginning of the end of leasehold

Chris Brierley

Leasehold property owners are set for important changes in the coming months, with the Government’s plans to grant new rights on lease extensions and the ending of ground rent. It is also the beginning of the end for this form of ownership, with a commitment to shift to ‘commonhold’ on the horizon, but the... Read More


11/02/2021

Covid19 & Employment Law - common questions answered

Irina Polyakova

There are so many uncertainties in many areas that have arisen from the coronavirus pandemic. Here our Senior Employment Solicitor, Irina Polyakova, answers some common employment law questions. 

Do employees have the right to be notified if a colleague/customer develops the virus?


11/02/2021

Eaton Smith appoints Private Client Partner

Jo Jones

Eaton Smith are delighted to welcome Jo Jones to the firm as a Partner in the Private Client Team. Having qualified in 2009, Jo brings to Eaton Smith a wealth of experience in all areas of Private Client law. Prior to joining the firm, Jo held a senior position in the Private Client team of a highly reputable North... Read More


21/01/2021

Pandemic insurance claims set for settlement following ruling

Philip Clarke

As coronavirus continues its freeze on normal life, with strict lockdown measures back in place, many businesses will have breathed a sigh of relief following a Supreme Court ruling (on Friday 15th January) confirming when business interruption insurance policies should pay out during a pandemic.

Lockdown and... Read More


20/01/2021

When beliefs extend beyond Veganuary

Irina Polyakova

Record numbers signed up to ditch meat during January for the Veganuary Challenge, but even when burgers are back on the menu, employers need to keep an eye on safeguarding ethical beliefs for vegans who make it a lifestyle.

The interest in veganism has seen the numbers undertaking Veganuary soar in recent... Read More


22/12/2020

Avoiding a turkey of a Christmas when the family gets together

Karen Roberts

With the pandemic putting relationships under pressure and divorce rates recording their biggest percentage rise since 1972, family professionals and support groups are encouraging couples to focus on the wellbeing of the family over the festive season.

Traditionally, more people petition for divorce in... Read More


21/12/2020

Can I make a claim for a road traffic accident in bad weather?

Adele Whitfield

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, we understand how much of an impact this may have had on your life. The winter months with ice, snow and heavy rain can make driving a hazardous activity, leading to road traffic accidents and personal injury claims. Poor weather conditions can add an element of... Read More


07/12/2020

New year, new you? Why it might be a good time to write a will

Rachael Wilkinson

There is no denying that 2020 is a year which will go down in history - for many reasons. The global pandemic, Brexit, and the fallout from these events has had a significant impact on many areas of our lives. These events may have far-reaching implications for your finances, your relationships and your business... Read More


26/11/2020

ON TOP OF OUR GAME - BEST LEGAL SERVICES SUPPLIER TO THE GAMES INDUSTRY

Chris Taylor

Eaton Smith is delighted to announce that its video games team have been awarded Best Legal Services Supplier in the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2020.

Eaton Smith has been providing legal services to the games industry for many years. The team, led by Chris Taylor for commercial aspects and Alison Palmer for... Read More