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21/11/2019

When can you let your kids fend for themselves?

Katherine Stephenson

If you’re a parent, you’ll be familiar with how long it takes to get your children ready to leave the house. Whether it’s setting up the pram for the baby, filling your bag with all the supplies you need or finding lost shoes, it can be a real pain to do anything quickly, especially if you have an appointment... Read More


19/11/2019

Eaton Smith welcomes new employment solicitor

Irina Polyakova

Eaton Smith is delighted to welcome Irina Polyakova to the team. Irina joined the firm at the beginning of November as a Senior Solicitor in the Employment Law team. A dual qualified (English & Russian) employment solicitor with experience in the Middle East, UK and Russia, Irina has advised business from a... Read More


12/11/2019

Conveyancing FAQs

Andrew Pedley

Q. What is Conveyancing?
A. The procedure for transferring ownership or certain rights in property from one person to another.

Q. Do I need a Solicitor?
A. In most cases banks and building societies will insist on a solicitor dealing with the mortgage. Given the... Read More


05/11/2019

Holiday pay ruling hits schools and colleges

Lewis Holroyd

Holiday pay for those who work only part of the year and have no contractually set hours should not be calculated on a pro rata basis, under a judgement that will affect many in the education sector. 

The Court of Appeal has ruled in The Harper Trust v Brazel that part-year workers are entitled to have... Read More


05/11/2019

How to protect your business from rogue employees over the festive period

Philip Clarke

Christmas is often a period when Directors take an extended break to recharge their batteries and spend time with their families. It can also be a period where rogue employees take advantage of the absence of senior personnel to do damage to their employer’s business.

A case that I was involved in started... Read More


30/10/2019

Landlords feel heat on changes in multiple occupation licensing

Jane Gregory

Landlords who have not responded to legislation introduced last year to protect tenants in multiple occupancy properties are facing massive fines. 

The latest involved a property in Lincoln, where landlord Julie Churchill was fined £40,000 for not having a licence for a house in multiple occupation and... Read More


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