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 →
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 →
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 →
We are delighted to announce that Eaton Smith has become one of the latest members of Game Republic, the largest games industry network in the North of England. The membership demonstrates our commitment to working with and advising the video games sector on all legal matters.
Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton... Read More →
Hitting headlines recently, have been several... Read More →
We’ve turned into a nation of photographers. Not only do we constantly have access to a camera these days, thanks to smartphones that come complete with highly advanced camera technology built in, but we love snapping away too. Whether it’s a still photograph of a sunset or a video of a pub fight, we’re... Read More →
No-fault divorce is likely to be introduced, but professionals say fair deal on asset sharing means mediation must remain top of the agenda.
The news that no-fault divorce is likely to become law has been welcomed, but while the legislation waits for its place in the parliamentary calendar, families must... Read More →
In December, Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second major air hub, was brought to a complete standstill for several days. There was no bomb threat or unpronounceable Icelandic volcano eruption. This time, thousands of travellers and some of the world’s biggest airlines were stopped in their tracks… by a rather small... Read More →
Physical contact in the workplace is a very high-profile topic among bosses, workers, and HR departments at the moment. On the back of two very public controversies, where men in positions of power got a little bit too ‘touchy-feely’ with their staff, the current default position is one that appears to say that... Read More →
Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legislation.
“It’s hard work keeping up to speed with... Read More →
At Eaton Smith Solicitors we’re warning clients to be aware of potential cost changes in death certificates and probate fees, which are set to come in to force.
Probate fees are set to change in April and will work on a sliding scale rather than the current fixed cost. Currently, the charge is a flat rate... Read More →
That’s because when Chancellor Hammond extended the stamp duty relief available to first-time buyers of shared ownership property in his Autumn 2018 budget,... Read More →