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Coronovirus guidance for Landlords and Tenants

8th April 2020 by Coronovirus guidance for Landlords and Tenants

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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on the property market, with landlords and tenants alike under extreme pressures given the unprecedent tightening of global cashflows. This will…

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Changes afoot for Inheritance Tax (IHT)

7th April 2020 by Changes afoot for Inheritance Tax (IHT)

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Despite Brexit and Coronavirus, the Government found time to review Inheritance Tax (IHT) and propose radical changes to it. IHT is seen as unfair, the total net wealth of private…

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Are your brand’s intellectual property assets properly protected?

6th April 2020 by Are your brand’s intellectual property assets properly protected?

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The current necessary restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have meant many businesses are struggling to trade and may need to start from scratch when the economic climate recovers.  But…

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Employment advice on Covonavirus and Furlough leave

6th April 2020 by Robin Watson

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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on many businesses, with many employers and employees having to navigate their way through uncharted waters, in particular the furlough process….

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Robin Watson

Partner — Employment and Immigration

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“Cocowai is a wholesale and online retail cashmere company. We recently contacted Robin Watson at Laceys Solicitors to help and advise us with producing an employment contract, and subsequently for advice on other employment issues. Robin has been extremely helpful and efficient throughout the whole - from our initial meeting, through to further telephone conversations and subsequent emails. I have been impressed by Robin's consideration of our "type" and "size" of company, whilst advising on what kind of contract we needed for our business. ”

Frances Macaulay, COCOWAI

Robin studied law at the University of Southampton before achieving Distinction in a postgraduate law diploma at Bournemouth University in 2011 and being awarded the Dorset Magistrates’ Association Excellence in Advocacy Award.

Robin qualified as a solicitor with Laceys in 2011, and is now one of Laceys partners, specialising in employment law and advising on Human Resources. Robin also has an interest in Immigration for employers and individuals as well as Court of Protection advice.

With Employment matters, he advises employers, HR Directors and managers on all aspects of complex employment law and day-to-day HR issues.

Robin regularly advises on TUPE when clients are buying or selling a business or in relation to tenders. Robin also represents clients during Employment Tribunal proceedings. Robin’s clients range from small local start-ups to large national businesses.

Robin has a Higher Rights of Audience, which after a period of training and assessment, entitles him to appear in all courts in England and Wales in civil law cases. Without this qualification, solicitors can only appear in the County Court.

Away from work Robin enjoys cycling, cooking and eating. Lately, Robin has (again) started sketching and is trying to convince himself that he has a talent!

To find out more about Robin becoming Partner and why he chose to specialise in Employment and Immigration law click here;

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Contracts and Covonavirus (Covid-19) – Force Majeure or Frustration explained.

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Contracts and Covonavirus (Covid-19) – Force Majeure or Frustration explained.

6th April 2020 by Robin Watson

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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on all of our personal and business lives, and we are likely to feel the ramifications for some time into the…

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Robin Watson

Partner — Employment and Immigration

Direct dial: 01202 755202
Switchboard: 01202 755980

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“Cocowai is a wholesale and online retail cashmere company. We recently contacted Robin Watson at Laceys Solicitors to help and advise us with producing an employment contract, and subsequently for advice on other employment issues. Robin has been extremely helpful and efficient throughout the whole - from our initial meeting, through to further telephone conversations and subsequent emails. I have been impressed by Robin's consideration of our "type" and "size" of company, whilst advising on what kind of contract we needed for our business. ”

Frances Macaulay, COCOWAI

Robin studied law at the University of Southampton before achieving Distinction in a postgraduate law diploma at Bournemouth University in 2011 and being awarded the Dorset Magistrates’ Association Excellence in Advocacy Award.

Robin qualified as a solicitor with Laceys in 2011, and is now one of Laceys partners, specialising in employment law and advising on Human Resources. Robin also has an interest in Immigration for employers and individuals as well as Court of Protection advice.

With Employment matters, he advises employers, HR Directors and managers on all aspects of complex employment law and day-to-day HR issues.

Robin regularly advises on TUPE when clients are buying or selling a business or in relation to tenders. Robin also represents clients during Employment Tribunal proceedings. Robin’s clients range from small local start-ups to large national businesses.

Robin has a Higher Rights of Audience, which after a period of training and assessment, entitles him to appear in all courts in England and Wales in civil law cases. Without this qualification, solicitors can only appear in the County Court.

Away from work Robin enjoys cycling, cooking and eating. Lately, Robin has (again) started sketching and is trying to convince himself that he has a talent!

To find out more about Robin becoming Partner and why he chose to specialise in Employment and Immigration law click here;

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Employment advice on Covonavirus and Furlough leave

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Contracts and Covonavirus (Covid-19) – Force Majeure or Frustration explained.

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on all of our personal and business lives,...

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Certainty in times of uncertainty. Are your affairs are in order?

31st March 2020 by Deborah Pearce

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As we have heard so often over the last few days, if not weeks, we are now living in unprecedented times.  Never, for so long as most of us can…

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Deborah Pearce

Associate — Private Client

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  • “Deborah Pearce has helped us negotiate some very delicate matters with the care and concern we associate with Laceys Solicitors, and she has been an absolute rock. ”

    Martin and Pam Berryman

  • “My various needs were quickly assessed and dealt with efficiently - Deborah is a very pleasant lady to deal with”

    Kathleen M Haythorne

  • “Mrs Pearce was always helpful, pleasant to deal with and professional.”

    Sharon Barnett

Deborah is a Chartered Legal Executive who has worked in the Private Client department at Laceys for over 18 years.

Deborahs journey to Laceys started in 1985 when she qualified as a FILEX. She then undertook her Associateship in Taunton and completed her Fellowship in Poole.  Aside from a couple of years in Gibraltar, Deborah then gained valuable experience working for various local firms in their private client departments before joining Laceys in 2000.

She specialises in all areas of private client work, wills, powers of attorney, tax planning, Court of Protection, administration of estates, NHS Continuing Care, welfare benefits and all issues related to the elderly and infirm. She finds this area of law quite holistic – it is not just a matter of applying rules and regulations but organising a client’s affairs in such a way that they are made easier and clearer during what can be a very emotional and upsetting time.  Her work requires a very good and patient listening ear, bedside manner and sometimes a sense of humour but still achieving the client’s objectives on time.

When time permits she enjoys reading, cooking and relaxing by the Christchurch River but only when the sun shines! Travelling is a great hobby but there is never enough time to visit all.She has four stepchildren, four grandchildren plus a nephew and niece who help keep her busy at home!

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NOEA and Laceys Solicitors to host Legal, HR and Licensing Q&A Twitter Hour

30th March 2020 by NOEA and Laceys Solicitors to host Legal, HR and Licensing Q&A Twitter Hour

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The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) will be hosting a Twitter Q&A for event professionals looking for advice, specifically around legal matters. The initiative will be run in partnership with…

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Covid-19. What happens to families with Child Arrangement Orders?

26th March 2020 by Kenneth Clarke

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When a family experience divorce or separation, there is a seismic shift in their lives, most notably for children, who are suddenly thrust into a world where they have to…

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Kenneth Clarke

Associate — Family Mediation

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“What could have potentially been an extremely upsetting and inflammatory scenario, proved to be a surprisingly smooth and conflict free process through Laceys mediation. With Kenneth’s extensive experience we were able to reach an agreeable outcome without spending our life savings!”

Julie Morris

Kenneth is the elder statesman of our mediation team, with forty years’ experience as a family lawyer, and qualified as a mediator in 1996. Kenneth has been a key member of the Laceys mediation team since 2005, specialising in financial and children cases, with a particular interest and specialisation in high conflict cases.

Kenneth is also qualified to consult with children, a growing part of the mediation process. Always looking to expand the boundaries of mediation practice,  Kenneth brings a degree of gravitas, humour, understanding and empathy when he mediates with clients,  creating a positive environment in which clients work together to resolve their issues quickly and cost-effectively.

Out of office hours, Kenneth’s main passion is writing musical theatre. When he has time Kenneth also enjoys travel, especially cruising.

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54% of adults in the UK don’t have a Will. Are you one of them?

23rd March 2020 by 54% of adults in the UK don’t have a Will. Are you one of them?

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Did you know… 54% of adults in the UK don’t have a Will Six in 10 (59%) parents do not have a will, or have one that is out of…

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Helping support families with relationship issues during the Coronovirus

19th March 2020 by Kenneth Clarke

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These are very worrying times for the health of the nation. Life as we knew it has, for the moment at least, changed dramatically. Social and business activities have been…

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Kenneth Clarke

Associate — Family Mediation

Direct dial: 01202 721822
Switchboard: 01202 721822

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“What could have potentially been an extremely upsetting and inflammatory scenario, proved to be a surprisingly smooth and conflict free process through Laceys mediation. With Kenneth’s extensive experience we were able to reach an agreeable outcome without spending our life savings!”

Julie Morris

Kenneth is the elder statesman of our mediation team, with forty years’ experience as a family lawyer, and qualified as a mediator in 1996. Kenneth has been a key member of the Laceys mediation team since 2005, specialising in financial and children cases, with a particular interest and specialisation in high conflict cases.

Kenneth is also qualified to consult with children, a growing part of the mediation process. Always looking to expand the boundaries of mediation practice,  Kenneth brings a degree of gravitas, humour, understanding and empathy when he mediates with clients,  creating a positive environment in which clients work together to resolve their issues quickly and cost-effectively.

Out of office hours, Kenneth’s main passion is writing musical theatre. When he has time Kenneth also enjoys travel, especially cruising.

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