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When is a parent a parent?

Author – Holly Bates As we continue our Pride in Hull celebrations we are looking today at the rich and varied make up of modern families across the country. They come in many forms; those of heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, trans parents, combinations of parents and step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and in many cases siblings raising younger family members. The modern family has many potential compositions, all with their own idiosyncrasies but all of which add to a richness in family life [...]

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The foundations upon which emancipation came

Author – Rosalind Smith It is now 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Previously, it was a criminal offence punishable by prison. Thousands of men were routinely found “guilty” of being gay and jailed. However, the introduction of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 meant two consenting men over the age of 21 would be exempt from prosecution. While the legislation did not go far enough, it did lay the solid foundations which have since supported the continuous [...]

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Coercive Control carries a maximum sentence of 5 years, a fine or both.

Coercion in the eyes of the law is where a person is purposefully domineering towards a partner or their children. The new offence acknowledges what abuse victims have been telling us for decades; that having their independence and other basic rights and liberties controlled is a form of domestic abuse. This new legislation is significant as it criminalises many other forms of domestic abuse, which have been historically difficult to evidence. Coercive control could look like: Unreasonable and non-negotiable demands Stalking – surveillance [...]

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Divorce and Separation, we can lighten the load

At Pepperells Solicitors we know that divorce and separation is an emotional time, that’s why we offer a dedicated Helpdesk to explain the options available to you. We help with childcare arrangement advice and arranging finances and assets. We’re not just a Solicitors, we support families with a wide range of challenges. For a FREE no obligation, confidential discussion with our team contact us today on 01482 326511 for offices in Hull, Scunthorpe and Grimsby

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Pepperells – More Than Just Legal Support

Christmas is supposed to be a time of happiness, unity and joy. Sadly, for many families, the pressures of alcohol, finances and other strains lead to an increase in incidents of Domestic Violence and Abuse. At Pepperells, we are experts not just in the legal matters, but in helping to protect our clients and safeguard children through what may be an extremely emotional time. We can support you by acting swiftly to obtain the relevant legal orders, listening sensitively and working alongside [...]

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Criminal Defence Solicitor

Job Purpose / Main Duties: The successful candidate will join our busy Criminal Defence department. There is a full and varied existing caseload for the successful candidate. To provide Legal Services to Clients as a Fee Earner both directly and part of a team, and to contribute to the development of the firm. Key Tasks/Job Responsibilities: Supervised and unsupervised conduct of Client matters both designated and otherwise Team participation in conduct of Client matters Deputising where necessary Compliance and participation in Client Care Policy, Risk and File Management Duty Rota Respsonsibilities Knowledge Requirements: Firm’s [...]

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Residential Conveyancer

Job Purpose / Main Duties: A Residential Conveyancer is required to join our busy conveyancing department to handle a full caseload of registered and unregistered freehold and leasehold matters in respect of sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. Person Specification Understanding of and commitment to Pepperells values and ethos (E). Very good interpersonal skills, demonstrating maturity and professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them (E). First class communications skills ” able to communicate clearly [...]

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Commercial Solicitor

Job Purpose: The successful Commercial Solicitor will join a specialist team managing a challenging and rewarding caseload of matters for a small, medium and large business client base. Main Duties On a day to day basis Solicitors will be involved with the drafting of shareholder agreements, act on company formations, commercial contracts and advise on IT and IP matters. Expect stimulating work generated by broad client base of ambitious and really interesting clients with business interests at home and abroad. Person Specification Minimum of [...]

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Trainee Solicitor

Job Purpose To undertake a range of legal, technical and administrative tasks as directed and under close supervision.  (Note. This job description is generic and therefore, is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, these will be determined upon each placement). Main Duties The job holder will produce all his/her own work on the PC and will have little if any assistance from administrative and secretarial staff. Undertake an appropriate caseload of straightforward matters within various practice areas, under close supervision. Interview clients [...]

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