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Helen Martindale

Medical Negligence

We understand that pursuing a claim for Medical Negligence can be daunting. Client’s have many questions when they begin the process. The main questions we are asked are: How much will it cost?How long do I have to make a claim?How much compensation will I receive?How do I prove medical negligence? Below we look at each question in more detail: How much will it cost? No win, no fee funding can be available in medical negligence claims. This is also known as a conditional fee agreement [...]

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Ben Marsay

Negotiating a Commercial Lease – 5 Tips for a Tenant Negotiating a Lease:

Negotiating a new Lease with a Landlord can be a daunting task for any Tenant, particularly those starting a new business or being granted a Lease for the first time. Prior to the involvement of an Estate Agent or Solicitor, Tenants can often make mistakes when negotiating a commercial Lease and miss the opportunity to negotiate the inclusion of desirable clauses. Please see below five key considerations that a Tenant should think about when entering into the negotiation stage [...]

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A day in the life of a Paralegal

Hi, I’m Sam Mackrill and I work as a Paralegal in the Family Law team here at Pepperells Solicitors. I joined the company in November 2020 initially working in our Residential Business team. I subsequently moved to work in the Family team in March 2021. I hold a 2:1 Law degree from Keele University having graduated in July 2020. I was fortunate to be granted the opportunity to undertake work experience at Pepperells in our Scunthorpe office prior to my [...]

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Validation Orders – Pepperells Insolvency Department

When a company is served with a Winding Up Petition , they are then faced with the prospect of a winding up order being made by the Court, which forces them into compulsory liquidation (this is to forcibly shut them down). After winding up proceedings have commenced, a notice is typically posted in the Gazette alerting creditors of the ongoing insolvency proceedings. Once creditors become aware of the petition, banks will usually freeze the company’s bank account in order [...]

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The Debt Respite Scheme, known as “breathing space”.

The law around problem debt has changed. On Tuesday 4th May 2021, the government-led “Breathing Space” legislation came into force. What is this new legislation, and how does it affect you, or your business? Whether you owe money to a person or a company and are struggling to repay it, or whether you are an individual or business who is owed money by someone else, this new law is worth knowing about. So, what is ‘breathing space’? The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing [...]

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Stuart Parker

How to deal with financial worries during divorce

Going through a divorce can be a difficult time that is often fraught with many uncertainties in particular those of a financial nature. It is frequently the case in relationships that one partner or spouse will be financially stronger than the other and sadly this superiority is often exploited. Where one spouse does not have sufficient ‘to make ends meet’ in terms of covering mortgage payments; household expenditure; servicing debt repayments and buying things for the children and no interim arrangements [...]

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A day in the life of a Trainee Solicitor

My name is Adam and I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Family Law Team at Pepperells Solicitors. I hold a First Class Degree in Law from the University of Lincoln along with an award for the Best Student in Family Law from my time at University. Being a Trainee Solicitor in the Family Team means that I am familiar with a contentious area of the law. This means that attending Court hearings is a regular feature of my [...]

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Pension Sharing Orders

Using your Lasting Power of Attorney

If you or one of your family members have a registered Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), it is sensible to lodge the LPA with the organisations where you intend to use it as soon as possible to prevent delay or any additional stress, particularly if the donor (the person who made the LPA) has lost or is starting to lose capacity to deal with matters themselves. Previously, this could only be done with the paper document and a face to [...]

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Business Wills

For anyone with any kind of business interest or business assets

For anyone with any kind of business interest or business assets, getting legal advice is one of the most important considerations. Legal advice for vital documentation such as shareholders agreements would seem obvious, but many people with business interests often overlook what should happen to their business assets when they pass away. Also, many business owners do not consider how their business would continue to operate in the event that they become incapable of dealing matters because of lack [...]

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Ben Marsay

COVID 19 & Business Planning for 2021

The Current Climate Unfortunately, although we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we must be realistic in that we are by no means out of the woods yet. In 2021 there is still a cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the economy and what impact COVID 19 will continue have on our clients and their businesses. Here at Pepperells Solicitors our experienced commercial team are prepared to guide you through what you can do [...]

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