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Brexit: the current implication for European Nationals exercising treaty rights in the UK

Currently nationals of member states within the European Union have the right to work within the UK without being subject to discrimination on the grounds of nationality. Despite what many fear, this right of free movement is enshrined under Article 21 on the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union – it is a treaty we are still part of and is supported by a directive (2004/38/EC) which allows EEA nationals and their family members to move and reside [...]

Growth strategy continues as pan-Humber law firm Pepperells incorporates

Full-service, pan-Humber law firm Pepperells has completed the latest phase of its strategic growth strategy by incorporating as a limited company. The move will strengthen the company’s position in its core geographies and disciplines while at the same time giving its management team increased flexibility to respond to customer requirements and regulatory changes. Ben Pepperell, who will take on the role of chief executive while retaining a significant high net worth personal and corporate client base across the region, said: “This [...]

Are you mentally thriving?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, run by the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness of both positive and negative mental health. This year, the Foundation aims to ask why so few of us are “thriving” with good mental health and what can be done to improve that – just 13 per cent of individuals surveyed by the Foundation reported living with high levels of good mental health. As lawyers, we often see people in crisis. Our clients are stressed, [...]

Last call before latest death tax introduced

From the beginning of next month new probate fees of up to £20,000 will be brought in – many are rightly labelling it another “death tax”. Currently, the Probate Registry charges £215 to friends and family or £155 if applied for through a solicitor – this will increase, on a sliding scale, based upon the value of the estate. The fees will range from £300 up to £20,000.  It will affect all estates worth more than £50,000 which need a Grant [...]

The end of days? Or just Article 50

Much has been written since the country decided it no longer wanted to be part of the European Union (EU). It was by the narrowest of margins, but it was decisive. After a great deal of speculation and politicking from those of all hues, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will today invoke Article 50 – this is the beginning of the official process for us to leave the union. Here will follow up to two years of negotiations. If we fail [...]

Brexit doesn’t mean exit for EU nationals

If you are a European national it is a certainty that you will have been concerned about your future in the UK after the decision to leave the European Union (EU). Under any circumstances immigration matters and securing your rights in any country is complex. Yet, the issue has become even more difficult to navigate of late due to the sheer weight of political pressure from all sides of the many, multi-faceted arguments. The uncertainty has been significant. There has been [...]

Pepperells #BeBoldForChange

As International Women’s Day approaches the question arises – what is feminism? The answer is simple; it is the belief that men and women are equal. It means seeing past gender and seeing the person, the individual. At Pepperells we believe that every Client should be treated as an individual who is empowered to make their own choices. Pepperells has long believed in the hiring the best candidate for the position, regardless of gender. This is how Pepperells find themselves [...]

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 [...]

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

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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