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November 15, 2017

Planning For Later Life – Basic Elder Care Questions Answered

No one likes to think about getting older. It’s a difficult subject, particularly for those who are still young, fit and active. But it is something we all have to deal with later in life. Entering your golden years comes with its own unique set of challenges, including a decrease in our physical and sometimes mental health. For some of us, the time will come when we are unable to undertake some of the more basic tasks in life, and it’s then that we start to consider our care options.  But care itself is a complicated and sensitive subject that […]
October 18, 2017

Reading The Fine Print: Understanding Terms And Conditions

For many business owners and entrepreneurs, terms and conditions are not the first priority. When you’re in the first few days of setting up a business your to-do list can feel endless, and sorting out the terms and conditions tends to get pushed to the very bottom of the list in favour of product development or website design. But if you don’t give this, admittedly less interesting, part of your business some care and attention now, you could be in for a lot of problems further down the line. Legal challenges, late payment issues, cash flow problems, and copyright infringements […]
September 13, 2017

The Risks of DIY Probate Applications

Over the last few years, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of people opting to use DIY probate applications when dealing with the estate of a loved one. This might be because of the high fees people often associate with using a solicitor for such things. But while it might seem like an expensive outlay initially, solicitors are often the best choice when it comes to preparing for and executing end of life affairs for a very simple reason – things very rarely go wrong.   Dealing with the estate of a loved one is a time-consuming […]
August 16, 2017

The High Heels Row Continues

You may or may not remember, but in May last year, PwC made the headlines for sending home a female temporary receptionist (Nicola Thorp) for not wearing a pair of heels at least 2 – 4 inches high. The receptionist argued that she would wear the flats she had for her 9-hour shift that day and come in with heels the next day, but the company insisted that if she didn’t go out and buy heels then and there, that she would be sent home without pay. Unsurprisingly that’s exactly what happened, and the result sparked a huge controversy within […]