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Have you sought consent?

It may feel that the children have only just started the new school year but the October half term holiday is already upon us. This is becoming an increasingly popular time for an early winter break, particularly for those that were disappointed with the British Summer weather. For most of...

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Christmas fair to raise money for two local charities

An evening of festive fun is to be held at our Taunton office where guests can enjoy early Christmas shopping, seasonal food and drinks and a charity raffle. Taking place on Tuesday 14 November, the charity Christmas fair will raise money for our nominated charities – Teenage Cancer Trust and Reminiscence...

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Venus nomination for Clarke Willmott’s Carla

Our Southampton office is celebrating a key member of staff being put through to the final of this year’s Hampshire Venus Awards 2017. The annual awards, in association with Peter Cooper Motor Group and Wightlink, is celebrating its tenth year and received over 1400 nominations and 400 applications as Hampshire’s...

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Legal 500 rankings success for Clarke Willmott

We are delighted to be recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the latest Legal 500 guide which ranks the UK’s top lawyers and organisations. Clarke Willmott received prestigious Top Tier rankings for eight of its specialist practice areas, namely corporate tax, commercial litigation, debt recovery, employment, family, personal tax,...

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Who will look after my children?

We have all considered what would happen to our children in the event of our death. The simple answer is they will stay with the other parent. However what happens if your former partner does not see the children or is considered a risk. If your children are under the...

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Mutual Wills: should you have them?

Many couples draw up Wills at the same time which have identical or near-identical terms. These Wills are colloquially known as “mirror Wills” and are extremely common. Mutual Wills, however, go one crucial step further than mirror Wills: not only are the Wills often substantially similar but in addition an...

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Retail Line – Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 edition of Retail Line. In the crucial trading period before Christmas, customer facing issues are a priority for retail and leisure businesses, but owners still have to manage the legal and commercial issues that keep the business operating successfully. A perennial frustration for the supply...

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The return of social rent

What you need to know The Prime Minister has today announced an additional £2 billion funding for affordable housing; The money will be allocated to the current 2016-2021 affordable homes programme; A Conservative Party press release issued after the Prime Minister’s speech has suggested that the £2 billion could be...

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Field Talk – Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Field Talk Six months or so after the last edition of Field Talk and the country now has a minority Conservative government and is in official Brexit talks with the EU. The key issues concerning the agriculture sector appear to be trade, migrant labour...

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Controlling behaviour as damaging as physical violence

In 2015 the Serious Crime Act created a new offence of controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate or familial relationship. This was a breakthrough for sufferers of domestic abuse as it was recognised that controlling behaviour can be just as damaging as physical violence. Increasingly we are advising clients...

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