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  • 23 October 2020

    Contesting a Will: Q&A

    Unfortunately, the death of a person can lead to disputes over his or her Will or estate. Whatever the size of the estate, there is always the possibility of complex, emotional and drawn-out disputes regarding contesting a Will.  Read more

  • 23 October 2020

    Employment Law and Maternity Rights: After Maternity Leave

    In the 3rd and final part of our maternity-related employment law series, we consider advice for employers when welcoming employees back to work after maternity leave. Read more

  • 21 October 2020

    Amending a Child Arrangement Order: Family Law Q&A

    A Child Arrangements Order commonly deals with residence and contact; equally, it can address more specific issues such as religion, choice of school and holiday arrangements. It can also prevent certain actions, such as moving away from the area. Changes to an existing Child Arrangement order can be made, however they should not be used to punish a parent and you should try to speak to the other parent or guardian before considering amends. Read more

  • 19 October 2020

    Coronavirus: Rise in contested probate?

    In 2019 the Business and Property Court in London saw an all time high in the number of contested probate cases with the amount being almost double the number of cases in 2016. Whilst the latest figures for the second quarter of 2020 (April – June) show a decrease in the number of cases from the first quarter (88, down from 116) it is expected that following the Coronavirus pandemic this number is likely to increase again. ** Read more

  • 16 October 2020

    Q&A: In-app purchases and the Law

    The Covid-19 pandemic, particularly during lockdown, saw a higher demand on downloads and in-app purchases, in fact it was reported that Apple iPad downloads rose by 40% in comparison to the previous year. However, it is not just children that spend time playing or downloading online games, the in-app business is now reported to be a $380 billion global business. Read more

  • 12 October 2020

    Employment Law and Maternity Rights: During Maternity Leave

    In the 2nd in our series on maternity-related employment law, we consider advice during maternity leave. Read more

  • 9 October 2020

    Employee settlement agreements: Where to start?

    In this very difficult time, many people are finding themselves presented with settlement agreements (sometimes referred to by their old name – compromise agreements), often due to redundancy situations occurring at their place of work. Read more

  • 5 October 2020

    Employment Law and Maternity Rights: Before Maternity Leave

    Birth rates for 2018/2019 were lower in comparison to previous year's however furlough and families generally spending more time together there is speculation that the birth rate may increase in 2020/21. Throughout history, baby booms have occurred as countries get back to normal after a crisis. However, experts counterbalance whether the coronavirus pandemic will have the same baby boom effect because of the financial commitment involved in raising a child, which may seem unfeasible for those who are struggling with money due to job losses.  Read more

  • 3 October 2020

    Coronavirus: An update on advice for landlords

    This article provides an update to private sector landlords on how the recent changes in legislation affect them. Read more

  • 1 October 2020

    Steeles Law celebrate another year of recognition within The Legal 500

    Steeles Law, a ‘long-established and respected firm of solicitors in East Anglia, celebrate another year of recognition with 13 practice areas recognised, along with 2 elite ‘leading individuals’, 2 lawyers listed as ‘rising stars’ and 13 lawyers are recommended by The Legal 500. Read more