Law thoughts: Statutory Adoption Leave is 52 Weeks

Statutory Adoption Leave

Stats from Coram BAAF, the membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters, say that 3,820 children were adopted from care in England in the year ending 31 March 2018, Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 – 25 February to 10 March

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 poster

Trainee Solicitor Kesena Ohazurike looks at what Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 means and what the business is doing to get involved. Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 is the latest instalment of the annual event Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Dementia Friends training

In the final two weeks of January, we invited our partner charity the Alzheimer’s Society into our offices to deliver Dementia Friends Awareness training to staff who had volunteered to Read more…

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Posted on Feb 18th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Talking apprenticeships and law careers at Notre Dame’s Careers Day

Talking apprenticeships and law careers at Notre Dame's Careers Day

Apprenticeships and law careers were top of the agenda on Thursday, 7 February 2019, when members of Lyons Davidson attended the Careers Day at Notre Dame Sixth Form College, with whom Read more…

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Posted on Feb 14th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Probate fees restructure: who will benefit?

The government has put forward draft proposals to change the current probate fees structure – but who will benefit from these changes? The public purse? Beneficiaries of an estate? The Read more…

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Posted on Feb 6th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Attention landlords: Deregulation Act 2015 now applies to all assured shorthold tenancies

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced important changes to when landlords of property let on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) can serve Section 21 notices in order to gain possession of their Read more…

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Posted on Feb 4th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson