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Law Society accreditation

East Midlands law firm, Fidler & Pepper Solicitors, has been awarded a top accolade from the Law Society.  Read more......

June 2012

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Local Solicitor retires

A well known Sutton-in-Ashfield solicitor retired on the 31st January, exactly 50 years to the day since he started in the legal practice.  Read more......

February 2012

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What happens when the snow falls?

Do you remember January 2010 when hundreds of millions of working hours were lost due to the weather conditions and what about November last year, the bonfires were almost still smouldering when the snow came and caught us out again.Forecasters are now suggesting a cold, long winter ahead.  Read more......

November 2011

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Fidler & Pepper win National Legal Award

Local Notts law firm Fidler & Pepper have again won this year’s LawNet Award ‘Best Use of Technology’ for its exceptional website development, including the recent upgrade of its 24/7 Online Client Case Tracker. Read more......

October 2011

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Property & Research look set to gain in Budget

Chancellor George Osborne’s delivered his second budget last week, saying it was intended to provide “enduring growth for the future”.  As commentators and analysts weigh up the package of measures, it is charities, the property sector and research-based businesses that look set to be the winners. Read more......

28 March 2011

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Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

In times when profits are being squeezed, cash flow becomes all the more important, especially to small, owner-managed businesses.But while the supplier-business is trying to get its invoices paid as quickly as possible, the customer is trying to pay as late as possible. It’s a state of tension that leaves many businesses worrying how to make sure invoices are paid promptly but at the same time retaining its customers by keeping them on-side. Read more......

7 February 2011

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100 days to the Royal Wedding - is your business prepared?

Some employers have expressed concern about the operational difficulties the additional bank holiday may bring for them and the additional cost burden, but have you considered the impact on the morale of your staff that any decisions you take about the additional bank holiday may have. How you manage this will depend on what your employment contract actually says. Read more......

19 January 2011

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As more snow is forecast, employers need to check their small print

The painful affects of snow on businesses looks to be continuing, according to the weather man. Employers are well advised to act quickly to formulate or review their policy on absence due to severe weather, and to make sure that staff are aware of the company's policy. Read More....

7 January 2011

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Negotiating a happy Christmas for the children

Divorced and separated couples who cannot agree on arrangements for children over Christmas should consider mediation to work things out, rather than an application to the court, according to family law experts. Read more...

21 December 2010

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House sellers warned how to deal with Gazundering

House sellers are being warned to watch out for "gazundering" in the current tough conditions of the residential property market. Read more.....

6 December 2010

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Residential landlords face rent threshold rise for assured shorthold tenancies

Residential landlords are being urged to check their position, following a change in law that has seen the maximum rent level for assured shorthold tenancies quadruple to £100,000.  Read more....

27 October 2010

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Pre-nuptial agreements – Heiress keeps £100m

A landmark decision of the Supreme Court (20th October) over the validity of a pre-nuptial agreement, has seen a German heiress win the battle to keep her £100m fortune, in a move which lawyers say could open the door to such agreements taking their place in English law. Read more.....

October 2010

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Landlord sets testing homework for the Revenue

A blow for victory was struck for small time landlords when HM Revenue & Customs were forced to back down over their challenge of tax deductions for repairs that were part of a refurbishment project.  Read more ......

8 July 2010

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A word of warning for unmarried property owners

Unmarried couples who buy a house together must make sure they have a written agreement setting out exactly who owns what.  That is the advice following a Court of Appeal ruling where a woman was forced to hand over half of a house to a former partner, even though he had stopped contributing when he moved out. Read more......

21 June 2010

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Avoiding World Cup Absenteeism

Many employers are bracing themselves for hours of lost time this summer as football fan employees call in sick, or request time off at short notice in order to watch the World Cup. Read more. ....

12 June 2010

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A last minute scramble for equality

The Equality Bill finally became law in the scramble to rush through legislation in the final hours before Parliament was dissolved in the run up to the General Election. Read more.....

5 May 2010

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Budget 2010

Yesterday the Chancellor delivered a Budget speech with one eye firmly on the up-coming General Election. The headline measures such as relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax for first-time buyers and index-linking ISA limits were aimed at pleasing the man in the street, as were the tax increases for the wealthy that he announced. Read more....

26 March 2010

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Employer Guidance on Dress Code

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling has clarified the law relating to sex discrimination and dress codes at work and will make it harder for employees to claim successfully for discrimination. Read More....

16 March 2010

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Employer Guidance on Holidays

A ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal has given employers a clearer picture of the limits that they can place on the holiday rights of employees. Read more....

18 February 2010

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Charity Abseil

Staff members at Fidler & Pepper Solicitors joined forces with other brave fundraiser's from law firm Fraser Brown earlier this month in a Charity Abseil. Read More....

9 December 2009

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Tipping gets Criticism

The regulations regarding how employers are interpreting and dealing with the new rules on tips and gratuities and the national minimum wage since October.Read More....

16 November 2009

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Fidler & Pepper win Legal Award - ‘Best Use of Technology’

Local law firm Fidler & Pepper Solicitors have won this year’s national LawNet Award ‘Best Use of Technology’ for its exceptional website development, including the recent iPhone web application. Read More....

19 October 2009

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New Sunshine Sickie Ruling

With a landmark European ruling allowing workers to claim back holidays lost due to sickness, employment law experts are urging employers to take the initiative in tackling the new requirements, to avoid being caught out. Read More....

18 October2009

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iPhone web application available to clients

Fidler & Pepper Solicitors who were one of the very first law firms in the UK to have its own website and case tracking service is maintaining its position at the forefront of innovation by developing its own iPhone web application for its online clients.     Read More....

1 October 2009