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Employment Tribunal Fee Update

Some Questions Answered There have been a few cases heard recently that are dealing with some of the questions raised after the tribunal... Read More
Employment Tribunal Fee Update
Employment Law 15th Sep 2017

H M Land Registry

H M Land Registry register the ownership of property in the UK. Within the Conveyancing process the H M Land Registry play a major... Read More
H M Land Registry
Buying or Selling a Home 15th Sep 2017

Tollers Supporting Memory Day 2017

On Thursday 21st September 2017 between 9am and 6pm, the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton will be hosting a “Memory... Read More
Tollers Supporting Memory Day 2017
Tollers General News 07th Sep 2017

Do you have the right to monitor employees use of your IT systems

Most employers rely on the fact that any use of the internet or IT systems at work is ‘fair game’ and can be monitored... Read More
Do you have the right to monitor employees use of...
Employment Law 06th Sep 2017

Free Legal Advice at Healthwatch MK

On Tuesday 12th September 2017 Tollers Solicitors will once again be exhibiting at the Milton Keynes Healthwatch event. Healthwatch... Read More
Free Legal Advice at Healthwatch MK
06th Sep 2017

Filling Out Initial Sale Protocol Forms

When you are selling a property, the initial protocol forms sent to you by your Conveyancer can seem a bit daunting, with what feels... Read More
Filling Out Initial Sale Protocol Forms
Buying or Selling a Home 25th Aug 2017

Tollers HR is Part of Your Team

The Tollers HR package is designed to be an extension of your HR function. We’re HeRe to provide whoever is dealing with the... Read More
Tollers HR is Part of Your Team
Employment Law 17th Aug 2017

Building Society scraps free legal services on mortgages

Welcome news for clients! The UK’s largest Building Society, Nationwide, one of the biggest companies offering mortgages for... Read More
Building Society scraps free legal services on mortgages...
Buying or Selling a Home 17th Aug 2017

New Fundraising Preference Service is launched

The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) was launched in July 2017. It is administered by a new regulator – the Fundraising... Read More
New Fundraising Preference Service is launched
Charities 16th Aug 2017

Selling your Home Guide

Selling your home can be a stressful time, however, Tollers are here to assist you through the stages of the conveyancing process... Read More
Selling your Home Guide
Buying or Selling a Home 10th Aug 2017

Tribunal Fee Changes Time to update HR Policies

As you have no doubt been hearing, the fees for lodging tribunal claims have been declared unlawful by the Supreme Court. Since 2013... Read More
Tribunal Fee Changes Time to update HR Policies
Employment Law 28th Jul 2017

Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful

In 2013 Tribunal Fees were introduced so that employees or workers looking to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal had to pay... Read More
Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful
Employment Law 26th Jul 2017

Anyone for Rounders?

On 22nd June Tollers Solicitors participated in the first Weekley and Warkton Cricket Club Sponsors’ Rounders Tournament to... Read More
Anyone for Rounders?
Tollers General News 19th Jul 2017

The Law Commissions review of the Law of Wills

Each year many thousands of people die having made a Will which determines who is to receive the proceeds of their estate. However... Read More
The Law Commissions review of the Law of Wills
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 14th Jul 2017

What is a Dependent Contractor

As you may be have heard in the media, the government is carrying out a review to recommend changes to the ‘worker’ definition... Read More
What is a Dependent Contractor
Employment Law 14th Jul 2017

Tollers HR Gives You A Safety Net

Tollers HR isn’t just HeRe to give you anytime advice, it also comes with tribunal indemnity insurance. We independently insure... Read More
Tollers HR Gives You A Safety Net
Employment Law 12th Jul 2017

July is Land Registry Scam Awareness Month

Do have a property you do not reside in 12 months a year? Live abroad? Registered owners reside in a care home? Have no mortgage?&... Read More
July is Land Registry Scam Awareness Month
Buying or Selling a Home 12th Jul 2017

Save Time When Buying Residential Property

There are a number of issues that can cause delays when Buying Residential Property and you can help to assist a smooth transaction... Read More
Save Time When Buying Residential Property
Buying or Selling a Home 05th Jul 2017

Jargon Busting the GDPR

Much is being written about the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force in May 2018. Some of that content uses jargon... Read More
Jargon Busting the GDPR
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 05th Jul 2017

Northampton Borough Council pay £13 million compensation to family

… after 15 years of legal wrangling! Following a lengthy and drawn out legal battle, Partner and Brain Injury Specialist Tristan... Read More
Northampton Borough Council pay £13 million compensation...
03rd Jul 2017

WannaCry – don’t let your business be held to ransom

WannaCry is estimated to have affected over 300.000 computers worldwide. In the UK the NHS was the worst hit but worldwide major companies... Read More
WannaCry – don’t let your business be held to...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 02nd Jul 2017

Brexit, the Queen’s Speech and what about the hat?

So, Her Majesty has opened parliament following the recent election albeit that we have a government with no overall majority. It... Read More
Brexit, the Queen’s Speech and what about the hat...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 29th Jun 2017

GDPR – Less Than 1 Year To Go

On 25th May next year the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. From that date, the maximum level of fine for... Read More
GDPR – Less Than 1 Year To Go
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 23rd Jun 2017

Tollers HR Gives Peace of Mind

Sometimes just knowing that something is there when you need it, can be very reassuring. At Tollers we know that staff are your biggest... Read More
Tollers HR Gives Peace of Mind
Employment Law 22nd Jun 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017

On Thursday 15th June 2017 it is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Started by the UN in 2012, this global event looks to raise awareness... Read More
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017
15th Jun 2017

Milton Keynes Shared Ownership Property

Milton Keynes is a fast and growing “New City” with many people wanting to move to the area. Property in Milton Keynes... Read More
Milton Keynes Shared Ownership Property
Buying or Selling a Home 31st May 2017

Buying an investment property for your company

Tollers deal with a wide range of conveyancing work however we are increasingly being asked to act for investment buyers who are buying... Read More
Buying an investment property for your company
Buying or Selling a Home 24th May 2017

Tollers take part in the Northampton Legal Walk 2017

On Monday 24 April 2017, a team from Tollers joined forces with the Northampton and Buckinghamshire Junior Lawyers (NBJL) and participated... Read More
Tollers take part in the Northampton Legal Walk 2017...
Tollers General News 24th May 2017

The National Minimum Wage: Are You Compliant?

The importance of understanding, and adhering, to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Legislation was recently highlighted by the giant... Read More
The National Minimum Wage: Are You Compliant?
Employment Law 22nd May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week 2017

Tollers is proud to support Dementia Awareness Week which runs from 14-20th May 2017.  This is a National event which promotes... Read More
Dementia Awareness Week 2017
18th May 2017

Make It Your Decision!

Compassion in Dying has launched a National Campaign called “Make it your Decision” to encourage people to reflect their... Read More
Make It Your Decision!
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 17th May 2017

A Reminder: Changes To Termination Payments

In March 2016 we updated you on the changes to the taxation surrounding termination payments that are due to come in from April 2018... Read More
A Reminder: Changes To Termination Payments
Employment Law 10th May 2017

Why Milton Keynes is the place to buy property

This year Milton Keynes marks its 50th Anniversary of its designation as a new town. The town boasts of some 7.5 million people living... Read More
Why Milton Keynes is the place to buy property
Buying or Selling a Home 10th May 2017

Fraud in Conveyancing Transactions

Property fraud is on the increase, it commonly occurs when buying or selling a property but more increasingly a property can be &ldquo... Read More
Fraud in Conveyancing Transactions
Buying or Selling a Home 28th Apr 2017

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. It is a crime that is not always prosecuted, either out of fear, or because family... Read More
Financial Abuse
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 27th Apr 2017

Brexit – watch this space

Following the announcement that there will be a snap election in the UK on 8 June and also pending the outcome of the French presidential... Read More
Brexit – watch this space
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 27th Apr 2017

Tollers get involved in Willen Hospice’s Blue Week

Here at Tollers we believe in giving back to the community and one of the charities we continue to support through volunteering is... Read More
Tollers get involved in Willen Hospice’s Blue Week...
Tollers General News 24th Apr 2017

Why is the length of the remaining lease term important?

Term of the Lease When buying a leasehold property, it is important to consider the length of the remaining term. As time goes by... Read More
Why is the length of the remaining lease term important...
Buying or Selling a Home 22nd Apr 2017

Retirement leases, things to consider

A leasehold property is different to a freehold property as the property is owned subject to a lease.  A lease provides provisions... Read More
Retirement leases, things to consider
Buying or Selling a Home 22nd Apr 2017

Congratulations to Karon Walton and Tiffany Wiggett

As the new financial year rolls around for Tollers we are delighted to announce the following promotions: Karon Walton, a Chartered... Read More
Congratulations to Karon Walton and Tiffany Wiggett...
Tollers General News 21st Apr 2017

Tollers Chooses Charity of the Year for 2017

At Tollers we take Corporate Responsibility very seriously.  A really important element of this is the Firm’s desire to... Read More
Tollers Chooses Charity of the Year for 2017
Tollers General News 19th Apr 2017

What is a Shared Ownership Lease and how does it work?

For some, a shared ownership property is the best way to get yourself on the property ladder.  Shared ownership leases can be... Read More
What is a Shared Ownership Lease and how does it work...
Buying or Selling a Home 07th Apr 2017

New ePrivacy Regulation

The European Commission recently published a draft of the new ePrivacy Regulation (“Regulation”). The law in this area... Read More
New ePrivacy Regulation
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 07th Apr 2017

The Employment Law Update 2017

Changes tend to get made to the employment law landscape every April and 2017 is no exception. Here are a few of the main points to... Read More
The Employment Law Update 2017
Employment Law 31st Mar 2017

Legal Talk: The importance of Making a Will and Power of Attorney

Tonina Ashby of Tollers’ Wills and Probate team is proud to offer free legal advice talks to local organisations, groups and... Read More
Legal Talk: The importance of Making a Will and Power...
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 26th Mar 2017

Can I sublet my Leasehold Property?

How can you tell and why do you need a Solicitor to check the Lease for you? Leases contain a clause known as an “alienation... Read More
Can I sublet my Leasehold Property?
Buying or Selling a Home 24th Mar 2017

Increased Probate fees from May 2017

The Government has recently announced its plans to increase the cost of getting a Grant of Representation / Grant of Probate from... Read More
Increased Probate fees from May 2017
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 17th Mar 2017

New Financial Year, New House?

We would like to believe the property market is going to continue to be buoyant and  prices will increase, but the question is... Read More
New Financial Year, New House?
Buying or Selling a Home 15th Mar 2017

Preparing to Sell a Leasehold Property

When selling a leasehold property, you will be required to complete and supply numerous documents. Tollers advise all owners to keep... Read More
Preparing to Sell a Leasehold Property
Buying or Selling a Home 15th Mar 2017

Free Wills Month

For the 7th year, Tollers Trust and Estates team are delighted to be participating in the nationwide Free Wills Month. This is a great... Read More
Free Wills Month
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 14th Mar 2017

Tollers Trainees Help Out at MK Food Bank

At Tollers, we believe that every corporate entity has a responsibility to aide where they can with charities and other worth-while... Read More
Tollers Trainees Help Out at MK Food Bank
Tollers General News 10th Mar 2017

Drones and Data Protection

In 2017 we continue to see the advancement of technology and, more recently, the increasing use of drones. With this development comes... Read More
Drones and Data Protection
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 10th Mar 2017

Business Accelerator Summit – 24th March

Rebecca Wilson, a Partner in our Employment Team here at Tollers, is taking part in the Business Accelerator Summit on 24th March... Read More
Business Accelerator Summit – 24th March
Employment Law 10th Mar 2017

HS2 – Love it or hate it, it’s coming!

History of the Scheme In 2009, a report was prepared on behalf of the Government in respect of the potential for high speed rail... Read More
HS2 – Love it or hate it, it’s coming!
Buying or Selling a Home 01st Mar 2017

What to do when the Will won’t go your way

Last month the You magazine posted an article entitled ‘when the Will won’t go your way’. The article picks up on... Read More
What to do when the Will won’t go your way
Contesting a Will 22nd Feb 2017

An Update For Employers: Trade Union Act 2016 In Force From 1 March 2017

The Government has confirmed this week that some key provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 will come into force on 1 March 2017.... Read More
An Update For Employers: Trade Union Act 2016 In Force...
Employment Law 16th Feb 2017

For better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health

Just got engaged and planning your wedding? Congratulations! We know there is a lot to think about when planning for the biggest day... Read More
For better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 15th Feb 2017

Gender Pay Gap Update

As you may be aware from our previous article; Mind the Gender Pay Gap, larger employers will be required to report on their gender... Read More
Gender Pay Gap Update
Employment Law 08th Feb 2017

Protecting Your Trade Secrets

Under English law for confidential information to be protected it must be confidential in nature and the recipient must have agreed... Read More
Protecting Your Trade Secrets
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 08th Feb 2017

Celebrating Make a Will Month Success

Tollers are proud to have supported Willen Hospice once again throughout November 2016 with their Make a Will Month, with Tollers&... Read More
Celebrating Make a Will Month Success
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 08th Feb 2017

Digital Death

Have you considered what will happen to your online assets or accounts after your death? Not many people do which is why many personal... Read More
Digital Death
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 01st Feb 2017

How high are your heels?

You may recall that we first reported on this, in our article: Dress Codes, Can an Employer Bring their Employees to Heel?This debate... Read More
How high are your heels?
Employment Law 25th Jan 2017

Is long term stress a disability?

Not on its own found the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). As an employer it is hard to know whether to treat an illness as a disability... Read More
Is long term stress a disability?
Employment Law 18th Jan 2017

9 months on, do you understand when the SDLT higher rate changes apply?

The new Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) came into effect on 1st April 2016, there are a number of factors that are commonly confused. In... Read More
9 months on, do you understand when the SDLT  higher...
Buying or Selling a Home 18th Jan 2017

Tollers Welcome Simon Massey as Head of Commercial Real Estate

A recent addition to the Tollers Legal family, Simon Massey joins the firm as a Partner and Head of the Commercial Real Estate team... Read More
Tollers Welcome Simon Massey as Head of Commercial...
Real Estate 18th Jan 2017

Property Completion – What to expect when notice arrives

When purchasing a new build property, it can be hard to predict when completion will take place. Completion is the actual date you... Read More
Property Completion – What to expect when notice...
Buying or Selling a Home 11th Jan 2017

The Spirit of Christmas – Tollers staff give to a Worthy Cause

With Christmas looming fast, the Corporate Social Responsibility team at Tollers organised a Christmas present delivery to two local... Read More
The Spirit of Christmas – Tollers staff give to...
Tollers General News 23rd Dec 2016

New judgment from Court of Protection

Earlier this week at The High Court, Justice Charles published his decision with regard to the very tragic case of Pc Paul Briggs.... Read More
New judgment from Court of Protection
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 23rd Dec 2016

Buying a Newbuild Property - Exchanging Contracts

When you purchase a newbuild property contracts can be exchanged well in advance of the property being ready to move into. Developers... Read More
Buying a Newbuild Property - Exchanging Contracts
Buying or Selling a Home 21st Dec 2016

Is Collaboration Amongst Friends Enough to Create a Partnership?

Imagine the scene – you are enjoying time with your friends and between you, you come up with a new idea for a business, a product... Read More
Is Collaboration Amongst Friends Enough to Create...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 21st Dec 2016

Mind the gender pay gap

The UK’s gender pay gap is well known and almost fifty years on from the Equal Pay Act there is still reportedly an 18.1% difference... Read More
Mind the gender pay gap
Employment Law 19th Dec 2016

Buying a Newbuild Property - What happens if my mortgage offer expires before the property is complete?

When you purchase a new build property the developer will either give you a fixed completion date or completion will be on notice.&... Read More
Buying a Newbuild Property - What happens if my mortgage...
Buying or Selling a Home 19th Dec 2016

First director disqualified by the Competition and Markets Authority for infringing competition law

On 12th August 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) held that two online poster and frame suppliers (Trod... Read More
First director disqualified by the Competition and...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 13th Dec 2016

Tis the season for work Christmas parties

A Christmas party is a great way to boost morale by rewarding staff and giving everyone a chance to relax. However it is important... Read More
Tis the season for work Christmas parties
Employment Law 12th Dec 2016

Your employees and their rest breaks

Is an employee required to ask for a rest break before claiming to have been refused a rest break? No, held the Employment Appeals... Read More
Your employees and their rest breaks
Employment Law 12th Dec 2016

Directors will be personally liable for nuisance calls from Spring 2017

The government has introduced new harsh measures to tackle issues with companies that try to avoid the consequences of breaching current... Read More
Directors will be personally liable for nuisance calls...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 12th Dec 2016

A Careful and Considered Redundancy Procedure Is Essential

In a recent case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), they found that a 'perfunctory and insensitive' redundancy consultation... Read More
A Careful and Considered Redundancy Procedure Is Essential...
Employment Law 12th Dec 2016

Charities – Corporate Options

Having decided that you wish to form a new charity with a corporate structure or perhaps transfer an existing charity to a corporate... Read More
Charities – Corporate Options
Charities 07th Dec 2016

Simmonds Grant and Tollers Solicitors

Duncan Nicholson, Managing Partner at Tollers Solicitors and Jeremy Simmonds Partner at Simmonds Grant Solicitors are pleased to announce... Read More
Simmonds Grant and Tollers Solicitors
Tollers General News 01st Dec 2016

Northampton New Office Launch

On Thursday 3rd November Tollers new offices in Northampton opened their doors to over 120 guests at their official office launch.... Read More
Northampton New Office Launch
Tollers General News 01st Dec 2016

Buying a Property - Local Authority Search

When buying a property, whether it is a new build or an older property, you are always recommended to obtain a Local Authority Search... Read More
Buying a Property - Local Authority Search
Buying or Selling a Home 30th Nov 2016

Are older people getting the help they are entitled to?

Age UK has recently published findings which show that 1.2m older people in England are not receiving the help they need with everyday... Read More
Are older people getting the help they are entitled...
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 30th Nov 2016

Tribunal Fee Challenge

The number of workers taking claims of Unfair Dismissal or Discrimination to Employment Tribunals have slumped since charges came... Read More
Tribunal Fee Challenge
Employment Law 23rd Nov 2016

Tollers Continue to Support Local Cycle Club

On Saturday 12th November, Tollers Managing Partner Duncan Nicholson attended Kettering Cycle Clubs annual awards ceremony held at... Read More
Tollers Continue to Support Local Cycle Club
Tollers General News 23rd Nov 2016

Dangers of DIY Lasting Power of Attorney

In the news this week, many organisations that represent and provide services for the elderly have come together to raise concerns... Read More
Dangers of DIY Lasting Power of Attorney
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 17th Nov 2016

Buying a Newbuild Home

Buying a newly-built property is an exciting prospect; being the first owner with brand new shiny fittings, no worries about imminent... Read More
Buying a Newbuild Home
Buying or Selling a Home 16th Nov 2016

Powers of Attorney can protect your rights with disputes with Care Homes

Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC2 show on Wednesday last week focused on relatives being banned from seeing their loved ones in Care... Read More
Powers of Attorney can protect your rights with disputes...
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 09th Nov 2016

Drivers are Uber pleased with Tribunal’s Decision

An employment tribunal has ruled that Uber drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed persons thereby providing... Read More
Drivers are Uber pleased with Tribunal’s Decision...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 04th Nov 2016

Thinking of Buying a Franchise? 10 tips for a successful start by prospective franchisees

So you think you want your own business and have decided that franchising is the right way to start, well before you dive in at the... Read More
Thinking of Buying a Franchise? 10 tips for a successful...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 02nd Nov 2016

I am buying a house do I need to have a survey?

Buying property can be a bit of a minefield. We recommend to all clients that they should obtain a survey report when purchasing a... Read More
I am buying a house do I need to have a survey?
Buying or Selling a Home 02nd Nov 2016

What are your thoughts on the ‘Gay Cake’ Row?

You will have heard on the news that a bakery in Northern Ireland, refused to bake a pro-gay-marriage themed cake. The reason for... Read More
What are your thoughts on the ‘Gay Cake’ Row?
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 02nd Nov 2016

Buying a property together – part two

Buying a property can appear to be a very daunting task. Here at Tollers, our expert solicitors are here to guide you through the... Read More
Buying a property together – part two
Buying or Selling a Home 02nd Nov 2016

10 Things an Attorney needs to consider when managing another person’s affairs

More and more people each year are choosing to sign a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), giving authority to others to deal with their... Read More
10 Things an Attorney needs to consider when managing...
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 26th Oct 2016

Painting at Willen Hospice

At Tollers, we are passionate about getting involved and helping in the community however we can. So, on the 19th of October our trainees... Read More
Painting at Willen Hospice
Tollers General News 26th Oct 2016

Keeping it in the Family

Individuals who wish to pass down substantial wealth by making a lifetime gift are often reluctant to do so particularly to relatively... Read More
Keeping it in the Family
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 20th Oct 2016

Time Running Out for Help to Buy

As announced by Theresa May’s government at the end of last month, the Help to Buy mortgage scheme will no longer be available... Read More
Time Running Out for Help to Buy
Buying or Selling a Home 20th Oct 2016

Providers of free WIFI take note

If you provide free wi-fi what steps do you take to identify who is using your service? After a recent case in the European Court... Read More
Providers of free WIFI take note
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 13th Oct 2016

Buying a Property Together part one - Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?

Principally there are two ways in which joint property owners can own or “hold” property. The first is as Joint Tenants... Read More
Buying a Property Together part one - Joint Tenants...
Buying or Selling a Home 05th Oct 2016

On hand to answer your questions at the Healthwatch event Milton Keynes

Tollers solicitors will be exhibiting at the Healthwatch event on 6th October 2016 in Milton Keynes. Due to be held at Middleton Hall... Read More
On hand to answer your questions at the Healthwatch...
29th Sep 2016

Data Protection – What Next? Time to Prepare for the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018. Although the UK has voted to leave the EU businesses cannot... Read More
Data Protection – What Next?  Time to Prepare for...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 28th Sep 2016

What to Include in a Returns Policy

Drafting a returns policy that provides the consumer with the information they need, protects the interests of your company and also... Read More
What to Include in a Returns Policy
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 26th Sep 2016

Care Home Costs Have Risen Almost 10 Times More Than Pensioner Incomes!

New research has just been released by Prestige Nursing and Care who undertook a five year study around the issue of rising care home... Read More
Care Home Costs Have Risen Almost 10 Times More Than...
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 21st Sep 2016

New baby! Congratulations!

The arrival of a new baby can turn your world and your plans for the future upside down, in the best way possible of course. You suddenly... Read More
New baby! Congratulations!
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 21st Sep 2016

Tollers Congratulates Karon Walton

We are very excited to announce that our very own Karon Walton, Head of the Elderly and Vulnerable client unit here at Tollers, has... Read More
Tollers Congratulates Karon Walton
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 18th Sep 2016

What Happens When A Previous Employee Takes Your Client Details - Data Protection

In a recent case, The Information Commissioner reported that a former employee of a waste disposal company had been prosecuted and... Read More
What Happens When A Previous Employee Takes Your Client...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 18th Sep 2016

Brexit – Good News for Mortgages

When the Bank of England cut the base rate in August from 0.5% to 0.25%, the immediate winners were those with a tracker mortgage,... Read More
Brexit – Good News for Mortgages
Buying or Selling a Home 14th Sep 2016

Risk Warning Given on Costs in Court of Protection Litigation

Over the last year the Court of Protection Ad hoc Court Rules Committee has been looking into whether consideration should be made... Read More
Risk Warning Given on Costs in Court of Protection...
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 08th Sep 2016

What to do if you encounter Sexual Harassment in the workplace

Last week it was reported in a survey by the TUC that more than half of women say that they have been sexually harassed at work and... Read More
What to do if you encounter Sexual Harassment in the...
Employment Law 07th Sep 2016

Now the Dust has Settled

We are pleased to announce on July 18th 2016 the Tollers Northampton Headquarters relocated to new premises! The move to prestigious... Read More
Now the Dust has Settled
Tollers General News 02nd Sep 2016

The first law firm to join Age UK Northamptonshire Directory

Tollers solicitors have become the first solicitors in Northamptonshire to join the Age UK Directory. Designed to protect older people... Read More
The first law firm to join Age UK Northamptonshire...
02nd Sep 2016

What is Probate?

Probate is the name often given to the process of administering someone's estate when they die. When a family member dies, it can... Read More
What is Probate?
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 31st Aug 2016

More Than 1,000 Lawyers say EU Referendum Result ‘Not Legally Binding’

After the Brexit result over 1,000 lawyers came together to sign a letter addressed to David Cameron questioning the legality of the... Read More
More Than 1,000 Lawyers say EU Referendum Result ‘...
Tollers General News 25th Aug 2016

Help to Buy ISA Process

Following on from my colleague’s article in January of this year; “New Government Scheme won’t leave you dISAppointed... Read More
Help to Buy ISA Process
Buying or Selling a Home 24th Aug 2016

Why Tiffany Wiggett loves her job as a Contentious Probate Solicitor

After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Law in 2008, Tiffany Wiggett joined the well-established law firm, Tollers Solicitors... Read More
Why Tiffany Wiggett loves her job as a Contentious...
Contesting a Will 11th Aug 2016

Transfers of Personal Data to the US – the Privacy Shield is now approved

In the autumn of 2015 the Safe Harbor regime under which personal data could be transferred to certain companies in the USA was ruled... Read More
Transfers of Personal Data to the US – the Privacy...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 11th Aug 2016

The Land Registry Are Keeping You Alert

The Land Registry has stopped 136 fraud cases on property between March 2014 and September 2015, worth £60 million. How? Their... Read More
The Land Registry Are Keeping You Alert
Buying or Selling a Home 14th Jul 2016

3 Things You Need to Know About Contesting a Will

If there is reason to believe that the contents of a loved ones Will is not valid for any of the following reasons: The Will was... Read More
3 Things You Need to Know About Contesting a Will
Contesting a Will 06th Jul 2016

Tollers HR Package

During our top tip series of articles we have been focusing on advising employers as to what they could do that may help and assist... Read More
Tollers HR Package
Employment Law 06th Jul 2016

What Does Brexit Mean For Employees?

The important thing to note is that whilst the Government try to negotiate a new trade relationship with the EU, we are still a Member... Read More
What Does Brexit Mean For Employees?
Employment Law 06th Jul 2016

Have you got a social media policy in place?

Social media is one of the leading platforms to promote your business, brand and to also network with others to build working relationships... Read More
Have you got a social media policy in place?
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 06th Jul 2016

Who is an Employee?

Under Employment Law in England and Wales, only certain rights are provided to those with ‘employee’ status. For instance... Read More
Who is an Employee?
Employment Law 29th Jun 2016

So We Are Out. What Does This Mean For Employers?

The Government will now be trying to negotiate a new trade relationship with the EU. The aim of this will no doubt be to allow British... Read More
So We Are Out. What Does This Mean For Employers?
Employment Law 24th Jun 2016

Ageing Well Exhibition 2016

Cathy Eaton, Sharon Brown and Amanda Margrave from the Tollers Trusts and Estates South Team attended the ‘Ageing Well Exhibition... Read More
Ageing Well Exhibition 2016
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 21st Jun 2016

Tollers Top Tips for Employers Employment Tribunals

Our series of ‘Top Tips for Employers’ articles have been aimed at highlighting the key processes and procedures to be... Read More
Tollers Top Tips for Employers Employment Tribunals...
Employment Law 15th Jun 2016

What does Brexit mean for Employers?

On Thursday 23 June 2016 we will vote on whether or not the UK should remain a member for the European Union. Over the past few months... Read More
What does Brexit mean for Employers?
Employment Law 15th Jun 2016

Bereavement Legal Advice from Tollers

Here for you at a time when nothing makes sense At a time when nothing makes sense, you can Talk to Tollers’ Trust and Estates... Read More
Bereavement Legal Advice from Tollers
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 13th Jun 2016

CTM owners take note

Trademarks (whether registered in the UK or elsewhere) are registered in relation to particular classes of good and services. In relation... Read More
CTM owners take note
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 08th Jun 2016

Tollers’ Top Tips for Employers: Taking the Fair Approach

Employers are now under strict pressures to ensure policies and procedures are in place within their company to ensure equal opportunities... Read More
Tollers’ Top Tips for Employers: Taking the Fair...
Employment Law 08th Jun 2016

Tollers present a cheque to their chosen charity

Tollers solicitors were delighted to present a cheque for £2,046 to their chosen charity for 2015, Spinal Injuries Association... Read More
Tollers present a cheque to their chosen charity
Tollers General News 02nd Jun 2016

Guardian Angels

So you have been blessed with the joy of children, but who would feel equally blessed to take them on should the unthinkable happen... Read More
Guardian Angels
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 01st Jun 2016

Does your Website have Terms and Conditions?

Also called Ts and Cs or Terms of Use, terms and conditions are a means of setting out the rules by which the user agrees to use your... Read More
Does your Website have Terms and Conditions?
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 01st Jun 2016

The Long Goodbye

So things have not worked out quite as planned and you have made the difficult decision to split from your partner, your head may... Read More
The Long Goodbye
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 01st Jun 2016

Tollers Top Tips for Employers: The Redundancy Process

It is always a difficult situation when an employer is faced with making employees redundant. When a redundancy situation arises it... Read More
Tollers Top Tips for Employers: The Redundancy Process...
Employment Law 31st May 2016

10 Reasons to Talk to Tollers for your Wills and Probate service

Free Probate Advice - Our initial Probate advice meetings are completely free of charge and allow you access to the right advice... Read More
10 Reasons to Talk to Tollers for your Wills and Probate...
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 25th May 2016

Last Few Days To Make A Will and Support Willen Hospice

Tollers have joined other legal firms from across Milton Keynes in donating their Will Writing services for the ‘Make a Will... Read More
Last Few Days To Make A Will and Support Willen Hospice...
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 25th May 2016

Karon Walton Featured in the Law Society Gazette

You may recognise a familiar face in a recent article by The Law Society Gazette.  Karon Walton heads up the Tollers Vulnerable... Read More
Karon Walton Featured in the Law Society Gazette
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 25th May 2016

What can you do now to prepare for a possible Brexit?

The EU referendum has sparked much debate as to the consequences that may follow if the UK leaves the EU (“Brexit”). However... Read More
What can you do now to prepare for a possible Brexit...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 18th May 2016

Tollers Top Tips: Managing Sickness Absence

Managing sickness absence can be one of toughest tasks for employers. We are here to help. How are you going to handle it? What&... Read More
Tollers Top Tips: Managing Sickness Absence
Employment Law 18th May 2016

Tollers Finds Out ‘What’s It Worth’

If you are a regular reader of our blog posts you will know how keen Tollers are to support community works and charitable events.... Read More
Tollers Finds Out ‘What’s It Worth’
Tollers General News 13th May 2016

Congratulations POhWER – 20 Years!

Tollers would like to Congratulate POhWER on their 20th anniversary ‘Shout about it’ event which was held in Stevenage... Read More
Congratulations POhWER – 20 Years!
13th May 2016

Dress Codes: Can An Employer Bring Their Employees To Heel?

At Tollers we like to be ‘A La Mode’ and bring you the latest employment law news and what’s more fashionable today... Read More
Dress Codes: Can An Employer Bring Their Employees...
Employment Law 13th May 2016

Direct Marketing Companies Can No Longer Withhold Their Numbers

“Nuisance calls are unacceptable and we will not hesitate to take action against the companies behind them” – Baroness... Read More
Direct Marketing Companies Can No Longer Withhold...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 11th May 2016

Royal Assent for the Trade Union Bill

In July 2015 the Government published the Trade Union Bill which introduced with a number of reforms to ensure trade union strikes... Read More
Royal Assent for the Trade Union Bill
Employment Law 06th May 2016

INSPIRED TO RUN

It has been a week since Tollers Managing Partner Duncan Nicholson ran in this year’s 2016 London Marathon, his strict diet... Read More
INSPIRED TO RUN
Tollers General News 29th Apr 2016

Make a Will Week at Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Tollers are proud to be joining other legal firms from across Northamptonshire in donating their Will Writing services for the 5th... Read More
Make a Will Week at Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Tollers General News 29th Apr 2016

Employment Appeals Tribunal Hold That Childcare Vouchers Under a Salary Sacrifice Scheme May Be Stopped During Maternity Leave

When an employee takes maternity leave, she is entitled to receive the benefit of all the terms and conditions of her employment during... Read More
Employment Appeals Tribunal Hold That Childcare Vouchers...
Employment Law 28th Apr 2016

Growth through Franchising

If you have a successful business that you want to expand there are a variety of ways of doing this. One of those is franchising which... Read More
Growth through Franchising
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 28th Apr 2016

Tollers Top Tips For Employers: Employment Contracts and Policies & Procedures

What do they say? It is important to ensure your contracts are drafted to allow you to get the most from your employee and to offer... Read More
Tollers Top Tips For Employers: Employment Contracts...
Employment Law 28th Apr 2016

Explaining the Divorce Process

There are very few of us who get married with the intention of getting divorced. However, life can be unpredictable. If your situation... Read More
Explaining the Divorce Process
Family Law 28th Apr 2016

We are proud sponsors of ‘Shout About It Hertfordshire’, celebrating 20 years of POhWER.

The event which will be held on Thursday 5th May 2016, 10am - 2pm at Stevenage Leisure Centre is a celebration that marks 20 years... Read More
We are proud sponsors of ‘Shout About It Hertfordshire...
27th Apr 2016

Varying Contracts of Employment The General Rule Of Thumb

The starting point with varying employment contracts is a simple common sense stance: no party to a contract can unilaterally vary... Read More
Varying Contracts of Employment The General Rule Of...
Employment Law 24th Apr 2016

Duncan Nicholson Runs the London Marathon

Tollers Managing Partner, Duncan Nicholson is preparing to run the London Marathon this weekend. He is adhering to a strict diet and... Read More
Duncan Nicholson Runs the London Marathon
Tollers General News 20th Apr 2016

Workers Driving Under The Influence: Does Your Business Know How To Handle This?

In March 2015 new legislation came into force that made it an offence to drive with certain drugs in the body above a specified limit... Read More
Workers Driving Under The Influence: Does Your Business...
Employment Law 13th Apr 2016

Corporate update on PSC register

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 has been phased in at various stages since it received royal assent in March... Read More
Corporate update on PSC register
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 05th Apr 2016

The Privacy Shield

In early February it was announced that the EU Commission and the US Authorities had reached an agreement on the new regime for the... Read More
The Privacy Shield
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 05th Apr 2016

Tollers on the Move…

There are lots of exciting changes happening at Tollers.  The last month has been rather hectic for the Tollers Milton Keynes... Read More
Tollers on the Move…
Tollers General News 04th Apr 2016

A Jargon Free Guide To Calculating The National Minimum Wage

As from 1st April 2016, the National Living Wage (NLW) will apply to all workers aged 25 and over. But how do you calculate it, if... Read More
A Jargon Free Guide To Calculating The National Minimum...
Employment Law 01st Apr 2016

Court of Appeal rules government changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence are unlawful

As reported on by the Law Society, in a recent hearing the Court of Appeal has ruled that the harsh evidence tests victims of domestic... Read More
Court of Appeal rules government changes to legal...
Family Law 30th Mar 2016

Employees Who Pull A Sickie Could Be Dismissed For Gross Misconduct

Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Decide That Employees Who ‘Pull A Sickie’ Could Be Dismissed For Gross... Read More
Employees Who Pull A Sickie Could Be Dismissed For...
Employment Law 22nd Mar 2016

Breaking News: Budget 2016 Changes To Termination Payments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced today that from 2018 there will be some changes to the taxation of termination... Read More
Breaking News: Budget 2016 Changes To Termination...
Employment Law 16th Mar 2016

Merger Control in the UK

If you are contemplating mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures then it is vital that you consider merger control rules that apply... Read More
Merger Control in the UK
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 08th Mar 2016

Cohabiting? How would you feel if you lost half your home of 18 years to your partners estranged wife?

This is exactly what Joy Williams faced when her partner Norman Martin suffered a heart attack and passed away. The couple bought... Read More
Cohabiting? How would you feel if you lost half your...
Contesting a Will 04th Mar 2016

Stop Press! There’s Been a Judgment on the Case of Lock v British Gas

Do you pay commission to your staff? If you do, then please read on. Lock v British Gas. What was the case about? Mr Lock was employed... Read More
Stop Press! There’s Been a Judgment on the Case...
Employment Law 22nd Feb 2016

Handling a subject access request

An Individual (“data subject”) has the right to request access to all personal data that relates to them. The data subject... Read More
Handling a subject access request
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 18th Feb 2016

Should employees be paid from when they leave home

What are the changes? In the recent European Court of Justice judgement in Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones... Read More
Should employees be paid from when they leave home...
Employment Law 17th Feb 2016

Data Protection – new regime to apply from 2018

In December 2015 the text of the new General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) was finalised. The GDPR will replace all current... Read More
Data Protection – new regime to apply from 2018
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 10th Feb 2016

Modern Slavery Act 2015

What are the changes? On 1 October 2015, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force.  The legislation applies to all corporate... Read More
Modern Slavery Act 2015
Employment Law 09th Feb 2016

Dispute Resolution for Consumers – New Rules Apply

Following the advent of the Consumer Rights Act in October 2015, consumer rights have been further enhanced by further legislation... Read More
Dispute Resolution for Consumers – New Rules Apply...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 05th Feb 2016

Living Wage or National Minimum Wage? The Results Are In!

Confused as to the difference between a Living Wage and the National Minimum wage? You may well be. So, did you know that as of 1st... Read More
Living Wage or National Minimum Wage? The Results...
Employment Law 02nd Feb 2016

Public Consultation issued by EU Commission into work-life balance

The European Commission have launched a public consultation on how to improve the work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers... Read More
Public Consultation issued by EU Commission into work...
Employment Law 02nd Feb 2016

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – how does it impact on your business?

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the Act”) came into force on 1 October 2015 and applies to contracts between “Traders... Read More
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – how does it impact...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 26th Jan 2016

Monitoring Employee Internet Use in the Workplace

The European Court of Human Rights recently decided that there is no breach of the right to respect for private life and correspondence... Read More
Monitoring Employee Internet Use in the Workplace
Employment Law 26th Jan 2016

New Government Scheme won’t leave you dISAppointed

While some praise it for supporting 83,000 people since its launch, others have warned that it will cause the first-time buyer market... Read More
New Government Scheme won’t leave you dISAppointed...
Buying or Selling a Home 26th Jan 2016

10 Tips for managing commercial disputes

Introduction Litigation is an inherently uncertain and risky process. It is easy to start but more difficult to bring to an end without... Read More
10 Tips for managing commercial disputes
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 19th Jan 2016

New protections for workers on zero hour contracts

As from 11 January 2016, some real protection under the Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 has been... Read More
New protections for workers on zero hour contracts
Employment Law 19th Jan 2016

Direct Marketing – the sender must have consent. Do you?

In a period of seven months over 4500 people complained that they received unsolicited marketing messages from Optical Express. Upon... Read More
Direct Marketing – the sender must have consent....
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 15th Jan 2016

Acas Early Conciliation Procedure is not necessary before adding a related claim

What are the changes? The recent decision in Science Warehouse v Mills held that an Employment Tribunal can amend a claim to add... Read More
Acas Early Conciliation Procedure is not necessary...
Employment Law 12th Jan 2016

Is It Possible to Inject Commercial Common Sense into a Contract?

The Supreme Court has summarised the test for assessing the meaning of a contract. In essence assessment must be made by reference... Read More
Is It Possible to Inject Commercial Common Sense into...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 07th Jan 2016

ADJUDICATION, ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION - What’s the difference?

In practice, many people are not aware of the key differences between these three forms of resolving disputes, even though they may... Read More
ADJUDICATION, ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION - What’s...
Dispute Resolution 05th Jan 2016

Spreading Christmas Cheer…

At this time of year when people are spending cosy evenings with their family celebrating the festive season, Tollers took time to... Read More
Spreading Christmas Cheer…
Tollers General News 23rd Dec 2015

Tollers Christmas Quiz

It’s Christmassssssss… It’s that time of year, when the staff at Tollers gather together to celebrate the festive... Read More
Tollers Christmas Quiz
Tollers General News 22nd Dec 2015

Age Discrimination Can Apply To Companies

A recent case[1] in the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a limited company could bring a claim against a third party alleging... Read More
Age Discrimination Can Apply To Companies
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 17th Dec 2015

When to use a Prenuptial Agreement

What is a pre-nuptial Agreement? If you are planning to marry or enter into a civil partnership you might wish to consider entering... Read More
When to use a Prenuptial Agreement
Family Law 17th Dec 2015

Pudsey and Cake…

On Friday 13th November, the kitchens of Tollers 6 offices where bursting at the seams with cupcakes, Victoria sponges, flapjacks,... Read More
Pudsey and Cake…
Tollers General News 15th Dec 2015

Liquidated damages – don’t amend clauses in isolation

In agreements lawyers often include liquidated damages clauses. These clauses provide a defined method of calculating damages to be... Read More
Liquidated damages – don’t amend clauses in isolation...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 12th Dec 2015

Power of Attorney Fraudster Found Guilty

On Friday 27th November Margaret Rigby was found guilty of fraud at Canterbury Crown Court, after stealing the life savings from her... Read More
Power of Attorney Fraudster Found Guilty
Tollers General News 12th Dec 2015

Top 10 Legal Tips for trading internationally

1. Trading arrangement – agency, distribution, franchise? If you are thinking of trading internationally, it is important to... Read More
Top 10 Legal Tips for trading internationally
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 11th Dec 2015

Choosing a New Brand Name

Choosing a trade mark or trading name is not easy. A number of considerations need to be taken into account – most obviously... Read More
Choosing a New Brand Name
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 06th Dec 2015

Acas Reports that workplace bullying is on the rise

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) have reported that a common problem within many workplaces is bullying.... Read More
Acas Reports that workplace bullying is on the rise...
Employment Law 01st Dec 2015

The Battle of the Forms - the Incorporation of Contract Terms

Issues often arise where parties to a contract each try to rely on their own standard terms, this was seen in a recent High Court... Read More
The Battle of the Forms - the Incorporation of Contract...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 24th Nov 2015

Achieving the “Impossible” – Welfare Orders in the Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is not an institution which is well-known to the general public. It certainly wasn’t anything which... Read More
Achieving the “Impossible” – Welfare Orders...
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 24th Nov 2015

Tollers at Herts EXPO

Ivan Moody and the team from Tollers Stevenage office spent the day at the Herts EXPO in The Forum in Stevenage. This EXPO allows... Read More
Tollers at Herts EXPO
Tollers General News 24th Nov 2015

Data Transfers to the USA - Update

The European Commission has now issued a formal communication by way of guidance following the decision of the European Court of Justice... Read More
Data Transfers to the USA - Update
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 17th Nov 2015

Strictly Towcester Dance Fever……

The evening of Saturday 24th October saw Tollers Marketing Manager, Karen Walters glam up, put on her dancing shoes, don a couple... Read More
Strictly Towcester Dance Fever……
Tollers General News 16th Nov 2015

Who Will Make Decisions For You When You Cant

Karon Walton, Associate Chartered Legal Executive at Tollers LLP - who specialises in Elderly & Vulnerable Client Law and is also... Read More
Who Will Make Decisions For You When You Cant
Elderly & Vulnerable Client 10th Nov 2015

Congratulations to Tollers Associate Solicitor Tiffany Wiggett – newest member of ACTAPS

Having completed a two year fast track programme in her own time to become an Associate Member of The Association of Contentious Trust... Read More
Congratulations to Tollers Associate Solicitor Tiffany...
Contesting a Will 10th Nov 2015

Enforcing recommended retail prices + competition law = problem

We are often asked by clients about whether they have the ability set prices for their distributors or retailers and what a recommended... Read More
Enforcing recommended retail prices + competition...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 20th Oct 2015

Full of Life Festival for Older People

Members from Tollers Trusts and Estates South Team attended the 2015 Full of Life Festival for Older People at The Rufus Centre in... Read More
Full of Life Festival for Older People
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 20th Oct 2015

The Tollers Team Celebrate National Older Peoples Day

The team from the Tollers Stevenage office attended Stevenage town centre on Wednesday 7th October 2015 in celebration of National... Read More
The Tollers Team Celebrate National Older Peoples...
Contesting a Will 13th Oct 2015

Tollers Talk To Kempston Over 50s Club

Cathy Eaton of Tollers Trusts and Estates team presented a talk to the Kempston over 50s club at the Asda Central Distribution Centre... Read More
Tollers Talk To Kempston Over 50s Club
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 13th Oct 2015

Allsop Cycling - the results

On Tuesday 15 September, 30 teams of cyclists from across the property industry gathered once again for the second Allsop Festival... Read More
Allsop Cycling - the results
Tollers General News 09th Oct 2015

The Safe Harbour Agreement For Personal Data Transfers To The USA Ruled Invalid By The ECJ

Transfers of personal data outside of the EEA are only permitted if the destination has in place adequate data protection provisions... Read More
The Safe Harbour Agreement For Personal Data Transfers...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 06th Oct 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes Are Becoming Commonplace

Mediation is the most common. This involves employing a professionally trained neutral mediator. The parties meet on a without prejudice... Read More
Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes Are Becoming...
Dispute Resolution 05th Oct 2015

Tollers Torpedoes take to the Water...

On Sunday 6th September, an intrepid, some may say slightly insane team of 11 – aptly names ‘Tollers Torpedoes’,... Read More
Tollers Torpedoes take to the Water...
Tollers General News 01st Oct 2015

Acceptance Of Contract Terms By Conduct

A recent High Court case[1] provides for an insightful reminder that conduct alone can lead to the acceptance of a contract and its... Read More
Acceptance Of Contract Terms By Conduct
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 27th Sep 2015

Care Homes – How can you find a good one for your loved one?

Veronica Male a Chartered Legal Executive for Tollers Solicitors gives her professional advice. It’s a difficult question.... Read More
Care Homes – How can you find a good one for your...
23rd Sep 2015

Wills Cheap Isnt Always Cheerful

Arranging a Will may not be on the top of your “to do” list but if it isn’t, it certainly should be. It is essential... Read More
Wills Cheap Isnt Always Cheerful
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 16th Sep 2015

Tollers Ladies Cyclist League Announce The Winners

Tollers employ a  number of keen cyclists who cycle into work, manage  club runs, participate in charity rides, sportives... Read More
Tollers Ladies Cyclist League Announce The Winners
Tollers General News 11th Sep 2015

Exclusion and limitation of liability - Reasonableness Considered Again

In a recent case[1], the High Court found that various exclusions and limitations of liability in a standard ‘business to business... Read More
Exclusion and limitation of liability - Reasonableness...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 09th Sep 2015

Tollers Associate cycles for Great Britain…

Tollers’ Real Estate Associate, Bryan Guest, successfully competed in the 2015 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) Final last Sunday... Read More
Tollers Associate cycles for Great Britain…
Tollers General News 08th Sep 2015

The Use Of CCTV Cameras In Light Of The Recent Case Of Rynes v Urad

The case of Rynes v Urad was a Czech case which referred a point of interpretation in relation to the Data Protection Directive and... Read More
The Use Of CCTV Cameras In Light Of The Recent Case...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 08th Sep 2015

Tollers Top 10 Tips - Setting Up A Private Limited Company

Please note that this article should not be relied upon for the provision of, or as a substitute for, legal advice. Why should... Read More
Tollers Top 10 Tips - Setting Up A Private Limited...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 01st Sep 2015

Widow brings claim against husband’s Estate under the 1975 Act

In the recent High Court case of Dellal v Dellal and Others [2015] EWHC 907 Fam the High Court declined to strike out a family provision... Read More
Widow brings claim against husband’s Estate under...
Contesting a Will 25th Aug 2015

The Mediation Option

Looking back over the course of the last few years, I am struck by how few times I have actually been to Court.  Whilst we have... Read More
The Mediation Option
Dispute Resolution 25th Aug 2015

Another Marathon Notch for Tollers Managing Partner

Tollers Managing Partner Duncan Nicholson added another notch to his marathon belt by running in the Edinburgh marathon on 31st May... Read More
Another Marathon Notch for Tollers Managing Partner...
Tollers General News 18th Aug 2015

Misusing Confidential Information

In the case of CF Partners (UK) LLP v Barclays Bank PLC (September 2014) Barclays were found to have breached a duty of confidence... Read More
Misusing Confidential Information
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 18th Aug 2015

Tollers go to the Dogs…

On a balmy Friday evening in June the staff from Tollers and their respective spouses, partners and better halves could be found putting... Read More
Tollers go to the Dogs…
Tollers General News 11th Aug 2015

Enforcement of Copyright Protection Where There Has Been Online Infringement

A case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has clarified a question about which courts have jurisdiction to hear a case relating... Read More
Enforcement of Copyright Protection Where There Has...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 11th Aug 2015

Team Tollers run again… NSPCC half Marathon Sunday 12th July.

Tollers running team comprising of Duncan Nicholson (Managing Partner), Matthew Crosse (Corporate and Commercial Partner), Mark May... Read More
Team Tollers run again… NSPCC half Marathon Sunday...
Tollers General News 05th Aug 2015

Finding a pragmatic solution to shareholder disputes

In my busy commercial disputes practice I find that nearly as many disputes involve internal issues between shareholders and directors... Read More
Finding a pragmatic solution to shareholder disputes...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 04th Aug 2015

Tollers continue their support for The Saints

Tollers LLP are proud to announce that they are continuing their support of Northampton Saints and England International Ben Foden... Read More
Tollers continue their support for The Saints
Tollers General News 28th Jul 2015

Directors Duties to a Company under the Companies Act 2006

Please note that this article should not be relied upon for the provision of, or as a substitute for, legal advice.   The Companies... Read More
Directors Duties to a Company under the Companies...
Tollers General News 28th Jul 2015

Magistrate Courts Under Threat of Closure

Did you catch Tollers Managing Partner, Duncan Nicholson, on Look East last night? No? You can watch again via iPlayer but you&rsquo... Read More
Magistrate Courts Under Threat of Closure
Tollers General News 21st Jul 2015

ISPs have an obligation to try and block websites selling counterfeit goods

As a result of a ruling on 17 October 2014 Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) were held to play an “essential role... Read More
ISPs have an obligation to try and block websites...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 14th Jul 2015

How To Spot If A Loved One Suffered Physical Abuse In A Care Home

Often, when our loved ones go into a care home this is because they have been unable to cope at home with their physical, and mental... Read More
How To Spot If A Loved One Suffered Physical Abuse...
14th Jul 2015

Ageing Well Exhibition in Bedford

Tollers Trust & Estate South Team, Fiona Nash, Cathy Eaton and Tonina Ashby, attended the 2015 Ageing Well Exhibition in Bedford... Read More
Ageing Well Exhibition in Bedford
Tollers General News 07th Jul 2015

Data Protection Registration – What’s the Point?

The Data Protection Act imposes a duty on every organisation that processes personal data to register with the Information Commissioner... Read More
Data Protection Registration – What’s the Point...
Tollers General News 07th Jul 2015

Stevenage Day 2015 - Lots of fun was had soaking a Solicitor

On the 14th June 2015 the staff of Tollers Stevenage Office represented the firm at Stevenage Day. This event run by Stevenage Council... Read More
Stevenage Day 2015 - Lots of fun was had soaking a...
Tollers General News 30th Jun 2015

Tollers boosts their Business Legal team in MK

Tollers has given a boost to its Business Legal team in Milton Keynes with the recruitment of David Wells their new Real Estate... Read More
Tollers boosts their Business Legal team in MK
Tollers General News 25th Apr 2015

New Information Commissioner's Office guidance on when organisations in relationships are 'data con

Under data protection legislation, any individual can ask organisations that are 'data controllers' to see (and have copies of) personal... Read More
New Information Commissioner's Office guidance on...
Tollers General News 16th Apr 2015

Heads of terms during negotiations irrelevant when interpreting final agreement

A software developer claimed compensation from a supplier for breach of a software agreement made between them. The agreement was... Read More
Heads of terms during negotiations irrelevant when...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 13th Apr 2015

Tollers Managing Partner achieves National Recognition

Leading regional law firm Tollers LLP today announced that their Managing Partner Duncan Nicholson has been included in The Lawyer... Read More
Tollers Managing Partner achieves National Recognition...
Tollers General News 29th Jan 2015

Tollers Stevenage - Charity Will Week 16th -20th February

‘HELP CHARITY….HELP YOURSELF – REINTRODUCING WILL WEEK’ 16th to 20th February 2015 The Mayor of Stevenage... Read More
Tollers Stevenage - Charity Will Week 16th -20th February...
Tollers General News 23rd Jan 2015

Land Registry extends anti-fraud scheme to business property owners

A scheme introduced in 2012 allowed residential property owners to put a notice on their registered title to the effect that their... Read More
Land Registry extends anti-fraud scheme to business...
Buying or Selling a Home 01st Sep 2014

Beyond Retro and Beyond Vintage trade marks are similar, EU court rules

The owner of trade mark 'Beyond Retro' has successfully convinced the EU General Court of Justice that 'Beyond Vintage' is too similar... Read More
Beyond Retro and Beyond Vintage trade marks are similar...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 28th Aug 2014

Landlord must refund service charges not spent on works until after lease ends

A business tenant successfully exercised a break clause and terminated its lease in March 2010. The tenant had made quarterly payments... Read More
Landlord must refund service charges not spent on...
Dispute Resolution 25th Aug 2014

New Charity Commission guidance on trustees' conflicts of interest

The new guidance Conflicts of interest: a guide for charity trustees (CC29) aims to improve trustees' understanding of this... Read More
New Charity Commission guidance on trustees' conflicts...
Tollers General News 22nd Aug 2014

Employers should consider reasons of all involved in potentially discriminatory decisions to dismiss

A doctor brought an age discrimination claim after a manager terminated her consultancy following internal criticism and a negative... Read More
Employers should consider reasons of all involved...
Employment Law 20th Aug 2014

Members of a Limited Liability Partnership can bring claims against the LLP as 'workers'

A law firm was set up as an LLP. A solicitor brought a whistleblowing claim against the firm after she made what she said were 'protected... Read More
Members of a Limited Liability Partnership can bring...
Employment Law 18th Aug 2014

Employee who gave longer than contractual notice could not claim constructive dismissal

An employee of more than 25 years' standing was on three months' notice. He brought a grievance but was not satisfied with the procedure... Read More
Employee who gave longer than contractual notice could...
Employment Law 15th Aug 2014

Unpaid shareholder/director neither an employee nor 'worker'

A shareholder and director of a company had many business interests. He did not work for the company full-time, had no employment... Read More
Unpaid shareholder/director neither an employee nor...
Employment Law 11th Aug 2014

Court clarifies when 'groundless' threats' by patent owners can result in damages against them

A business wrote three letters to a metal products wholesaler alleging the wholesaler was selling products in breach of a patent owned... Read More
Court clarifies when 'groundless' threats' by patent...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 05th Aug 2014

Court gives guidance on when it will refuse access to a company's register of shareholders

Under the Companies Act, a company can apply to the court to prevent someone from inspecting its register of shareholders if it does... Read More
Court gives guidance on when it will refuse access...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 01st Aug 2014

Directors' exercise of powers under Companies Act and articles held valid even though not for 'prope

Directors of a public limited company did not want a particular corporate shareholder to be able to vote at a shareholders' meeting... Read More
Directors' exercise of powers under Companies Act...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 30th Jul 2014

Increased obligations on shorthold landlords to protect deposits

A deposit paid by a tenant to a landlord under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement must be protected under one of three official... Read More
Increased obligations on shorthold landlords to protect...
Dispute Resolution 28th Jul 2014

European Court confirms employers should take commission into account when calculating statutory hol

A salesman was paid both basic pay and commission on sales. The commission varied month by month, and payments in some months related... Read More
European Court confirms employers should take commission...
Employment Law 24th Jul 2014

Duncan Nicholson, Managing Partner talks to The Lawyer Magazine

Tollers Managing Partner Duncan Nicholson - We're closing the debt gap After last weeks debt article, Duncan Nicholson gives an up... Read More
Duncan Nicholson, Managing Partner talks to The Lawyer...
Tollers General News 30th May 2014

Landlords beware when tenants remain in occupation after lease has ended

A landlord has missed out on an additional 13 months' rent after its tenant remained in occupation of premises after its lease had... Read More
Landlords beware when tenants remain in occupation...
Real Estate 06th May 2014

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) - Distraint No More

The self help remedy of distraint, often used by commercial landlords will come to an end on 6 April 2014.  Distraint will be... Read More
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) - Distraint...
Dispute Resolution 22nd Apr 2014

Landlords win in 'rent due from companies in administration' saga

Landlords will welcome a recent Court of Appeal decision that means they can recover rent from an administrator of a limited company... Read More
Landlords win in 'rent due from companies in administration...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 16th Apr 2014

Increase in the National Minimum Wage Rates

The new rates for minimum wage have been confirmed and will take effect from 1st October 2014. Adult rate – Increase from &... Read More
Increase in the National Minimum Wage Rates
Employment Law 20th Mar 2014

Children and Families Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014, which contains a number of changes to employment law, such as those relating to the right to request... Read More
Children and Families Act 2014
Employment Law 17th Mar 2014

Agency worker can only claim implied contract with agency's client if 'necessary' to do so

Employers will welcome a ruling that an agency worker could not argue he had an implied contract directly with the agency's end-user... Read More
Agency worker can only claim implied contract with...
Employment Law 05th Mar 2014

March '14 is Free Wills month in Northampton

We are participating in the scheme for free Wills for over 55's in March in the Northampton office, (one partner of a couple... Read More
March '14 is Free Wills month in Northampton
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 18th Feb 2014

Limited Liability Partnerships restructuring as new tax laws loom

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are considering whether and how to restructure themselves following new laws in April 2014 which... Read More
Limited Liability Partnerships restructuring as new...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 03rd Feb 2014

Employer liable for employees' unauthorised use of rival's customer database

Employer liable for employees' unauthorised use of rival's customer database.  An employer has been held liable for its employees... Read More
Employer liable for employees' unauthorised use of...
Employment Law 01st Feb 2014

Requirement for Christian employee to work on Sunday not religious discrimination

Employers requiring employees to work on days that are important to them because of their religion or beliefs should ensure they have... Read More
Requirement for Christian employee to work on Sunday...
Employment Law 31st Jan 2014

Landlords’ Repairs and Obligations – A Warning for Tenants

The case of Gavin and Another –v- Community Housing Association Ltd [2013] EWCA. CIV 580, Court of Appeal Decision&nbsp... Read More
Landlords’ Repairs and Obligations – A Warning...
Dispute Resolution 20th Dec 2013

Could Tenant installed fixtures become part of the premises?

The case considering this point is in Peel Land and Property (Ports no. 3) Ltd –v- TS Sheerness Steel Ltd [2013] EWHC... Read More
Could Tenant installed fixtures become part of the...
Dispute Resolution 11th Dec 2013

The danger of holding over on tenancies contracted out of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

It is important to remember that having entered into a lease which is contracted out of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (&ldquo... Read More
The danger of holding over on tenancies contracted...
Dispute Resolution 04th Dec 2013

Defects Claim fails to prevent Order for Sale being made

The Court has discretion when considering any application for an Order for Sale of property belonging to a Judgment Creditor.&nbsp... Read More
Defects Claim fails to prevent Order for Sale being...
Dispute Resolution 19th Nov 2013

The Life of a Company

The two most important times in a company’s life are generally at the very start and end of its existence. It is at these critical... Read More
The Life of a Company
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 15th Oct 2013

Digital Inheritance

With the increasing popularity of emails, social media, music downloads, online shopping and banking, it is necessary to consider... Read More
Digital Inheritance
Wills / Tax / Estate Planning 15th Oct 2013

Inheritance Tax incentive for charitable legacies

Any gift to any UK charity (and from 1st April 2012 also to any equivalent organisation in the EU) is exempt from IHT (section... Read More
Inheritance Tax incentive for charitable legacies
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 03rd Oct 2013

TUPE Update

In the recent case of Ceva Freight (UK) Ltd v Seawell Ltd [2013] CSIH 59, the Court was asked to consider whether a single employee... Read More
TUPE Update
Employment Law 02nd Jul 2013

Reform of consumer law?

2013 Queen's Speech has stirred quite a response, in particular, in relation to an EU referendum bill (or the lack thereof). At the... Read More
Reform of consumer law?
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 20th May 2013

Employee Owned Businesses

Nuttal review The Nuttal review of employee ownership, which was published in July 2012, made a number of recommendations, some... Read More
Employee Owned Businesses
Real Estate 20th May 2013

Caring for the elderly

One of the largest change, nearly 6 years ago, was the introduction of Lasting Powers of Attorney and the incorporation of the Court... Read More
Caring for the elderly
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 23rd Apr 2013

Residential landlord recovers majority of costs despite failure to consult over works

A residential landlord who failed in his duty to consult before carrying out works did not automatically lose the right to recover... Read More
Residential landlord recovers majority of costs despite...
Buying or Selling a Home 22nd Apr 2013

Court gives guidance on 'reasonable' attempts to negotiate or mediate in disputes

Parties to legal disputes will welcome guidance from the Court of Appeal on their expected conduct during attempts to negotiate settlement... Read More
Court gives guidance on 'reasonable' attempts to negotiate...
Real Estate 19th Apr 2013

Different policies can be applied to different employees to avoid discrimination

An employment policy may be objectively justified and not, therefore, discriminatory for staff in one age group but not in another... Read More
Different policies can be applied to different employees...
Employment Law 15th Apr 2013

Contractor liable for fall in property value during his delay

Contractors causing delays in projects in breach of contract can be liable for consequential losses such as those caused by falls... Read More
Contractor liable for fall in property value during...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 12th Apr 2013

Employer can use using recruitment criteria when selecting for redundancy

An employer's use of new employee recruitment criteria to assess competency when selecting for redundancy has been upheld as within... Read More
Employer can use using recruitment criteria when selecting...
Employment Law 11th Apr 2013

Employers should avoid discussing an employee's age and retirement unless circumstances justify it

Discussions and comments at work about an employee's age and possible retirement can be non-discriminatory, but only if circumstances... Read More
Employers should avoid discussing an employee's age...
Employment Law 10th Apr 2013

Guidance given on when employees can use secret recordings in employment claims

Employers will benefit from guidance on when employees can rely on secret recordings of conversations with co-workers and their employer... Read More
Guidance given on when employees can use secret recordings...
Real Estate 08th Apr 2013

Businesses should check they comply with discrimination laws on access to their goods and services

A restaurant whose staff manhandled a customer in a wheelchair has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds for disability discrimination... Read More
Businesses should check they comply with discrimination...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 05th Apr 2013

Private Company Treasury Shares

The recent draft Regulations relating to the share buyback regime changes (see our article Share buyback regime changes... Read More
Private Company Treasury Shares
Employment Law 04th Apr 2013

Registration of company charges- Changes coming into force on 6th April 2013

Even with the introduction of the Companies Act 2006, there were a number of administrative aspects of the registration of company... Read More
Registration of company charges- Changes coming into...
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 03rd Apr 2013

Have your say: restrictions on company and trading names

Businesses and others are invited to give their views on whether the rules regulating limited company, limited liability partnership... Read More
Have your say: restrictions on company and trading...
Employment Law 02nd Apr 2013

Share buyback regime changes

On 19th March 2013, the Government published revised draft Regulations under the Companies Act 2006, which are intended to come... Read More
Share buyback regime changes
Corporate / Commercial / Banking 28th Mar 2013

Businesses' potential liability to HSE 'Fees for Intervention' now clearer

Businesses can now assess the risk of having to pay Health & Safety Executive (HSE) fees if it intervenes in relation to their... Read More
Businesses' potential liability to HSE 'Fees for Intervention...
Employment Law 26th Mar 2013

Tenant not allowed to pay pro-rata rent so break notice ineffective

Tenants trying to exercise a break clause in their leases before the end of a quarterly rent period should beware trying to pay only... Read More
Tenant not allowed to pay pro-rata rent so break notice...
Real Estate 25th Mar 2013

Employer cannot 'undo' dismissal without employee's consent

An employer's decision to dismiss an employee for gross misconduct during an internal disciplinary procedure could not later be replaced... Read More
Employer cannot 'undo' dismissal without employee'...
Employment Law 22nd Mar 2013
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