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Grandparents To Receive Shared Parental Leave Rights

Amy Hallam - Employment Specialist at BRM SolicitorsThe Chancellor George Osborne has today announced plans to extend shared parental leave rights to grandparents.

A consultation process will take place next year, with plans to implement the policy by 2018.

Evidence obtained by the government suggests 2 million working grandparents have given up work, reduced their working hours, or taken leave to help with childcare. …continue reading »

Employment Law Update 1 October 2015

Amy Hallam - Employment Specialist at BRM SolicitorsA number of employment law changes take effect from today.

Minimum wage increase

The new rates applicable from st October are:

21 and over 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice*
£6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30

*This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over, who are in their first year.

All other apprentices are entitled to the relevant National Minimum Wage rate for their age. …continue reading »

New return-to-work service available to employers

From 8th September 2015, a new support service called Fit For Work is available to employers in England and Wales.

The service is intended to help the return to work for employees after lengthy sickness absence. It gives access to support from occupational health professionals to employees who have been, or are likely to be absent from work for four weeks or more. …continue reading »

Macmillan Cancer Centre Will Writing Promotion

Macmillan Chesterfield Royal Appeal LogoBRM Solicitors has joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support to exclusively offer a free will-writing service during September and October to raise money for the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre Appeal.

Over the two months, BRM Solicitors will waive its fees, and instead will encourage clients to make a voluntary donation of £54 per single will and £108 per double will to the Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre. …continue reading »

Summer 2015 Employment Law Newsletter

Our Employment Law Team have published their summer 2015 newsletter.

You can download a PDF using the link below.

Employment Law Newsletter - Summer 2015



What does the 2015 Summer Budget mean for employers?

BudgetOn 9th July 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne delivered his seventh Budget. It was the first Conservative budget since November 1996.

Here is a summary of his main announcements which affect employers:- …continue reading »

Glenn Jaques joins BRM Solicitors

Glenn JaquesWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Jaques as director in our Employment Law Team.

Glenn Jaques, having previously been a partner in a Sheffield law firm, joins BRM’s Employment law team as growth continues in the demand for its employment law and HR support services. Glenn is a very experienced employment lawyer and acts for many businesses and individuals. …continue reading »

Open letter to Will Aid

Will Aid
The Print House
Studio 3 Floor 2
18 Ashwin street
E8 3LD


Dear Sirs

Will Aid Scheme 2015

It is with great regret that BRM Solicitors have decided to withdraw our support for the Will Aid Scheme in 2015.

For many years now, our firm, along with hundreds of others have written wills free of charge for clients during the annual Will Aid month in November.

Solicitors do not receive any fees for the work they do for Will Aid. In return for writing the will, the client is asked to make a charitable donation, which will be distributed to one of the charities represented by the Will Aid Scheme. …continue reading »

Legislation change for Assured Shorthold Tenancy deposits

What has changed?

In an amendment to the Housing Act 2004, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) requirements have been extended for some assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) created before 6 April 2007.

The new legislation applies when all of the below conditions are met. …continue reading »

Derbyshire Carers Association Will Month

DCAWe are now mid-way through our charity Will month supporting local charity, Derbyshire Carers Association.

Throughout June, BRM are offering Carers the opportunity to make a Will for free. All that we ask in return is that a donation is made to DCA, to help them continue their important work. …continue reading »