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Company Law Update

Anna Cattee - Notary Public and SolicitorYou may be aware that elements of The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 are already in force. Those elements include prohibition of bearer shares, and exclusion of a director’s day of birth from the Companies House public register.

It is expected that new provisions relating to new rules on beneficial ownership information will be implemented on 06 April 2016, although this date may be subject to change. …continue reading »

National Minimum Wage Increases On The Way

Shelley WhymanFrom 1st April 2016, the National Minimum Wage will increase to the following hourly rates:

Age 25 and over – £7.20

Ages 21 to 25 – £6.70

Ages 18 to 21 – £5.30

Under 18 – £3.87

Apprentices – £3.30

Shelley Whyman – Chartered Legal Executive – BRM Solicitors

Parental Consent Required For South Africa Travel

Anna Cattee - Notary Public and Solicitor

Travellers heading to South Africa should be aware that there are now rules affecting travel with minors.

These rules have been in force since 1st June 2015.

A parental consent affidavit is required for any minor not travelling with both parents listed on their birth certificate. This is subject to a few limited exemptions. South Africa considers a minor to be persons under 18 years old. …continue reading »

Inheritance Tax Rules To Change in 2017

Rob WoodheadThe Chancellor announced in his 2015 Summer Budget a new Transferable Main Residence Allowance. The Allowance will start at £100,000 in April 2017, and will increase to £175,000 per person by 2020/2021. …continue reading »

Employment Law Update – January 2016

Amy Hallam - Employment Specialist at BRM SolicitorsDuring January, several new pieces of legislation have been announced which employers need to be aware of.

Here is a round-up of the important changes.

Zero Hour Contracts

In force from 11th January 2016 is the The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015. …continue reading »

Cautionary tale about negative verbal references

Glenn JaquesA recent case has highlighted the need for employers to be careful when giving verbal references about employees. When giving a reference about an employee, an employer owes a duty of care to the employee and the employer can be liable in damages if the employee suffers loss as a result of the employer’s negligent preparation of the reference. …continue reading »

Chesterfield School’s Recipe Book To Cook Up Funds For Macmillan Cancer Centre

The Big CookbookAs part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Biz Kids initiative, Year 6 pupils of the St Peter and St Paul School, Chesterfield have published The Big Cookbook. The Big Cookbook is a wonderful and unique collection of recipes contributed by celebrities and other influential people, as well as local business people, and staff and pupils at the school.

Starting with just £203 …continue reading »

Parking Fine Dispute Sets Consumer Contract Law Precedent

Ashley Wood, Director at BRM SolicitorsA Billericay business owner’s failed Supreme Court challenge to an £85 parking ticket is likely to set a new precedent in consumer contracts law.

This recent ruling occurred in the case of Beavis v ParkingEye. The case received some attention in the press back in April after the Court of Appeal’s initial ruling.

Mr Beavis received an £85 fine after overstaying a Chelmsford car park’s two-hour parking limit by an hour. …continue reading »

Temporary Phone Issues

Due to planned maintenance, you may have difficulty contacting us by telephone today.

From approximately 12pm, you may receive a message stating that our
numbers are unavailable or out of order. Normal service should be resumed by around 2pm.

If you need to speak to us urgently during the maintenance, please email us at,
and we will telephone you back as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Macmillan Will Promotion Update

Macmillan Chesterfield Royal Appeal LogoThe response to our will promotion supporting Chesterfield Royal’s Macmillan Cancer Centre has been fantastic.

Now in to the final two weeks of the promotion, we encourage anyone who would like to help support the work
of Macmillan to contact us as soon as possible to book your appointment. …continue reading »