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16 April 2019 Commercial property

Empty property is bad news for landlords. It costs money in maintenance and rates, as well as being a possible target for vandals and squatters. To maximise income from property, landlords may wish to seize opportunities for short-term lettings to fill gaps between long-term arrangements. But as Andrew Little, commercial property expert with Pearsons & Ward Solicitors in Malton explains, it is vital to get the paperwork right. ‘If a potential tenant wants to get into your property and start trading and paying rent immediately, you may be tempted to skip the formal paperwork, but this can lead to real problems as business tenants can quickly acquire the right to stay on, which could get in the way of your long-term plans for the property’ explains Andrew. ‘The good news is that your solicitor can very…
15 April 2019 Firm updates

Leading Law Firm, Ware & Kay Solicitors has announced that Sian Foster, Solicitor has been promoted to Head of its Wills & Probate Team at its York office. This promotion is part of the firm’s ongoing strategy for the future.
11 April 2019 Commercial property

Remarrying when you own or rent a farm can raise a number of issues that need to be addressed, particularly if your longer-term plan is to pass the farm onto your children or someone else within your immediate family.  In this article Juliet Walker, Family Law Solicitor with Pearsons & Ward Solicitors in Malton, North Yorkshire, explains the steps you can take to increase the likelihood of a farm surviving a second marriage. Be clear on your new spouse’s involvement and rights If your new spouse is likely to become involved in the farm business then it is important to make it clear in what capacity.  For example, will they be a paid employee with little or no input into the decision-making process or will they assume a more significant role entitling them to have…
09 April 2019 Firm updates

Michael Peach (Ware & Kay) with Danny Warden (First Team Captain) From left – Ian Arundel (Chairman), Michael Peach (Director, Ware & Kay) & Jonathan Hirst (Committee member) Man of the Match – Myles Oates (Wetherby) & Michael Peach
04 April 2019 Firm updates

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02 April 2019 News

Boundaries determine the extent of any land or buildings you own. They are, in simple terms, the line which separates your property from that of your neighbours. They may take the form of a wall, a fence, a hedge, a piece of barbed wire or even some other less noticeable feature, such as the edging of a driveway. So, what happens where you need to cross a boundary line to maintain or repair your property, or even to read your gas and electricity meters? A recent court case considered this issue and highlights the importance of taking legal advice. Philip Taylor, residential property expert with Pearsons & Ward in Malton explains more.
02 April 2019 News

While the right to 28 days’ paid holiday was a welcome addition to workers’ rights, employers have been less enthusiastic about the complicated development of the rules, particularly if staff work irregular hours or their pay packets include commission or bonus payments. With the law being so hard to navigate, it is easy to unwittingly miscalculate holiday pay or to wrongly deny your employees the right to carry forward holiday. This could leave you exposed to an employment tribunal claim for back pay. Gill Wilkinson, employment law expert with Ware & Kay in York & Wetherby, summarises how to work out holiday pay, when workers can carry forward holiday and how to manage rolled-up holiday pay. She also takes a look at how things may change in the future.
02 April 2019 Litigation

If you are separated or divorced, you will probably have an arrangement with your ex-partner dealing with where your children live and how often they see their other parent. However, a specific issue might arise not covered by this agreement and on which you do not see eye to eye, for example if one of you wishes to relocate and the other objects. Discussing the issue with a family solicitor as soon as it arises will help you reach an amicable solution. Robert Bellhouse, family solicitor with Ware & Kay in York & Wetherby explains more. Disagreements relating to children Both parents usually have parental responsibility for their children, which means a child’s mother and father both have a duty to make important decisions about how they are raised, educated and looked after. Even parents who…
01 April 2019 Firm updates

Expanding law firm Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton) is delighted to announce the appointment of well-known leading litigation solicitor, Johanne Spittle as Head of the Litigation Department and to the Board of Directors. This appointment is part of the firm’s ambitious strategy for the future.
01 April 2019 Firm updates

Making a Will and letting your family and friends know your wishes is vital, and it can be a lot more affordable than you think. Once again, we are offering you the opportunity to have a Will written in exchange for a donation to the Hospice. We are giving our time free of charge. Getting married or divorced, having a child, becoming grandparents or buying a house, can all be reasons to think about getting your affairs in order and making your wishes known. To take part, simply do the following: Contact us during Make a Will Week and we will arrange an appointment within a month. Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Write your Wills. There is no obligation to leave a legacy to the Hospice, but if…
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