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Tracking your digital worth for the next generation

The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are failing to record their digital worth.  In research undertaken by accountants PWC, the value of our digital assets was estimated...

Office of the Public Guardian Refund Scheme

  If you registered an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017 you may be eligible to claim part of your application fee back from the Office of the Public Guardian. The amount of your refund depends...

Fundraising for Naomi House with Make your Will Fortnight

Make Your Will Fortnight is a fundraising opportunity for Naomi House and Jack's Place the local hospices, based near Winchester, which provide hugely valuable support and care for children and their families as they go through some of the most...

DIY Wills: Possible but Problematic

The recent case of Wilson v Lassman discussed issues which can arise when people don’t follow the typical formalities when drawing up a will. The informal DIY nature of the will in question resulted in a lengthy and expensive legal process when the...

The Cohabitation Conundrum (and how to solve it)

In our ever-evolving society it comes as no surprise to anyone that the number of possible relationships we can have with others is vast and it’s definitely no longer possible to sketch out the make-up of a ‘typical’ family. Marriage,...

Popping the Question this Christmas?

Did you know that the most popular day to make a marriage proposal is Christmas Eve? Closely followed by New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and (of course) Valentines Day. If we believe the results of this survey, we’re heading for the busiest...

Surveys, searches and why they matter when you're buying your home

Before making significant purchases, the majority of us will do some research to ensure we’re making the right decision. As buying a home is probably the biggest investment most of us will ever make, it’s particularly important to do a thorough...

Employment Tribunal Fees - the latest

You may have seen reports a few weeks ago that the Employment Tribunal fees have been declared unlawful. So what now for those wishing to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal – and more importantly, what if you paid fees to make a claim? Why were...

Ten things you need to know about making a will

1. It’s never too early to make a will No one really wants to contemplate the end of their life – and yet, as Benjamin Franklin famously noted, death is one of only 2 certainties of life. While you may not want to think about your death,...

Get your Lasting Powers of Attorney right

In light of recent comments criticising Lasting Powers of Attorney, Karen Grimm, our private client expert, and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, explains why Lasting Powers of Attorney still offer valuable protection should you become unable to...

Revisiting the key employment law cases of 2017

Earlier in the year, we listed some of the key changes in Employment Law that businesses should anticipate during 2017 . In addition to changes in legislation, there have been decisions in a number of important employment cases that have implications for...

Featured Vacancy: Assistant Solicitor - Dispute Resolution

We’re recruiting to fill a number of vacancies at the moment, both in fee earning and support roles. Our latest ‘featured vacancy’ is an Assistant Solicitor role in our busy Dispute Resolution and Employment Department. The role would...

Featured Vacancy: Private Client Solicitor/Legal Exec Staines

We’re recruiting to fill a number of vacancies at the moment, both in fee earning and support roles. This week, we’re featuring an exciting role for an experienced Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive to join our busy Private Client team in...

Rowberry Morris - recent fundraising news!

We've been delighted to get involved with some fundraising recently - locally supporting the Priory Primary School in Pamber End, Tadley, and nationally, getting involved with the Alzheimer's Society's National Cupcake Day. Charity Auction at...

The General Data Protection Regulations - what do I need to know?

In just less than a year, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in the UK. Although the main concepts and principles are much the same as the existing data protection legislation, the GDPR introduce new elements to data protection...

Featured vacancy! Residential Conveyancing in Tadley

Solicitor, Chartered Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer to join our Residential Conveyancing team in Tadley We are looking for a Solicitor, Chartered Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer to join our residential conveyancing team in our Tadley...

5 things you need to know about buying your home

Buying a new home can be incredibly exciting – but it can also be daunting. Many people end up feeling frustrated and out of control of a legal process that will result in the biggest single purchase they ever make – especially in these days of...

When has a marriage 'irretrievably broken down'?

Divorce after Owens v Owens A recent decision by the Court of Appeal has highlighted the fact that it is not enough for one spouse to say that they no longer wish to be married to their partner – the relationship must have ‘irretrievably...

Employment Newsletter by Anna Illingworth

Anna Illingworth Employment law specialist anna.illingworth@rowberrymorris.co.uk ...

Fibromyalgia - too ill to work? by Anna Illingworth

Individuals with fibromyalgia and similar conditions such as myalgic encephalopathy, or chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain syndrome can become too ill to work. Some of those people have the benefit of Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) which pays out a...
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