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Make Your Will Fortnight in aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace

Once again, our Rowberry Morris teams in Reading and Tadley are proudly supporting Make Your Will Fortnight in aid of the Naomi House and Jacksplace hospice charity, who do such incredible work caring for children, young adults and their families across...

What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

We live in an age where family relationships are becoming increasingly complex. With the rise in stepfamilies and unmarried cohabiting partners, a well-drafted will has become an even more important document than ever before. Most of us want to know that...

Reading Older People's Day 2019

We really enjoyed being part of September’s successful Older People’s Day 2019 event at The Broad Street Mall, Reading. It was great to help raise awareness of amenities and services for older people in the area and to be able to give advice and...

Pride of Reading Awards Nomination

Congratulations to Margaret Mead for her well-deserved nomination for the Pride of Reading Awards! You can read more about the great contribution Margaret has made to our local community here ....

Planning for Every Eventuality with a Dispute Resolution Clause

Entering into a contract is hopefully the start of a positive business relationship, so it’s tempting to downplay the possibility of potential contractual disputes. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go to plan, so it pays to inject a healthy...

Well Done to our Reading Legal Walk Team!

A huge ‘well done’ to our Reading Legal Walk team - Sarah Filsell, Julie Gallimore, Sarah Moon and Victoria Frankel - for doing their bit in raising money for a fantastic cause. Our intrepid troop were one of 27 teams and 200 walkers who...

Supporting Remember a Charity Week

Making a will is the only way to ensure your exact wishes are fulfilled after you’ve gone. A properly drafted will gives you peace of mind that your loved ones are taken care of when the time comes.  But did you know it’s possible to...

The Dangers of Gifting Property to Avoid Care Fees

Paying for care fees in later life is something most of us worry about. With many people failing to qualify for state support under current means testing thresholds , an increasing number of us could be expected to contribute towards the cost of our...

Can My Employer Refuse My Holiday Leave Request?

It’s that time of year when the lucky ones amongst us jet off to sunnier climes for a well-earned break. Many people assume that, as they are entitled to their statutory 5.6 weeks off work, there aren’t any limitations on when they can take their...

Flexible Working is on the increase

There has been an increase in the number of casual staff, consultants and seasonal workers.  Employers also report that the number of people requesting the right to work flexibly has gone up on average by over 75% in the last three years. Employers...

12 months since GDPR

As we reflect on the first anniversary of the effective date of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we set out four key steps that employers should take to ensure GDPR compliance: 1. Audit and analyse your data Employers should work...

Freehold and Leasehold Property - Making the Right Choice

Recent reports of homeowners being stuck in a leasehold trap have highlighted the importance of understanding the difference between freehold and leasehold properties. With the Competition and Markets Authority announcing an investigation into possible...

Neurodiversity at Work - New Guidance from ACAS

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term that is used to refer to the different ways the brain can work and interpret information.  It is estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent, this includes Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Autism,...

Art and tax by Roger Crouch

Recent years have seen a determined crackdown from the Government on legitimate forms of Inheritance tax (IHT) planning. Fortunately, there are still a variety of ways to mitigate IHT. One such route is to take advantage of heritage tax relief. Some 85,000...

The problem with DIY Wills by Roger Crouch

A client recently presented to me his relative’s homemade Will: there was one glaring problem. The Will, written in beautiful handwriting, had not been witnessed and, therefore, in law, was invalid. The relative died, therefore, intestate (without a...

Making a Will Online by Helen Greenwood

This may seem like an appealing service as it can be quicker, simpler and lowers the cost but is it really appropriate for such an important document? A Will is one of the most important documents that you will ever make. It is essential to make sure that...

Whistleblowing: Speaking Out in the Workplace

Whistleblowing is a subject that regularly hits the headlines, particularly recently with the Health Secretary vowing to outlaw non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for NHS staff and whistleblowing charity Protect calling for the government to adopt new EU...

Free Mencap seminar on making a Will or Setting up a Trust

As a parent of a child or adult with a learning disability it can be hard not to worry about what will happen in the future when you are no longer around.   Reading Mencap is delighted to be hosting a free seminar on Monday...

Rowberry Morris take part in Staines 10 km run 2019

Another hugely successful fundraising run for the Rowberry Morris team! We had a great run, everyone finished with good times, the weather was fabulous (though a little hotter than expected) and there was good support around the town again. A big thank you...

LPAs and Digital Danger

Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) are legal documents that allow a person (“the Donor”) to choose one or more individuals (“Attorneys”) to handle their affairs in the event that they can no longer do so themselves. ...
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