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When the end of summer spells the end of marriage

September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or university and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can spell the end of marriage. Lawyers often talk about ‘divorce day’ in January and...

Employment Law: overtime, minimum wage and the gig economy

2018 has already proved to be an interesting one from an employment law perspective with a number of interesting decisions of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and even the Supreme Court to provide clarity in some key areas. In this round up,...

Don't Risk an Invalid Divorce

Filing for divorce is one of the most difficult decisions a couple can face. Not only does it involve a potentially lengthy legal process, it’s an unsettling time, especially when there are children involved. Getting things right first time is...

Staines Fun Day

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Rowberry Morris stall and Fun Day in Staines. Lovely weather and a fun day all round!  ...

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

It’s an unfortunate fact that many people are still being treated unfairly in the workplace based on their personal characteristics. Whatever form it takes, this type of discrimination is unlawful and there is legislation in place to provide protection...

Retirement and Anniversary Celebrations at Rowberry Morris!

The National Liberal Club in Whitehall was the venue for recent celebrations marking the retirement of Rodney Edwards as Senior Partner and the 75 th anniversary of Rowberry Morris. A great time was had by all, as you can see from the photographs! ...

Family Law Feature in The Richmond Magazine

In July's issue, Rowberry Morris Partner Peter Reynolds stresses the importance paying attention to the detail when drafting agreements.   ...

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Following a number of high profile complaints and the #metoo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace is a hot topic. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued a new Report entitled “Turning the Tables: Ending Sexual Harassment at...

Stamp Duty - what is it and do I have to pay it?

Purchasing a new property is often a time of great excitement for many. This is especially the case for those purchasing their first property, families making the ‘big move’ and relocating to a different area of the country and for couples buying...

News from the Staines 10k 2018!

Congratulations from Rowberry Morris to all involved in the Staines 10K which took place on Sunday 13th May 2018. A great event as ever, and we're already looking forward to next year's race. As well as sponsoring the race, Rowberry Morris...

A picture can paint a thousand words...

Beware the perils of social media!  Julie Gallimore, Partner, Mediator Collaborative and Family Lawyer explains that incriminating images on social media can be presented in court to affect settlements.  Picture the scene.  After...

The dangers of DIY Conveyancing

A common question which arises around conveyancing is whether it is possible to go it alone and complete the transaction without the help of a solicitor. The short answer is “Yes, you can…” as long as you understand what you are getting...

Rowberry Morris sponsors this year's Staines 10k!

  This year's Staines 10k takes place on Sunday 13th May 2018. Rowberry Morris are once again proud to be sponsoring this event - and very pleased to announce that some of our team will be pulling on their running shoes to take part.   ...

Choosing an executor to safeguard your interests

When choosing the executor of a will it is crucial to get the decision right. The consequences of choosing badly can be disastrous. Your executor (or executors) is the person who will be carrying out your last wishes as set out in your will. Unfortunately,...

Did you Register an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017?

If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you may be eligible to a partial refund of the registration fee paid from the OPG.  The...

The 'D' word - and planning for the future

Receiving the diagnosis of dementia, the umbrella term that we use to describe the symptoms that occur when our brain is affected by certain diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal...

Long Term Sick Leave: Hanging on vs Tapping Out!

The question, ‘how long is long enough when it comes to finally dismissing an employee on long term sick leave?’ is a struggle which many employers are faced with regularly. Waiting too long can have negative consequences on the place of work,...

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...
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