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Get off my land! Who has the 'right to roam' over farmland?

The sheer number of footpaths that criss-cross this green and pleasant land is a fabulous reason for lovers of the outdoors to strap on their boots and get roaming. But what you need to remember is that those seemingly empty fields and miles and miles of...

Flexible Working - Your Rights and Responsibilities

Flexible working is becoming increasingly important to employees wanting to achieve a better work/life balance. In fact, one study by communications firm TeleWare, shows almost a quarter of employees have rejected a job due to a lack of flexibility in...

Lasting Powers of Attorney

If you have recently noticed that you have started to suffer from ill health or are becoming more forgetful, then it’s important to put arrangements in place so that the right healthcare and financial help can be given to you in the future.  This...

Financial Issues on the Breakdown of Marriage

When settling financial arrangements it is important to consider the full picture.  Thought should be given to the following issues:-      1.    Should any property be sold    Where parties are going to...

Your Digital Legacy

More and more people are using technology to run their lives, but what happens to all of your devices and your digital footprint when you die?  How does your executor (or attorney) even know about your digital life if there is no paperwork? The...

Landlord and Tenant Update

A court has recently considered threats made by landlord to evict their tenant.  The case comes as a warning to Landlords to be very careful in how they communicate with tenants as such activity can constitute harassment. In order to succeed in a claim...

Unmarried couples beware!

Many people choose to live together or cohabit, rather than get married or enter into a civil partnership. It’s a popular saying, but there’s no such thing as a “common law” husband or wife in law. The rights of cohabitees, are...

Higher Rate Stamp Duty Land Tax for Residential Properties

Higher Rate Stamp Duty (an additional 3% duty over normal rates) does not just apply to the purchase of buy to let/holiday homes.  It can apply to most property purchases where you (or a spouse) own another property (or an interest in one over...

Employment Newsletter for January 2019

Our January 2019 Employment Newsletter is now available. To keep up to date with all the latest developments in employment law,  click here ....

Christmas Closing Times

Rowberry Morris would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please note we will be closed from 4 pm Friday 21 December 2018 until Wednesday 2 January 2019. The firm will not accept service of any documents during this period of...

Collaborative law and the 'good' divorce

With this summer’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Owens vs Owens , the issue of acrimonious divorce was thrust into the headlines. The latest statistics show there are over 100,000 divorces in England and Wales every year, with unreasonable...

The Season of Good Will? Domestic Violence at Christmas

Although Christmas is a time of good cheer for many, for some it can increase the tensions in a relationship. According to the latest statistics, almost 2 million adults a year experience domestic abuse (ONS 2017) and it’s a sad fact that figures tend...

Joint Property Ownership - What's Right For You?

With many people clubbing together with family, friends or cohabiting partners in order to get a foot on the property ladder, co-ownership is on the increase in the UK. At a time when the younger generation in particular are finding it hard to afford a home...

Read the Rowberry Morris Employment Newsletter for October 2018

Our October Employment Newsletter is now available. To stay up to date with all the latest employment law updates, click here ....

Working with Will Aid this November

Our Staines office are kindly donating their expertise in support of this November’s Will Aid fundraising campaign. It’s a great way to encourage people to make a will and get their affairs in order whilst helping a good cause. Click here to...

Make Your Will Fortnight

Rowberry Morris is pleased to announce that from 29 th October to 9 th November 2018 we’ll once again be taking part in the Make Your Will Fortnight in aid of Naomi House & Jacksplace. Anyone who wants to make or amend a basic or standard will...

What Are the Grounds for Contesting a Will?

It’s a relatively common occurrence that a family member or beneficiary to a will is unhappy with its contents. While some may swallow their disappointment and assume they have no redress, statistics show a steady increase in the number of contentious...

Welfare Benefit Grant Award September 2018

Elizabeth Leicester was awarded the welfare benefit grant for September 2018. This award helped her buy a new bike for her commute to work! ...

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,...
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