Electronic Signatures

Electronic Signatures

The government have consulted independent legal experts to sweep away the current uncertainty surrounding the legality of electronic signatures. The government have published early conclusions which make it clear that electronic signatures can now be used on formal contracts in English law. The commission has also laid out possible steps which could boost business by(…)

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Government Consider New ‘Care ISA’ to Solve Social Care Crisis

The ongoing issue of funding care in later life is one that receives much discussion and media coverage. Figures in 2016/2017 suggested the shortfall for care was in the region of 17.7 billion. Those that have worked hard all their life and paid tax throughout feel that it is unfair that the cost of care(…)

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Employment References

Employment References

References are often asked for in job applications. There is usually no legal obligation upon an employer to provide a reference to an employee. Employers who do give references must make them fair and accurate and employers who ask for references must handle them fairly and consistently. A reference gives important information to a potential(…)

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Your Free Local Fun Palace

Fancy learning a new skill? Trying something new? Meeting new people? Then visit Birstall Library’s Fun Palace on  Saturday 6th October from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Lots of free activities for all ages including henna painting, jewellery making, lego, knitting and crochet, science stuff and portrait drawing. Please come and visit.

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY

More people are taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney to allow Attorneys to act on their behalf in relation to their Financial and Welfare decisions, if in the future they are unable to act for themselves. Investigations by the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) into the actions of Attorneys are on the rise.  One(…)

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