Safety and Health at Work 2019

This year’s Health and Safety at Work day attempts to take stock of 100 years of work in improving safety and will commence the start of a year of events highlighting the importance of safety and health at work.

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Fiona Bruce Solicitors receives Investors in People Accreditation

Further to our recent assessment, IIP North of England has confirmed that Fiona Bruce Solicitors LLP has successfully achieved The Standard accreditation against the 6th Generation Investors in People Standard.

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Stress Awareness Month 2019 - Stress at Work

The Mental Health Foundation released a report last year highlighting the importance of promoting good mental health in the work place and urging employers to treat physical and mental health with equal importance.

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Cohabitation: An Overview

Cohabiting partners are the fastest growing family type within the UK. The latest figures provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) advise cohabiting couple families in the UK have doubled in the last twenty years.

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Probate application fees due to rise

Estates may find that they are set to be faced with much higher costs than originally anticipated. The framework for the Probate Court application fees is due to face significant change in the near future.

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Changes to Stamp Duty Filling and Payment Time Limits

From 1st March 2019 a new time limit applies to file a Stamp Duty Land Tax Return when you purchase land in England. The new time limit reduces the time you have to file, return and pay tax due from 30 to 14 days.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2019

As we enter National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (4th-8th March), we’re checking in with George Harrison, our apprentice currently working in the Personal Injury team, to see how he’s finding the experience eight months in.

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