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24 Apr 2018

Proud to Sponsor Helmsley’s first Town Crier Competition

We are proud to sponsor Helmsley's first town crier competition which has attracted international competitors.

18 Apr 2018

Marrying things up to help your farm survive

Remarrying when you own or rent a farm can raise a number of issues that need to be addressed, particularly if your longer-term plan is to pass the farm onto your children or someone else within your immediate family.

21 Mar 2018

Digging into issues of buying & selling land

Buying and selling agricultural land can be complex because of the wide range of matters that need to be considered.

15 Mar 2018

Saint Catherine's Hospice Make a Will Week 23 April to 27 April, 2018

Pearsons & Ward are delighted to support the Saint Catherine’s Hospice Make a Will Week.

02 Mar 2018

Developments in employment law and changes expected in April 2018

There have been some significant cases in employment law recently, with further developments expected this year as several ongoing cases work their way through the appeals system. There are also increases to pay rates and new rules on tax and national insurance contributions due to come into effect in April.

22 Feb 2018

Making a decision to leave a marriage is the hardest thing someone may ever do

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21 Feb 2018

Helping you find your way around access rights

The English countryside has thousands of farm tracks providing access not just for landowners but also neighbouring properties and members of the public.

19 Feb 2018

Malton & Norton victorious

Malton & Norton were victorious against Bradford & Bingley on Saturday 17 February

12 Feb 2018

Pearsons & Ward Solicitors supports Malton & Norton Rugby Union Club

Leading law firm Pearsons & Ward Solicitors, is proud to be supporting local rugby club Malton & Norton RUFC by sponsoring the home match against Bradford & Bingley on Saturday 17th February, kick-off 2.15pm.

07 Feb 2018

How to reduce sickness absence at work

The average British worker takes 4.4 days’ sickness absence every year and minor illnesses such as coughs and colds are often cited as the reason. However, more days are lost on average to more serious complaints such as back, neck and muscle pain.

22 Jan 2018

What you need to know about employing foreign nationals or helping a foreign national to set up business in the UK

Many businesses rely on foreign nationals to fill skills shortages in the UK and to help get new ventures off the ground.

17 Jan 2018

It’s “all change” for farming post-Brexit

On the 4th January 2018 Michael Gove gave a speech which outlined what he sees as the major changes and challenges for the way in which the Government will support farmers going forward post Brexit when the Common Agricultural Policy will no longer apply to us. Whilst nothing is set in stone, this is the first official statement confirming the direction the Government look set to take.

20 Dec 2017

Farm diversification: golden goose or Christmas turkey?

In the run-up to Christmas every penny counts, particularly if you are one of the many farming families in the UK currently struggling to stay afloat. Times are hard, but rather than admitting defeat an increasing number of farmers are turning to diversification to provide them with a financial lifeline.

05 Dec 2017

Christmas and New Year opening times

All the staff at Pearsons & Ward Solicitors would like to wish you a Happy Christmas!

01 Dec 2017

Agree Christmas arrangements for children now

Christmas is a magical time of the year for children. There is the anticipation of the presents they may receive, the relief of having a few weeks off school and the excitement of seeing friends and family.

29 Nov 2017

Top tips around Lasting Powers of Attorney

Plan early, choose carefully...

22 Nov 2017

Cohabitation Awareness Week (27 November – 1st December, 2017)

Hundreds of unmarried couples in Malton & the Ryedale area are at risk of losing everything if the relationship breaks down.

16 Nov 2017

Challenges of the festive season: an employer’s guide

Goodwill may be in short supply when you start to receive a flurry of holiday requests for the Christmas and New Year period or if winter travel disruption leaves you short staffed.

15 Nov 2017

How to find your way around Rights of Way

It’s not uncommon for landowners, intending to be helpful, to allow third parties to cross their land, either with their express permission or by not correcting a person doing so. But could you inadvertently be making your land vulnerable to third party claims? Can that regular dog walker or local taking a shortcut turn it into a legal right of way across your land?

14 Nov 2017

Juliet Walker qualifies as Collaborative Lawyer

Pearsons & Ward in Malton (part of Ware & Kay Solicitors), is proud to announce that Juliet Walker has qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer which means she is able to assist in resolving any separation/divorce issue in a non-confrontational way.

02 Nov 2017

Disability in the workplace

Employment tribunal claims for disability discrimination can lead to the imposition of huge financial penalties for employers. It therefore pays to be aware of your responsibilities to disabled persons under the Equality Act 2010.

26 Oct 2017

Should voluntary overtime be included in holiday pay?

The issue of how to calculate holiday pay has rarely been out of the news in the last few years with a steady stream of case law on the topic.

16 Oct 2017

How to avoid falling victim to property fraud

Philip Taylor, Licensed Conveyancer, for residential property at Pearsons & Ward in Malton explains the risk factors and what you can do to avoid falling victim to property fraud.

04 Oct 2017

Divorce, Separation & Family Matters

Experts in dealing with all aspects of divorce & separation.

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