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17 Sep 2018

Need support through a relationship breakdown?

We will guide you towards a fair & lasting outcome

17 Sep 2018

What’s mine is yours? Top five tips for your prenuptial agreement

Making a prenuptial agreement before you get married can take away some of the financial worry about what will happen to your assets and property if your marriage does not work out.

17 Sep 2018

Splitting up on good terms - Collaborative law could be the solution

If you have decided to end your marriage, dissolve your civil partnership, or separate from the person you live with, Juliet Walker and the experienced family law team at Pearsons & Ward can help.

17 Sep 2018

First meeting with your Family Solicitor

Before meeting your Family Solicitor for the first time, you may be anxious about what to expect. Juliet Walker Family Solicitor at Pearsons & Ward in Malton, explains what will happen at the first meeting and some of the information you may want to take with you.

17 Sep 2018

Tips to ensure you meet your legal costs when going through a divorce

Seeking good legal advice on divorce and other family issues can be expensive.

11 Sep 2018

Leaving a relationship is the hardest thing you may ever do

We are here to help.

05 Sep 2018

Reprieve for care sector after verdict on workers who sleep in

The financial pressures on the care sector are never out of the news for long. However, employers providing round-the-clock supervision or care to the elderly and infirm, vulnerable adults and young people are breathing a sigh of relief following a recent judgment on entitlement to the national minimum wage.

04 Sep 2018

Different ways to a divorce settlement

When you have taken the difficult step of deciding to divorce, working out your future arrangements for children, property, maintenance payments and shared business interests can lead to a great deal of anguish.

30 Aug 2018

Am I entitled to a divorce?

It depends whether you can prove the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage.

29 Aug 2018

The importance of privacy when a family dispute goes to court

If you are going through a divorce, or are trying to agree child arrangements or settle care proceedings, it can be difficult to bite your tongue when things do not go your way.

29 Aug 2018

Who gets the house on divorce?

When a married couple separates, they need to decide what will happen to the family home.

29 Aug 2018

Can I afford to get divorced?

You should always try to reach an agreement out of court if you can because this will be quicker and cheaper. Talk to us about mediation or collaborative law as a way to achieve this.

15 Aug 2018

Avoiding pitfalls of farm partnerships

A farm partnership can be a great way of bringing your children into the family business and of enabling those new to farming to work collaboratively to develop and hone their skills.

06 Aug 2018

Consent to lease assignment: quick guide for commercial landlords

A sensible landlord will take great care when picking an initial tenant and should exercise the same caution when deciding whether that tenant should be allowed to assign their lease to someone else.

25 Jul 2018

The Ryedale Show - Tuesday 31st July

We will be supporting the Ryedale Show again by having a Stand for another year.

18 Jul 2018

Call on all your options when buying rural land

Rural land has always been attractive to property developers and with recent changes in planning policy interest has increased.

02 Jul 2018

Employer’s guide to self-employed status following the Supreme Court decision in Pimlico Plumbers

If you use self-employed contractors to deliver services for your business, then you need to familiarise yourself with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Pimlico Plumbers case.

22 Jun 2018

Top tips for employee references

In this article Gill Wilkinson, employment law solicitor at Pearsons & Ward in Malton clarifies whether you have to give a reference, your liability as an employer, what you can and cannot say and what to do when requesting a reference.

21 Jun 2018

New development rights welcomed

In this article Philip Taylor, Licensed Conveyancer with Pearsons & Ward Solicitors in Malton, North Yorkshire, explains the effect of these changes, which came into force on 6 April 2018, and the opportunity they present for farmers looking to develop redundant agricultural property.

04 Jun 2018

Age discrimination in the workplace

In this article, Gill Wilkinson, employment lawyer at Ware & Kay in York & Wetherby, outlines the main provisions of the law on age discrimination, contained in the Equality Act 2010, and explains the steps you, as an employer, can take to avoid falling foul of the rules.

16 May 2018

Breathing fresh life into derelict buildings

Traditional farm buildings are an important part of the English landscape, but an increasing number lie abandoned and derelict because advances in agricultural practice have rendered them redundant.

08 May 2018

Using settlement agreements to resolve employment issues

Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts in which one person, usually an employee, agrees to waive their rights to bring a claim in the employment tribunal or a court in return for another person, typically their employer, agreeing to do something, such as paying them a sum of money and agreeing to give them a reference.

01 May 2018

We team up with Martin House for Make A Will during May

Leave your legacy to help us continue ours.

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.

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