Know your legal rights

As a result of the lockdown, people wishing to enter in to the world of matrimony have been very creative in hosting their perfect day at home.  While in some cultures it has always been conventional to do so, there has most certainly been a significant increase in people getting married at home as a … Continue reading Know your legal rights

Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place

Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Kate was unable to access funds to manage her husband’s care or refinance her mortgage. She didn’t even have the legal right to see his medical notes, owing to data protection.  Research by SFE, shows … Continue reading Kate Garraway & the legal protections we should all have in place

The Interview – communication is key

I have just watched the Oprah interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It made me feel quite sad – for them and for our royal family. Communication between parties has clearly broken down somewhere. It just highlights though that family relationships can break down whether you are royal or not. This is why … Continue reading The Interview – communication is key

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

In these most uncertain of times, a constant in family law remains in that if your marriage has broken down, you will want to get divorced. For many, once the realisation has sunk in that their marriage is at an end, deciding when to begin the divorce process naturally falls into place.  More often than … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Proposed Companies House Reform

The Government is currently considering and discussing plans for a reform to Companies House in order to ensure there is an increase in transparency for those viewing the register and in order to reduce fraud and money laundering.  The main changes they are looking to implement are set out below: – 1. Verification The Government … Continue reading Proposed Companies House Reform

My Company has Model Articles as adopted on incorporation: should I consider a new set of bespoke rules?

When incorporating a Company, it is normal to focus on the business you will be undertaking and the demands you may have within the industry you are going into. In many cases the constitutional documents of the company are not given a second thought and the standard precedents are adopted. These documents are important as … Continue reading My Company has Model Articles as adopted on incorporation: should I consider a new set of bespoke rules?

We Are Here For You

This isn’t the start to 2021 we were all expecting. With Covid-19 cases steeply on the rise and many NHS and care staff near exhaustion, we know that this will be an extremely difficult time for our older and vulnerable clients. If you have any particular concerns, please do reach out and we will try … Continue reading We Are Here For You

Family Mediation Week 18-22 January 2021

Family Mediation Week raises awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively. Here at Clarke & Son, our team of family law experts advise clients at the outset of their case about what options may be open to them with a view to reaching a mutually satisfactory … Continue reading Family Mediation Week 18-22 January 2021

I’m setup as a sole trader but someone has suggested I should operate as a limited company. How do I decide and what is best for me?

One of the most important decisions to make when going into business is whether to trade as a company or as a sole trader. The decision has consequences for tax, legal and financial responsibilities and the amount of administration you will need to complete. Whilst there is no straightforward answer, we have given a non-exhaustive … Continue reading I’m setup as a sole trader but someone has suggested I should operate as a limited company. How do I decide and what is best for me?

I’ve moved my busines online and closed my retail outlet. What policies do I need in place?

With the increasing threat of more local lockdowns, various businesses are moving online so as to future proof themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst it is a good idea to have an online presence, as it boosts a business’ earning ability, there are certain policies which should be put in place.  Privacy Policy In order … Continue reading I’ve moved my busines online and closed my retail outlet. What policies do I need in place?