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June 16th, 2016

Mock Employment Tribunal Hearing – Hellaby Hall – 29th June 2016

Wednesday 29 June 2016

8:30am – Registration and complimentary breakfast butties.

Seminar 9:30 to 11:30am

At Hellaby Hall Hotel, Old Hellaby Lane, Hellaby, Rotherham, S66 8SN

Foys are proud to be co-presenting a mock employment tribunal at Hellaby Hall on 29th June. A fun but informative way to see how a Tribunal Hearing works. Useful for anyone in management or HR.

The seminar will be run in conjunction with RPG Financial Ltd, Wells Richardson Accountants and Barristers from Bank House Chambers. The Tribunal is designed to provide an opportunity to experience the format and content of an Employment Tribunal Hearing, without the pressure of being directly involved.

We will present a live hearing, based around a claim for unfair dismissal and discrimination. You will have the opportunity to see how the Tribunal process works in practice.

Once the evidence has been heard and the witnesses have been cross examined, you will have the opportunity to vote on the outcome, before the Judge provides the final decision.

The seminar is designed for anyone who employs and manages people.

If you would like to book a place please telephone Jacky Barton on 01302 348219 or email anuj.makol@foys.co.uk. We are anticipating this to be a popular seminar so please book early to avoid disappointment.

February 24th, 2016

Law relating to “joint enterprise” murder convictions has been wrongly interpreted for 30 years

A recent Court decision from the UK`s highest Court, may lead to a number of people appealing their murder convictions. The decision states that the law relating to murder under “joint enterprise” has been wrongly interpreted for 30 years.

Dale Harris, Criminal Partner at Foys Solicitors says:-

“This judgment is a very welcome development even though, for some, it has come 30 years too late.  The misinterpretation of the principle of joint enterprise has facilitated “easy” convictions for the most serious of offences on the weakest of evidence.  

In some of these cases, right thinking members of the public, knowing the facts, would not believe our justice system would have countenanced convicting people on the basis of the actions and intentions of others.  Anyone convicted solely on the basis of joint enterprise must surely be anxious as to the safety of their conviction.”

 If you or anyone you know would like advice on criminal appeals or accusations, please contact our criminal law team.

 For more details on the decision please click here to view the article

 

 

February 19th, 2016

Important stamp duty changes to buy to let properties

Important information for any landlord with the upcoming changes to stamp duty

From the start of the new tax year in April, many landlords will have to pay a 3% surcharge on stamp duty on property purchases.  Please see below for further information.

To act now or for any help or information, please contact Foys Solicitors for advice.

Click here to view article

December 11th, 2015

Foys Christmas jumper day for Hallam FM Mission Christmas

Today staff from all 5 offices at Foys have been taking part in a Christmas jumper/ dress down day, to raise money for Hallam FM`s Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids appeal. We have raised some money and received lots of gifts for the Appeal over the last couple of weeks. Thanks very much for all those who have contributed.

 

 

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November 18th, 2015

Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids, with Hallam FM

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This year we are proud to be one of the official drop off points for Hallam FM`s Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids campaign.

There are thousands of children living in poverty in our area. The aim of this campaign is to ensure that each one of those children wakes up to a present on Christmas morning.

If you, or anyone you know, is able to buy and donate an extra gift this Christmas, then it really will make a difference. You could help make Christmas morning extra special for a local disadvantaged child.

The latest a gift can be donated is 14th December, allowing Hallam FM enough time before Christmas to collect and distribute all the gifts.

If you would like to donate a gift then you can do so by dropping off your present (in the box as shown in the photo) at any one of our five offices. For details of our office locations please see the “contact us” page on our website.

For more details on the Mission Christmas campaign please click here

 

October 14th, 2015

Landmark Divorce case – Divorced Wives win right to ask for more

Two women who say their ex-husbands misled the court on how much money they were worth have won the right to challenge their original divorce settlements.

The Supreme Court, Britain’s top court, said Alison Sharland, 48, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, and Varsha Gohil, 50, from north London, should have their claims reassessed.

Their ex-husbands had argued against the move.

The women had reached agreements with their ex-husbands after beginning litigation, but both later thought the men had misled them.

Potentially this decision could open up the floodgates, for divorced parties to challenge previous divorce settlements.

If you, or anyone you know, needs advice on any divorce issues, including previous divorce settlements, please contact the Foys Family team.

To read more about the case please click here

 

September 29th, 2015

Consumer Right Changes – 1st October 2015

The law is there to protect your rights when you buy goods or services, but what happens when things go wrong or you are treated unfairly by a trader?

On the 1st October 2015, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 comes into force, which will seek to improve UK consumer legislation, being the biggest shake-up in consumer rights law for many years, consolidating several pieces of legislation into one.

The new act is set to ensure that companies provide clearer timescales and remedies for consumers, enabling them to claim a refund, repair or replacement on faulty or unsatisfactory goods and poor services, making things easier and clearer for consumers.

For more information on your rights, please see the attached link:

Click here to view article

If you think you have been affected by issues relating to this and would like some help and assistance, please contact us via the enquiries section.

September 29th, 2015

Staff at Foys complete the Great Yorkshire run

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Congratulations to Anuj Makol and Natalie Badger of Foys Solicitors who completed the Great Yorkshire 10k run on 27th September. So far they have raised £435 for their chosen charity, Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, hopefully with more to come. Many thanks for all the donations.