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The Gorvins blog aims to provide jargon free articles on a variety of legal topics including opinion pieces, news & updates and helpful guides.

Below is a round-up of articles written by our team of solicitors in July 2017.

Maternity Pay – All You Need to Know | Danielle Ayres | Senior Associate in Employment Law

Danielle Ayres breaks down the different types of Maternity Pay, what they are, if you’re eligible and how much you will receive.

Is Your Business at Risk? | Tasoula Addison| | Associate in Wills, Trusts & Probate

How would your small business survive if you were to lose a key staff member? Do you have business protection? Share protection? A Will or Trust in place? Tasoula Addison explains how to protect your business from this scenario.

North Hertfordshire District Council Vs Mr Laird | Danielle Clements | Senior Associate in Dispute Resolution

This recent tenant dispute between Mr Laird and Mr Girdlestone is an excellent example of what not to do when evicting a tenant. Danielle Clements explains how the matter should have been handled.

Who Copes Better After Divorce? | Nicola McInnes | Head of Family Law

Do men or women cope better after divorce? Head of Family Law Nicola McInnes looks into the factors that help people recover after divorce.

Why You Need a Property Survey | Gul Shah | Conveyancing Manager

Buying a house is a major financial commitment, Gul Shah explain why it’s vital to pay for a property survey, and gives an overview of the different types available.

Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Illegal | Danielle Ayres | Senior Associate in Employment Law

Danielle Ayres gives her summary on the Supreme Court decisions to make fees introduced by the Government in 2013 for those bringing Employment Tribunal cases unlawful

Is Will Law Outdated? | Christine Thornley | Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate

The Law commission for England and Wales has called for the law surrounding wills to be updated to be more suitable for todays’ ‘modern world’.

Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate Christine Thornley give her views on if will law needs to be updated.

Women Afraid to Take Full Maternity Leave Entitlement | Danielle Ayres | Senior Associate in Employment Law

New reports have revealed that some women are scared to take their full entitlement to maternity leave in fear that it will have a negative impact on their career.

Maternity Discrimination specialist Danielle Ayres weighs in on these troubling statistics.

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