I Just Can’t Switch Off!

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The BBC reports today on a study by the University of the West of England which suggests that commuters so regularly use travel time for work emails that it should be classed as working time. 54% of commuters who were using wi-fi on the train journeys examined were sending work emails. Modern technology and the ability to… Read more

Why Didn’t You Tell Us?

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The Supreme Court has held that an Employment Tribunal was correct to find that a Head Teacher could be fairly dismissed for failing to disclose to her employer the fact that she had a close relationship with a sex offender. Ms Reilly was Head at a primary school in Sandwell. She had a close but non-sexual… Read more

Family Solicitor Vacancy

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We are currently recruiting a Family Law Specialist to join our team at Wolverhampton. Working alongside Senior Partner Nick Wynn-Williams the successful candidate will have at least 3 yrs relevant PQE. Whilst membership of either the Resolution or the Law Society Accreditation Panel would be an advantage, the Firm will also consider candidates who are… Read more

New Year, New Will?

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Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Perhaps to be more active or to kick an old habit? Whilst we plan for the year ahead there is something that is often overlooked; your Will. Making or updating a Will is never at the top of your to do list but it is essential to provide… Read more

Christmas and the New Year

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Our offices will be closing for the Christmas and New Year holiday at midday on the 22nd December 2017 – we re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Cohabitation Awareness Week

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This week Resolution announced Cohabitation Awareness week. The number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled to 3.3 million over the past twenty years. Unfortunately despite the fact that more and more people are choosing to live together rather than marry or enter into a civil partnership the law has not caught up…. Read more

Bus Company Owner Drives Off Into the Sunset

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The Daily Mail reports that the owner of a bus company in Somerset has unceremoniously dismissed the entire workforce through an internal message. Sydney Hardy allegedly told the staff of Nippy Bus that he had had enough, he could not work with the employees a minute longer, and they should regard themselves as being dismissed with… Read more

Face to Face Family Law Advice via Skype

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At Rees Page we have always offered an initial diagnostic interview, completely free of charge and with no obligation, to provide those looking for help with a family law matter with some initial advice as to how our specialist family law solicitors can help. Even though the appointment is free of charge we understand that there may be reasons… Read more

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LAW SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER Last year Solicitors joined colleagues including accountants, estate agents, bankers and financial advisors and enjoyed a spectacular night out at the Molineux for the annual Wolverhampton Society dinner. There were several awards handed out to deserving members of the legal, accountancy and financial professions. The food and drink was excellent and… Read more

Government Consults on Developers Leasehold Abuse

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More and more developers are now selling houses on a leasehold basis, which is more common place for flats, rather than on a freehold, which is traditional for houses. This is a growing concern and could end up costing the new build home owners dearly and even devalue their properties in the future. This is… Read more

Goodbye to Employment Tribunal Fees – For Now At Least

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In a Judgment which has taken many people by surprise the Supreme Court has ruled that the Fees Order which introduced Employment Tribunal Fees in 2013 is unlawful. A summary of the Supreme Court’s decision is here but in essence the Fees were found to be unlawful because they were an unjustified interference in the right of… Read more

Divorce or Separation and Wills

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When you are going through a Separation or Divorce making a new Will is likely to be low on your list of priorities but it is essential this is considered in order to ensure your Estate passes in accordance with your wishes   Separation   Separation has no effect on a Will, and so if … Read more

Owens v Owens: The Need for No Fault Divorce

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On the 24th March 2017, the Court of Appeal dismissed Mrs Tini Owens appeal against the dismissal of her petition for divorce based on the unreasonable behaviour of her husband, Hugh Owens.   The Court of Appeal acknowledged that this decision left Mrs Owens “trapped in a  loveless marriage” but that the Court had to… Read more

History of Divorce

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It used to be considered that marriage was for life and generally people do not marry with the expectation of divorcing, however the reality is that the divorce rates have steadily increased in the UK since divorce became readily available. The statistics show that in 1970 22% of marriages had ended by the 15thwedding anniversary,… Read more

Switching Off When Your Work Is Done

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The dream of the 1960s was that technological advances would lead to a shorter working week and a new age of leisure for all. In fact, modern methods of communication have in fact lead to a situation where there is often an expectation that employees will constantly be on call. Many employees feel under pressure… Read more

Happy New Year

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Our offices are now closed for the New Year holiday – we re-open at 9.00am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Family Law Department – Free Initial Interview

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Here at Rees Page Family department we offer a free initial appointment with one of our qualified and experienced Solicitors.  This first appointment provides you with an overview of your matter and we will of course discuss likely costs. Nick Wynn-Williams – Family Law Solicitor Nick Wynn Williams is the senior partner of Rees Page… Read more

Domestic violence at Christmas

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Tis the season to be jolly – but sadly not for everyone, domestic violence is a very real problem effecting both men and women and happens in all relationships; heterosexual and same sex relationships. It can also happen between adults and children and can be extremely difficult to escape from. But you are not alone,… Read more