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Preston estate planning lawyer Kathryn Harwood

Caution urged over ‘make a Will by text message’ proposal

Napthens - July 28th 2017
A proposal that could see emails, text messages and voicemails used to make legally binding Wills could be ‘fraught with pitfalls’ according to an expert. The Law Commission recently launched a consultation into whether modern communication methods could be recognised by courts in a bid to relax rules which are many years old and encourage more people to make a Will.
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Energy Performance Certificates: 10-year reminder

Napthens - July 25th 2017
Property owners should check their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to make sure it is not about to run out, as the scheme hits its tenth anniversary. EPCs first came into law in England and Wales on August 1, 2007, designed to give information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs, and to make recommendations about reducing energy use. They also give a rating from A to G, and are only valid for ten years.
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Andrew Holden, Rural Solicitor for Cumbria and Lancashire

‘Zone warning’ for rural landowners

Napthens - July 20th 2017
Rural landowners looking to sell property for development are being advised to seek advice over whether their land is already ‘zoned’ before signing any agreements.
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Kimberley Barret, employment lawyer

Tips for managers on mental health for staff

Napthens - July 18th 2017
An employment expert at Napthens solicitors is offering some top tips on how line managers can help their staff.
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Residential conveyancing Preston Sarah Barnes

Demand drives recruitment by Napthens property team

Napthens - July 14th 2017
The Residential Property team at Napthens solicitors is recruiting staff across the firm’s offices in Lancashire and Cumbria.
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Employment & HR - head of Employment & HR - Chris Boyle

Napthens & NFU Mutual Preston offer new service

Napthens - July 11th 2017
Napthens solicitors is working in partnership with leading insurance provider NFU Mutual to extend its current service offering to include health & safety risk management support. The regional law firm is working with NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Ltd, to offer its clients specialist support designed as a fixed-cost, stress-free solution to the risk associated with employment law.
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