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Landlords must provide carbon monoxide safety for tenants

30/07/2015

A new law requires landlords to jump through yet another hoop by ensuring they provide residential properties with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for their tenants. The law, which is expected to come into force on the 1st of October 2015, requires that landlords must have: • a smoke alarm on each storey of the…

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Expertise Recognised

28/07/2015

Chris Moffatt a Legal Executive in the Medical Negligence Team at Gotelee Solicitors has had her membership of the Law Society Medical Negligence panel extended by 5 years to 2020. Only about 350 lawyers in England and Wales have the necessary expertise to qualify for this panel. The robust selection criteria are…

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Avoid financial claims after divorce

27/07/2015

There has been much speculation in the media about the recent introduction of divorce “centres” in England and Wales. Recent newspaper articles have said that the new system makes getting divorced as easy as obtaining a TV licence. This isn’t the case. The grounds for divorce and the divorce procedure have not…

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority launches new Portal

23/07/2015

From the 14th July anyone making an application online to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will be invited to submit medical reports and other information such as photos through a new portal system. For many this will be seen as a positive step to streamlining a slow and creaking system. Those…

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Dedication to the transport industry

24/06/2015

       Laura Read joined Gotelee solicitors last December to work within its dedicated road transport team alongside Howard Catherall who is recognised as a leading individual in transport law by the Legal 500. Miss Read had worked as a specialist litigation lawyer at another local firm and was fast-tracked through…

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How does inheritance affect a financial settlement in divorce?

10/06/2015

Inheriting large sums of cash can be controversial at the best of times and you’d expect cases about them to revolve around Will disputes. However, in the context of divorce it is even more controversial - especially if this happens after a financial settlement has been agreed! In a recent case, a woman…

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Another hurdle for landlords regarding deposits

10/06/2015

If you are a landlord, our lawyers are warning that a change to the law relating to residential tenancies could pose yet another problem to you and an order to pay up to three times the deposit to your tenant.  The passing of the Deregulation Act in April has brought about another…

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Help! My Employer hasn’t given me an employment contract

02/06/2015

Your employer doesn’t have to issue you with a written employment contract. However, if your employment is likely to last a month or more, they must let you a statement of terms and particulars. You should get that within 2 months of your employment starting. The statement should set out: • The…

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In Felixstowe it’s new… everything!

22/05/2015

It’s near the one year anniversary for the Gotelee office on 97 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe. As the Gotelee brand has settled in the Felixstowe community, the office has seen many changes in that time - such as new staff, an exterior face lift, a full legal service offering and a new website!…

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Paul Pittman collects his prize!

18/05/2015

Paul Pittman from Price Bailey collects his £60 Salthouse Harbour Hotel voucher prize from our ABE15 event competition from Andrew West. Congratulations, Paul!

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