Dedication to the transport industry


       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?


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


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


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!


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!


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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How Grown up are you ?


A man born today is expected to live to 78.2 years and a woman until 82.3 (unless you are lucky enough to live in Aldeburgh where the expectancy is 88.7 for men and 91.6 for ladies; must be the sea air as Frinton is similar).   I wonder at what point during those…

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Gotelee promotions


Photo (from left to right) Alistair Lang (CEO) Marie Allen (Employment Partner), Diana Infanti (Medical Negligence Partner) and Brian Morron (Senior Partner).   Gotelee Solicitors has promoted two Associate Solicitors to join the firm’s Partnership.   Diana Infanti and Marie Allen have both worked with Gotelee Solicitors for over 10 years and…

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Big changes to the care system


This month sees significant changes in our care system, with the introduction of the first part of the Care Act 2014. The aim of the Care Act is to improve independence and well being to all those with a care need. Its core principles will ensure that people:  Receive services that prevent…

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Child Car Seat Dangers – is your child in the right car seat?


A recent survey by road safety campaign group Good Egg reported that two out of three parents are strapping children into wrongly fitted car seats.   The figures were released shortly after the Department of Transport revealed the number of children killed or seriously injured in road accidents in Britain has risen…

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