Emsleys Blog

  • The best way to communicate following separation

    The best way to communicate following separation

    Separating from your partner or divorcing your husband or wife can be stressful enough without a breakdown in communication between the parties thrown into the mix. Tension will already be there for both of you, on top of feeling angry… Read More

  • Employment References

    Employment References

    With limited exceptions*, generally an employee has no legal right to a reference. However, as it is usual practice to give and receive references, alarm bells may ring if a future employer cannot secure a reference from a former employer.… Read More

  • Disability Discrimination and Cancer

    Disability Discrimination and Cancer

    In a recent survey* from Macmillan Cancer Support, 18% of those surveyed suffering from cancer complained of facing discrimination from employers or colleagues on returning to work. This is disturbing when the overwhelming majority (85%) of… Read More

  • Why should you write a will?

    Why should you write a will?

    For many, writing a will is a task we avoid doing. As a solicitor that specialises in wills and probate, I have heard countless excuses for not making a will, from not having anything to leave, to claiming that family members will sort it… Read More

  • ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney – why take the risk?

    ‘DIY’ Lasting Powers of Attorney – why take the risk?

    Emsleys Solicitors’ Helen Gott warns about the risks of creating a ‘DIY’ Lasting Power of Attorney, following the launch of Solicitors for the Elderly’s campaign on 15 November. In November, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) launched a… Read More

  • Workers and the “gig economy”

    Workers and the “gig economy”

    For those businesses involved in the “gig economy” (which seeks to marry technology with individuals looking to sell their services as self-employed freelancers) an interesting Employment Tribunal case has hit the headlines involving Uber… Read More

  • Emsleys Solicitors expands its legal support function

    Emsleys Solicitors expands its legal support function

    Following a period of growth, Emsleys Solicitors has appointed two new members of staff to its legal support team to be based at the firm’s new head office in Colton, Leeds. Brian Godfrey joins as Head of Finance and Anna Hinchcliffe as… Read More