Emsleys Blog

  • 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

  • Why should you prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Why should you prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    Although it’s not a subject many of us like to spend much time contemplating, research tells us that, as a result of our ageing population, an increasing number of people could lose the mental capacity to manage our own financial affairs.… Read More

  • What's in a name?

    What's in a name?

    When changing your name, there isn’t a strict legal process to do so; you can just simply start using your new name. A legal issue arises, however, if you wish to use your new name on documents such as a passport or driving licence.… Read More

  • Delays to reforms to our Justice system

    Delays to reforms to our Justice system

    Director Andrew Greenwood discusses the news of delays to the introduction of reforms to our Justice system. When Theresa May took over from David Cameron as Prime Minister, she gave her inaugural speech on 13 July 2016. She talked… Read More

  • Disability Discrimination - We need to talk

    Disability Discrimination - We need to talk

    A troubling survey by recruitment business Reed in association with Disability Rights UK has shown that of 300 businesses surveyed: 9% of employers said their business was not able to support an employee with a… Read More

  • More National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

    More National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

    Despite all the publicity which surrounded the introduction of the National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 and over) in April 2016, it remains the case that too many employers are getting it wrong and paying their workers… Read More

  • Is Sexual Harassment “Still just a bit of banter?”

    Is Sexual Harassment “Still just a bit of banter?”

    Research carried out by the TUC in association with the Everyday Sexism Project has revealed that sexual harassment remains an ever present problem in the modern workplace. Findings in their report “Still just a bit of banter? Sexual… Read More

  • Having your affairs professionally managed

    Having your affairs professionally managed

    Most of us hope that when we are elderly there will be someone around to care for us. Maybe it's a spouse or partner, a child or possibly a friendly neighbour. But what happens when there is no one who can fulfil that role? Who can you… Read More