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Silks Secures Cyber Essentials Accreditation

As the Law Society sagely reminds us all in the legal profession, the legal sector is at significant risk of cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams. This is partly because of the sensitive data and significant monies held by law firms. It tells us that 62% of law firms...

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Hannah Jones on Exercise and Mental Health

We're proud to share the second part of Hannah Jones' blog written for Cure Leukaemia... Everyone should look after their mental health wellbeing whether you have a diagnosed mental health illness or not. It is important for us to take time for ourselves to ensure our...

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Hannah Jones on Leukaemia and Mental Heath

Cure Leukaemia is an important blood cancer charity that enables patients to access potentially life-saving, ground breaking drugs and treatments.  Director, Kevin Jones, helped launch Cure Leukaemia back in 2003 and is still with the charity as secretary.  His...

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Proud Sponsors at the West Bromwich Albion

We're delighted to be able to share some photographs of Kevin Jones and Gobindra Nadala's visit on Tuesday night to the West Bromwich Albion.  We are very proud sponsors and it was great to be treated to a tour of the ground.  The Baggies, of course, did not...

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Rachel’s First Publication: “My Friend at School”

Rachel Sayers, a valued member of our team, has recently had her first children’s book published by Austin Macauley Publishers. Entitled ‘My Friend at School’, it is a delightful book for young children, relating to friendships at school between children from...

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Record Revenues from Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax receipts have risen year on year over the last nine years by an average of 10%. However, this tax is only payable on just over 4% of all deaths. Recently it was revealed that the Government made a record £5.2 billion from Inheritance Tax due, it is...

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Employment Status: self-employed or worker?

There has been a great deal of publicity recently relating to employment status, particularly of those who are working in the gig economy. Taxi drivers, delivery drivers and many others have been working on the basis that they are self-employed and therefore they have...

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Abuse

At the weekend The Sunday Times ran an article warning readers that “Powers of attorney can transform loving kids into crocodiles”, referring to a case where a niece invested nearly £90,000 of her aunt’s money in a reptile breeding business. The article also referred...

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It’s Coming Home – and leaving with a hangover

With a potential of two more England matches in this world cup tournament, there will undoubtedly be an understandable anticipation of a drop in productivity the mornings after the nights before. Some employers will take this as an unavoidable consequence of a...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15th June 2018

It comes to something that there has to be a day in the calendar to mark the abuse of the elderly. However, this date established by the United Nations in 2011 is an annual event to promote awareness of a global problem that faces an aging society. It serves as a...

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Silks Supports the Local Community

Commercial Solicitor, Gurdas Dhadwal is the Vice-President of the Sandwell Lions which is a local charity run by volunteers. The charity gets involved in fund raising to help people in need such as those with sight and health disabilities, people suffering financial...

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Dementia Action Week May 2018

Many of us will know people affected by dementia and the number is ever growing. This is highlighted by the recent news of Dame Barbara Windsor’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s earlier this month. It is estimated that 850,000 are affected directly by the illness and these...

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Make sure you’re GDPR ready!

GDPR is intended to update and harmonise data protection law across the EU. It comes into force on 25th May 2018 in all member states including the UK. There are many steps that need to be taken by organisations, including (but by no means exclusively) data audits and...

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