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Education Focus newsletter (Summer 2022)

In this edition we look at look at how to ensure your estates are in order, minimising the risk of data protection claims due to incorrect cookie policies, the courts decision on whether making reasonable adjustments went as far as protecting pay and an update on MAT’s Articles of Association.

May 2022
Charity Law Update

An overview of the new Charities Act 2022, which received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022

April 2022
Employment law quarterly update

Welcome to our latest newsletter featuring articles on equal pay, facial recognition and potential discrimination and IR35

January 2022
Charity Law Update: New Charities Bill

Overview of the new Charities Bill, an important piece of legislation for the charity sector

July 2021
Agricultural Law Update

Legal newsletter for the agricultural sector including articles on partnership agreements, permitted development rights on agricultural land & Wills disputes in farming families

July 2021
Planning & Property Development Update

Legal newsletter for the planning & property development sector including articles on changes to permitted development rights in England and Section 106 Agreements

May 2021
Employment Law Update

Welcome to our latest newsletter featuring articles on Uber and the gig economy, changes to IR35 legislation and Brexit

February 2021
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Below are some of Rollits' most recent legal articles.

These pages provide direct links to the website profiles of the article authors where appropriate.

HMRC’s new requirements for the Trust Registration Service

New rules are due to come into force on 1 September 2022 which will require most new and existing trusts to register with HMRC online.

26 May 2022
The Big Interview: Jethro Shearring & Brian Deehan

Hull Is This chats to representatives from two of Rollits' Golf Day chosen charities

December 2021
The Big Interview: Pat Coyle

Hull Is This met up with Pat Coyle to discuss how Rollits is always looking forward

December 2021
The Big Interview: Kerry Horton

Hull Is This chats to records clerk Kerry Horton who has been with the firm since she was 17.

December 2021
New electric vehicles measures expected for new development

New Measures Expected Shortly for Electric Vehicle Charge Points for Residential and Non-Residential Development

November 2021
The Big Interview: Mike Wasling

Hull Is This met up with Mike Wasling to discuss how Rollits is using technology to adapt to new ways of working.

November 2021
Do you need planning permission to operate your business from your home?

Recent appeal decision determines whether operating a florist from a dwelling is a material change of use.

November 2021
Autumn 2021 Budget - Wage Increases 1 April 2022

Chancellor confirms new hourly rates of pay in his Autumn budget effective from 1 April 2022

October 2021
The Big Interview: John Lane

Hull Is This chats with John Lane, who has seen the firm adapt and evolve enormously over the years.

October 2021
The Big Interview: Caroline Neadley

Hull Is This met up with Caroline Neadley to discuss how Rollits is using video meetings to facilitate hybrid working

October 2021
Lights, Camera … Landlords can take action!

Recent High Court case where Judgment was handed down in late September 2021, may provide some comfort to Landlords

October 2021
Companies urged to file accounts early and online

Companies House are advising companies to file their accounts early via the online filing system in order to avoid delays and subsequent penalties

October 2021
The end is nigh!

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, otherwise known as the furlough scheme, and all Government contributions are due to end on 30 September 2021

September 2021
Do AIs dream of…inventions?

Court of Appeal rules that Artificial Intelligence “DABUS” cannot be the inventor on a UK Patent.

September 2021
The Big Interview: Alistair O'Sullivan of Diony

Hull Is This chats to Alistair O'Sullivan from digital marketing agency Diony about how they are helping Rollits to remain digitally agile

September 2021
The Big Interview - Caroline Hardcastle

Hull Is This chats to Caroline Hardcastle about how Rollits is dedicated to supporting the local education sector

September 2021
Amendments to the National Planning Policy Framework

Updated version of National Planning Policy Framework published on 20 July 2021

August 2021
The Big Interview - Andrew Digwood

Hull Is This chats to Partner Andrew Digwood, who recently became the Undersheriff of York.

July 2021
The Big Interview - Ralph Gilbert

Hull Is This met up with Ralph Gilbert to discuss how Rollits became an established part of Hull’s thriving business scene.

July 2021
New Charities Bill proposes to reduce burden of charity regulation

Queen announced an important piece of legislation for the charity sector as the Government’s plans to roll out the Charities Bill.

July 2021
Are break clauses going to be tightened?

Recent case may herald a return to more conditioned break clauses.

July 2021
Wedding planning - have you remembered the Pre Nuptial Agreement?

Making discussions about Pre Nuptial Agreements part of wedding planning should be the norm to provide certainty, security and comfort for everyone

June 2021
This must be a wind up!

Restrictions on the service of winding up petitions has been extended and now applies until 30 September 2021

June 2021
And here we go AGAIN…Forfeiture moratorium extended until March 2022

Landlords not be able to take steps to forfeit a commercial lease on the basis of rent arrears until at least 26 March 2022

June 2021
Technology and Estate Planning

In this modern age of technology dealing with the administration of an estate might not be as simple as you would like!

June 2021
1 June 2021 - Residential Notice periods reduced, and evictions can restart

‘Roadmap to recovery’ means that notice periods are now being reduced and the eviction ban has been lifted.

June 2021
The Queen's Speech and The Planning Bill

The Planning Bill will look to introduce a number of planning reforms that were set out in last year's planning white paper

May 2021
Copy-caterpillar or not?

M&S launch legal action against Aldi over popular “Colin The Caterpillar” cake

April 2021
Buying a property at auction

Things to consider when buying a property at auction ... before the hammer falls!

March 2021
Uber and the gig economy

Vulnerable workers must be protected

March 2021
Ban on Residential Evictions, and 6 month notice periods, extended

Recent Government press release announces that the ban on residential evictions in England will be extended until “at least 31 May 2021”

March 2021
And now, the end is near (maybe) ...

Forfeiture moratorium extended yet again, this time until end of June 2021

March 2021
Why the detail always matters …

Family law, and when the consequences of misunderstandings can be costly

February 2021
Interim Maintenance Provision in lockdown - amongst other things ...

Recent High Court case serves as a reminder that both parties to a marriage can seek spousal maintenance

February 2021
A Valentine’s Gift for Tenants: Ban on Evictions Extended, again.

Government announces ban on the eviction of tenants from residential properties extended by another 6 weeks.

February 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine and Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney

The decision of E (Vaccine) [2021]

February 2021
Motor Finance - New Financial Conduct Authority Guidance

Financial Conduct Authority’s new rules introduced on 28 January 2021

January 2021
Covid 19 - The Supreme Court clarification gives hope to Insurance Policy Holders

Supreme Court, under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme, delivers judgement of a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority on behalf of policyholders

January 2021
Charity Inquiry: Lessons learned for Trustees

Charity Commission publishes its inquiry into the Kenya Community Support Network

January 2021
Trustee Conflicts of Interest

The Charity Commission has recently published a decision in relation to an inquiry into Combined Funds Limited.

January 2021
Further Extension for Meetings for Corporate Charities

Temporary legislation extended for corporate bodies holding their AGMs between 26 March 2020 and 30 December 2020

January 2021
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Below are some of Rollits' most recent media releases.

These pages provide direct links to the website profiles of the lawyers mentioned in relation to each release where appropriate.

Local trio qualify as solicitors at Rollits

Enisha, Lily and Harry complete their Period of Recognised Training to qualify as Solicitors

December 2021
New free parenting guide offered to separating families in Hull and East Yorkshire

Good Divorce Week 2021 to kickstart a national conversation about how parents can embrace a child-focused approach to separation.

November 2021
Rollits team reinforces wills and probate expertise and steps up to raise funds for hospice

Specialist private client lawyer qualifies as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

November 2021
Rollits recruits three new trainee solicitors

Rollits announce the appointment of graduates Joshua Hobson, Olivia Keith and Emma Richards, at the start of their Period of Recognised Training.

October 2021
Rollits ready to build on recognition in Legal 500

Rollits receives accolades for the excellence of its people, services and systems in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500

October 2021
Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues

Tradition and technology helps Rollits to share stories of its rich history!

September 2021
Cheer for charities as Rollits resumes annual golf day

Businesses provided a fundraising boost to charities by taking to the golf course for Rollits' Charity Golf Day.

July 2021
Rollits announces Partner promotion in employment team

Rollits LLP has announces the promotion of one of its specialist employment lawyers to Partner.

June 2021
Rollits to review legal aspects of flexible working at Humber Biz Week

Legal issues around the growing trend towards flexible working will come under the spotlight during a free webinar in June

May 2021
Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day

Return of annual charity golf day on Thursday 1 July will raise more funds for Dove House Hospice and MD UK

May 2021
Rollits welcomes planning law specialist

Senior planning lawyer joins Rollits' experienced Planning & Development team

April 2021
Family Mediators Welcome Government Voucher Scheme

Government to invest £1m in family mediation to support families to resolve issues relating to children.

April 2021
Rollits Donate Hull City Membership Points to Tigers Trust to Enable Football Deliveries to Local Children

Our donation enables Tigers Trust to gift footballs to local children in Hull and East Riding

April 2021
Rollits welcomes new recruits

Rollits welcomes new trainees and revives work experience programme

March 2021
Rollits announces two new appointments

Next step on their career journeys for Harriet and Millie

February 2021
Rollits at the forefront of technology for 180 years

Firm is marking its 180th anniversary by renewing a commitment to harness technology to drive future growth

January 2021
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Rollits organises seminars and events throughout the year. Limited places are available for people wishing to attend and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that we reserve the right not to send seminar information to any person or accept any booking

No events are planned at the moment - please check again in the near future.

“Depth and breadth of experience enables us to provide the service which is the best fit for a client’s circumstances”

Alison Benson highlights the different options available to separating couples for resolving family disputes

December 2021
“Family structures are more complicated today than ever before”

Karen Myles looks at how separation can impact upon extended family members.

December 2021
“Mediation is a cost and time effective way for parents to resolve their differences without going to Court.”

Holly Ackroyd examines mediation as a way to help couples during the separation process and beyond.

December 2021
“It is important to work out how you are going to share information with your children and the other parent.”

Sheridan Ball highlights the importance of communication between separating parents.

November 2021
“What do I want my children to be saying about this in 10 years time?”

Alison Benson discusses the importance of Resolution’s Good Divorce Week taking place this week

November 2021
Conditional Contracts and Option Agreements

A Q&A with Planning Associate Libby Clarkson

October 2021
Business as “not-so-usual”

Andrew Digwood reflects on his time as Chamber President during a global pandemic

July 2021
Rollits: Celebrating 180 years in business

Managing Partner Ralph Gilbert on the importance of marking a special anniversary by looking back, but thinking forward…

June 2021
To all aspiring lawyers out there ...

Trainee Solicitor Lily Dobson reflects on her journey to become a qualified solicitor

February 2021
All experience is good experience!

Enisha Ali looks back at her career journey to date - from property sales negotiator and waitress to trainee solicitor!

February 2021
From Biomedical Sciences to Law ...

Newly qualified solicitor Harriet Kingston explains how a career in law first caught her attention.

February 2021
Where it all starts …

New recruit Millie Bird describes her career journey so far ...

February 2021
From a Trainee to Partner

Partner Chris Drinkall reflects on the last 17 years of his career in the law!

February 2021
My Career in Law

Alison Benson looks back at the rather unconventional start to her legal career!

February 2021
New Shared Ownership Scheme - A good idea?

Douglas Oliver looks at the new Government proposals to change the Shared Ownership regime to make it more buyer-friendly

January 2021
Another year, another lockdown, another extension to the ban on evictions of Residential Tenants

Chris Drinkall reviews the Government's updated Guidance for Landlords and Tenants in the private and social housing sector

January 2021