Date: 30 July 2016

FREE Legal Clinic EVERY Wednesday

Free legal clinic

Do you have a legal question or situation you need help with? We are holding free legal clinics every Wednesday from 12pm – 3pm at our walk-in centre at Pinstone Street & at our Barnsley office. We are on hand to discuss: Family Matters: including Divorce, Separation & Finances and Childcare Civil Matters: including Property Disputes, Debt Matters, Personal Injury & Inheritance/Estate Disputes Business Services Call to arrange an appointment or feel free to pop in – we’re here to help!

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Date: 26 October 2018

Facts about Divorce in England and Wales

The latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) predict that 42% of marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. This is an alarming percentage at first glance but, with people living longer and divorce not holding the same taboo it once did, it is perhaps not entirely unexpected. With the likelihood of experiencing divorce so high, let’s delve further into some of the key facts about divorce in England and Wales.   There were 101,669 divorces of opposite-sex couples across England and Wales in 2017   The 101,669 divorces from 2017 follow a general trend of declining…

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Date: 16 October 2018

Free Divorce and Finances Legal Clinic

Divorce and Finances Clinic

We are holding a free divorce & finances legal clinic on Saturday 3rd November 2018 from 10am to 1pm. Our family solicitor Angela Lally, who has over 16 years’ experience of dealing with divorce and finances, will be providing FREE advice. Come along and find out the answers to your questions: How do I start a divorce? Is fixed fee divorce right for me? Financial settlements – what does it mean for me? How to get a fair divorce settlement? Simply come along on the day or call us on 0114 299 9729 to book a slot. Can’t wait until 3rd…

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Date: 28 September 2018

Know your employment rights

Employment

3 handy tips from our expert employment solicitor, Nikki Sharpe…  I work with people who have lost their job because of discrimination or unfair practices through no fault of their own. I also work with employers, supporting them to put the right structures in place to keep their staff safe and their processes legal.   Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to experience discrimination in the workplace. Whilst many employers take their role in safeguarding staff seriously (and I’m happy to say the majority of employers I work with in South Yorkshire do), there are still those that don’t.  …

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Date: 14 September 2018

How can I get a fair divorce settlement?

The best agreement you can reach upon divorce, is one that both you and your spouse are happy with. However, there are some points that you need to take into account before you make your final decision. The need for full and frank disclosure There is a duty on both parties to give full and frank disclosure of their positions, including their income, assets and pensions. The purpose of the disclosure is to make sure that each party knows as much as possible about the other parties’ financial position. Without this information it is difficult for you to know what is…

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Date: 24 August 2018

How can I stop my ex from having a financial claim after we divorce?

Divorce

When you divorce from your spouse, you can have financial claims against each other. Financial claims can include a claim against a house, savings, pensions or income (spousal maintenance). Many people think that the divorce itself brings the financial claims to an end – it doesn’t. Even years after separation, your assets could be at risk unless you sort out the financial claims within the divorce process. This is a really straight forward process and involves filing an agreed order at the court (called a consent order), and providing to the court some basic information about your finances. You should still…

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Date: 23 August 2018

Join our Team – Legal Assistant – Conveyancing Department

Job Vacancy

We are looking to recruit an experienced Legal Assistant to work within our busy Conveyancing Department on a full time basis. We require the applicant to be hard working, enthusiastic and conscientious.  You must be a team player with great interpersonal skills and a good degree of patience and understanding and have the ability to work well under pressure. Closing Date: Friday 7 September 2018 If you think you have the qualities needed to join our Conveyancing Department at Best Solicitors, please apply in writing with your CV to Beverley Brooke or by email to bevbrooke@bestsolicitorsonline.co.uk

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Date: 14 June 2018

Join our Team – Vacancy – Family Secretary

Job Vacancy

We are looking to recruit an experienced secretary to work within our busy Family Department on a full time basis. We require the applicant to be hard working, enthusiastic and conscientious.  You must be a team player with great interpersonal skills and a good degree of patience and understanding and have the ability to work well under pressure. Closing Date: Friday 13 July 2018 If you think you have the qualities needed to join our Family Team at Best Solicitors, please apply in writing with your CV to Beverley Brooke or by email to bevbrooke@bestsolicitorsonline.co.uk

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Date: 24 April 2018

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act: what you need to know

Cohabiting and the TOLATA Act These days, it is becoming more and more common to live with a significant other without being married, either prior to marriage or with no intention of marrying at all. The latest government statistics from 2017 show that cohabiting couple ‘families’ – this includes those with or without children – are the fastest growing family type and account for around 3.3 million family households in the UK. Despite this rise in popularity, in the case of separation, individuals do not have the same financial and legal protections as those who have been married have. There is…

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Date: 7 March 2018

Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary – Proudly sponsored by Best Solicitors

Beer Festival 2018

The arrival of the Beast from the East also saw the arrival of the 25th Anniversary Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival at Magna Science Adventure Centre. BEST were headline sponsors for this prestigious and much anticipated annual event. The snow did not stop play, and 1000’s of guests braved the weather and enjoyed the festival – the music and the ales, ciders, craft ales and Prosecco cocktails! BEST staff volunteered on their sponsored bar, and it was a pleasure to welcome and serve our guests, and the rest of the festival goers. As a firm BEST are committed to helping…

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Date: 9 February 2018

Advice for first time buyers

First Time Buyer

Ready to make your move? Finding your first home could be easier than you think. Buying a home can be a daunting process, regardless of how many times you’ve bought, sold, and moved house. It can be even more intimidating for first time buyers. Finding your way around the maze of legal requirements, from stamp duty to organising your mortgage, often feels like very hard work. But, of course, once you’ve found the right property and sealed the deal, there’s nothing to quite match the thrill of getting the keys to your first home. Are you ready to take the plunge…

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