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Relationships are important, especially when you are starting out in a profession as demanding as Law! Brighton's small yet thriving town is the perfect place to meet your next big contact.  Our First Friday networking events offer a social...
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Meet budding Lawyers, Estate agents, Accountants, Architect’s, Project Managers and most importantly… Your next best contact! First Friday is an exciting (& delicious) networking lunch to kick off the month to a great start....
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On 11 th May 2017 the Spanish Constitutional Court made a significant ruling in relation to Plusvalia , which is a local authority tax based on increases in value of land and levied on certain types of land transfer including sales and inheritances. ...
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Are you thinking about offering a settlement agreement to an employee? Not quite sure it’s the right option? Read our answers to the common myths below to help you make the right decision. Myth 1: Settlement agreements are just for settling...
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Are you looking to become an apprentice? Interested in business admin? Look no further! We are looking to hire an apprentice to take up the role of receptionist and join the team here at Fortis Law. This is a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship...
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  Thank you to everyone who took the time to speak to us at A Place in the Sun Live 2017!                                          ...
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Visit us at A Place in the Sun Live 2017!                     We're back at A Place in the Sun for the 2nd year! If you're looking to buy in Spain, come and visit us at stand E82. We can...
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Last week, after a lengthy debate, the House of Lords recommended two amendments to the Bill to invoke article 50. One of these amendments was to secure the rights of all EU nationals in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. The Bill returned to...
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As an employment solicitor, I’m often asked by employees to provide advice on their settlement agreement. Very often the Employee is happy to leave and is happy they are getting paid off and just want to move on. Whilst you may just want to sign on...
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If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement, you may be thinking “Do I have to sign this?”.  If you’re happy with what you’ve been offered, and are happy to be leaving then there’s no need to read this post have a...
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We are closing our office for the Christmas period from 1pm on 23rd January 2016 until 03rd January 2017.                               ...
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So, 2016 is nearly over! Thank you to all our clients for another successful year. From everyone here at Fortis, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!                      ...
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When you recruit a new employee, you paint a beautiful picture of their future in your company. You describe in great detail how wonderful it will be for them to accept your offer, and how much better it will be for them joining your company, rather than...
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Recent events such as Brexit, the consequent increasing inflation and the results of the US election have all played a part in the recent exchange rate fluctuations. The High Court Ruling and the Imminent Appeal The High Court ruled recently...
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With the opening of our new Spanish department we travelled to Birmingham to exhibit at A Place in the Sun Live 2016. If you would like any further information please contact Ros Edwards at  Fortis Law  on 01273 783 908...
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It’s a fact that that a lot of in-house HR professionals re-use settlement agreements they paid a solicitor to draft previously and that many HR consultants provide clients with a template settlement agreement they pulled together themselves. As an...
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Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a loved one and having to deal with the legal issues can be especially daunting at a time like this. This article is designed to offer you some insight into the processes and procedures and prepare you for what to...
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There is a lot to think about when buying your property in Spain. These top tips will help you protect your position and save on costs: Research and prepare before you go! Before you start looking at properties in Spain consider how much you...
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If you are a property owner in Spain, or you are thinking of buying a holiday home or property in Spain, read on to see how the UK leaving the European Union is likely to affect you. Will Brexit happen? It is important to bear in mind that we have...
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Lord Justice Jackson claims that the archaic nature of the current form of bill of costs is a key reason for reform. Among other issues, Jackson LJ cites a lack of transparency as giving rise to a receiving party’s ability to inflate the costs...
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April 2016 saw the 83rd amendment to the CPR, as implemented by the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016, put before Parliament on 25 February 2016. For the purposes of civil and commercial dispute resolution, the following is a brief outline of the...
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There are an abundance of posts about employees not being “the right fit” and what employers can do to exit them from their business. However, little is written about what an employee can do when they discover their employer is no longer a...
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The High Court has recently handed down judgment [1] highlighting the importance of asserting all causes of action relied on, including alternatives where necessary, in pursuit of litigation. In this instance, the claimant’s only claim was in...
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On Sunday 28th February, Team Fortis Law completed the Brighton Half Marathon 2016 in aid of Rockinghorse Children's Charity. So the Brighton Half Marathon 2016 has been and gone. We can't believe we managed to raise over £2500.00 for...
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In a recent case handed down by the Technology and Construction Court [1] , the judge considered the merits of expert evidence in civil proceedings. The Civil Procedure Rules [2] dictate that “ Expert evidence shall be restricted to that which is...

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