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The perils of the work Christmas party – what to watch out for !


The festive period is once again just around the corner and its time to party! Your Christmas party should be a time to celebrate the successes of the year and enjoy spending time with colleagues outside of the work environment however every year employment lawyers warn their clients of the perils of hosting and attending the party. Whilst some employers might question whether hosting a party is worth the risk, these events are good for staff morale and relations. With a bit of forward planning employers can take appropriate steps to avoid potential liability and go on to enjoy the festivities with all their staff.

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Stamp duty changes for commercial properties - our business lawyers explain


It has been widely reported in the media over the last week the Government changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax in terms of residential properties. Whilst many people have financially benefitted there are some who have been left out of pocket and severely stung! If you are confused about the state of play then our residential team at Howell Jones can talk you through the new rules and their impact on you. Please contact one of our residential property lawyers if you want some help.

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