Services for Businesses

The legislation, rules and regulations relating of the world of work are constantly changing and this can make the law on Employment confusing and difficult to understand for both employer and employee alike.

With over twenty-five years of experience, in employment law we can advise you on the following aspects of the law:-

  • Advice for Businesses
  • We have considerable experience in advising employers of all sizes on a broad range of employment law issues, including:
  • Employment documentation – including reviewing and drafting contracts of employment, policies and handbooks. With a properly drafted terms and conditions of employment, both the employer and employee know where they stand and have a clear policy and procedure to follow to resolve problems should they arise.
  • Reviewing and drafting Directors service agreements
  • Advice on day to day issues such as maternity/ paternity rights and responsibilities
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Sickness and absence management
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • Discrimination and equal opportunities
  • Family friendly rights
  • Redundancies and reorganisation
  • Dismissals and Settlement Agreements
  • Employment Tribunal Claims. We can offer complete support through the process and representation at the Hearing
  • Restrictive covenants. If you have a legitimate business interest such as customer details to protect then we can help you with a restraint clause
  • TUPE
  • Reviewing and drafting Consultancy Agreements

Wadsworth’s can help your business with all aspects of the law relating to employment. We would always recommend that employers seek advice on employment problems at the earliest opportunity. Prevention is always better than cure.

If you would like to arrange an appointment for us to visit your company and discuss your requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Wills

Making a Will is one of the most important steps that a person can take in their life – yet it is one that a staggeringly high number neglect to do before they die. The effects of not making a Will, known as Intestacy, can be unpredictable and often result in legacies and inheritances not going to those people to whom you would have wished. This is particularly so given the prevalence of second marriages and step families.

Making a Will can often be complex and there are fertile grounds for making mistakes. This is one of the reasons why DIY Will kits and non-regulated Will Writing firms are so discouraged, as one error in the drafting or execution of the Will can lead to quite unexpected, and often devastating outcomes, and can often lead to fall-outs amongst surviving family members.

Reviewing a Will is equally as important, and it is recommended that a Will is reviewed every 2 years (or whenever there is a change in your family circumstances), to ensure that it remains appropriate. This is to ensure that, where necessary, wills are updated to keep pace with changes in family life, such as births, deaths and marriages, which may affect how your current Will deals with your legacy.

At Wadsworths, we have been helping the local community arrange their financial affairs for over 25 years, and presently hold in excess of 15,000 Wills in our Will Bank. We have particular expertise in advising clients on how best to ensure that the right people inherit their estate when they die, as well as that the right funeral arrangements are put in place. You will also be safe in the knowledge that your Will has been drafted and executed by a firm of Solicitors, properly regulated and with particular expertise in this field.

Moreover, we are able to assist in providing advice in ensuring that clients’ financial affairs are managed in such a way as to minimise liability for Inheritance Tax. This will often be with the input of an external firm of Financial Planners.  For further information regarding Inheritance Tax, please click here.

The cost of a Will is kept deliberately low in the hope of encouraging as many people as possible make a Will, or to keep their existing will updated.

We also offer a free, no-obligation Will-Review service, where you can come and have a chat with one of our staff, to discuss whether your present Will ensures that your final wishes are still provided for.

PRICE GUIDE*
Single Will – £150 plus VAT
Mirror Wills – £225 plus VAT
Property Trust Wills and Notice of Severance – £500 plus VAT

(*Prices correct as at 1 April 2021.  VAT is currently charged at 20%)

THE TEAM

Please visit “meet our team” to find out more about our Wills team.