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Matthew Moore Gales Solicitors

Matthew Moore at Gales Solicitors is appointed chairman of Winton Traders' Association

9th May 2018

Matthew Moore, the senior partner at Gales Solicitors in Winton, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Winton Traders’ Association. He was voted in unanimously by the active traders’ association members at their AGM.

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Expanding team at Gales Solicitors

9th May 2018

Gales Solicitors has been joined by 3 new members of staff in a period of expansion for the busy Winton office. The new staff members bring with them a wealth of experience across their legal specialities and an unusually high level of languages being spoken, which they hope to put to good use.

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Are you eligible for a refund on your power of attorney fees?

13th Mar 2018

The UK government is offering a refund of up to £54 to individuals who have previously applied to register a power of attorney.

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Understanding the card payment surcharge ban

14th Feb 2018

Businesses are now banned from the common practice of adding surcharges to customers who wish to pay by card. 

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Mediation - Can It Help You

20th Dec 2017

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Party Wall Act Issues - What You Need To Know

28th Nov 2017

We receive frequent enquiries at Gales Solicitors about Party Wall issues, notices and enforcement. This brief guide sets out some of the key issues… 

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Landlords - Obligations for new tenants

24th Oct 2017

The new University term has begun and with it comes an influx of new tenants across Bournemouth. With a new tenant comes a long list of responsibilities and it is all too easy to miss these. 

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Have you been reported to your professional body or the DBS?

10th Oct 2017

If you are facing sanctions from your professional body, it is important to take legal advice at an early stage. If a referral has been made to the DBS for inclusion on the DBS Register then it is important that you seek legal advice as early as possible.

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The Employment Implications (or Lack Thereof) of Abuse of Migrant Workers

25th Sep 2017

With the impending exit from the European Union, mistreatment on grounds of immigration status will become even more far reaching and provide an unfair technical defence to many unscrupulous employers.

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An Uber Decision On Workers' Rights

11th Sep 2017

This is a very important decision for any person who works in this type of job, whether or not any contract specifies that you are self-employed.

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Things You Need To Know About Worker Status

24th Aug 2017

The distinction between a contract for services (employment contract) and a contract of services (self-employed contract) has been the subject of much litigation over the years.

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Holiday Pay Revisited: Employers Must Pay Commission

15th Aug 2017

Are you paying commission as part of holiday pay? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that employers have to pay it, following the long-running case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd.

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