Succession planning can be daunting for many farming businesses and families. Our specialist agricultural team understand this and are here to support you and your business through the process. What is succession planning and why is it important? Succession planning does NOT mean retirement. It is a strategy put in place to protect your assets,
The Government is making changes to the claims process for what is referred to as “whiplash” claims. These changes come into effect on 31st May 2021. They include the imposition of a fixed tariff for compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by a whiplash injury which lasts up to two years.
When a marriage breaks down and it leads to divorce the financial consequences and considerations that arise require careful consideration. Viv Clough, Bendles’ highly experienced Matrimonial Consultant, outlines how assets are typically divided between spouses. ‘As a first step it is a basic requirement that both parties give full disclosure of their income, savings, property
Bendles are thrilled to be the bike leg sponsor for this year’s Lakesman Triathlon event, held on the 20th June in beautiful Keswick. We also have a staff relay team entered into the half-distance event (a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run) to help raise money for James Rennie School’s accessible playground equipment. Our
Everyone at Bendles takes a very keen interest in cake, after all we are well known for our charity baking days and competition for “star baker” can be fierce but that is nothing compared to the row around Colin and Cuthbert. Marks and Spencer have brought legal proceedings against rival supermarket, Aldi because they consider
A combination of the easing of lockdown restrictions, traditional Spring activity and pent-up demand has resulted in a welcome boost to the property market across Cumbria. Bendles Solicitors’ residential conveyancing department is reporting an impressive 44% increase in new instruction income from February to March 2021. This spike is due to a significant rise in
Bendles are reminding all Cumbrian businesses that there were a number of recent changes to employment laws in England, starting from the 1st April 2021 onwards: 1. Minimum wage rates From 1st April 2021, national minimum wage rates are also set to increase. The new hourly rates are as follows: Workers aged 23 and over
From the 1st April 2021, Landlords of private rental accommodation will need to ensure they are compliant with The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The Regulations came into force on the 1st June 2020 last year to further improve electrical safety for tenants. Up until now, the changes only