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Crane & Staples are pleased to support the Isabel Hospice at their ‘Dying Matters’ event at the Free Church, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City (opposite Sainsburys) on Wednesday 16th May....

Make a will and support Isabel Hospice

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We are pleased that we are supporting the Isabel Hospice Make a Will Week from the 5th-9th March 2012. If you would like to make new wills or simply review existing...

Court of Protection on the move

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The Court of Protection is on the move. This Court is the main Court which can decide cases on behalf of incapacitated people, whether suffering from, for example, dementia or...
The Agency Worker Regulations came in to force on the 1st October 2011. They are supplemented by the BIS Guidance (BIS/11/905; May 2011) which should be considered alongside the Regulations themselves....
As from 1st October 2011 employers will no longer be able to force employees to retire at 65. For more details as to this change please see the ACAS guide “Working...

Staff updates at Crane & Staples

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Michele Rowe, Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing Department retired last Friday 30th September. Michele joined Crane & Staples as an Assistant Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing Dept in January 1992 and...

Are you getting the best legal advice?

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Have you seen the latest advertising from The Law Society at your local bus or train station? The Law Society are currently running a major advertising campaign for September and...

Avoid heavy tax penalties in probate

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Last year HM Revenue & Customs raised an additional £70 million pounds by successfully challenging nearly ten thousand probate valuations of land. Care should be taken by personal representatives when...
Recent article on BBC News about Legal Aid cuts. The government’s plans to cut legal aid in England and Wales return to Parliament later, amid opposition from lawyers and campaigners....
News story on the BBC News site: children’s guide to family justice published Children in England and Wales are being asked for their views on how to improve the family...

Help with your children’s future

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There’s nothing more important than your children’s welfare – where they will live and with whom, when they will see their other parent and who will pay for their support....

Why do I need Family Law advice?

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When the breakdown of a relationship is acrimonious, the need for legal representation and advice is self-evident. However, we’re well aware that many couples manage to separate on friendly terms...

Blog Post – What to Expect in 2016

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In employment law there is now a well established tradition that come October legal writers, lawyers and HR consultants all start producing articles on the perils posed by the office...
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