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When the time comes for a small business to begin employing people for the first time, the list of legal rights and responsibilities can seem extremely daunting. After all, getting it wrong could cost you time, money and profitability. It may even expose you to legal liability.

Fortunately, however, complying with employment law doesn’t have to be difficult. When approached carefully, with the appropriate attention to detail, you should be able to hire, manage and retain effective staff who will help you continue to grow your business. 

So what do you need to consider before you take on staff for the first time? Howells Solicitors offers a brief guide to help you take the next step with your business. More...

 

Last Thursday, we were delighted to win the Professional Services Award at the Cardiff Regional Awards finals.

What Are the Cardiff Regional Awards? And Why Were We Nominated?

The glittering ceremony at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa celebrated the achievements of companies and individuals operating in and around the capital. More...

Have you ever wondered how much a divorce costs? Well, all marriages are different and so too are all separations, so there is no set amount and the cost of each divorce will depend on legal fees and spousal support. For some, divorcing and going on alone is quick and easy, but for others, dividing up assets and reaching a settlement can be tricky, especially when there is a lot of money involved. It’s often up to the courts to decide how much an ex-spouse is owed. 

From millions to billions, here we take a look at some of the most expensive celebrity divorces of all time:More...

 

 

On 1st April, six million workers across the UK will benefit from an increase in the National Living Wage. Employers will have to pay employees a minimum hourly rate of £7.20 which equates to a 50p increase on the current minimum level of pay for employees over 25 years old. An employee who is over 25 and currently working a 35 hour week on the minimum wage will see an increase of £910 in their annual pay packet. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com