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Mincoffs Solicitors LLP
5 Osborne Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 281 6151
Fax: 0191 281 8069
DX Address: 62550 JESMOND
Latest News & Events
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Mincoffs Employment newsletter
Nick Smith, Partner and Head of the Employment and Pensions department brings together the latest developments in the Employment field.
Proud sponsors of the Internet and ICT Award
Last night saw the Tyneside and Northumberland final of the NE Business Awards 2013 and we were extremely proud to play our part and sponsor the Internet and ICT category. There were three very worthy finalists - The All-in-One Company, Pink Boutique and Route Monkey; each with their own merits.
Divorce - the Myths
Divorce can often be a confusing and intimidating affair. Here's a selection of some of the most common misconceptions, to hopefully help clear things up.
New partner joins the team
Stewart Irvine joins the firm as partner and head of the Contentious Services department, having previously led a large dispute resolution team for a prominent North East law firm for over seven years.
Mincoffs' Residential Conveyancing Department Bucks the Trend
Mincoffs are pleased to announce two new appointments to their Residential Conveyancing department...
Important reforms to Employment Law
Nick Smith, Partner and Head of Employment Services takes us through the significant reforms/proposals announced by the Government on 17 January 2013, as part of its on-going review of existing Employment Law.
Mincoffs’ annual event kicks-off with a bang
Mincoffs’ very first annual shooting event went ahead at long last at the prestigious Bywell Shooting Ground, Morpeth.
Fantastic feedback from Chambers
Mincoffs celebrated further success in the latest Chambers listings, with results highlighting the true depth and breadth of services available and the level of quality, experienced individuals within their team.
Case Example - Family Law - Inherited assets and the 'needs' of the Wife
The recent case of Y v Y  provides an example of how the Courts treat inherited assets.
DIY Divorce – who needs a lawyer?
If you’re not a lawyer you wouldn’t do your own divorce..would you?
What does Auto-Enrolment mean for you?
The new Auto-Enrolment law came into force on the 1st October which requires employers to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a pension scheme and make mandatory minimum contributions.
Great results for a growing firm
Mincoffs Solicitors are reflecting on their recent success within the Legal 500 listings.
Mincoffs Extends their Family Team
Mincoffs Solicitors are delighted to announce the appointment of both Lyn Rutherford and Emily Frankish to their Family department.
Mincoffs Sponsors Best Bar None Awards 2012
Mincoffs Solicitors LLP is sponsoring the Middlesbrough Best Bar None Award Scheme again this year which is to be held tomorrow night at The Town Hall, Middlesbrough.
Mincoffs team raise over £1000 for Cancer Research UK - Race for Life
A team of ladies from Mincoffs Solicitors completed the 5k Race for Life on Sunday 2nd September 2012.
Paying to bring a claim?
In one of the most significant changes ever introduced to the Employment Tribunals in this country the Government is seeking to introduce a two stage fee structure for Employment Tribunal claims in the summer of 2013.
Auto-enrolment and new employer pension duties
New laws coming into force soon will require employers to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a pension scheme and make mandatory minimum contributions.
Flood Damage - who is responsible for the clean up?
In light of last week’s flash flooding throughout the North East and the resulting damage caused it is again time to consider who should be responsible for the clean up costs following such events.
Mincoffs sponsoring Virgin Money Cyclone - Leazes Criteriums Senior Race
Mincoffs are proud sponsors of the Seniors race on Friday 29th June at the Leazes Criteriums for the fourth year running.
Mincoffs residential team continues to grow
Mincoffs have taken on another team member to their expanding residential conveyancing team after a successful year
How can I use my Temporary Events Notices? (TEN’S)
Read about the changes to Temporary Events Notices - see how this could affect you.
Mincoffs expand their team
Patricia Mellish and Jill Marshall have joined the 64 year old commercial law firm as Solicitor and Marketing Executive respectively.
Changes to Licensing Law
Many of the changes proposed by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 come into force on the 25th April 2012
No more compulsory retirement?
It has now been over a year since the default retirement age (DRA) of 65 was abolished on 6 April 2011, how is it working in practice?
Mincoffs welcomes a new Partner
Mincoffs Solicitors is delighted to announce that Matt Foster has become a Partner of the firm, taking the total number of Partners in the practice to six.
Employment Law Reform - April 2012
It has been clear for some time that reform to existing employment law has been a high priority issue for the coalition government and these specific reforms certainly reflect that desire by the government.
Mincoffs to host newly built dwellings seminar
With increasing pressure on developers to use brownfield and difficult sites, sometimes dwellings are badly designed and/or constructed. This is also sometimes the case when there are no difficult ground conditions. This leaves householders in a very difficult position with their only significant asset being unmortgageable and/or unsaleable.
Proud to sponsor The Northern Rock Cyclone
Mincoffs was a proud sponsor again this year of the recent Northern Rock Cyclone event which brought professional riders and cycling enthusiasts to the region.
Take extra care with ex-gratia payments
A recent decision made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal illustrates the significance of labelling payments that are provided to an employee on termination of employment in order to avoid the risk of a claim arising for breach of contract.
New restaurant catalyst to Quayside regeneration
A new wave of Quayside regeneration is anticipated as an up market restaurant opens its doors in Gateshead.
Landmark case to save local nightclub and jobs
A legal first in the North East has seen 70 jobs saved and one of the region’s largest nightclubs re-opened thanks to Newcastle-based law firm Mincoffs.