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New Employment Solicitor I am delighted to welcome Nicola Goodridge, a consultant specialising in non-contentious employment law , to the commercial team at Bonallack & Bishop.   Nicola qualified as a solicitor after completing her...
The default retirement age disappeared in October….what does this mean for the employer?   As from 1 October 2011 there is no default retirement age. The passing of the Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions)...
  Find out why a recent tribunal case could be good news for employers in our recent blog entry;  Employment Tribunal - Good News For Employers At Last     ...
When recruiting you need to be particularly careful if you’re thinking of withdrawing a job offer. If you don’t make that job offer conditional, then the retraction of an unconditional drop offer could leave you at risk of either; 1. An ...
A handy hint from our commercial lawyers  – the rules from Companies House require that accounts filed with them must be on white paper and in black typescript or handwritten black ink – even signatures must be in black ink. Make sure...
A proper and comprehensive induction policy is an essential part of any business. However apart from the immediate practical gains from increasing the morale of a new staff member to making them an effective member of the team from day one, there is a real...
We are pleased to announce that our lawyers  will be taking a stand at the Stonehenge Chamber of Trade Business-2-Business Showcase on Thursday 18th November. The showcase, which runs from 3–7pm at Antrobus House in Amesbury is a great...
Tim will be everywhere this month. For a list of all our events please go to our events page – listed below are just some of the places you can go for *F*R*E*E seminars and training in the Wiltshire and Hampshire area over the next month. F*R*E*E...
The World Cup is almost upon us. Love it or hate it, what effect will it have on the productivity of British business? A survey by internet service provider Eclipse found that 54% of UK employees are planning to watch the matches on their computer at work...
We're delighted to welcome Kerry Wilson to our Andover office. Kerry, who lives locally on a PYO strawberry farm, is a highly skilled commercial litigation and employment law solicitor with particular experience of  disability...
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESSES We're now at the end of January, and however your personal New Year's Resolutions are going, here are some things that we recommend every business should do for a smoother 2010. We see the same legal problems...
Who said you never get anything from your solicitor without paying? We have put THREE MORE downloads on to the site – '27 Reasons to Make a Will , "What is a Lasting power of attorney ", and '30 Mistakes to Avoid when Renting ...
  SNOW ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS With Salisbury almost grinding to a halt due to heavy snow, and with predictions of deeply cold winter ahead, employers may wonder how to cope with the big freeze. Alan Jenner, Employment lawyer   at Salisbury...
Our incredibly exciting news this month is that with effect from December 2, 2009, Bonallack & Bishop merged with Trapnells, a highly specialist Intellectual Property and Information Technology law firm based in Salisbury. The firm’s...
I DIDN'T KNOW I COULD DO THAT Employment law is complex and rapidly changing, with both financial and management risks to getting it wrong. Many employers become overly cautious and agree to demands from employees when they do not have to do so. Our ...
Do your clients fail to settle your accounts on time? Are you fed up with excuses? Is chasing up debts wasting your valuable time? Do you realise how much of YOUR cash is tied up in unpaid debts? We realised the other day that many...
Solicitors warn of increasing employment law risks to employers Following the simultaneous publication of 2007/8 and provisional 2008/9 statistics from the Employment Tribunal, our employment solicitor   Alan Jenner  warns that...
Despite the recession, we continue to grow, and are delighted to announce that a new member of the Management Team joined us a fortnight ago. Nick Alward will be working closely with both Tim and Jane Bishop and will be responsible for developing the...
  Don't miss out on this opportunity for FREE, high-quality training for you and your colleagues. In September and October we are running two training sessions on ‘Time Management’ and ‘Client Care for Professionals’ at...
A good web presence is essential these days. But what happens if you discover that you don’t actually own the domain name? A domain dispute can prove catastrophic. If your web company owns the domain name, and you fall out with them or move to a...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE   October 2008 V-Den 2 Following the success of the first V-Den in June, Bonallack and Bishop are pleased to announce that V-Den 2 will be taking place on Thursday 6th November, at the Grasmere...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE   16 October 2008 Buying a home is still seen as desirable Property sales are slow, prices have fallen and the credit crunch is biting people in unexpected ways. But buying a home of...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE  Solicitors run free environmentally friendly seminars Salisbury Solicitors Bonallack & Bishop are continuing to run their series of legal advice online seminars known as...
BONALLACK & BISHOP WILTSHIRE SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 22nd JUNE 2009 Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset-based solicitors Bonallack & Bishop have opened a fifth office, this time in Warminster. The rapidly growing firm opened a fourth office in...
A recent YouGov poll discovered that 42% of employees believed that they worked better when working remotely – yet just 8% of UK businesses trust staff to work away from the office. Statistics from BT support this – they claim that with 70,000...
CHANCE FOR CUT PRICE LAND REGISTRATION Currently more than 30% of land in England and Wales remains unregistered, relying on title deeds to show the history of ownership. However the Land Registry has indicated their intention to cut this figure to 20% by...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN ANDOVER  -  PRESS RELEASE 27th January 2010 ANDOVER SOLICITORS RUN TWO FREE BUSINESS EVENTS Andover solicitors Bonallack and Bishop are holding two free events on Tuesday 9th February at the Hampshire...
BONALLACK & BISHOP PRESS RELEASE October 2007 Why being without a will could put you at risk   Can you believe that over 70% of the population don’t have a current accurate Will. Don't be one of them – if you are, you risk dying...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS -  PRESS RELEASE 27th March 2008 A fresh new approach to relationship advice Salisbury lawyers , Bonallack and Bishop, have teamed up with The Happy Relationship Company to offer a new and...
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BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 17th December 2009 LOCAL LAW FIRMS MERGE Salisbury Solicitors  Bonallack and Bishop have merged with niche  Intellectual Property Law Firm  Trapnells, whose owner, Laura Trapnell, will...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - WILTSHIRE LAW FIRM - PRESS RELEASE 03 December 2008  COLONOSCOPY MISDIAGNOSES AT NHS TREATMENT CENTRE - SHEPTON MALLET Salisbury Law Firm Bonallack and Bishop have recently been instructed to act for...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 07 February 2008 Andover solicitors drop legal aid   Andover Solicitors   Bonallack and Bishop, who until recently were the biggest providers of family legal aid locally , have announced...
BONALLACK & BISHOP  - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY   - PRESS RELEASE  July 2007 Salisbury law firm  , Bonallack and Bishop, are running a series of legal advice online seminars known as webinars. “The first webinars...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - LAWYERS IN SALISBURY - PRESS RELEASE February 2009  SOLICITORS  ADVISE ON ALTERNATIVES TO REDUNDANCY With the current credit crunch, restructuring and redundancies are becoming increasingly common. Businesses,...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SALISBURY SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 20th May 2010 HIPS ARE HISTORY The government’s announcement on Thursday that the controversial HIPs are to be scrapped is good news for sellers, say Salisbury...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY  - PRESS RELEASE  23rd APRIL 2009 REPORT OF THE JOINT SERVICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE COLONOSCOPY SERVICE AT SHEPTON MALLET NHS TREATMENT CENTRE – 4th OCTOBER 2005 to 31st March 2008 ...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE  FREE COUNSELLING AT ANDOVER SOLICITORS Andover Solicitors Bonallack & Bishop are pleased to announce that the Relationship People will be offering their innovative free counselling sessions for...
SALISBURY LAW FIRM - BONALLACK & BISHOP - PRESS RELEASE  23rd APRIL 2009 REPORT OF THE JOINT SERVICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE COLONOSCOPY SERVICE AT SHEPTON MALLET NHS TREATMENT CENTRE – 4th OCTOBER 2005 to 31st March 2008 ...
Salisbury Solicitors  Bonallack & Bishop go Yummy For Money 13th March 2009 Visitors to Bonallack & Bishop’s Salisbury office this week are sure to have noticed the delicious smells emanating from the kitchen, as staff at the firm of...
BONALLACK & BISHOP  SALISBURY LAWYERS    PRESS RELEASE 19th March 2008  Spinal Unit Gig For the last three years Denise Broomfield, an accident claim solicitor specialising in Spinal Injury Claims for victims of...
SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY -press release The weather is hotting up and with predictions of a long hot summer ahead, employers may wonder what the maximum work place temperature is. Alan Jenner, employment law solicitor at  Salisbury...
BONALLACK & BISHOP -   SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY - PRESS RELEASE 21st December 2009 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESSES It is January and time for New Year’s resolutions.  Salisbury lawyers   Bonallack...
SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE 10th August 2009 NEW MEMBER OF MANAGEMENT TEAM Despite the recession, Salisbury law firm  Bonallack & Bishop continue to grow, and are delighted to welcome a new member of the Management Team. Nick Alward...
BONALLACK & BISHOP- SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY   - PRESS RELEASE August 2008 PROPERTY LEASES - TOP TIPS With the recession beginning to bite, many occupiers of rented property are looking to move to less expensive premises or reduce the...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE 15th April 2010 FUN EVENT FOR SERIOUS BUSINESS OWNERS Salisbury law firm Bonallack and Bishop will be running another Vector ‘V-Den’ on Tuesday 4th May, at the Grasmere...
SALISBURY LAWYERS - BONALLACK & BISHOP - PRESS RELEASE 15th April 2010 FREE BREAKFAST TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS Salisbury law firm  Bonallack and Bishop celebrate the second anniversary of their successful monthly breakfast networking...
As some of you will be aware, we are members of BARTERCARD, a very exciting international barter network. Being a member has enabled us to get tens of thousands of pounds worth of business that we would not have had otherwise. The current recession has...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SALISBURY SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 26th May 2010 THE WORLD CUP AND YOUR WORKERS The World Cup is almost upon us. Love it or hate it, what effect will it have on the productivity of British business? A survey by internet service...
SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE 10th August 2009 Salisbury law firm warn of increasing employment law risks to employers Following the simultaneous publication of 2007/8 and provisional 2008/9 statistics from the Employment Tribunal, employment...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY - PRESS RELEASE 22nd April 2010 SOLICITORS RUN FREE ONLINE SEMINARS Salisbury law firm  Bonallack and Bishop are running a free online Intellectual Property seminar in June. The...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE  17 October 2007 Salisbury Solicitors drop family legal aid Solicitors Bonallack and Bishop, who were just two years ago the biggest providers of family legal aid locally , have announced that...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE  February 2007 Local solicitor slams proposed legal aid cuts  Salisbury Lawyer Tim Bishop slammed the government proposals changes in legal aid on last Sunday's edition of BBC's...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 27th January 2010 WILTSHIRE SOLICITORS RUN FREE BUSINESS EVENT Warminster solicitors Bonallack and Bishop are holding a free event on Tuesday 9th February at the Corsley Centre, near Warminster. The...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 5th February 2010 NEW MEDIATION QUALIFICATION FOR LOCAL LAWYER Amanda Trappes-Lomax, a family lawyer with Salisbury law firm Bonallack and Bishop, has recently qualified as a Family Mediator with...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY -  PRESS RELEASE 27 October 2008 Free Seminar with Solicitors - 13 Ways to Protect Your Business, 24th November 2008 Salisbury law firm Bonallack and Bishop are holding a FREE seminar, ‘13...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY - PRESS RELEASE   15th April 2008 Employment law – All Just Becoming Too Much?     Salisbury lawyers  Bonallack & Bishop  and Require Recruitment have teamed...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE  23rd APRIL 2009 REPORT OF THE JOINT SERVICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE COLONOSCOPY SERVICE AT SHEPTON MALLET NHS TREATMENT CENTRE – 4th OCTOBER 2005 to 31st March 2008 Bonallack and Bishop...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE 13th MAY 2009 FREE ADVICE EVENT FOR START-UP BUSINESSES Are you  starting a business ? Or is anybody you know? Tuesday 30th June 2009 sees Salisbury's first business start-up...
BONALLACK & BISHOP  - SALISBURY LAW FIRM -  PRESS RELEASE  21 January 2008 Free Family Law Surgery to open in Amesbury High Street Salisbury and Andover Solicitors   Bonallack & Bishop are doing it again...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY - PRESS RELEASE 18th March 2008 Solicitors Compliment Complimentary Therapy Salisbury law firm Bonallack & Bishop have taken the view that happy and relaxed staff deliver the best service to...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS   - PRESS RELEASE 5th JUNE 2009 SOLICITORS TAKE ON TWO NEW SOLICITORS Salisbury and Andover solicitors Bonallack & Bishop have taken on two new solicitors this month, Nick Southwell and...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY -PRESS RELEASE 09 January 2009 BONALLACK & BISHOP  AND THE HAPPY RELATIONSHIP COMPANY  A combination of the lengthy Christmas break and the economic downturn look likely to put a huge...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - LAWYERS IN SALISBURY -  PRESS RELEASE  March 2007 13 WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS SEMINAR Salisbury Law Firm  Bonallack & Bishop are hosting a Free Seminar at the St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood on...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY SOLICITORS - PRESS RELEASE FREE WILLS FOR THE OVER-75s Week  12-17th January 2009 Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors in Salisbury are pleased to announce that from 12-17th January, they will be offering...
BONALLACK AND BISHOP - WILTSHIRE SOLICITORS - PRESS RELEASE  5TH JANUARY 2009 FREE SEMINAR – THE RECESSION BUSTER Bonallack and Bishop are very excited to announce their next Free Seminar - the Recession Buster. This is planned...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SALISBURY SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE 5th June 2008 V-Den Bonallack and Bishop will be co hosting V-Den, a fast-paced and informal "dragon's den" for fast track business owners on Tuesday 17 June at the Grasmere Hotel...
BONALLACK & BISHOP ANDOVER LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE 6th October 2008  Successful launch of the Andover Business Breakfast Club   Andover's latest breakfast networking event, the Andover Breakfast Club, was launched highly...
BONALLACK & BISHOP -  SALISBURY LAW FIRM -  PRESS RELEASE 4th April 2008 Bad Debts Rise In 2007, judgments against businesses for bad debts in England and Wales reached their highest level since 2001 increasing to 185,395 according...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAWYERS - PRESS RELEASE October 2007 Salisbury law firm raise concerns about new powers of attorney On October 1st, the Mental Capacity Act brought about wholesale changes in the ways individuals can...
BONALLACK & BISHOP   ANDOVER SOLICITORS  PRESS RELEASE 25 August 2008  Andover Business Breakfast Club   Following on from the success of the Salisbury Breakfast Club, launched in April, Bonallack & Bishop have...
BONALLACK & BISHOP -  SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY   - PRESS RELEASE 14th MAY 2009 Q: WHAT DO AGONY AUNTS AND DIVORCE SOLICITORS HAVE IN COMMON? A: They both help people in distress Relationship Coaches, Nigel and Jenny Heath of...
Press release from BONALLACK & BISHOP- SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY 10 March 2008 Salisbury Business Breakfast Club   A new breakfast club for local businesses will be launched on April Fool's Day, Tuesday April 1, 2008. The Salisbury Breakfast...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SALISBURY LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASE  February 2007 Can your Solicitor drive a fork lift truck?  Thanks to the wonders of the web, we are now able to access so much more information. But did you know that...
PRESS RELEASE 17th August 2009 BREAKFAST NETWORKING COMES TO WARMINSTER, WESTBURY & FROME Wiltshire solicitors Bonallack & Bishop will be extending their successful breakfast club format to cover the Warminster, Westbury and Frome area with...
  BONALLACK & BISHOP - SOLICITORS IN SALISBURY -PRESS RELEASE 6th January 2010 SNOW ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS With Salisbury almost grinding to a halt due to heavy snow, and with predictions of deeply cold winter ahead, employers may wonder how...
BONALLACK & BISHOP - SALISBURY LAW FIRM - PRESS RELEASE  04 October 2007 Salisbury Solicitors raise concerns about new powers of attorney On October 1st, the Mental Capacity Act brought about wholesale changes in the ways individuals...
BONALLACK & BISHOP SOLICITORS PRESS RELEASE  January 2007 25 Years Loyal Services   Thursday 18th January 1982, Mary Hunt started her first day in her new job as a secretary, it was snowing, just like it had on the day she had gone...
Salisbury Lawyers Bonallack & Bishop go Yummy For Money  13th March 2009 Visitors to Bonallack & Bishop's office this week are sure to have noticed the delicious smells emanating from the kitchen, as staff at the Salisbury...
    FREE commercial property  and  conveyancing  tips downloads Who said you never get anything free from your Solicitor ? We have put another two free property downloads on to the site – "49 Common...
A new reason to avoid Employment Tribunals Quite apart from the issues of wasted time, legal costs and the risk of a sizeable award, there is now a new reason to tighten up your employment procedures and to resolve grievances and disputes...
Despite the recession, we continue to grow, and are delighted to announce that we have a new business law   and employment law Solicitor starting on Monday 27 th April. Nick Southwell will be a welcome addition to the Commercial team,...
Nigel Mills, who has recently joined the firm, is an experienced commercial litigator and an employment law specialist, becoming the third member of the firm's employment law team. He has a particular interest in dispute resolution, with many...
Those of you who missed the first Shirlaws workshop on 3 rd March in Salisbury really missed something special. The lucky attendees were challenged to think about their approach to getting new work from referrals and given the chance to learn about...
We are really pleased to welcome Anna Rabin as part of our team, who joins us as a consultant specialising in non-contentious engineering and construction law .  Anna, previously a partner at respected city law firm Jeffrey Green Russell, is...
In recognition of the financial climate and our absolute desire to help local businesses we have decided to waive all charges for the Business Strategies for Growth workshop series. This series of three, three-hour workshops hosted by  Salisbury...
Yes, you read it right – we have two new members of our Commercial Team. Nigel Mills will be based in the Salisbury office from the beginning of December and will handle employment and general litigation including professional negligence claims ...
Recent research has found that whilst schemes for rewarding good performance by employees is on the increase, 60% of employers are doing too little to tackle poorly performing employees. Poor employee performance is never good for an employer –...
The global recession? We refuse to participate in it! Whilst most other Solicitors seem to be shedding staff at a frightening rate, not only do we remain committed to making no redundancies, but we are continuing to grow by offering the right advice to...
Cash is king – and that has never been truer than in the current recession. If you do have unpaid bills, remember that it is your money your customers are holding onto. You have a legal right to charge interest on unpaid bills for business clients and...
In yet one more sign that we are refusing to be beaten by the economic climate, we have taken on another solicitor. Anthony Pownall will be working in the personal injury and medical negligence team, and has particular experience in dealing...
The first of our three Business Growth Seminars had to be postponed this week due to the adverse weather. - reduction in cost - next seminar - March - Richard to send...
Leasehold extension and enfranchisement seminar All you wanted to know about leasehold enfranchisement and   UK lease extension – but were afraid to ask. Georgina Walters, our head of property, and Chris Beamish from DM...
With our new look website, as announced last month, has come an exciting new development designed to make your lives (and ours) easier. You are now able to both register and pay online for all our events, including the Breakfast Clubs. Bookings can...
Andover Solicitors  at Andover Expo Don't forget that Andover's first business expo takes place on March 17 at the Lights in Andover from 10am–6pm. All 50 stands have been taken, and it promises to be a great event. If you...
  Don't miss out on this opportunity for FREE, high-quality training for you and your colleagues. In June we are running two training sessions on ‘Time Management’ and ‘Client Care for Professionals’ at the Grasmere...
From 1st April 2009, the minimum holiday entitlement increased to 28 days per year (5.6 weeks), which can include bank holidays. Employers already giving 28 days don't have to give any more unless it used to do so. Don't forget there...
Garden leave is commonly used for senior staff or when a member of staff has handed in their notice and you don’t want any employee enticing clients to follow them or taking sensitive business information. So instead you simply pay them for the...
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We are very pleased to announce that despite the recession we are opening another new office, this time in Warminster. As with all our other offices, the Warminster branch will offer a full range of commercial and private client legal services – we...
Have you recently started up your own business, are you thinking of doing so or is your business still at that early start-up stage? If so then the Start-Up Business Fair is for you. This unique event is brought to you by Salisbury Solicitors ...
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel this event. For more information, please contact Caroline Skutt on 01722 424424 or caroline.skutt@bishopslaw.com. ...
FREE Training for Professionals Whether your industry or profession sets a required level of annual training or you simply feel you and your team would benefit from some free professional training, you may be interested in the two training...
As announced last month, Salisbury law firm   Bonallack & Bishop will be running a unique event on Tuesday 30th June , aimed at people who are contemplating starting their own business, or who have recently done so. As well as ourselves and...
We are pleased to announce a special promotion that our Wills and Probate team will be running in the New Year. From the 12th-17th January in our Salisbury office we will be giving the over-75s the chance to have a will drawn up...
As subscribers to our business newsletter, you are amongst the first people to learn about a special promotion that we will be running at the start of 2009. From the 12th-17th January in our Salisbury office we will be giving the over-75s the...
  Companies Act - The latest changes The latest changes resulting from the Companies Act 2006 came into effect on 1 October 2008, the most important of which are:   Every company must have at least one director who is a...
Employers are reminded that at the start of October, tthe adult National Minimum Wage   rose. The new national minimum wage rates are as follows: The adult national minimum wage rises from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour. The...
 Goodbye to Liz We are sad to report that Liz Granville-Sharp will be stepping down as Bonallack and Bishop's marketing manager on Friday 8th August.  Those of you who have been to any of our events will no doubt have met...