Articles for Businesses

inheritance
19 April 2018
If you are set to inherit money, property or other assets from an estate, you may be wondering how long the process takes from someone passing away, to receiving inheritance. In reality, this question is hard to answer; the timescale can depend on a number of factors, including how complex the estate is.
Pre-Action Protocol explained
11 April 2018
The Debt Recovery Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) came into effect on 1 October 2017. Now, with time for it to have established itself, we take a look at the impact the protocol has had and whether it has made a difference to businesses looking to recoup monies owed...
Being Prepared for Life’s Troubles with a Power of Attorney
26 October 2017
At some point in our lives we will almost certainly need someone reliable to call on, when life gets tough. This may be anything from support during an illness or help in the home. At Smith Partnership we understand when it comes to needing help with financial affairs, you may need to engage with a number of organisations such as banks and insurance or pension companies. 
24 October 2017
The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has come under pressure this month for failing to publish a report on deaths and serious incidents in police custody.  In a letter published in The Guardian, a coalition of activist groups called on the Home Secretary to release the report immediately.
04 May 2017
Smith Partnership Solicitors, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year is advising companies to be proactive as the new regulations on the Gender Pay Gap Reporting comes into force.