Decoding your legal bill

We explained how the hourly rate charging method works and gave some tips on keeping costs down in our previous article: how to keep your legal fees as low as possible. Now, we will take a look at the items… Read on

How to keep your legal fees as low as possible

  Following on from our article: the solicitor’s hourly rate explained we have put together a few hints and tips for keeping your legal bill as reasonable as possible and getting the best value from your solicitor. Hourly rates Charging… Read on

The solicitor’s hourly rate explained

Excuse us if we talk about money for a moment. We know it’s something that people can find embarrassing. But, we want to be as transparent as we can about the costs of the legal service we offer and we… Read on

Christmas party cancelled? You are not alone!

Springhouse managing partner, Ben Power spotted a trend this festive season – employers doing away with the staff Christmas party. So if you were denied your annual yuletide entertainment, you were not alone! It’s very unlikely though that staff  have… Read on

Shining a light on mental health and well being at work

The government has published a non-binding framework for large employers to report on disability, mental health and well being in their workplaces. This follows a recommendation made by an earlier review into mental health in the workplace (the Stevenson/Farmer review).… Read on

High number of interns still unpaid

Recent research has shown that over a quarter of graduates in their first few years in the labour market have taken on unpaid internships.  The Sutton Trust looked into the problem which is seen as restricting access to certain careers… Read on

National minimum wage increase from April 2019 announced

The Chancellor announced the new rates for the national minimum wage which will apply from April 2019 in the Budget. The national living wage rate will increase to £8.21 (from £7.83). This equates to a £690 annual pay rise for… Read on

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