Employment Law News – October 2015

  National Minimum Wage Increase From the 1 October 2015 the National Minimum Wage increased to:- £6.70 for workers aged 21 years and over £5.30 18-20 years £3.87 for 16-17 years, who are above school leaving age but under 18 £3.30 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the first year […]

Bennett Griffin Personal Injury Team Recognised in the Legal 500

Over the years the personal injury team at Bennett Griffin have built up a reputation for their work in assisting people who have suffered serious and life changing injuries in accidents. Their reputation for availability, their willingness to see clients at their home, and to deal with their claim delicately where necessary are just some […]

Putting off Making a Will? We can help!

Writing a Will is something that we all know we should be doing but many of us put it off because we don’t want to think about it, find it all too confusing or just simply don’t know where to start. At Bennett Griffin we have developed a streamlined, bespoke Wills service which aims to […]

The Bennett Griffin Beach Volleyball Tournament 2015

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Friday 18th September saw the 5th annual Bennett Griffin tournament in aid of St Barnabas House hospice take place at the Worthing Sand Courts at Splash Point. There were nine teams with local businesses Carpenter Box, Spofforths, Jelf Insurance, St Barnabas, Kinglsey Roofing, HD Tribe and Kingsley Eco Solutions (as well as Bennett Griffin) all […]

Worthing revealed as one of the divorce hotspots of the UK

Divorce Sign

Worthing has had the perhaps dubious distinction of being named one of the top ten divorce capitals of the UK, research conducted by a law firm has revealed. Whilst the national average of people whose marital status is divorced is 8.2% this rises to 11% in Worthing. Interestingly, all of the top ten are seaside […]

Social Media in the Workplace

Use of social media is increasing, enabling people to keep in touch on a daily basis. For employers it is vital to have a written policy setting out what is and what is not acceptable in the workplace. Boundaries will then be set and any breaches by employees may be subject to disciplinary action If […]

Following cuts to Legal Aid, is the Government’s policy of encouraging separating and divorcing couples to consider Mediation starting to work?

Mediation Handshake

Figures produced by National Family Mediation show that calls to their telephone helpline have more than doubled in the past year.  Between January and June 2015, National Family Mediation staff took an average of over 3,400 calls each month, this figure being up from the 1,600 calls each month during the same period in 2014. […]

Bennett Griffin do the Birdman for Guild Care

Worthing Birdman 2015

There was a light south easterly wind and the sun was peeping through the few clouds that scattered the sky over Worthing on Saturday the 15th August 2015, the day of the International Birdman Competition. Flags were fluttering in the breeze, children were seen playing in the waves whilst clutching dripping ice creams and an […]

The Problems of Excluding Beneficiaries in a Will

As many of you will no doubt already be aware, the news following the recent outcome of the Heather Ilott case has divided opinion. Please follow the link here to read the full article. Although the particular circumstances of this case are cumulatively unusual, there are elements that most people can identify with. It is […]