General

Christmas and New Year

Please note that our opening times over Christmas are as follows:-

  •  Our Brixham office will close from 5pm on 22 December and will re-open at 9 am on 3 January 2017.
  •  Our Paignton office will close at 12pm 23 December and will re-open at 9am on 3 January 2017.

The last date for completions prior to Christmas will be 22 December 2016.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Armistice Day

Please note that at 11am our office will be falling silent to remember all those lost in conflicts.  If you telephone or call into the office at 11am we hope that you will join us in 2 minutes silence.  Thank you.

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Employment Vacancy

We are currently looking to recruit a legal secretary.  Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.  If you or anyone you know is interested please forward a CV to either our Brixham or Paignton offices, for the attention of Mrs C Thompson.

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

  •  Our Brixham office will close from 5pm on 22 December and will re-open at 9 am on 4 January 2016.
  •  Our Paignton office will close at 12pm 23 December and will re-open at 9am on 4 January 2016.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

We are expanding!

When Caroline Thompson purchased Roger Richards Solicitors from Roger in 2008, the housing market slumped and there was a general air of despondency. Such timing! However, not one to be beaten, Caroline rallied her team and battled through the storm. Since then, the firm has been running along steadily. However, there comes a time when it is necessary to send for re-enforcements. That time is now.

So, some 7 years later, Roger Richards Solicitors has recruited an additional solicitor to cope with the increase in business!

Angela Shropshall-Clarke is our new addition. Angela has many years’ experience, too, most recently with another local firm, so she is well known in the area. Angela will use her expertise in litigation to assist clients with ‘Disputes’, ‘Personal Injury’, ‘Employment matters’ and other claims for compensation. “Is she any good?” “Is she any good?” “You’d better believe it.” says Caroline.

There are more expansion plans in the pipeline, so ‘watch this space’!

Easter

May we take this opportunity to remind everyone that Roger Richards Solicitors will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.    We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 7th April.   Wishing everyone a Happy Easter from all at Roger Richards Solicitors!

The Brixham Office

Our Brixham office relocation is now complete!   We have moved our Brixham office to 5 New Road Brixham TQ5 8LZ.  The telephone number (01803 854123) will remain the same.

The new office is a ground floor office and we invite clients and friends, new and existing, just to pop in.

If you have any queries please contact Guy in our Brixham office on 01803 854123 or our Paignton office 01803 845191.

Roger Richards Solicitors –  professional service with the personal touch!

Brixham Office

Our Brixham office will be relocating from Bolton Street to our new premises at 5 New Road at the beginning of January 2015. Watch this space for further details!

Christmas

Please note that our opening times over Christmas are as follows:-

  •  Our Brixham office will close from 5pm on 22 December and will re-open at 9 am on 2 January 2015.
  •  Our Paignton office will close at 12pm 23 December and will re-open at 9am on 2 January 2015.

The last date for completions prior to Christmas will be 19 December 2014.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Employment update!

Minimum Wage Increase – The minimum wage will increase as follows with effect from 1 October 2014:
£6.50 for workers 21 and over
£5.13 for workers 18-20 years
£3.79 for 16-17 year-olds
£2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the first year of apprenticeship

Antenatal Appointments – time off to accompany a pregnant woman
From 1 October 2014, an expectant father or the partner of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to up to two of her ante-natal appointments. The government has said that the aim is to achieve greater involvement of both of the child’s parents from the earliest stages of pregnancy.
Employees accompanying the expectant mother to her ante-natal appointments are entitled to unpaid leave for one or two appointments. The time off is capped at six and a half hours for each appointment.
It should be noted that the current position is that an employer is not entitled to ask for any evidence of the ante-natal appointments, such as an appointment card, as this is the property of the expectant mother attending the appointment. However, an employer is entitled to ask the employee for a declaration stating the date and time of the appointment, that the employee qualifies for the unpaid time off through his or her relationship with the mother or child, and that the time off is for the purpose of accompanying the expectant mother to an ante-natal appointment that has been made on the advice of a registered medical practitioner, nurse or midwife.

It should also be noted that this is a right to accompany, not a right actually to attend the appointment. It will always be open to the pregnant woman to refuse to have a person present.

Any queries, please contact Geoff Ford at our Paignton office, who will be happy to discuss these and any other areas of Employment Law.