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    Pre-termination Negotiations – A Recap

    by Philomena Price | Jan 21, 2016 |
    I am often being asked about confidential pre-termination negotiations and how to go about them. This has been an alternative way for employers and employees to engage in confidential “off the record” discussions on ending the employment relationship since 29 July 2013.
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  • Employment contract

    Employment Law - What to expect in 2016

    by Philomena Price | Jan 21, 2016 |
    A number of key employment law changes are expected in 2016.
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  • Online Law

    The County Court System – All change again?!

    by Pete Gardner | Jan 20, 2016 |
    Those of us who have the misfortune of dealing with the County Courts system in England and Wales will know that the changes over the last few years to modernise and make the system more efficient have done anything but that. The costs to use the system go up and the quality of service goes down. Trying to get anything done quickly through any Court, but particularly the County Court Business Centre or the County Court Money Claims Centre can, at times, be like pulling teeth.
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    To Sue or Not to Sue - Part 1

    by Pete Gardner | Jan 08, 2016 |
    Does another business owe you some money? Are they being a pain about paying you? If so, you’re probably wondering how best to persuade them to hand over the cash to you.
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  • Only Fools and Horses

    Oh Trigger!

    by David Endicott | Jan 04, 2016 |
    The recent death of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack was very sad, particularly for those of us who remember him so fondly as Trigger. Who can forget the wonderful scene where he gets an award for having the same broom for 20 years (with only 17 new heads and 14 new handles during that time). So, Trigger has gone, he has left behind some wonderful memories, an estate of something over £1 million and a family. What he didn't leave behind was a Will. Rick Mayall died suddenly in 2014, and again, wonderful memories, an estate over £1 million, a family, no Will. Why?
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  • New year fresh start

    Separation and New Beginnings

    by Patrick Mulcare | Jan 04, 2016 |
    January is traditionally a time for new beginnings. In the New Year, many married couples, often after much careful deliberation, make a resolution to end their relationship and start afresh.
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  • landlord

    The Deregulation Act 2015 - Important Changes for Landlords

    by Kyle Wyness | Dec 03, 2015 |
    1st October 2015 saw the introduction of yet more legislation in the guise of sections 33 to 41 of the Deregulation Act 2015 (“DA 2015”) much of which adds further complication to the lettings process for private landlords wishing to let their residential dwellings on assured shorthold tenancies.
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  • Divorce silver splitters

    Divorcing In Later Life

    by | Nov 26, 2015 |
    Divorce rates in England and Wales have steadily increased in recent years amongst people over the age of 60 (sometimes referred to as “Silver Splitters”) who, although they may not have to worry about caring for young children, may be more preoccupied by the sharing out of assets when they separate. There may be mortgage-free properties and pensions to consider, for example.
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  • Statement

    Are you a business with a global turnover of above £36 million?

    by Philomena Price | Nov 19, 2015 |
    If you are a business with a global turnover above £36 million then you need to make sure you are compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”). This came into force on 29 October 2015.
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  • Man on phone - shocked

    Violence at work - Does disparity of treatment render a dismissal unfair?

    by Philomena Price | Nov 19, 2015 |
    If an employee has two years’ service, then when considering a dismissal relating to conduct, an employer needs to act reasonably in the investigation, the process, the conclusions and the sanction imposed. One of the things that an employer also needs to consider is consistency of treatment. Inconsistency in punishments for misconduct may give rise to a finding of unfair dismissal. This really relates to where employees misbehave in much the same way. In these circumstances employees should have punishments vetted out to them in much the same way.
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