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    Litigants-in-person: Make it Stop!

    by Pete Gardner | Feb 22, 2017 |
    Over the last few years, we have seen the rise of the Litigant-in-person (“LIP”). To lawyers, this is only even more concerning than the rise of the robots. However, it is unlikely that LIPs will take over the world so perhaps I should be focussing on the robots after all!
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  • Financial Advisor

    Financial advice on divorce

    by Patrick Mulcare | Feb 07, 2017 |
    During divorce proceedings, when tensions can run high and budgets become stretched, engaging the services of a Specialist Financial Advisor can seem like an additional burden. The role of a lawyer in dealing with divorce, or separation, is to guide a client through the legal maze of forms and procedures in, hopefully, as amicable, cost-effective and rapid way as possible. That said, lawyers are simply not in a position to provide the sort of specialist financial advice that separating parties may require.
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  • Man driving a car

    Reliance on the Mobility Clause in a Redundancy Situation was Unfair

    by Philomena Price | Feb 06, 2017 |
    In Kellogg Brown & Rout (UK) Limited v (1) Fitton and (2) Ewer, the EAT had found that these two employees had been unfairly dismissed for refusing to comply with the instruction to move location under a mobility clause in their contract to another office when their office closed. The employer had not been entitled to rely on the mobility clause as its instruction to move to the other office had not been reasonable and the employees had reasonable grounds to refuse.
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  • Penalty Stamp

    Employers Pay Out Over £83,000 under Tribunal Penalty Regime!

    by Philomena Price | Feb 02, 2017 |
    On 6 April 2016, a scheme was brought in to penalise employers who failed to pay tribunal awards or settlement sums under COT3s. Since the new regime came in then employers have had to pay out more than £83,000 in penalties.
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    Brexit: How it could affect the recovery of international debt

    by Martin Hughes | Jan 31, 2017 |
    When it comes to Brexit, we’re in unchartered waters. The government has yet to invoke Article 50, and is still working out, and trying to negotiate, acceptable terms. Prior to the referendum, as a member of the common market, the UK benefitted from over 50 EU-established trade agreements with the rest of the world. As we move from membership to independence, these deals no longer apply, and must be renegotiated.
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  • Vacant Office Space

    What Constitutes Vacant Possession?

    by Kyle Wyness | Jan 26, 2017 |
    It is not unusual for commercial leases to contain break clauses which entitle tenants to bring their lease to an end before the contractual term of the lease has expired. More often than not, the break clause contains conditions which have to be fulfilled if the break option is to be validly exercised. One of the most common conditions requires tenants to give vacant possession.
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  • shaking hands

    Who would you trust to carry out your debt collection?

    by | Jan 18, 2017 |
    If you are looking to outsource your debt collection, you must be confident your business is in safe-hands, and you are working with a supplier that operates with integrity and one that protects your brand and reputation at all times.
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  • 2017

    Employment Law in 2017

    by Philomena Price | Jan 11, 2017 |
    Philomena Price, Employment Director, has put together an article about some of the key things to watch out for in 2017 ...
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  • Myth v Reality

    5 Common Myths of Divorce

    by | Dec 07, 2016 |
    As many a Family Law Solicitor will inform you, much of the time we answer the same questions, but the advice given will rarely be the same as each client and their circumstances are always different. Sometimes clients will first meet a Family Lawyer thinking that they already know the Law when, in fact, they have believed a myth. This article considers five common myths in Family Law.
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  • Businessman signing a contract

    Debt Recovery: The Most Important Tip You Will Ever Hear

    by Pete Gardner | Dec 01, 2016 |
    At the risk of doing myself out of a job, I am about to give you some knowledge that, if used correctly, should reduce the amount of your customer accounts that go into debt and make it much easier for you to recover the money owed to you from the ones that do go into debt. If you are a salesperson then this article is mostly aimed at you. If you are a Credit Manager then get your salespeople to look at this!
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