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You're fired! - have you been unfairly dismissed?

Emily Yeardley
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When an employee is dismissed from their employment, it is natural for that person to feel as if they have been treated unfairly. An employer is entitled to dismiss an employee provided they can show that the reason for the dismissal was one of five...

Why use a Solicitor to write your Will?

Scott Johnson
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Why use a Solicitor to write your Will One of the benefits of using a solicitor to write your Will is the level of protection and security that there is for the client. There are many unregulated options available to write a Will, including DIY Wills,...

Who will make the decisions if you can't?

Scott Johnson
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Who is going to make decisions for you when you can’t? The answer may surprise you…. If something was to happen to you and you couldn’t make decisions about your finances or personal wellbeing, your family or friends would be able to...

The Parent Trap

Wendy Armstrong
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Do you know your rights as a step-parent? In the ever changing landscape of society, it is now commonplace for parents of children to separate or divorce, making room for new relationships and sometimes, new roles. The idea of step-parents and step-children...

Clarity when drafting is key - a lesson from the High Court

Danielle Dyer
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It is a business person’s nightmare when the contract they thought was sound and wind proof turns out to be open for interpretation. The High Court gives a stark reminder for the need for clarity when drafting. The recent case of Macquarie Capital...

Data protection: Should businesses be worried?

Simon Porter
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With British Airways (BA) and Marriott receiving notices of proposed fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulatory body that enforces data protection policies in the UK, businesses should be taking proactive steps to implement...

How much do you know about cookies?

Simon Porter
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What is a cookie? We’re not talking about the chocolate chip variety! A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ such as a computer, when the user opens a website. This allows the website to identify...

Was covert recording by employee 'misconduct'?

Emily Yeardley
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The advent of smartphones means that it could not be easier to make an audio recording of an internal meeting without the other party’s knowledge. Employees may feel confused and vulnerable and want the protection of recording exactly what the...

Are you working too hard?

Emily Yeardley
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Do you feel physically and emotionally exhausted all the time and lack motivation at work? Do you have a demanding job that constantly makes you feel stressed? You could be suffering from ‘burnout’. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced...

The Tenant Fees Act 2019: New obligations on Landlords

Danielle Dyer
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On the 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (‘the Act’) came into force which heralded big changes for landlords and tenants in respect of payments that landlords (or letting agents) can charge to tenants and the treatment of a tenant’s...

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