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Open Justice v. Article 8 The Right to Privacy: Are You Protected?

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The principle of ‘open justice’ is to provide transparency and clarity within the course of employment litigation.  This principle is used as the focal reason behind online publications of judgements from Employment Tribunal cases. However...

Equal Pay And The Recent Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley Case

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The experienced solicitors at Chattertons always take a very keen interest in current legal cases. This is especially true when they have the potential to set a significant precedent for future proceedings. A recent case between Asda Stores Ltd and Brierley...

Government Consultation Paper; Maternity Leave Extending Rights

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The government have recently published a consultation paper to extend the rights of women who have just returned from maternity leave, giving them priority over other redundant employees when the employer offers suitable alternative employment. ...

Applying for EU Settled Status: 'Voluntary Test Phase'

Louis Harman
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EU Citizens, and their family members, may now apply for EU Settled Status through the new application system for post-Brexit residence rights. ‘Settled Status’ or ‘Pre-Settled Status’ is the new system of immigration rights being...

No Fault Divorces

Jo Chidlow
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What is a no-fault divorce? January and the aftermath of the festive season can, unfortunately, be a peak time for divorce petitions. And there’s arguably more interest than usual this year. That's because the government has now completed a...

Employment Status; Why is it Important?

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Determining your employment status can be crucial as employees will be afforded with certain legal protections that a ‘worker’ or someone who is self-employed will not receive. There are 3 main types of employment status.  These are:- ...

Paying Peanuts for Monkeys

David Rogerson
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When looking at a claim against a professional for negligent work, otherwise known as "professional negligence" does the amount of the fees charged by that professional make a difference to what standard of service you should have expected? The...

5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Local Conveyancing Solicitor

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The New Year is often the time of year when people not only make the inevitable resolutions to re-join the gym or cut back on the wine but also make more serious life-impacting decisions such as moving house. So, once you’ve made that decision your...

The Impact of Brexit on UK Insolvency Legislation

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The Impact of Brexit on UK Insolvency Legislation and Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings With 2019 fast approaching, one of the growing uncertainties of Brexit is the impact it will have on Insolvency Practitioners during pre-insolvency proceedings,...

New Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment at Work

Danielle Lister
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New Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment at Work announced by the Government The government has today announced that a new Code of Practice is to be introduced aimed at tackling sexual harassment at work.  This follows the #MeToo social media...