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Refunding of Tribunal fees - an update

Ewan Carr
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The government has opened up applications for Employment Tribunal fee refunds to all who may be eligible, following a pilot scheme. This comes after the defeat suffered by the government back in July 2017, where the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by Unison...

Instructing a law firm for the first time - what to expect

Claire Matthews
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Legal issues can be complicated, daunting isolating and overwhelming, that is why you instruct a legal advisor to help you with whatever issue you may be facing, from conveyancing or wills through to employment disputes and litigation. Chattertons are a full...

From bad to worse - how periods of recession increase negligent claims

David Rogerson
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Professionals such as accountants and tax advisers are meant to provide trustworthy financial and taxation information and advice to a company and/or individual. Although a full review of any case is required to assess a potential claim, here are some...

Residential Conveyancing - 5 Reasons why you should use your Local Law Firm.

Honor Ireland
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Whether you have just bought a brand new house or you have just sold your whole property portfolio, there is always that imminent question - ‘Who will you be instructing for your conveyancing?’ There is no denying that buying and selling...

This is the (business) life!

MONICA BECK
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Whether you are a sole trader, a partner in a partnerships, the owner of a company or a charity trustee you would have noticed that we are experiencing a period of turbulence.  A number of significant changes contribute to increasing your workload and...

Anti-Bullying and Harassment Week 2017. Dealing with Workplace Bullies

Jacqueline Ross
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In all walks of life, there is the potential to be exposed to bullying. Take sharks, for instance, who are colloquially characterised as the “bullies of the sea.” Although bullying is unacceptable anywhere, it is especially insidious in the...

Online Wills- Could this be the future?

Victoria Reeds
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In this modern age the process of signing, witnessing and dating a hard copy Will can seem outdated. A Will is a written document that has been signed by the testator and witnessed by two people over the age of 18, who do not benefit from the Will. The rules...

Settlement agreements - what they are and when to use them

Ewan Carr
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Settlement agreements, formerly known as compromise agreements, have been commonly used by employers for many years as a means of ending the employment relationship with an employee.  They are binding contracts signed by the employer and employee...

Developing policies that improve services

Bev Robinson
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published the latest edition of its annual Risk Outlook which includes case study written by our Risk and Compliance Manager Bev Robinson.  The full risk outlook for 2017/18 can be accessed here. ...

GDPR-DAY

MONICA BECK
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With the deadline for GDPR implementation looming ever closer (25 May 2018), you cannot wait for a New Year’s resolution before you look into how this will affect you and your business (or your charity, or your institution). If you have looked around,...