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Top tips for managing stress at work

To coincide with National Stress Awareness Day, our HR Officer, Victoria Aslan, and Employment Law Partner, Samantha Castle, share their top tips for dealing with stress and how to spot...

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The risk of burn injuries from Halloween costumes

We’ve all seen the news reports that have come out in recent years about the horrific incidents whereby Halloween fancy dress costumes have caught fire and, in some cases, caused life-changing injuries....

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What is a Part 36 Offer?

A Part 36 Offer allows a party in a litigation matter to make a settlement offer before it reaches trial. If the offer is not accepted and the opposing party...

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What’s the difference between a Solicitor and a Barrister?

A Solicitor is a lawyer who advises clients on legal matters, draws up legal documents and represents clients in certain courts. They also sometimes instruct barristers to work with them...

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Are you considering the impact work has on your employees’ mental health?

According to research carried out by mental health charity, Mind, a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers, with more than one in five saying they have called in...

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References: to give or not to give?

As an employer, there is no legal duty to provide a reference for a former or current employee, however, there are certain exceptions. It’s mandatory for an employer to give...

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How do I change my child’s name?

You can change your child’s name at any time, as long as they’re under the age of 16. You don’t have to have a specific or valid reason for doing...

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Employment tribunals: are they overwhelmed?

Everyone expected an increase in employment tribunal applications after the Supreme Court case in 2017 ended fees. But what they forgot to factor in was that employment tribunals were already...

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Non-disclosure agreements: further guidance issued by the Law Society

A new initiative to help the public understand their rights when faced with non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) was launched on 15th August, by the Law Society of England and Wales. Guidance...

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A&E department failures now the biggest source of Medical Negligence claims

According to a 41-page NHS strategy document, delays, misdiagnosis and poor treatment in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are now the main source of NHS negligence claims, overtaking orthopaedic surgery...

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Supreme Court rules that restrictive covenant can be made enforceable by removing unreasonable parts

Any clause in an employment contract that seeks to restrict what an employee can do after their contract comes to an end is invalid from the outset for being a...

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Less than one month to go: deadline for historic single parent Parental Orders

In January 2019, after much anticipation, the UK surrogacy rules were amended to allow single applicants to apply for Parental Orders for children born via a surrogate. The Human Fertilisation...

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