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Coronavirus: what do employers need to know?

With the World Health Organization (WHO) saying that the world should “do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic” and cases being reported as near to the UK as...

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Short-term lets: good or bad?

Last night’s ITV’s Tonight show provided an overview on the popularity of short-term lets, mainly Airbnb bookings. Those of us who have used Airbnb cannot fault its appeal in terms of...

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English law and the value of life: the limits of the statutory bereavement award

The loss of a loved one is extremely sad for everyone involved but where the death was the result of medical negligence and therefore avoidable, the effect on those close...

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Whose fence is it anyway?

With Storm Ciara having already caused plenty of damage and Storm Dennis on its way, it looks like we’re all braced for a difficult few days of weather. These storms...

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Parental bereavement leave and pay: government response

Yesterday, 23rd January 2020, the Government announced that any employee who loses a child under the age of 18, or suffers a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy, will be...

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Weighing the cost: why the human cost of clinical negligence is more important than the bill

In an article published today by the BBC, it is suggested that NHS England “faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence”. The article...

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Can I claim if I was cycling without lights?

At this time of year, the mornings and evenings are darker and the weather just that little bit more treacherous. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution to exercise more and...

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What to do after a loved one dies

Losing a loved one can be not only emotionally difficult but stressful in terms of knowing what you need to do next regarding registering the death and sorting out any...

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Where do workers stand when it comes to TUPE?

We’ve all seen articles in the papers over recent months about the gig economy, namely cases involving Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and Deliveroo. These cases have highlighted that it’s not always...

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Court of Protection: What happens after foster care?

The Court of Protection released an interim judgement yesterday about the accommodation of a vulnerable young adult and how the Court will approach similar applications in future. The Court was...

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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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