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4 employment law changes you need to know about in April 2019

With employment law legislation changing so regularly, it can be difficult for employees and employers alike to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. There have been a number of important...

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Can you stop the clock on Inheritance Act claims?

  Standstill Agreements are widely used in cases where parties are attempting to resolve matters themselves but they are up against time restrictions, specifically the date on which you have...

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Increased probate fees: what does this mean for you and your loved ones?

The Government recently announced a resurrection of their 2017 plans to introduce a fee structure for probate applications, with the value of the deceased’s estate dictating the cost of the...

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Time to put a limit on ‘gagging’ clauses?

‘Gagging’ clauses, also known as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), can be found in employment contracts, a separate standalone document and/or in a settlement agreement (often given to an employee when they...

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Restrictive covenants – are they enforceable?

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are often included to protect the employer’s business by restricting the activities of an employee, generally after the employment has ended. However, the restrictive covenant...

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Victims can now claim for injuries sustained pre 1979

A recent change in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 has abolished a rule whereby claimants could not pursue a claim for compensation if the victim lived under the same...

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Court of Protection to consider monitoring social media

The Court of Protection recently confirmed that they will make a decision on behalf of a woman in her 30s who suffers from learning disabilities, regarding her use of social...

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How do I remove a director?

Small business shareholders or guarantors can appoint or remove a company director by members at any time, providing such actions do not breach the Companies Act 2006, the articles of...

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Who should prepare my Will?

Most people would decline car insurance from a provider with a notoriously low percentage of claims pay-outs and awful customer service ratings, even if the package on offer is the...

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What are my rights as a minority shareholder?

A majority shareholder is one who owns 50% or more of the shares in a company; they will generally govern the running of the business and can prevent a minority...

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Children’s Mental Health Week

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, we focus on the wellbeing of children whose parents are going through a divorce or separation. It’s well known that children can...

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What are employers’ responsibilities when it snows?

We had numerous weather warnings and we knew snow was coming our way, but how many employers planned in advance? It’s likely that managers, heads of departments etc. within companies...

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