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Is it worth converting your buy to let business into a limited company ahead of April's tax changes?
19th January 2017 | by Mike Lewis

Head of Property Litigation Mike Lewis and Corporate Solicitor Vanessa Crawley point out the reasons many buy-to-let landlords are set to become limited…

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Employment law cases to watch in 2017
17th January 2017 | by Chris Cook

There are a number of employment-related cases of interest which are likely to be determined during the course of 2017. We summarise what to look out…

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Stress as a disability
12th January 2017 | by Keely Rushmore

In the recent case of Herry v Dudley MBC, the EAT provides useful guidance on whether stress caused by difficulties at work can amount to a disability…

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Lawyers can reap benefits of agile working amid rail strike chaos
10th January 2017 | by Steve Ryan

A 24 hour walkout by London Underground staff caused havoc on Monday with tube stations closed across the capital. The strike impacted more than 4m tube…

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Introducing The Reluctant Divorcee
9th January 2017 | by Marilyn Bell

SA Law's Family Team present an honest account of the realities faced at every stage of the divorce process.

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The Residence Nil Rate Band
4th January 2017 | by Kirsty Brown

Leaving beneficiaries with a hefty inheritance tax bill is a worrying prospect for many individuals.

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Sharing is Daring: Beware the AirBnB Bandwagon
22nd December 2016 | by Mike Lewis

It sounds great in principle, but the sharing economy has some issues to work out first.

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Right-to-work documents are a must for all employers
20th December 2016 | by Najma Ali

In Baker v Abellio London Ltd, the Employment Tribunal held that an employee was fairly dismissed after failing to provide documentary evidence of his…

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What to do about Christmas holidays
20th December 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Christmas is inevitably one of the most popular periods for employees to request off but how do you handle lots of different people wanting time off?

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ICO issues record £400,000 monetary penalty notice for TalkTalk data breach
20th December 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

The Information Commissioner has issued a record £400,000 monetary penalty notice to TalkTalk Telecom Group plc for failing to keep personal data secure.

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SA Law's Festive Foodbank Success
19th December 2016 | by Gill Garrett

SA Law's festive food bank provides over 500 meals for the homeless in St Albans. Thank you to our staff, friends and contacts for your generosity & support.

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Will husbands who fail to pay wives maintenance have their passports taken away?
19th December 2016 | by Marilyn Bell

This is a recommendation being made by the Law Commission to the Justice Secretary Liz Truss.

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Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Vicarious Liability at the Office Christmas Party
19th December 2016 | by Chris Cook

The High Court has held that a company was not vicariously liable for the violent assault of an employee by its Managing Director.

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What issues follow some Christmas parties?
16th December 2016 | by Emma Gross

While it's important to give staff a chance to let off steam in the run up to Christmas some employers view Christmas parties as a real hangover.

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Number of agency workers expected to rise to 1 million by 2020
15th December 2016 | by Chris Cook

Independent think-tank Resolution Foundation suggest that the number of agency workers is set to rise to 1 million by 2020.

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ICO prosecutes company employees for unlawfully accessing client data
14th December 2016 | by Chris Cook

A former employee of Lex Autolease Ltd has been prosecuted and fined under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Dealing with competing holiday requests over Christmas
14th December 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

A rota, ballot, or first come first served system could all help with multiple holiday requests over Christmas.

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Government introducing personal liability for directors for nuisance call fines
14th December 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Amendments to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, announced and to be introduced in spring 2017.

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The apprenticeship levy
13th December 2016 | by Domonique McRae

The government is to introduce an apprenticeship levy which will apply to large employers from 6 April 2017.

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Leasehold dreams and nightmares
13th December 2016 | by Glenda Ferneyhough

Flats remain a fertile source of litigation whether in relation to the right to enfranchise or the interpretation of lease covenants, advises Glenda Ferneyhough

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Employers’ duty to take steps to provide rest breaks to workers
8th December 2016 | by Chris Cook

In the past there have been conflicting EAT decisions on the correct approach to determining whether rest entitlements had been denied under the WTR.

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What is digital risk?
8th December 2016 | by Julie Gingell

SA Law’s “Let’s talk digital” event at the Institute of Directors in London drew a wide range of delegates who came to learn more about the evolving…

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The Potential Pitfalls of a ‘Virtual Office’
7th December 2016 | by Mike Lewis

The rise in the “virtual office” allows growing businesses the flexibility to have a city address at a lower rate, however there are some potential…

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West Herts is getting into the festive spirit
5th December 2016 | by Glenda Ferneyhough

I am delighted to participate in SA Law’s initiative in setting up its Christmas Food Bank. We hope that the Food contributed by our staff and clients…

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Will advances in technology & AI ultimately take over the need for a human workforce?
5th December 2016 | by Domonique McRae

As machines, software and robots become more sophisticated, some fear that we stand to lose millions of jobs as a result. Indeed a recent study found…

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Companies House filing requirements
2nd December 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Vanessa Crawley gives her top ten handy forms to help you report changes to Companies House.

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Immigration Act 2016 - The Impact for Residential Landlords
2nd December 2016 | by Laura Ford

Property Litigation Solicitor Laura Ford examines what the new provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 mean for residential landlord's current responsibilities.

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Let's talk digital
28th November 2016 | by Julie Gingell

What risks are today's organisations facing? This is the question asked as SA Law's recent "Let's Talk Digital" event at the Institute of Directors in…

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Restructuring of High Street Retailer Staples
25th November 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

2016 has seen a number of retailers close or restructure their stores in the UK.

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What do you want for Christmas?
22nd November 2016 | by Marilyn Bell

If you are experiencing divorce or a relationship breakdown an important choice for you to make is whether you want conflict or constructive solutions…

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How to handle flexible working requests
22nd November 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Workers are now entitled to request flexible hours. Deal with them fairly to avoid falling foul of the law.

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SA Law's Festive Foodbank
14th November 2016 | by Gill Garrett

This Christmas, SA Law have set up a festive foodbank in their St Albans office to help collect food for three local homelessness charities.

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Does your business lack knowledge of consumer contract law?
14th November 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Corporate solicitor Vanessa Crawley examines recent research which showed more than half of UK businesses do not fully understand the rules applicable…

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Congratulations to the class of 2016
14th November 2016 | by Gill Garrett

It gives me great pleasure to report that all four trainees from SA Law’s 2014 intake have successfully completed their two-year training contract,…

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Bearing the burden of business rates
11th November 2016 | by Mike Lewis

Earlier this month, The Telegraph published that businesses appealed their business rates bill on one in three commercial UK Properties between 2010-15.…

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The Gay Cake Controversy
11th November 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Senior Associate Keely Rushmore examines the ruling on the so called 'gay cake' controversy and shows similarities echoed in the employment law sphere.

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Key data protection points to consider
11th November 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Corporate solicitor Vanessa Crawley examines the key data protection points every business should consider.

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Did you know letting out your home could breach your lease?
11th November 2016 | by Amy Sevier

Property Litigation solicitor Amy Sevier explains the potential legal implications of hosting on Airbnb when you own a leasehold...

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How to win the Generation Game in your workplace
10th November 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

For the first time ever there will soon be five generations in the workplace.

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Top tips on avoiding discrimination when managing older workers
10th November 2016 | by Chris Cook

Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, employers are still coming to terms with the practical challenges of managing older workers.

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Do you have internet trolls within your organisation?
4th November 2016 | by Chris Cook

What are the consequences of social media on workplace relations and company image?

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Government officially confirms adoption of the GDPR
4th November 2016 | by Chris Cook

On appearing before the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee on 24 October 2016, the Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP, confirmed that the UK…

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An 'Uber' Decision
3rd November 2016 | by Emma Gross

Employment solicitor Emma Gross comments on the recent Uber case decision which has set a ground-breaking precedent impacting all those within the 'gig…

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Brexit Legal Challenge Update
3rd November 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

This morning the High Court has handed down its decision on whether Article 50 can be triggered without a vote by the Parliament.

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Proud sponsors of the Berkhamsted fireworks display 2016
31st October 2016 | by Glenda Ferneyhough

We are very proud to be sponsoring the Berkhamsted fireworks display again this year.

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Junior Doctors Dispute
31st October 2016 | by Emma Gross

Lessons to be learned on imposing new terms and conditions.

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M&A Growth gives the corporate sector a positive forecast
28th October 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

SA Law’s corporate team is currently enjoying one of its busiest years to date, and 2017’s dance card is already looking quite full. But how does…

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Asos: A Contractual nightmare?
18th October 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Keely Rushmore explains how the lack of communication over worker's rights could be creating barriers for businesses and explains the best ways to ensure…

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The Working Dead
18th October 2016 | by Chris Cook

Just in time for Halloween, Chris Cook explains how to overcome 'the working dead', also known as workplace boredom.

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Asda faces £100m equal pay battle with shopfloor staff
17th October 2016 | by Chris Cook

Partner and Head of Employment Chris Cook comments in The Guardian on the £100m equal pay battle Asda faces...

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Protected Conversations
13th October 2016 | by Domonique McRae

It is not uncommon for employers to want to enter into negotiations (with potentially problematic) employees on a without prejudice basis to see whether…

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SQE: The diversity enabler that's coming too late
7th October 2016 | by Gill Garrett

Will the 'super exam' reinforce the solicitor brand or will the lines between regulated lawyers continue to blur?

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Why should you mediate (and what happens if you don’t)?
7th October 2016 | by Clare Mackay

A mediation is essentially a without prejudice meeting attended by the parties, their lawyers and an independent and neutral mediator.

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Termination Payments – new rules
4th October 2016 | by Chris Cook

Following much criticism of the current taxation provisions for termination packages, the government has published a response to a consultation that took…

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Congratulations to the winners of the St Albans & Harpenden Food & Drink Festival Awards 2016
4th October 2016 | by Julie Gingell

There has been a frenzy of tasting, testing, sampling and digesting as the bon viveurs of St Albans and Harpenden were tasked with finding the winners…

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In the Summertime
3rd October 2016 | by Julie Gingell

SA Law Partner and Head of Marketing & Business Development Julie Gingell showcases what SA Law has been up to this summer with its CSR...

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Damage Limitation
30th September 2016 | by Chris Cook

Legal Focus - Chris Cook, partner and head of employment at SA Law on alternatives to court.

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SA Law secures top accolade from national Law Society
27th September 2016 | by Gill Garrett

SA Law has secured the national Law Society’s legal practice quality mark, Lexcel.

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Pushing it to the limit for Peace Hospice Care
26th September 2016 | by Terence Ritchie

It was mud, sweat and cheers as 15 colleagues at SA Law took part in an obstacle assault course to “Push it for The Peace” in Chiswell Green on Saturday…

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SA Law are proud headline sponsors of this years St Albans & Harpenden Food and Drink Festival 2016
22nd September 2016 | by Julie Gingell

The team at SA Law are putting their taste buds to the test as headline sponsors of this year’s St Albans & Harpenden Food and Drink Festival.The…

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Separating From Your Partner and Europe
20th September 2016 | by Kiran Beeharry

As the summer draws to a close we can now look back on the result of June’s referendum and how it will effect UK family law.

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Care workers launch claim against council for failure to pay national minimum wage (NMW)
20th September 2016 | by Chris Cook

Seventeen care workers are alleging that their employer has failed to pay the NMW in one of the sector's biggest ever legal claims.

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Introducing John Yalden
20th September 2016 | by Steve Ryan

We are extremely pleased to welcome John Yalden to SA Law’s Property department, who brings an enviable wealth of experience with him, spanning a 20-year…

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Departing employee convicted of taking client records before joining rival firm
19th September 2016 | by Chris Cook

Employees risk both criminal prosecution and civil action for unlawful use of information belonging to employers.

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Joining the top tier
15th September 2016 | by Robert Ryall

We are delighted to report that SA Law’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has joined the top tier of The Legal 500’s annual research…

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Early Warning
12th September 2016 | by Glenda Ferneyhough

Glenda Ferneyhough discusses a recent case prompting practitioners to draw their clients' attention to the details of a lease, as well as other decisions…

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Holiday Pay: the saga continues
9th September 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

It’s well established that workers are entitled to receive their “normal remuneration” during the four weeks of annual leave under the Working Time…

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Stamping out bullying in the workplace
6th September 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Just recently we have seen a report which looks into Mark Clarke’s conduct, the Tory who has been accused of bullying and was named in Elliott Johnson’s…

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Nursing home fined £15,000 by Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data protection failings
6th September 2016 | by Chris Cook

The ICO’s investigation into a data breach at Whitehead Nursing Home revealed “widespread systematic failings” in the home’s data protection practices,…

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Failure to Complete
5th September 2016 | by Lynsey Newman

Lynsey Newman, head of property litigation and a partner at SA Law, comments

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Severing joint tenancies – don’t get caught out
2nd September 2016 | by Marilyn Bell

There are two ways to hold property in the UK, as Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common. Whilst the legal title must always be held as Joint Tenants, the…

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The key to a peaceful Christmas – Top Tips
1st September 2016 | by Marilyn Bell

The festive season brings a difficult set of challenges for separated parents to face. Marilyn Bell shares her tips for preparing for a peaceful Christmas.…

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How to manage employees during pregnancy and maternity leave
1st September 2016 | by Chris Cook

Four golden rules for supporting mothers-to-be and those returning to work

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The business opportunities of Brexit
25th August 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Three months on since the historic EU referendum vote the latest report from TheCityUK, released on 3 August 2016, calls for strong action in EU exit…

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Ten tips for buying a home
23rd August 2016 | by Jackie Hand

Purchasing a property has always been a complex process, and the dramatic fluctuations in the market over the last 10 years have added their own particular…

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Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property
22nd August 2016 | by Nat Young

Sometimes, intellectual property can seem a daunting subject. However, simple steps can still make all the difference. Here are our top tips to help you…

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How to Combat Sexual Harassment in The Workplace
18th August 2016 | by Chris Cook

Harassment of a sexual nature is one of the most common forms of harassment and is specifically outlawed by the Equality Act 2010. Yet, despite increasing…

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Never underestimate the importance of the ‘Status Quo’
17th August 2016 | by Christine Caffrey

When relationships break down, amidst the hurt (and often anger) it is very easy to take immediate action based on an emotional response to the situation.…

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How to handle difficult conversations with employees
16th August 2016 | by Chris Cook

Let’s face it – no one likes conflict, but if you supervise teams of people or work in HR, you will be ambushed by tricky management issues and will…

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Workplace Boredom
15th August 2016 | by Chris Cook

Chronic workplace boredom is a growing problem that is rarely taken seriously. It can affecting everyone from the high-earners to the support staff and…

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Office Gossip may be damaging your business
12th August 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

First published in City A.M. SA Law Senior Associate Keely Rushmore explains how a little gossip over a coffee break can be potentially destructive in…

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Rio Olympics 2016 – A time to shine for Team GB & UK Companies
12th August 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

As Team GB continues to triumph at the Rio Olympics it appears that UK companies are also benefitting from the success.

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SA Law join the Hornets as Official Legal Partner and Solicitor
12th August 2016 | by Robert Ryall

SA Law join the Hornets as Official Legal Partner and Solicitor

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An employer’s guide to tackling bullying and harassment at work
11th August 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

SA Law Senior Associate Keely Rushmore explains in The Guardian how best to handle bullying and harassment in the workplace...

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Buy to Let – My Top Ten Tips
10th August 2016 | by Lynsey Newman

See our advice on Buy to Let and how we can help you.

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From body odour to skimpy clothes - the conversations managers dread
10th August 2016 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook, partner and Head of Employment at SA Law, explains how best to go about talking to employees about sensitive issues in The Guardian's Small…

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How to handle bullying at work
8th August 2016

Undetected or unresolved bullying at work can have a detrimental impact on employee morale and performance, absence levels, and staff turnover, and if…

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How firms can stop employees from trying to “catch ‘em all” in the office
27th July 2016

Publication: Real Business

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Celebrating the launch of the St Albans & Harpenden Food & Drink Festival
20th July 2016

SA Law are once again the platinum sponsor of the St Albans & Harpenden Food & Drink Festival.

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Pokemon, Go! Catching Pokemon in the workplace
18th July 2016

Despite only being launched in the UK last Thursday, Pokémon Go has swept the country in to a frenzy with over half a million new players joining the…

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Introducing…Tom Lawrence
11th July 2016

A big welcome to Tom Lawrence, who has joined our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team as Partner.Formerly with Islington firm Bolt Burdon,…

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Buyer Beware!
11th July 2016 | by Lynsey Newman

Buyer Beware!Anyone who has ever sold or purchased a property will know very well that there is a significant amount of paperwork and communication between…

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Ahead of the game with Heads of Terms
11th July 2016 | by Jacqui Button

Good communication in property transactions is very important.Buyers & Sellers, Landlords & Tenants and Developers usually want their transaction…

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Brexit – a litigator’s view of the current position
11th July 2016 | by Simon Walsh

The result of the EU Referendum has sparked much comment, speculation and uncertainty across most aspects of our personal and business lives but, for…

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SA Law golf day raises £1,600 for Watford FC Community Sports Education Trust
11th July 2016

Eight four-balls took to the fairways of Porters Park Golf Club in Radlett on July 1 for the SA Law Charity Golf Day. The friendly but highly competitive…

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Brexit: Employment Law
10th July 2016

A few weeks have now passed since the UK dramatically voted to leave the European Union. As the dust begins to settle, employers across the UK will inevitably…

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Momentum builds to ease access to telecoms sites
5th July 2016 | by Lynsey Newman

Publication: Planning ResourceA Department for Culture Media & Sports (DCMS) report issued last month proposes a radical overhaul of the Electronic…

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Saying ‘No’ to holiday requests
4th July 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: People Management

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Legal Q&A with Vanessa Crawley
30th June 2016

Publication: RICS Property JournalQ: I have a client who wishes to sell a property that is enveloped in a company. Given HMRC scrutiny in this area, what…

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Supreme Court confirms reinstatement order for Scottish fingerprints expert
30th June 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: People ManagementThe remedy for a successful unfair dismissal claim is usually compensation but employment tribunals do have alternative…

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Land Registry fraud and errors
28th June 2016 | by Glenda Ferneyhough

Publication: Solicitors Journal

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Brexit – What next?
27th June 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

23 June 2016 is a date for the history books. It will be remembered as the day Britain voted to leave the EU. It has sent shock waves through everyone…

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GPs call for workers to be able to self certify sickness for up to 14 days
24th June 2016

The proposal made by doctors at the British Medical Association’s annual conference to permit workers to “self-certify” sickness for up to 14 days…

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Congratulations to all who took part in the St Albans Half Marathon
15th June 2016

SA Law were extremely proud to be sponsors of the St Albans Half Marathon for yet another year.

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The football club, the doctor & a lot of dirty laundry
15th June 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Chelsea Football Club’s (now former) first-team doctor, Eva Carneiro, first hit the headlines last summer after being publically criticised by Jose…

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The National Minimum Wage: How to adhere to the requirements
14th June 2016 | by Domonique McRae

In recent months, there has been no shortage of press coverage relating to the payment of national minimum wage and the alleged failure of many businesses…

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Victims of modern slavery to be awarded compensation in landmark High Court ruling
14th June 2016

Six Lithuanian men who were exploited by British company, DJ Houghton Chicken Catching Services after being trafficked to the UK will be awarded compensation…

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Early Conciliation is helping to resolve employment disputes
14th June 2016

The conciliation service offered by Acas seems to be taking the heat out of many workplace disputes, with 71 per cent of claimants recently surveyed saying…

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Victims of modern slavery to be awarded compensation in landmark High Court ruling
14th June 2016

Six Lithuanian men who were exploited by British company, DJ Houghton Chicken Catching Services after being trafficked to the UK will be awarded compensation…

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Getting over the line: What happens when a buyer refuses to pay up?
9th June 2016 | by Lynsey Newman

Publication: Prime Resi

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Companies House: Filing Changes
2nd June 2016

From 30 June 2016, the filing requirements at Companies House will see changes and it is important that all directors and company secretaries familiarise…

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Legal tips for those planning to launch a franchise
27th May 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Publication: Real BusinessLaunching a franchise can mean potentially rapid expansion without the need to raise significant amounts of capital, but there…

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Justified threats? New Bill Changes Intellectual Property Litigation
26th May 2016 | by Nat Young

How do you react when you want to sue someone? Do you issue a claim immediately, or write a letter of claim first? The answer seems obvious. For many…

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Tactical dealmaking – it’s all in the due diligence
24th May 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Publication: Acquisitions DailyEntering into negotiations for the purchase (or sale) of a business is not taken lightly. It is generally assumed that…

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High heels row prompts parliamentary petition for law change
20th May 2016

Publication: CIPD HR InformA recent news story involving a receptionist sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels has put workplace dress codes…

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High Heels: treading the wrong side of the law
19th May 2016 | by Gill Garrett

Publication: The TimesGill Garret, Partner & Head of Finance and Chris Cook, Partner & Head of Employment comment in The Times.Last week Nicola…

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How can SMEs offset the cost of the National Living Wage?
19th May 2016

Publication: Real BusinessA month on from this new wage being introduced and it would seem some businesses are struggling to cope with the increased cost.…

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Congratulations to Heurelho Gomes, WFC Player of the Season 2015-16
19th May 2016 | by Julie Gingell

I had the absolute honour and pleasure of delivering the Watford FC Player of the Season award into the incredibly safe hands of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes…

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Celebrating Connect Dacorum’s 10th year
18th May 2016

I was delighted to asked to speak on the occasion of our supper at the House of Commons celebrating Connect Dacorum’s 10th year. The evening had started…

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Going international: Opening a New York Office
17th May 2016

We chat with Dan McCarthy from international financial recruitment specialists One Search about successfully opening a New York office. We find out what…

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Holidaying abroad or considering a permanent move?
17th May 2016 | by Christine Caffrey

The sun is shining and many of us are looking forward to the summer holidays. Whether you are dreaming of palm trees and white sands or have your heart…

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Thinking of expanding overseas?
17th May 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

An overseas venture is a great opportunity to capture new markets in order to increase your customer base and successfully grow the business.One of our…

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Striking the right balance in response to the national living wage
9th May 2016

Publication: People ManagementIt’s a month and a half since the national living wage (NLW) of £7.20 was introduced for employees aged 25 and over and…

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What if my former partner decides to represent themselves?
6th May 2016 | by Marilyn Bell

There are lots of resources online about, or for, someone representing themselves in legal proceedings when it comes to divorce or separation. But knowing…

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Your contract still means exactly what it says – unless the clause is one which requires contractual variations to be in writing
4th May 2016 | by Clare Mackay

Back in February 2016, I posted an article about two recent Supreme Court decisions that represented a sea change in how Courts will interpret clauses…

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The impact of a Brexit on UK Employment law
22nd April 2016

Publication: Lawyer2BOn 23rd June 2016 the nation will vote on whether or not the UK should remain a member of the EU. If the UK’s exit from the EU…

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Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination in the Workplace
19th April 2016

New research commissioned by The Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed that pregnancy and maternity discrimination continues to play a significant…

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The National Living Wage: FAQs
17th April 2016

On 1 April 2016 the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came in to force introducing a national living wage (NLW) across the UK.Who does…

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What the Modern Slavery Act means for your business
14th April 2016 | by Domonique McRae

The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) was introduced on 29 October 2015 and places an obligation on businesses to disclose the steps they take to eliminate slavery…

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Shared Parental Leave: One year on
13th April 2016

Publication: HR MagazineWhen Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was first introduced in April 2015 it was hailed by many as a significant step forward in reducing…

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Introducing Domonique McRae
12th April 2016

This month, we’re delighted to welcome Domonique McRae as a valued addition to our expanding Employment team.Domonique has a great deal to…

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Introduction of the National Living Wage
11th April 2016

Publication: HR MagazineApril is set to be a busy month for HR professionals when it comes to getting to grips with new legislation. Here’s a rundown…

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ICO issues guidance on preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
7th April 2016

As many organisations will be aware, the existing EU data protection provisions are due to be reformed by the GDPR which is expected to receive formal…

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SA Law Sponsors Watford FC 2016 Golf Day
30th March 2016

Premier League footballers will swap studs for spikes when they take part in the annual Watford Football Club Golf Day.SA Law is delighted to sponsor…

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SA Law launches apprenticeship scheme
28th March 2016 | by Gill Garrett

Publication: Insider Central and EastSt Albans-based law firm SA Law is launching an apprenticeship scheme in conjunction with City University London.The…

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Employment Appeal Tribunal rules on suspending childcare vouchers during maternity leave
28th March 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that childcare vouchers administered by way of salary sacrifice scheme form part of an employee’s remuneration…

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SA Law is proud to sponsor the 2016 St Albans half marathon
16th March 2016

SA Law are setting the pace as one of the main sponsors of this year’s St Albans Half Marathon.And the city law firm is giving the event, now in its…

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Supreme Court rules on vicarious Liability
15th March 2016

Two recent ruling by the Supreme Court show the increasingly varied circumstances in which employers may be held vicariously liable for the acts of a…

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What would a “Brexit” mean for UK Employment law?
15th March 2016

On 23 June 2016 a referendum will be held to decide whether the UK should remain in the European Union. If the nation votes to leave, the implications…

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What every business needs to know about The General Data Protection Regulation
14th March 2016

Legislative bodies in Europe have agreed radical reforms to European Union data protection guidelines but it will take time, money and careful planning…

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When business meets personal
11th March 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Some may say that running a business is like being married. It can be a lot of effort but ultimately hard work will see rewards.If your business relationship…

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Crowdfunding – what is it and how does it work?
10th March 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Crowdfunding has been a buzz word for a while now, but what exactly is it?The traditional method for raising finance involves dealing with banks or using…

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Increase of compensation limits payable under employment law
10th March 2016 | by Chris Cook

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2016 which will come in to force early next month will increase the limit for certain tribunal awards…

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The Berkhamsted Half Marathon
10th March 2016

This year I was one of 200 volunteers helping to marshal and support the Berkhamsted Rotary Half Marathon and Fun Run on Sunday 6th March.As usual, the…

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How to join the franchise boom
9th March 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Publication: The GuardianFranchises are reporting record success in the UK. In 2015, the industry’s annual turnover was over £15bn, and it now employs…

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Holiday pay case law
9th March 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: CIPD HR InformThe holiday pay legal saga looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. But in the meantime, employers need to be looking…

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Top 5 employment policies that every employer should have
8th March 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Employment policies are vital to ensure that both employers and employees understand their respective obligations, and how the working relationship should…

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You can’t put a price on protection – or can you?
8th March 2016 | by Simon Walsh

Litigators are often accused of having 20/20 hindsight but sadly a lot of our work involves the aftermath of deals and business relationships that have…

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Crowdfunding around the Campfire
7th March 2016

We chat with Kate Marston from business start-up Puddingstone Distillery about their outstanding crowdfunding success for Campfire Gin. We find out what…

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School Admission Appeals – Top 10 Tips
1st March 2016 | by Clare Mackay

With competition for places increasing and admissions authorities cracking down on fraudulent applications, many parents may end up appealing for a place…

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Derbyshire NHS Trust “scandal”: when should an employer give in?
26th February 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: HR MagazineA recent employment tribunal decision has placed Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the centre of a tabloid frenzy,…

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Raising Finance – Preparation is key
26th February 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

At SA Law we’re not afraid to be honest, and I think we all agree that over the last few years the M&A market has been sluggish. However, we are…

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Cyber Crime: The shocking rise in Senior Management committing fraud
25th February 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: City A.MCyber crime targeting British businesses has rocketed 130 per cent over the past two years, with so-called “silver fraudsters”…

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Contract terms and bad bargains – goodbye to commercial common sense?
19th February 2016 | by Clare Mackay

Two recent Supreme Court decisions have shown a marked shift away from the Court stepping in to achieve a result that reflects commercial common sense.The…

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Government publishes draft gender pay gap reporting regulations
11th February 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

The government has published long awaited details of the proposed Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 as part of its ongoing commitment…

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Starbucks employee wins dyslexia discrimination claim
10th February 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

An employee has described how she contemplated suicide after suffering discrimination on grounds of her dyslexia, by her employer, Starbucks.The employment…

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Surviving Succession
10th February 2016 | by Catherine Robson

Publication: Private Client Adviser

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Coercive Control & Family Proceedings
9th February 2016 | by Kiran Beeharry

For many years where issues of domestic violence arose between couples the police were often reluctant to act unless there was clear evidence of an assault.…

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Why employers should not turn a blind eye to discrimination in the workplace
3rd February 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: People ManagementA recent case, involving a female banker, shows the potential cost of defending discrimination cases. The case demonstrates…

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Ownership of intellectual property in education
21st January 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Publication: Teaching Times

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Business profile: Gill Garrett
19th January 2016

Publication: Hertfordshire LifeHertfordshire Life interview Gill Garrett, the director of finance and business support at SA Law.How did you get started…

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Spotlight on whistleblowing
18th January 2016 | by Keely Rushmore

Publication: HR MagazineWhistleblowing is once again in the spotlight with the news that the former Co-operative Group procurement director, Kath Harmeston…

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Getting what you wish for
18th January 2016 | by Simon Walsh

Most businesses put together a wish list for the New Year. My bet is that many of them include growth and increased margins on that list and rightly scope…

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Top 10 Tips for preparing a presentation
18th January 2016

Public Speaking skills are not something you either have or don’t. They are learnt skills. Some may learn earlier or easier than others but they still…

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New Year, New Business
18th January 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

We all look to January as a fresh start, so here are our top tips for helping your business stay fit and healthy in 2016:Stay FocussedWhether you’re…

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Introducing Vanessa Crawley
18th January 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to the newest member of the SA Law Corporate team, Vanessa Crawley.Qualifying as a lawyer in 2008, Vanessa has a strong…

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The end of privacy in the workplace
15th January 2016

The recent case of Bărbulescu v Romania has spread fear through workers across the EU after it was reported as giving employers free reign to access…

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Important update for businesses: The PSC register
13th January 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

Do you have ‘significant control’ over a company?Whether you answered “yes”, “maybe” or even “I don’t know”, please read on because…

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Why do wives issue divorce proceedings?
12th January 2016 | by Marilyn Bell

Although the divorce rate is falling, statistics show that more wives than husbands issue divorce proceedings.Lots of reasons are put forward for this.…

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Employment Law 2016: What to expect?
11th January 2016 | by Chris Cook

We take a look at some of the key developments expected in employment law over the coming year. The National Living Wage One of the most eagerly anticipated…

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Creditor protections in insolvency proceedings
11th January 2016 | by Vanessa Crawley

In 2015, approximately 113,000 (mostly medium-sized) businesses were trade creditors in insolvency procedures, according to research by the insolvency…

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Non-disclosure: Surely Imerman must go
23rd December 2015

Recently the Supreme Court considered the effect of non-disclosure upon Consent Orders and agreements through family proceedings. There is a subtle difference…

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Avoiding a brush with the law
23rd December 2015

Publication: Education Executive

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Christmas Carols? Mind the discrimination claim.
21st December 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: The BriefIt’s the heart of the Christmas holiday period – tinsel and baubles are liberally strewn across desks, monitors and just about…

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What the divorce form error really means
18th December 2015

It has just been announced that an urgent investigation has been launched into a software error discovered in the Ministry of Justice’s online form…

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The rise in accountancy mergers
16th December 2015

Publication: EconomiaThe accountancy sector has seen a decrease in practice numbers and an increase in the number of mergers. The question is, why the…

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Office Christmas parties: Managing the aftermath of fights between employees
16th December 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: People ManagementOffice parties should be enjoyable events for everyone concerned. However, incidents can arise which require disciplinary…

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Sickness absence during the Christmas period
16th December 2015 | by Chris Cook

The run up to Christmas often brings with it increased demand for products and services from businesses across the UK. Meeting this increased demand can…

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Required reading: How to work with restrictive covenants
15th December 2015

Publication: Prime ResiAlthough you might think your hands are tied, there are a number of ways to deal with the existing private agreements that may…

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Online house-buying: death by tinkering?
11th December 2015

Publication: The TimesSteve Kenneford is quoted in The Times by journalist Jonathan Ames.When it comes to large technology projects, the Law Society seems…

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How to deal with seasonal sick leave
4th December 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: People ManagementTaking time off work when unfit due to illness is generally accepted by employers as a basic right of all employees. However,…

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Fraud in the workplace
3rd December 2015

Fraud in the workplace continues to be a significant threat to UK businesses, causing annual reported losses of over £1.5 billion. Large organisations…

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How to survive a workplace crisis
2nd December 2015

A few tips from Clare Rodway, Managing Director of Kysen PR on managing your company’s reputation during a workplace crisis.Preparation is key. Wherever…

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Posts and tweets are the human face of the law
27th November 2015

Publication: The TimesA successful legal brand is like a powerful artisan gin. It features the right blend of base spirit – the reputation of the firm…

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Fraud in the workplace & insurance trends
27th November 2015

Guest Author Jared Jackson, Assistant Division Manager at Centor Insurance & Risk Management, shares his thoughts on the current fraud trends…

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The value in appointing a legal practitioner to administer an estate
26th November 2015

Publication: Private Client AdviserThe dispute regarding the administration of the estate of Mrs Kathleen Lilley has highlighted an uncomfortable risk.…

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The value in appointing a legal practitioner to administer an estate
26th November 2015 | by Catherine Robson

Publication: Private Client AdviserThe dispute regarding the administration of the estate of Mrs Kathleen Lilley has highlighted an uncomfortable risk.…

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Top Tips for the stages of a fraud investigation
25th November 2015 | by Clare Mackay

Assemble your team – keep it small and on a “need to know” basis. Appoint people unconnected and independent of the suspected fraudster. Instruct…

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When Child Arrangements Go Wrong
25th November 2015

Sadly many separating parents have been involved in disputes regarding their children, some of which will have gone into Court proceedings.Parents who…

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The Impact of out of hours conduct on employment relationships
20th November 2015 | by Chris Cook

International law firm, Goldberg Segalla has decided to terminate its partnership with lawyer, Clive O’Connell following offensive comments made by…

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Community Action Dacorum’s 2015 AGM
20th November 2015

I was delighted to chair Community Action Dacorum’s 2015 AGM at the Boxmoor Trust’s new Barn on 19th November.Our presence reinforced the reality…

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SA Law leads the pack for recommended lawyers in Legal 500 in Hertfordshire
17th November 2015

The two leading UK legal directories – Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 – have revealed the results of their 2015 research, with The Legal…

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Pensions – A freedom too far?
17th November 2015

The introduction of the new Pension Freedoms on 6 April 2015, allowing some pension holders to encash the whole of their pension fund (subject to income…

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Consumer Rights Act 2015 FAQs
16th November 2015

1. Will the Consumer Rights Act 2015 apply to all of my contracts?As its name suggests the Act only applies to contracts that you enter into as a trader…

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Top Tips to avoid the perils of the office Christmas party
16th November 2015

Christmas will be upon us before we know it, and unfortunately for HR and managers, this can often be something of a headache. From ensuring appropriate…

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SA Law Family team wins for professionals
16th November 2015

SA Law’s unique Family team has been awarded a top rank in the annual research of celebrated legal directory Chambers and Partners. The 2015 research…

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What a difference a name makes
12th November 2015 | by Chris Cook

The Equality Act 2010 protects current and former employees as well as job applicants from being subject to discrimination by existing, former or potential…

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Berkhamsted Fireworks went off with a bang!
11th November 2015

For the second year running SA Law were proud to sponsor the Berkhamsted firework display, hosted by The Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne. I attended…

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Litigants in Person
11th November 2015

Litigants in Person, known as LIPs refers to a person who is representing themselves in Court proceedings. They may or may not have solicitors in the…

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Evolve Housing + Support
10th November 2015

I recently had the pleasure of attending the brand launch celebration event for Evolve Housing + Support at the House of Commons. Evolve was previously…

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All change – Moving the goalposts on penalty clauses
9th November 2015

Commercial contracts often contain clauses which proscribe the amount that will be payable by one party to another in the event of a breach. Such clauses…

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Acas publish free guidance on how to conduct workplace investigations
9th November 2015 | by Chris Cook

Unfortunately, problems in the workplace are inevitable.Whilst many issues will be best dealt with in an informal manner, employers will sometimes need…

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Thinking of relocating?
6th November 2015

Following the breakdown of a relationship, it is often considered a good time to make a fresh start. Often, people will think about moving somewhere new…

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Has the time come for ‘No Fault’ Divorce?
3rd November 2015

With so much positive change in the world of marriage and civil partnerships, it comes as a surprise to many that the divorce process is so prehistoric.…

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How to survive a disciplinary hearing – advice for accountants
2nd November 2015

Publication: Accountancy LiveAs an accountant or an accounting firm, the prospect of a disciplinary hearing in front of your professional body or even…

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Mines & Minerals: What Indeminity Insurers will assess
1st November 2015

Where the title to registered land is burdened by a unilateral notice that rights of mines and minerals are claimed as part of Manorial Rights, it is…

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The Chancellor has made employers responsible for their gardeners’ pensions
26th October 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: SpearsEmployers must contribute to the pensions of their domestic help or face a tax evader’s fine under the government’s automatic enrollment…

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Your very own mansion – for £18,000
26th October 2015

Publication: The TimesFlip through a property auction catalogue and you’re likely to spot a few deals that will prompt a double-take. How about a “mid-terrace…

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Prescriptive Rights of Way
22nd October 2015

The usual means of granting an easement for a right of way is by a written deed. Right of way “by prescription” is a term used to describe the legal…

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In search of Settlement
20th October 2015

For many people going through a divorce the hardest piece of the puzzle is settling the financial aspects of the divorce. In the vast majority of cases…

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The Reality of Failure to Educate Claims
14th October 2015

Publication: Teaching TimesWith the recent publication of exam results, there will inevitably be pupils who did not do as well as they had hoped. Some…

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The Tyco ruling: an ECJ judgement that’s good news for carers and travelling salesmen
14th October 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: Lawyer2BA judgement from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last month ruled that for those who do not have a fixed office, time spent travelling…

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House of Commons Debate: Immigration Bill 2015
13th October 2015

Today, the House of Commons will have a general debate on the second reading of the Immigration Bill 2015. The Bill seeks to implement various changes…

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Top 10 Tips on getting through divorce
7th October 2015

Get advice early. If you think you might have some initial discussions with your ex about the divorce, the financial aspects of the divorce or about the…

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Changes to Section 21 Notices
2nd October 2015

There have been a number of changes introduced in recent years for landlords wishing to gain possession of residential properties at the end of assured…

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SA Law creates commemorative Recipe Book in celebration of St Albans & Harpenden Food & Drink Festival
24th September 2015

SA Law is the proud headline sponsor of the St Albans and Harpenden Food & Drink Festival, the annual event which celebrates independent culinary…

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Legal Blog: How to prepare for ‘failure to educate’ claims
23rd September 2015

Publication: Education ExecutiveWhen a parent believes their child isn’t doing as well as they had hoped, their first action may be to complain to the…

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Disability in the workplace: what is a ‘reasonable’ adjustment?
21st September 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: People ManagementAnd how much should employers be spending on it?Recent reports that retired Paralympian skier Jade Etherington is struggling…

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Top 10 tips for finding new business premises
17th September 2015

From finding the right new premises, to fitting out your new premises, we have ten top tips to help finding new business premises as painless as possible.The…

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Rights for the Left Handed
16th September 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: HR DirectorLast month saw the annual Left Handers Day with tweets hashtagged #lefthandersday posting pictures of the hardships left handers…

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Charity Trustees: Personal Liabilities (Part 3)
15th September 2015

The final part of this article intends to look at the potential personal liabilities of the trustees of a charity, whether the charity is operating as…

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Universal credit / Variation of Maintenance
15th September 2015

Are you at risk of a variation of maintenance application?Major changes have been made by the Government to the eligibility criteria for tax credits (along…

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Averting Divorce: Is there a recipe for Marital Success?
14th September 2015

As a family lawyer I am often asked about the most common reasons for marital breakdown and as a factor of that whether it might be possible to make a…

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Charity Trustees: Charitable Reserves (Part 2)
13th September 2015

If you’ve missed part 1 of this article, please feel free to click here to go back and read an overview of the responsibilities of the trustees…

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Charity Trustees: Responsibilities (Part 1)
11th September 2015

The news streams having recently filled with stories about the closure of the Kids Company on 5 August 2015 and the statutory inquiry that’s been launched…

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UK Employment Law Changes October 2015
9th September 2015 | by Chris Cook

See what’s coming up in the world of employment law with our summary of changes taking effect from October 2015, including national minimum wage increases,…

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Small Acts of Kindness
8th September 2015

After meeting Lynne Misner at a networking event a few weeeks ago, SA Law’s Julie Gingell was struck at how Lynne has created a social enterprise…

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Dating & Divorce: Advice from a family law solicitor
4th September 2015

With the summer drawing to a close and the start of the new school term approaching, the change of season seems to have an impact on those in divorce…

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Divorce through the ages
4th September 2015

Does it make a difference how old you and your spouse are when you get divorced? The answer is likely to be yes.Getting divorced in your twentiesIf you…

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Ultra Divorce – Marathon
2nd September 2015

“I am often asked what I think about as I run. Usually the people who ask this have never run long distances themselves. I always ponder the question.…

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Congratulations to Peter Goodman who has been appointed Trustee and Director of Herts Mind Network
1st September 2015

All of us at SA Law would like to congratulate Peter Goodman who has been appointed Director and Trustee of Herts Mind Network.Peter said “Having finished…

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Electricity sparks changes for Discrimination Law
1st September 2015 | by Chris Cook

The case of CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD v Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsi has sent electrifying sparks through discrimination law and may have…

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Ten family law transformations
28th August 2015

Family law has had an exciting decade, with many evolutions in the way lawyers and courts approach divorce and separation. As always, some of these evolutions…

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EU Succession Law: What Brussels IV means for wills and inheritance in Europe
28th August 2015 | by Catherine Robson

Publication: SpearsCatherine Robson lays out the EU’s succession law, and how it affects you.Determining which law will govern matters arising from…

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Pets and Pre-nups
25th August 2015

It was recently reported in the media that there is an increased desire for pre-nuptial agreements to include clauses which govern the custody of a couple’s…

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Fraudulent school place applications
24th August 2015

Publication: BBC London 94.9Clare Mackay was on BBC London 94.9 this morning talking to Penny Smith & Paul Ross about School Admission…

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New guidance on mental health disclosures clarifies what police can share with employers
20th August 2015 | by Chris Cook

Publication: People ManagementHome Office revises what information should and shouldn’t be given out during vetting checksAn employer may request a Disclosure…

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New corporate statements on slavery and human trafficking
11th August 2015

The Government has recently announced that, as of October 2015, every company with turnover of at least £36 million will be required to publish an annual…

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I’ve been completely cut out of my mother’s will – can I make a claim?
7th August 2015

Your eye may have been caught by headlines reporting that a disinherited daughter recently succeeded in a claim for a substantial share of her mother’s…

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I’ve been completely cut out of my mother’s will – can I make a claim?
7th August 2015

Your eye may have been caught by headlines reporting that a disinherited daughter recently succeeded in a claim for a substantial share of her mother’s…

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New proposal for the Immigration Bill: Landlords to evict illegal immigrants
4th August 2015 | by Tijen Ahmet

As part of the on-going crackdown on tackling illegal immigration in private rented accommodation in the UK, landlords could face up to five years in…

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SA Law completes the 2015 RideLondon 100
4th August 2015

On Sunday 2nd August 2015 SA Law’s expert cyclists Terence Ritchie, Simon Walsh, along with friend of the firm and fellow Peace Hospice supporter Steve…

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SA Law are proud to be part of the Landlord Investment Show – 24th September
4th August 2015

SA Law are proud to be involved with this year’s North London & Hertfordshire Landlord Investment Show.The show intends to connect landlords, investors,…

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Enforcing Financial Orders: Welcome changes are on the horizon
31st July 2015

Many couples breathe a sigh of relief once their divorce and financial proceedings are completed. However, this is unfortunately not the end of the road…

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SA Law take part in Prudential RideLondon 100 for Peace Hospice Care
31st July 2015

Lawyers are back on their bikes for Peace Hospice Care in the Prudential RideLondon–Surrey 100.On 2nd August 2015 SA Law’s experienced cyclists Terence…

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Ten habits of highly effective employers
29th July 2015 | by Chris Cook

Having advised on employment law through economic booms, busts and the bits in-between, I thought I’d dedicate my ‘ten things’ article to some valuable…

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Will Power: How to protect your estate from claims under the Inheritance Act
29th July 2015 | by Catherine Robson

The Court of Appeal decisionThe recent Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 has shown that the Court may now be more…

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Issues affecting lease extensions
28th July 2015

I am frequently asked how quickly a lease can be extended. A flat owner may discover that the lease is not going to be easily saleable because of the…

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Cricket Update: SA Law v Hillier Hopkins
24th July 2015

On Wednesday 21st July, SA Law succumbed to a comprehensive mauling by Hillier Hopkins in the final cricket match of the season.Having elected to field,…

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Increased Court fees for divorce
24th July 2015

The Government has recently announced that it intends to increase Court fees relating to divorce proceedings. The current fee, which is payable upon lodging…

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Stepfamilies and How to Survive Them
21st July 2015

The difference between step families and our own children is that we don’t set out to have them. They come as a package with our new partner. They are…

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SA Law extends 10th birthday celebrations to clients
20th July 2015

SA Law turned 10 on 1st June 2015. We’re celebrating a decade of being at the heart of the community in St Albans with our competition to win a breath-taking…

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SA Law are taking part in Prudential RideLondon 100
17th July 2015

Lawyers are back on their bikes for Peace Hospice Care in the Prudential RideLondon–Surrey 100On 2nd August 2015 SA Law’s experienced cyclists Terence…

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New Drug-Driving Laws Unleashed
12th March 2015 | by Chris Cook

Drug-driving is estimated to cause around 200 deaths per year in the UK, according to the Department for Transport.On 2 March 2015, in England and Wales,…

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SA Law takes part in the St Albans Professional Services Hub ‘City of Expertise’ campaign launch
8th January 2015 | by Julie Gingell

I along with my colleagues Peter Goodman and Victoria Thomson were delighted to be involved in the launch of the St Albans Professional…

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