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I'm facing redundancy, what should I do?

A redundancy process is undoubtedly an unpleasant thing to go through, understanding your rights can make things significantly easier.

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New Debt Respite Scheme (breathing space) – changes for debtors and creditors
Tue 27th Jul 2021 | by Anna Hinchliffe

A new scheme designed to encourage people with problem debt to seek advice has been launched by the Insolvency Service. The scheme, known as the Debt…

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Challenging a will – delusions and mental capacity
Wed 7th Jul 2021 | by Clare Mackay

With family structures becoming ever more complex and the size of the average estate increasing, it comes as no surprise that there has been a rise in…

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We are proud to be a part of the St Albans Half Marathon 2021
Fri 2nd Jul 2021 | by Hester Potiuk

Following a turbulent 15 months of uncertainty and various lockdowns, it is great to finally see the return of events! We are delighted to have been a…

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Employee status – what’s in a label?
Fri 25th Jun 2021 | by James Cresswell

The issue of employment status is a muddled, yet essential, issue for organisations and individuals. The distinction between ‘employee’, ‘worker’ and…

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No-fault divorce: It’s time to finally end the blame game
Fri 25th Jun 2021 | by Julie Cohen

Reform of divorce law in England and Wales has long been overdue. So say us lawyers and family law legal practitioners, who have been lobbying and campaigning…

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Own a business or property abroad? Important factors to consider when making a Will
Wed 23rd Jun 2021 | by Tahsin Chasmawala

If you own property abroad or have an interest in a business, there are several aspects to consider if you wish to leave these assets in your Will. There…

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How more widespread flexible working could improve equality
Wed 23rd Jun 2021 | by Beth Leng

HR Zone have published an article written by SA Law's employment partner, Beth Leng, on how widespread flexible working could improve equality in…

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Creditor restrictions continued to 30 September 2021
Tue 22nd Jun 2021 | by Simon Walsh

The Insolvency Service has announced an extension to the current restrictions on creditors using statutory demands and winding-up petitions against companies.…

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Delays, guarantees, summary judgments and a return of insolvency proceedings?
Fri 18th Jun 2021 | by Simon Walsh

The Government’s decision to delay step 4 of its roadmap out of lockdown came at a critical time for businesses that were planning to reopen or return…

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Gender-critical beliefs capable of protection by Equality Act
Fri 11th Jun 2021 | by Beth Leng

The EAT’s decision in Forstater v CGD Europe and ors, was always going to be controversial. However, for many, the ruling will be seen as an afront to…

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SA Law celebrates 16th birthday with the promotion of three colleagues
Tue 1st Jun 2021 | by Jacqui Button

On 1st June, SA Law celebrates its 16th birthday. Since June 2005 SA Law have offered a straightforward approach to law offering sound advice to…

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What HR needs to know about rolling out 'family-friendly' policies
Thu 27th May 2021 | by Beth Leng

In a recent episode of the HR Grapevine podcast, Sophie Parrott, Online Editor at HR Grapevine, and, Editor of myGrapevine discuss…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 : 10th - 16th May
Mon 10th May 2021 | by Beth Leng

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. The theme this year is Nature. The organisers have cited two goals for this year’s event:to inspire more people…

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Return to work: calling all commuters!
Fri 7th May 2021 | by Beth Leng

The schools and pubs are open, the sun is out and we can finally go shopping! From 21 June, the Government’s Roadmap suggests we will be able to go to…

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Mental capacity and COVID-19 vaccinations
Thu 6th May 2021 | by Clare Mackay

The vaccine roll-out in England has been a huge success, with over 40s now being called for their first dose of the vaccine. However, it is no surprise…

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What is stalking and what effect is lockdown taking on stalking behaviour?
Fri 23rd Apr 2021 | by Lizzy Trueman

For National Stalking Awareness Week (19 April – 23 April) the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a personal safety charity that runs the National Stalking Helpline,…

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Lockdown is easing - what are the latest rules for families with children?
Mon 29th Mar 2021 | by Simran Gupta

As the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK our Family experts look at how the new government roadmap will effect families, parents…

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FAQs: Coronavirus Vaccinations and the workplace
Thu 11th Mar 2021 | by Nishma Chudasama

As the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, employers should prepare for its impact on their workforce, potential employment law pitfalls and…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended to 30th September 2021
Tue 9th Mar 2021 | by Chris Cook

Eligibility for CJRSFor new claims made from 1 May 2021, furloughed employees must have been on their employer’s PAYE payroll on 2 March 2021. The employer…

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The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System
Wed 17th Feb 2021 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook and Nishma Chudasama look at the new points-based immigration system which came into force on 1st January 2021.

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More COVID changes to corporate insolvency law?
Tue 16th Feb 2021 | by Simon Walsh

The government’s continuing economic response to the pandemic has already seen the furlough scheme extended to 30 April 2021 and there are signs that…

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“Subject to Contract”: three important words in contract negotiations
Fri 29th Jan 2021 | by Simon Walsh

SA Law’s Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team share insights and examples on the term “Subject to Contract” and its importance in business…

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When should I review my Will?
Wed 20th Jan 2021 | by Tahsin Chasmawala

For Wills to remain valid they must be up to date with life changes such as; the birth of children or grandchildren, marriage or divorce, changes to financial…

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 and its ongoing impact on commercial tenants
Mon 18th Jan 2021 | by Amy Sevier

Amy Sevier gives a New Year update on the Coronavirus Act 2020

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SA Law pays tribute to Antony Davis, who sadly passed away on 24th December 2020
Tue 5th Jan 2021 | by Steve Ryan

Celebrating the life and career of Antony Davis, 1957 - 2020

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The National Lockdown and Child Arrangements FAQ
Tue 5th Jan 2021 | by Simran Gupta

Simran provides answers to FAQs about child arrangement difficulties which may arise because of the national lockdown.

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30 day challenge in aid of Refuge
Mon 4th Jan 2021 | by Victoria Thomson

Two SA Law teams complete the Junior Lawyer Divisions' 30 day team challenge to walk or run 500 miles to raise funds for Refuge, totalling 1163.19 miles!

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Tier 4 – Can I still see my children?
Tue 22nd Dec 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Can parents continue to spend time with their children in the usual way at Christmas, if they do not live in the same household whilst in Tier 4?

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What should I do if my employment circumstances have changed since my mortgage offer was issued?
Fri 18th Dec 2020 | by Heshini Warnapala

Advice from conveyancing solicitors about the common problem faced by many in lockdown as a result of Covid-19.

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Christmas Bubbles and the impact on children of separated parents
Wed 16th Dec 2020 | by Julie Cohen

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the everyday life of virtually every person in the world. Unfortunately England is no exception.…

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Incorporation and letters of intent – say what you intend
Mon 30th Nov 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Litigator Simon Walsh explains why avoiding ambiguity is vital when preparing a letter of intent.

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Considerations for moving or selling your home following separation or divorce during the Covid-19 pandemic
Fri 13th Nov 2020 | by Bindu Malkan

During the Covid-19 pandemic there are even more ambiguities to contend with when selling a home, particularly if you are also separated or divorcing.…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended
Thu 5th Nov 2020 | by Chris Cook

CJRS extended from 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 as UK ushers in lockdown 2.0

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FAQs: Child arrangements during Covid
Mon 2nd Nov 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Answers to key questions about child arrangements during Covid including contact being refused, children visiting parents in different tiers and more.…

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SA Law celebrates outstanding Legal 500 result
Tue 27th Oct 2020 | by Victoria Thomson

SA Law continue to be applauded for commitment, technical abilities and excellence in client care in the 2021 Legal 500.

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Shopping for Divorce
Mon 26th Oct 2020 | by Kiran Beeharry

Family Partner, Kiran Beeharry writes about the impact of Brexit on the divorce process.

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SA Law thank clients for exceptional feedback in Chambers & Partners
Thu 22nd Oct 2020 | by Victoria Thomson

The world’s leading provider of legal research analysis, clients and Counsel applaud SA Law’s legal teams for strengths of being a "solid, steady and…

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What is the impact of the 3-Tier Covid System on Child Arrangements?
Tue 20th Oct 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Simran explains what the 3-tier Covid system means for contact with your child.

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Black History Month Resources
Thu 8th Oct 2020 | by Kelly Pike

October is Black History Month. First celebrated in the UK in 1987, Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of the black community,…

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Guidance issued to assist businesses and consumers impacted by COVID-19
Mon 28th Sep 2020 | by Vincent Billings

Covid cancellations, refunds and contract terms.

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Winter Economy Plan - What is the Job Support Scheme and how will it work?
Fri 25th Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook examines the key points from Rishi Sunak's coronavirus winter economy plan.

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Data Protection and workplace coronavirus testing
Wed 23rd Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

Managing the data protection challenges of workplace coronavirus testing

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Guidance for enabling a safe “return to work”
Wed 23rd Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

A guide to returning to work safely for those who are unable to work from home.

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Alternative dispute resolution: Why should you mediate (and what happens if you don’t)?
Tue 15th Sep 2020 | by Clare Mackay

Clare Mackay explains mediation in a commercial setting and how it can be employed to resolve disputes.

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EU-US Privacy Shield declared invalid
Fri 11th Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield as an appropriate mechanism to meet the GDPR’s cross-border personal data transfer…

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BP Fuels Diversity and Inclusion Drive
Thu 27th Aug 2020 | by Chris Cook

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection Chris Cook comments in Personnel Today regarding BP's announcement of their new Diversity & Inclusion…

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Changing a Child’s Name
Wed 12th Aug 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta explains the different ways you can change your child's name and the legal processes you may have to go through.

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GDPR: two years on
Mon 3rd Aug 2020 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook examines a recent report from the European Commissions review of the GDPR, two years on.

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A new age: working from home and GDPR
Thu 30th Jul 2020 | by Chris Cook

What GDPR issues may arise from working from home and what you should do to reduce risk and stay compliant.

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Updates to off-payroll working in the private sector
Thu 30th Jul 2020 | by Chris Cook

Following the delay to the introduction of off-payroll working in the private sector, the government are introducing some amendments to the original proposals,…

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