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Welcome to Alex Wyatt
We are delighted to welcome Senior Associate, Alex Wyatt to our Property Dispute Resolution team.
Life after BHS, Carillion & Patisserie Valerie: Is there light at the end of the tunnel for audit?
Vincent comments on audit scandals of the past and present, and what the future of the profession looks like in Accountancy Age.
Patisserie Valerie’s battle against KPMG
Patisserie Valerie shareholders are looking at the liability of the accountants, auditors and now the administrators in relation to such a huge accounting…
No-fault divorce is finally becoming a reality for divorcing couples
The biggest change to divorce laws in England and Wales for over 50 years will enable couples to divorce with less acrimony and far quicker.
Getting the most out of your LinkedIn network
June Cory of My Mustard shares her top tips for making sure you’re putting the most in, to get the most out of LinkedIn.
Office politics: Don't let bad social media posts harm your brand
Can you dictate what your employees do on their own social media accounts, even out of office hours?
Welcome Claire Saffer
Experienced planning solicitor Claire Saffer expands SA Law’s leading property offering.
Ted Baker commits to cultural change after resignation of founder
Emma Gross comments in Personnel Today on Ted Baker founder resigning amid sexual harassment and NDA scandal.
Proposed changes to NDA rules 'not enough to end workplace harassment'
Partner Keely Rushmore comments in People Management about the government's announcement.
Smart Exits: Protected Conversations and Termination Payments
Chris Cook addresses the most appropriate ways of reaching a settlement when managing an employee's exit from a company.
SA Law Partner Tom Lawrence “Transfers” to Gillingham FC as New CEO
Tom Lawrence joins Gillingham Football Club this month as their new Chief Executive Officer.
Introducing The Dignified Divorcee
SA Law publishes ‘Dignified Divorcee’ blog to help readers navigate the divorce process.
Exclusion clauses: Top tips
Exclusion clauses can be highly contentious, so it is important that they are carefully drafted. An exclusion clause seeks to exclude or restrict…
School Admission Appeals – Top 10 Tips
Here are our top tips for dealing with school admission appeals from Associate Clare Mackay
Brexit Deal or No Deal: What are the implications for EU Nationals?
Our Co-Heads of Immigration Gemma Jones & Gemma Goodhead consider the changes in the future UK Immigration system once Brexit has reached a deal or no…
Divorce & separation: What about us Grandparents?
Spending time with your grandchildren after divorce or separation, grandparent rights & court processes explained.
Increased rights for agency and zero-hours workers
The ‘Good Work Plan’ aims to address the rights of those with atypical worker statuses, including agency workers and those on zero-hours contracts.
EU Domain Names: what happens after Brexit?
Around 300,000 UK-based companies use .eu domain names. With Brexit looming, companies and businesses must consider whether to keep these or not.
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.
Consultation into extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents
New consultation for redundancy protection while on or shortly after maternity leave or shared parental leave.
Snow: How to prepare for inclement weather
What's the best way to tackle poor weather and 'snow days'?
On your terms: Are your terms and conditions in order?
Senior Associate, Simon Walsh explains briefly how to get to grips with terms and conditions.
Smart strategies for new staff: The induction process
A good induction process can shorten new recruit’s time to productivity and encourage long-term retention. A win-win for both employees and employers!
Social media sense: How to prevent employee posts damaging your brand
Striking a balance between dictating what employees can and can’t do on social media, whilst encouraging them to be brand champions.
SA Law sponsor Inspiring Herts Awards 2019
The Inspiring Herts Awards provide an opportunity to showcase performance and achievements of businesses of all sizes in Hertfordshire.
What rights do investors have in struggling businesses?
Vincent Billings comments on the latest development in the Patisserie Valerie administration.
A guide to flexible working & flexible working requests
Flexible working is increasingly becoming a feature of working life, and can assist employers in attracting and retaining talented candidates and staff.…
What to expect in Data Protection Law in 2019
Our Data Protection Team highlight what we can expect to see from the Data Protection Act in 2019 and the potential impact of E-Privacy Regulations.
Google issued with £44m fine over GDPR breach
Head of Employment and Data Protection, Chris Cook, explains Google's GDPR breach that led to landmark £44 million fine.
CEO and average worker pay gap reporting launches
Latest comment in HR Magazine: Keely explains what HR teams should know about the CEO and average worker pay gap regulations, which come into force in…
What is the difference between a controller and processor under the GDPR?
Corporate and Commercial Team's Alasdair Bleakley describes how to distinguish between a processor and controller under GDPR.
How do CVAs affect landlords?
Senior Associate Nat Young considers how CVAs have become the go-to restructuring tool.
Mackay: accounting black holes and hands in the till
Ways to take action against a fraudulent director and the legal options from personal claims to s463 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Brexit & the continued uncertainty for families
There remains a huge amount of uncertainty about the future legal relationship between the UK and the EU for family law matters.
The weirdest things couples fight over in court during divorce
Divorcing couples can divide multi-million-pound assets with ease, only to come to blows over a particular ornament or their cherished pet. Marilyn Bell…
Advising Jewish Clients during Divorce
Ruth Abrams explores the nuances of divorcing couples from the Jewish Community including planning to ensure time with children, financial planning for…
What is a S37 Freezing Injunction and how is it used in divorce?
Freezing Injunctions are used to ensure that a status quo is maintained so that one party is restrained from prejudicing another’s financial claims following…
Sparse Resources and the impact on Child Arrangement proceedings
Disparity of resources across England & Wales can have a devastating impact on Child Arrangements in divorce proceedings.
Deliveroo riders’ lose latest challenge to their employment status
The latest development in the Deliveroo gig-economy case sees riders appeal for trade union representation denied
Vital GDPR considerations when acquiring a company
Alasdair Bleakley talks to Acquisitions Daily about an important and difficult hurdle in corporate transactions: the GDPR.
Is veganism a protected characteristic?
Partner Chris Cook, writes about the recent case brought by Jordi Casamitjana against the LACS.
Vegan takes employer to tribunal over 'philosophical beef'
Partner, Chris Cook comments on the recent tribunal over an ex-employee claiming he was sacked for being vegan.
Marilyn Bell and Catherine Robson write about the recent Parliamentary disucssion around Predatory Marriage.
Fraud alert - Beware the bogus bailiff
Our In-House legal services team give guidance on how to protect yourself against 'bogus' bailiffs.
St Albans Advent Trail
We’re delighted to be joining fellow local businesses by taking part in St Alban’s first ever city-wide Advent Trail. Organised by St Albans BID and…
Mega trends and your business
What are the key mega trends set to affect SMEs and how do they impact on businesses, society and the economy?
Top mega trends and the legal considerations for organisations/ SMEs
Find out about the legal implications that current mega trends can have on your business.
Shop till you...divorce/dissolve
Kiran Beeharry, Senior Associate in the Family department considers how 'forum shopping' can affect legal proceedings.
GDPR - 6 Months On
Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection Chris Cook comments on the impacts of GDPR over the past 6 months.
Do I Have to Re-register My Child’s Birth If I Marry His Father?
Partner and Head of Family, Marilyn Bell writes about the law around re-registering children.