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Introducing our new real estate recruit, Zama Razaq
We are delighted to welcome a new member of the Real Estate team, Zama Razaq.
A Brief Guide to Shareholders Agreements
Partner and Head of Corporate Vincent Billings gives his top tips and guide to shareholders agreements.
International Surrogacy – not quite what you envisaged!
Family Solicitor Simran Gupta explains the complications that can occurs when dealing with an international surrogacy arrangement.
SA Law are announced as joint headline sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Awards 2020
The Inspiring Herts Awards provide an opportunity to showcase performance and achievements of businesses of all sizes in Hertfordshire.
Surrogacy – A (potential) New Dawn
Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about the proposals outlined by the Law Commission that could reform surrogacy law in England, Wales and Scotland.
McDonald’s CEO leaves firm after workplace romance
Keely Rushmore comments on the climate around work romances and that employers must strike the right balance.
Surrogacy, parental orders & parental responsibility – ensuring your legal status as parents
Family solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about how to ensure you gain legal status as parents in surrogacy cases.
Diversity & equal opportunities in the media: New disclosure proposals for broadcasters explained
Keely Rushmore writes for leading HR publication People Management about the implications of broadcast employers revealing figures on gay and transsexual…
What does the law say about whistleblowing?
News that HS2 is considering taking legal action against workers for leaking confidential information throws the spotlight on legislation in this area,…
A legal look ahead to 2020 policies
Following our recent HR Forum, our employment team look at the policies we expect to see in 2020.
Welcoming Elton Morina to our Real Estate team
Welcome to the team Elton.
Chambers & Partners adds to our good directory news for 2020
Glowing feedback from clients and peers across the board for SA Law's Family, Litigation, Real Estate & Employment teams in Chambers & Partners.
GDPR one year on: make sure your small business is compliant
Chris Cook shares vital tips for SMEs who haven't done anything to abide by GDPR, and how they can start going about compliance.
Success for SA Law in Legal 500 2020
We are delighted to share that we have held our position in all of our main practice areas in Legal 500.
Are teen influencers being exploited?
Keely Rushmore comments on BBC News about teen influencer Danielle Cohn: What are the employment laws for children under 18?
Food for Thought 5 Released to Celebrate St Albans Food & Drink Festival
Download our new recipe book Food for Thought, Volume 5 now.
Can you force someone to retire?
Gita Patel talks to Personnel Today about retirement policies following a number of recent challenges against Oxford University.
Employee wellbeing: Shop workers suffering PTSD after surge in violence
In the unfortunate event of an attack on an employee, it’s crucial that employers ensure the wellbeing of all affected staff.
Managing change: how to drive beneficial progress and get your people on board
Partner and Director of Marketing Julie Gingell writes about change management and how to deal with change in your organisation.
Should your employee’s housekeeper sign an NDA?
As technology continues to evolve it is important HR policies keep up. Keely comments on data, NDAs and best practice in HR Magazine.
Reality TV duty of care rules: Lessons for HR
Outside the spotlight of the reality TV world, employers in all sectors are also struggling to determine how best to safeguard the mental wellbeing of…
Digital Disruption: 6 ways to introduce disruptive technology into your business
Introducing disruptive innovation is the ticket to successful growth, but introducing change is difficult and challenging for any business.
Reality check: New duty of care regulations set to change face of reality TV
Love Island 2019: ITV bosses could be forced to make huge change to the next series - here's why
How UK businesses should prepare for incoming IR35 rules
With less than 12 months until the IR35 changes come into force, Chris Cook outlines how businesses in the UK can prepare to avoid falling foul of the…
Travel Insurance: British medical assistance dispute heats up in Spain
Tracy Lacey-Smith offers her expert perspective and gives advice to travellers on what to do with their insurance.
How hard it is to trademark a cryptocurrency?
SA Law Partner, Tracy Lacey-Smith writes in SME Magazine to explain challenges of trademarking currency.
Will Asda and Just Eat’s foodie joint venture be a success?
Joint venture of the future - Supermarkets and food delivery services. What are the legal implications and how will this impact the sector?
Digital Disruption: How to think disruptively for greater business success
SA Law’s recent event looked at a topic on many people’s minds: What is ‘digital disruption’, and should I be applying it to my organisation?
Welcoming Gita Patel to our employment team
We are delighted to welcome a new member of our Employment Team, Gita Patel.
The balance between creative freedom and protecting copyright
After a series of successful actions in the music industry, the fear of accusations of copyright infringement among musicians is increasing.
An SMEs guide to Digital Disruption
What does digital disruption mean and how to think disruptively.
The UK Housing Crisis
Senior Associate, Jacqui Button explains what the housing crisis looks like in the UK.
Introducing two new specialists to assist you
We are delighted to welcome Claire Saffer and Alex Wyatt to the team.
Building the wellbeing workplace: how to ensure your employees are healthy and happy
SA Law’s recent HR forum discussed how wellbeing in the workplace has become critical strategy for employers.
GDPR one year on
Subject access requests and complaints have been commonplace since the GDPR came into effect. Find out more about the trends and traps.
Things you need to know if you break-up with your co-founder who is also your life partner
It's common for entrepreneurs to have a partner in business who is also their partner in life. But if one is terminated, what are the legal regulations…
The implications of delays on construction projects
Large scale construction projects are notoriously difficult to complete on time, but what can you do when the inevitable delays set in and your business…
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.
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