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The Impact of Failure to Follow the Correct Procedure When Making Redundancies
Wed 25th Jan 2023 | by Stephanie Clarke

Stephanie Clarke explains the legal consequences employers face if they fail to follow the correct redundancy procedures.

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Financial Support for Child Abuse Victims
Wed 25th Jan 2023 | by Sonal Parekh

UK Safeguarding Minister announces multi-million funding to support child victims of abuse in England and Wales as part of the governments Tackling Violence…

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Google: Parent Firm Alphabet Announces Worldwide Redundancies
Wed 25th Jan 2023 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook comments on the recent redundancies made by Alphabet, a parent firm of Google.

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Let's talk about Family Mediation: Answers to FAQs for Family Mediation Week
Tue 17th Jan 2023 | by Sonal Parekh

Is mediation right for me? This Family Mediation Week SA Law’s Family Law team discuss the benefits it can bring to families.

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Workers Who Breach Proposed Anti-Strike Law En Masse 'Unlikely' to Face Sackings
Thu 12th Jan 2023 | by Gita Patel

Gita Patel discusses the implications of the Government's proposed plans on anti-strike legislation.

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SA Law sponsors St Albans Pancake Race 2023
Tue 10th Jan 2023 | by Megan Kerr

SA Law is delighted to be sponsoring the annual St Albans Pancake Race Festival again this year, as well as taking part and going head-to-head with other…

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Family Law: What To Expect In 2023
Thu 22nd Dec 2022 | by Marilyn Bell

In 2022, there have been many areas that were under family law’s microscope, including matters such as divorce, parental alienation, surrogacy etc; but…

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Which Way To Go With WFH
Fri 16th Dec 2022 | by James Cresswell

In a recently published article, James Cresswell discusses flexible working and what it includes after James Dyson criticises the Government’s plans to…

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Staff Monitoring: Ensure You Consult Before Imposing a System
Fri 25th Nov 2022 | by Gita Patel

It’s becoming more common that employers want to avoid a ‘Big Brother’ management style when it comes to monitoring staff, so what’s the best way to do…

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The St Albans Nutcracker Trail
Fri 18th Nov 2022 | by Megan Kerr

St Albans welcomes 10 Nutcrackers to the City from 19th November to 22nd December. Find out more about how to get involved in the nutcracker trail.

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How to Handle Disciplinary Issues
Fri 18th Nov 2022 | by James Cresswell

James Cresswell discusses the 'disciplinary season' that often follows the Christmas party season.

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SA Law is pleased to return as the principal sponsor of the Harpenden Christmas Carnival 2022
Wed 16th Nov 2022 | by Gill Garrett

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We are so pleased to confirm that SA Law returns as principal sponsor of the Harpenden Christmas Carnival…

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What is Causing the Rise in Divorce Applications?
Thu 10th Nov 2022 | by Marilyn Bell

The post pandemic rise in divorce applications has raised the question of why couples are filing for divorce, and whether some have waited for the introduction…

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Changes to Employment Law
Mon 7th Nov 2022 | by Gita Patel

An increasing number of employers are offering their staff more rather than less, such as hybrid working; however those that implement any proposed reform…

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Rolling Blackouts: What Does HR Need to Know?
Mon 24th Oct 2022 | by Nishma Chudasama

With the potential for power outages threatening the UK, publication People Management asked experts how businesses can best prepare for it. Nishma Chudasama…

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SA Law Lawyers Recognised as Outstanding Leaders in Their Fields by Clients and Competitor Law Firms
Thu 20th Oct 2022 | by Steve Ryan

Chambers & Partners interviews thousands of clients and law firms to identify the lawyers and firms that provide the most value. SA Law has been consistently…

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Grandparents’ Role in Family Finances
Thu 13th Oct 2022 | by Elizabeth Tillyer

As anyone with children knows, you never stop being a parent, so it follows that you never stop being a grandparent either.

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Tesco’s “Fire and Rehire” Tactics
Tue 11th Oct 2022 | by Gita Patel

Dismissal and reengagement, also known as “fire and rehire”, is a practice that can be used by employers when employees refuse to agree to proposed new…

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Truss’ “bonfire of workers’ rights” Leaves Lawyers Unconvinced
Mon 10th Oct 2022 | by James Cresswell

The Conservative Party’s Liz Truss wants to review existing EU worker protections in an attempt to improve the competitiveness of the UK economy.

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What Will a UK Version of GDPR Look Like?
Mon 10th Oct 2022 | by Stephanie Clarke

In an article published by Small Business, Stephanie Clarke comments on the new version of GDPR that has now replaced the EU’s system, after it was announced…

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New Litigation Solicitor Joins SA Law’s Growing Commercial Services Team
Wed 5th Oct 2022 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

SA Law is pleased to share the news that we have appointed a new commercial litigation & dispute resolution solicitor to further increase the breadth…

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Changes to Right to Work Checks
Sat 1st Oct 2022 | by Gemma Jones

Concessions on right to work checks implemented by the Home Office in the midst of the pandemic, came to an end on 30 September 2022. Gemma Jones explains…

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The Legal 500 2023 - Clients praise SA Law’s personal service, communication, and friendly expertise
Thu 29th Sep 2022 | by Steve Ryan

Clients and peers say SA Law 'provide the very highest levels of legal expertise' and 'exceptional client service'.

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Holiday Pay for Part Year Workers
Wed 28th Sep 2022 | by Gita Patel

Under the Working Time Regulations, the 5.6 weeks’ annual leave entitlement must not be pro-rated for part-year workers on permanent contracts.

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Starling Bank unfairly treated asthmatic lawyer, tribunal finds
Tue 27th Sep 2022 | by James Cresswell

Starling Bank's unfair treatment of an asthmatic lawyer is a clear reminder that failing to accommodate an employee's remote working needs could be disability…

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Why does employment status matter?
Tue 13th Sep 2022 | by Stephanie Clarke

Employers have a variety of important responsibilities towards their staff and these, along with the rights and protections staff are entitled to, vary…

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Document preservation and the 'Wagatha Christie' case
Tue 13th Sep 2022 | by Clare Mackay

The duty to preserve documents in litigation is taken very seriously and any gaps in the evidence that are disclosed will be thoroughly interrogated,…

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Director’s Personal Loans – Risk v Reward
Wed 7th Sep 2022 | by Helen Young

A loan may save the business, but will it put your personal wealth at risk?

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Challenging a Will? - What's New?
Fri 26th Aug 2022 | by Clare Mackay

One of the questions that we are most frequently asked by disappointed family members is whether they can challenge a will in England and Wales before…

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What directors can learn from the collapse of NMCN
Thu 25th Aug 2022

CFOs and other directors can use the collapse of NMCN to put their own house in order and help ward of the impact of recessionary forces.

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SA Law expands employment team
Wed 24th Aug 2022 | by Steve Ryan

SA Law is proud to welcome James Cresswell and Stephanie Clarke to its employment team, bringing the team size up to seven qualified lawyers.

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Providing more support for elderly and vulnerable clients
Fri 5th Aug 2022 | by Steve Ryan

Tahsin Chasmawala has been awarded the Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) qualification by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), helping her to provide extra…

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Insolvency insights - the NMCN collapse
Thu 4th Aug 2022 | by Helen Young

Insolvency solicitor, Helen Young and employment lawyer Nishma Chudasama consider what accountants can learn from the failure of NMCN.

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Directors' Personal Loans
Thu 14th Jul 2022 | by Helen Young

Helen Young explores directors' personal loans and the issues that arise if you get into financial difficulties.

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Is it time to come back to Collaborative Law?
Wed 6th Jul 2022 | by Marilyn Bell

No-fault divorce could pave the way for a long-overdue revival of the Collaborative Law approach.

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I’m a higher earner in a marriage – does gender make a difference?
Mon 4th Jul 2022 | by Julie Cohen

The family courts see no difference between men and women when it comes down to financial matters on divorce. All statutes and procedural rules are applied…

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Sustaining Swifts in St Albans
Fri 1st Jul 2022 | by Louise Beddoes

Thanks to a fantastic initiative to help halt the decline of the swift population, we are hosting (or should that be housing) several nesting boxes.

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The Building Safety Act 2022 – What it means and what you need to know
Wed 29th Jun 2022 | by Robert Ryall

After its debut in Parliament in July 2021, the Building Safety Act 202 (“BSA”) finally received royal ascent on 28 April 2022. The BSA marks a shift…

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Marilyn Bell joins the board of the St Albans Business Improvement District (BID)
Tue 21st Jun 2022 | by Steve Ryan

We are delighted to announce that Marilyn Bell, Partner and head of our family law team, has joined the St Albans BID Board.

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Staying safe from the scammers
Mon 20th Jun 2022 | by Clare Mackay

Both organisations and their customers can be the victims of invoice fraud. What can businesses do to protect or defend themselves?

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Benefitting from menopause training
Wed 15th Jun 2022 | by Nishma Chudasama

Law firms are recognising the benefits of training that raises awareness of the effects of menopause amongst staff.

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Trialling the 4-day working week
Tue 14th Jun 2022 | by Christine Caffrey

70 businesses are taking part in a 4-day working week trial, for no loss of pay. What could this mean for employers, employees and customer service?

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Inspiring Herts Awards 2022 – A Night To Remember
Fri 10th Jun 2022 | by Louise Beddoes

Celebrating the best that Hertfordshire has to offer, the annual ‘Oscars of Hertfordshire’ awards ceremony was a feast for all the senses.

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Could your employees work from home abroad?
Mon 23rd May 2022 | by Beth Leng

UK skills shortages and a challenging recruitment market have led some employers to consider allowing staff to work from home abroad. Could this be a…

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International Family Law in a Post-Pandemic World
Mon 23rd May 2022 | by Julie Cohen

Fingers crossed, we are now in a post-pandemic world. What does that mean and what lessons have we learned? What trends do we see? I, for one, have experienced…

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The Future of Data Protection in the UK
Mon 23rd May 2022 | by Christine Caffrey

The Queen’s speech on 10th May 2022 confirmed the Government’s intention to reform the UK’s Data Protection Legislation. This presents quite significant…

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The Domestic Abuse Act and Family Law
Mon 23rd May 2022 | by Simran Gupta

The Domestic Abuse Act received royal assent on 29 April 2021, but what has it done for victims of domestic abuse, their children, and how such matters…

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Lady Barclay’s battle
Thu 12th May 2022 | by Kiran Beeharry

Once a couple divorces, what happens if the financial settlement remains unpaid? In the ongoing battle between the Barclays, Kiran Beeharry considers…

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Is London still the divorce capital of Europe?
Sun 1st May 2022 | by Kiran Beeharry

Brexit has changed the rules on cross-jurisdictional matters involving families and family commercial disputes

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Crypto assets make divorces tougher
Fri 29th Apr 2022 | by Kiran Beeharry

Increasing investment in crypto currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is bringing new challenges for divorcing couples.

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