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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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FAQs Furloughing Employees / Job Retention Scheme
Wed 1st Apr 2020 | by Christine Caffrey

Frequently asked questions on Furloughing Employees to help employers, line managers and employees – answered by SA Law’s employment team.

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How the coronavirus outbreak may affect arrangements for children whose parents are separated or divorced
Tue 31st Mar 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

Lexis Nexis asks Marilyn Bell about her thoughts on the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on arrangements for children.

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Data protection and the coronavirus pandemic
Tue 31st Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

Good news: The ICO provides clarity on common areas of data concerns during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

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Data protection and school photographs
Tue 31st Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

ICO shares guidance following two schools being reprimanded for distributing photographs of pupils without parents’ consent.

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March Quarter Day - To pay or not to pay?
Mon 30th Mar 2020 | by Alex Wyatt

With the March “quarter day” coming just days after the Covid-19 lockdown was announced, it isn’t surprising that many commercial landlords and tenants…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Law Issues
Fri 27th Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

Sick pay, home working and enforcing holiday – Chris Cook discusses the topics that are on HR Teams agendas right now.

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Measures to help self-employed in light of Covid-19
Fri 27th Mar 2020 | by Christine Caffrey

Christine Caffrey explains the UK government’s measures to assist the five million self employed people in the UK through business disruption due to corona…

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Further guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Fri 27th Mar 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Key points need to know about the the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, more commonly known as the Furlough Scheme.

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Covid-19 -v- Financial Arrangements in divorce
Thu 26th Mar 2020 | by Kiran Beeharry

Family Partner Kiran explains what a “Barder Event” is, the likely impact of Covid-19 on maintenance and valuations.

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The impact of Coronavirus on commercial contracts and force majeure clauses
Thu 26th Mar 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Can we rely on COVID-19 being a force majeure event, in order to avoid our contractual obligations?

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What you can do if you are the victim of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic
Wed 25th Mar 2020 | by Simran Gupta

The clear advice of the government is to stay at home at this present time during the coronavirus pandemic, but what should you do if home is not a safe…

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Everything you need to know about “Furloughed Employees”
Wed 25th Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

Following the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme, organisations now have to designate affected employees as “furloughed employees”, What does this…

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What happens to shared childcare arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Tue 24th Mar 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

Head of Family Law Marilyn Bell answers important questions to help parents at this time.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Mon 23rd Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

Following the announcement of the Job Retention Scheme by the Prime Minister on Friday, Chris Cook and Keely Rushmore outline what the scheme may mean…

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SA Law's Guide to Working from Home
Mon 23rd Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

As the outbreak of coronavirus continues and as society adapts to its challenges there has been a massive increase in employees working from home. Read…

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Delay to Off-payroll working changes (IR35)
Fri 20th Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

Important Information: Delay to IR35

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Tips for renegotiating contract and payment terms
Wed 18th Mar 2020 | by Simon Walsh

As the UK faces unprecedented uncertainly in the face of Coronavirus, one of the biggest priorities for organisations is cashflow. SA Law’s litigation…

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SA Law response to COVID-19 pandemic
Tue 17th Mar 2020 | by Steve Ryan

SA Law is carefully monitoring the escalating coronavirus situation. We are taking appropriate actions with the wellbeing of our clients, colleagues and…

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Measures to help SMEs keep trading during Covid-19 outbreak
Fri 13th Mar 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Read Keely Rushmore’s comments in the Financial Times

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What employers need to know about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Wed 11th Mar 2020 | by Chris Cook

Guidance for employers on how to plan, respond and reduce risk related to Coronavirus

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SA Law proud to sponsor the University of Hertfordshire’s innovative Festival of Ideas
Tue 10th Mar 2020 | by Steve Ryan

We are delighted to announce that we will be one of the sponsors at the University of Hertfordshire’s Festival of Ideas this Summer.

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The impact of Brexit on Britain's independent legal system
Thu 20th Feb 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Senior Associate, Simon Walsh examines the impact of Brexit on the British Legal System and what we should look out for in the future.

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Changes to off-payroll working (IR35)
Thu 13th Feb 2020 | by Chris Cook

In April 2020 the “off-payroll working” or IR35 rules are due to be extended to the private sector, affecting medium and large organisations in all sectors.…

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What is ‘no fault divorce’ and what does it mean for divorcing couples?
Wed 29th Jan 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill re-entered Parliament in January 2020 with the main purpose being to modernise the divorce process. Marilyn…

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Is it time for law firms to call time on drinking?
Thu 16th Jan 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Partner Keely Rushmore gives her opinion on whether alcohol related events are a thing of the past in the legal sector.

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Love and Marriage…and Civil Partnerships
Wed 15th Jan 2020 | by Bindu Malkan

Bindu Malkan explores the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 that came into force in December 2019, meaning that opposite-sex couples…

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What to do if you’re considering the idea of downsizing, buy or rent?
Tue 14th Jan 2020 | by Priya Lakhani

SA Law Real Estate Solicitor, Priya Lakhani examines the pros and cons to downsizing and whether you should buy or rent.

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Introducing senior family law solicitor Bindu Malkan
Mon 13th Jan 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Bindu Malkan who joins our London team as a senior family solicitor.

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Introducing new commercial litigation lawyer Navdeep Shihn
Mon 13th Jan 2020 | by Robert Ryall

We are delighted to welcome Navdeep Shihn to the Commercial Litigation team.

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The Owens case and the future of divorce update
Wed 8th Jan 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

Partner and Head of Family Law Marilyn Bell gives her perspective on the Owens case

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A Guide to Managing Vacant Properties
Mon 6th Jan 2020 | by Gerard LeCain

Gerard LeCain writes for Property Investor News about how commercial landlords can manage the risk of having an empty property.

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Top 10 Tips on Getting Through Divorce
Fri 3rd Jan 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

Partner and Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell gives her top 10 tips on getting through the divorce process.

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Investing in legal advice as a start-up cannot be underestimated
Wed 1st Jan 2020 | by Vincent Billings

Partner and Head of Corporate, Vincent Billings gives his opinion about the importance of investing in legal advice as a start-up.

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How Brexit will affect cross-border divorce
Mon 23rd Dec 2019 | by Kiran Beeharry

SA Law Divorce & Family Law Partner Kiran Beeharry describes some of the consequences of Brexit on divorce, identifies some challenges to being a multi-jurisdictional…

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Surrogacy – XX and Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Tue 17th Dec 2019 | by Simran Gupta

Simran Gupta exlpores a surrogacy case that highlights the complexity of surrogacy arrangements entered into both in England and internationally.

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Welcoming Tony Irving to our Employment team
Mon 9th Dec 2019 | by Chris Cook

We are delighted to welcome new Employment Solicitor Tony Irving to the team.

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Introducing our new real estate recruit, Zama Razaq
Fri 6th Dec 2019 | by Antony Davis

We are delighted to welcome a new member of the Real Estate team, Zama Razaq.

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Buying a retirement home – What you need to know
Thu 5th Dec 2019 | by Andrea Tankel

Andrea Tankel explains what you need to know before buying a retirement home.

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EastEnders spoilers: Linda Carter loses custody of Ollie as alcohol addiction spirals?
Sun 24th Nov 2019 | by Kiran Beeharry

EastEnders storyline involving alcoholism highlights the potentially devastating impacts of parents losing contact with children amid divorce.

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A Brief Guide to Shareholders Agreements
Tue 19th Nov 2019 | by Vincent Billings

Partner and Head of Corporate Vincent Billings gives his top tips and guide to shareholders agreements.

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International Surrogacy – not quite what you envisaged!
Fri 15th Nov 2019 | by Simran Gupta

Family Solicitor Simran Gupta explains the complications that can occurs when dealing with an international surrogacy arrangement.

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SA Law are announced as joint headline sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Awards 2020
Mon 11th Nov 2019 | by Victoria Thomson

The Inspiring Herts Awards provide an opportunity to showcase performance and achievements of businesses of all sizes in Hertfordshire.

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Surrogacy – A (potential) New Dawn
Fri 8th Nov 2019 | by Simran Gupta

Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about the proposals outlined by the Law Commission that could reform surrogacy law in England, Wales and Scotland.

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McDonald’s CEO leaves firm after workplace romance
Mon 4th Nov 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

Keely Rushmore comments on the climate around work romances and that employers must strike the right balance.

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Surrogacy, parental orders & parental responsibility – ensuring your legal status as parents
Fri 1st Nov 2019 | by Simran Gupta

Family solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about how to ensure you gain legal status as parents in surrogacy cases.

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Diversity & equal opportunities in the media: New disclosure proposals for broadcasters explained
Wed 30th Oct 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

Keely Rushmore writes for leading HR publication People Management about the implications of broadcast employers revealing figures on gay and transsexual…

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What does the law say about whistleblowing?
Fri 25th Oct 2019 | by Chris Cook

News that HS2 is considering taking legal action against workers for leaking confidential information throws the spotlight on legislation in this area,…

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A legal look ahead to 2020 policies
Wed 23rd Oct 2019 | by Chris Cook

Following our recent HR Forum, our employment team look at the policies we expect to see in 2020.

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Welcoming Elton Morina to our Real Estate team
Fri 18th Oct 2019 | by Steve Kenneford

Welcome to the team Elton.

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Chambers & Partners adds to our good directory news for 2020
Mon 14th Oct 2019 | by Victoria Thomson

Glowing feedback from clients and peers across the board for SA Law's Family, Litigation, Real Estate & Employment teams in Chambers & Partners.

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