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Providing more support for elderly and vulnerable clients
Fri 5th Aug 2022 | by Tahsin Chasmawala

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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Accountancy Age – 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 Marilyn Bell

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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Fraud Alert - Beware the Bogus Bailiff (Again)
Fri 29th Apr 2022 | by Simon Walsh

I wrote this article in late 2018 and am revisiting it because the ‘bailiff scam’ is still a problem.An opponent called me this week to find…

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No-fault divorce is here: legal experts share their views
Thu 7th Apr 2022 | by Marilyn Bell

In an article where legal experts share their views on the recent update to family law 'no-fault' divorce, Marilyn Bell comments about how no-fault divorce…

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What is a no-fault divorce? The new laws explained: How to apply and what the new minimum wait means
Wed 6th Apr 2022 | by Marilyn Bell

Changes introduced by the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 are now in effect. In an article on iNews, Marilyn Bell answers the question 'what…

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The implications of voluntary liquidations post-Covid
Tue 5th Apr 2022 | by Helen Young

Helen Young and Simon Walsh in SA Law's Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution department have written an article for  Accountancy Today. The…

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Don't ask about salary history if you want to improve the gender pay gap
Mon 14th Mar 2022 | by Christine Caffrey

The Fawcett Society has recently urged employers to stop asking about salary history, due to findings that it contributes to the gender pay gap by keeping…

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M&A audit risks – implications of HP and Lynch litigation
Mon 14th Mar 2022

In Britain's biggest civil fraud trial, HP wins its High Court claim against Autonomy's founder and chief executive Mike Lynch. Commercial Litigation…

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No fault divorce - ending the blame game
Mon 28th Feb 2022 | by Stephanie Clarke

A monumental and long-awaited development in family law takes place on 6 April 2022 – the introduction of ‘no-fault’ divorce. Hopefully this long overdue…

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Why parental leave policies should be used to attract the best candidates
Mon 21st Feb 2022 | by Christine Caffrey

Personnel Today, has published an article written by SA Law's employment solicitor, Christine Caffrey, about how upgrading parental leave policies will…

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Delay, disruption and disputes
Fri 18th Feb 2022 | by Clare Mackay

Where deliveries are delayed, the most pressing question for either party is ‘can the contract be terminated’? Clare Mackay, Senior Associate in SA Law's…

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How mishandling sexual harassment claims can damage a business
Mon 7th Feb 2022 | by Vincent Billings

In an article for Reward Strategy, Vincent Billings, Corporate Partner, and Gita Patel, Employment Solicitor, spoke about how employers can tackle allegations…

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Co-op shop floor workers win equal pay row
Thu 3rd Feb 2022 | by Beth Leng

Reward Strategy has published a online article about shop floor workers at Co-op having successfully won a legal argument over securing equal pay.Beth…

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SA Law sponsors 2022 Inspiring Herts Awards
Fri 28th Jan 2022 | by Victoria Thomson

Businesses of all sizes encouraged to share their success stories and enter the Inspiring Herts Awards.

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Children as Social Media Influencers
Tue 18th Jan 2022 | by Simran Gupta

Over the last decade or so, there has been an explosion of social media platforms. I remember the days when all you had was a choice of MySpace or Bebo,…

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Delays, excuses, and termination of contracts
Wed 12th Jan 2022 | by Clare Mackay

What can you do when a contract has not been performed on time? Delay can happen as the result of many factors, ranging from goods being stuck further…

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Family run businesses and succession planning
Wed 12th Jan 2022 | by Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell (Partner and Head of Family Law team) and Simon Walsh (Partner in the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team)…

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Thomson Reuters consultation board appointment for leading lawyer
Tue 4th Jan 2022 | by Robert Ryall

Robert Ryall, has been appointed to the Thomson Reuters Consultation Board for Practical Law’s dispute resolution service. The appointment comes on the…

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Taking a holistic approach to business and family life
Tue 4th Jan 2022 | by Simon Walsh

In an article for SME Today, Simon Walsh (Partner in the Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team) and Marilyn Bell (Partner…

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Could parties in family proceedings face financial penalties?
Tue 30th Nov 2021 | by Marilyn Bell

Justice secretary, Dominic Raab, is looking at ways to address the issues as to how the number of family cases in the court process may be reduced…

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SA Law returns as principal sponsor of the Harpenden Christmas Carnival 2021
Fri 26th Nov 2021

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Hopefully this year things will feel a little more ‘normal’ compared to 2020. We are so pleased to confirm…

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Viral video highlights workplace sexual harassment claims
Wed 17th Nov 2021 | by Beth Leng

HR publication, Reward Strategy, has published an article about a warehouse worker going viral on TikTok after documenting her experience of harassment…

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What is leasehold? Everything you need to know about buying a leasehold property
Fri 12th Nov 2021 | by Saira Parveen

In a recent article on Ideal Home online, Tamara Kelly, Digital Editor has written an article focusing on leasehold properties. The article features in-depth…

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Brexit and what’s changed for expatriates in applying to the Family Courts
Fri 5th Nov 2021 | by Marilyn Bell

Head of the family department, Marilyn Bell, was invited by Today's Family Law to discuss the impact of Brexit on high-net-worth expats disputes in the…

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Exceptional feedback secures rankings in UK law firms guide
Fri 29th Oct 2021

A leading global research organisation, Chambers & Partners guides seek to provide buyers of legal services with the rankings, editorial and analysis…

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SA Law Legal 500 results 2022
Fri 1st Oct 2021

St Albans and London firm SA Law is proud to announce it has retained its top rankings in this year’s Legal 500 research. The go-to guide for those seeking…

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The return of statutory demands and winding-up petitions
Thu 30th Sep 2021 | by Simon Walsh

What are the new rules for statutory demands and winding-up petitions and what are your options if your business is on the receiving end of a demand or…

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Will and probate disputes - FAQs
Tue 14th Sep 2021 | by Clare Mackay

We have set out below some of the common issues that we are frequently asked about contested wills and contentious probate matters. Whatever your situation,…

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On what grounds can I challenge the validity of a will?
Tue 14th Sep 2021 | by Clare Mackay

There are a number of arguments that you may be able to run to challenge the validity of a will, which are mainly:The will has not been properly executed…

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Making a claim against a will
Tue 14th Sep 2021 | by Clare Mackay

Under English law, people are entitled to leave their assets to whoever they choose. However, it may be possible to bring a claim under the Inheritance…

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SA Law proud sponsors of the St Albans Food and Drink Festival 2021
Mon 6th Sep 2021

We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of this year’s St Albans Food and Drink Festival. The last 18 months have been a roller-coaster to say the…

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Broken laptops and phones dropped in the sea – an unfortunate series of events or an improbable fabrication?
Sun 22nd Aug 2021

As a litigator, one of the first pieces of advice that we give to clients who have a dispute and may end up in litigation is to preserve all potentially…

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Challenging a Will? - What's New?
Sun 22nd Aug 2021

One of the questions that we are most frequently asked by disappointed family members is whether they can challenge a will.There are essentially four…

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