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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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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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Success for SA Law in Legal 500 2020
Mon 30th Sep 2019 | by Victoria Thomson

We are delighted to share that we have held our position in all of our main practice areas in Legal 500.

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Are teen influencers being exploited?
Mon 23rd Sep 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

Keely Rushmore comments on BBC News about teen influencer Danielle Cohn: What are the employment laws for children under 18?

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Food for Thought 5 Released to Celebrate St Albans Food & Drink Festival
Tue 17th Sep 2019 | by Victoria Thomson

Download our new recipe book Food for Thought, Volume 5 now.

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Can you force someone to retire?
Fri 13th Sep 2019 | by Gita Patel

Gita Patel talks to Personnel Today about retirement policies following a number of recent challenges against Oxford University.

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Employee wellbeing: Shop workers suffering PTSD after surge in violence
Tue 10th Sep 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

In the unfortunate event of an attack on an employee, it’s crucial that employers ensure the wellbeing of all affected staff.

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Managing change: how to drive beneficial progress and get your people on board
Wed 4th Sep 2019 | by Julie Gingell

Partner and Director of Marketing Julie Gingell writes about change management and how to deal with change in your organisation.

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Should your employee’s housekeeper sign an NDA?
Fri 23rd Aug 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

As technology continues to evolve it is important HR policies keep up. Keely comments on data, NDAs and best practice in HR Magazine.

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Reality TV duty of care rules: Lessons for HR
Wed 14th Aug 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

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…

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Digital Disruption: 6 ways to introduce disruptive technology into your business
Mon 12th Aug 2019 | by Chris Cook

Introducing disruptive innovation is the ticket to successful growth, but introducing change is difficult and challenging for any business.

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Reality check: New duty of care regulations set to change face of reality TV
Tue 6th Aug 2019 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

Love Island 2019: ITV bosses could be forced to make huge change to the next series - here's why

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How UK businesses should prepare for incoming IR35 rules
Mon 29th Jul 2019 | by Chris Cook

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…

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Travel Insurance: British medical assistance dispute heats up in Spain
Wed 24th Jul 2019 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

Tracy Lacey-Smith offers her expert perspective and gives advice to travellers on what to do with their insurance.

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How hard it is to trademark a cryptocurrency?
Wed 24th Jul 2019 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

SA Law Partner, Tracy Lacey-Smith writes in SME Magazine to explain challenges of trademarking currency.

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Will Asda and Just Eat’s foodie joint venture be a success?
Tue 16th Jul 2019 | by Vincent Billings

Joint venture of the future - Supermarkets and food delivery services. What are the legal implications and how will this impact the sector?

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Digital Disruption: How to think disruptively for greater business success
Tue 16th Jul 2019 | by Vincent Billings

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?

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Welcoming Gita Patel to our employment team
Mon 15th Jul 2019 | by Chris Cook

We are delighted to welcome a new member of our Employment Team, Gita Patel.

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The balance between creative freedom and protecting copyright
Wed 10th Jul 2019 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

After a series of successful actions in the music industry, the fear of accusations of copyright infringement among musicians is increasing.

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An SMEs guide to Digital Disruption
Fri 5th Jul 2019 | by Vincent Billings

What does digital disruption mean and how to think disruptively.

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The UK Housing Crisis
Thu 4th Jul 2019 | by Jacqui Button

Senior Associate, Jacqui Button explains what the housing crisis looks like in the UK.

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Introducing two new specialists to assist you
Thu 4th Jul 2019 | by Terence Ritchie

We are delighted to welcome Claire Saffer and Alex Wyatt to the team.

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Building the wellbeing workplace: how to ensure your employees are healthy and happy
Tue 2nd Jul 2019 | by Chris Cook

SA Law’s recent HR forum discussed how wellbeing in the workplace has become critical strategy for employers.

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GDPR one year on
Mon 1st Jul 2019 | by Chris Cook

Subject access requests and complaints have been commonplace since the GDPR came into effect. Find out more about the trends and traps.

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Things you need to know if you break-up with your co-founder who is also your life partner
Wed 26th Jun 2019 | by Vincent Billings

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…

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The implications of delays on construction projects
Mon 3rd Jun 2019 | by Simon Walsh

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…

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Welcome to Alex Wyatt
Mon 20th May 2019 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

We are delighted to welcome Senior Associate, Alex Wyatt to our Property Dispute Resolution team.

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Life after BHS, Carillion & Patisserie Valerie: Is there light at the end of the tunnel for audit?
Wed 1st May 2019 | by Vincent Billings

Vincent comments on audit scandals of the past and present, and what the future of the profession looks like in Accountancy Age.

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Patisserie Valerie’s battle against KPMG
Fri 12th Apr 2019 | by Vincent Billings

Patisserie Valerie shareholders are looking at the liability of the accountants, auditors and now the administrators in relation to such a huge accounting…

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No-fault divorce is finally becoming a reality for divorcing couples
Tue 9th Apr 2019 | by Ruth Abrams

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.

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Getting the most out of your LinkedIn network
Mon 8th Apr 2019

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.

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Office politics: Don't let bad social media posts harm your brand
Wed 27th Mar 2019 | by Julie Gingell

Can you dictate what your employees do on their own social media accounts, even out of office hours?

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Welcome Claire Saffer
Wed 13th Mar 2019 | by Terence Ritchie

Experienced planning solicitor Claire Saffer expands SA Law’s leading property offering.

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Proposed changes to NDA rules 'not enough to end workplace harassment'
Tue 5th Mar 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

Partner Keely Rushmore comments in People Management about the government's announcement.

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Smart Exits: Protected Conversations and Termination Payments
Mon 4th Mar 2019 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook addresses the most appropriate ways of reaching a settlement when managing an employee's exit from a company.

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SA Law Partner Tom Lawrence “Transfers” to Gillingham FC as New CEO
Fri 1st Mar 2019 | by Steve Ryan

Tom Lawrence joins Gillingham Football Club this month as their new Chief Executive Officer.

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Introducing The Dignified Divorcee
Fri 1st Mar 2019 | by Kiran Beeharry

SA Law publishes ‘Dignified Divorcee’ blog to help readers navigate the divorce process.

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Exclusion clauses: Top tips
Wed 27th Feb 2019

Exclusion clauses can be highly contentious, so it is important that they are carefully drafted.  An exclusion clause seeks to exclude or restrict…

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School Admission Appeals – Top 10 Tips
Tue 26th Feb 2019 | by Clare Mackay

Here are our top tips for dealing with school admission appeals from Associate Clare Mackay

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Brexit Deal or No Deal: What are the implications for EU Nationals?
Thu 21st Feb 2019 | by Gemma Jones

Head of Immigration Gemma Jones consider the changes in the future UK Immigration system once Brexit has reached a deal or no deal.

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Divorce & separation: What about us Grandparents?
Fri 15th Feb 2019 | by Simran Gupta

Spending time with your grandchildren after divorce or separation, grandparent rights & court processes explained.

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Increased rights for agency and zero-hours workers
Mon 11th Feb 2019 | by Chris Cook

The ‘Good Work Plan’ aims to address the rights of those with atypical worker statuses, including agency workers and those on zero-hours contracts.

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EU Domain Names: what happens after Brexit?
Mon 11th Feb 2019 | by Vincent Billings

Around 300,000 UK-based companies use .eu domain names. With Brexit looming, companies and businesses must consider whether to keep these or not.

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I'm facing redundancy, what should I do?
Tue 5th Feb 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

A redundancy process is undoubtedly an unpleasant thing to go through, understanding your rights can make things significantly easier.

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Consultation into extending redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents
Tue 5th Feb 2019 | by Chris Cook

New consultation for redundancy protection while on or shortly after maternity leave or shared parental leave.

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Snow: How to prepare for inclement weather
Fri 1st Feb 2019 | by Chris Cook

What's the best way to tackle poor weather and 'snow days'?

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On your terms: Are your terms and conditions in order?
Wed 30th Jan 2019 | by Simon Walsh

Senior Associate, Simon Walsh explains briefly how to get to grips with terms and conditions.

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Smart strategies for new staff: The induction process
Tue 29th Jan 2019 | by Kelly Pike

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!

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Social media sense: How to prevent employee posts damaging your brand
Tue 29th Jan 2019 | by Julie Gingell

Striking a balance between dictating what employees can and can’t do on social media, whilst encouraging them to be brand champions.

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SA Law sponsor Inspiring Herts Awards 2019
Mon 28th Jan 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

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

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