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Unmarried mother wins court battle over benefits for widows
On 31 August 2018 The Times reported that an unmarried mother, Siobhan McLaughlin had won her Court battle over benefits for widows. This has led to calls…
GDPR = the death of the paper trail for schools?
Employment Solicitor, Nikita Sonecha comments in the Education Journal regarding the challenges of GDPR on schools.
The MAC publishes its final report on EEA Migration
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its final report (the Report) on EEA Migration in the UK.
GDPR and SARs; staying compliant and protected
Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection, Chris Cook writes in Education Executive about the GDPR and SARs.
SA Law shares fourth edition of popular community recipe book
SA Law is challenging foodies to discover something new within the pages of their recently published recipe book. Simply pick a dish or cocktail and share…
Take a fresh look
Although January seems the more logical time to consider business growth, it’s actually during Q3 that SA Law receives the most calls for assistance.…
Thinking ahead to success: How to sell or merge your business
Considering selling or merging your business? Read our guest interview with corporate-financier Mark Standish for his top tips.
Liability for contractors' wrongdoing
Partner, Keely Rushmore writes in HR Magazine on the recent case relating to Barclays and claims of sexual assault.
Changes to National Minimum Wage Enforcement under TUPE – Where does liability now lie?
Employment Law Update
SA Law’s Reluctant Divorcee campaign is recognised by The Law Society
For the second year running, SA Law’s Reluctant Divorcee campaign is a finalist in the Law Society Excellence Awards. This year we are nominated for two…
The Gender Agenda
Partner Keely Rushmore addresses transphobia in the workplace and the steps necessary to prevent it in The Global Recruiter.
Life as a trainee solicitor in the Employment team
Trainee solicitor, Louise Bodeker, explains a typical day's work in the employment team at SA Law
Life as a trainee solicitor in the Property Dispute Resolution department
Trainee solicitor Stephanie Clarke explains her seat at SA Law with the Property Dispute Resolution team.
Employers must be overt when monitoring staff in the workplace
“Employers need to be overt, not covert, in terms of the data they collect" Says SA Law employment solicitor Nikita Sonecha
How a UK micro business sued Nike for trademark infringement and won
Nat Young, Senior Associate in the Litigation department at SA Law writes for Business Advice on the successes of a micro business against Nike
Demystifying the Family Court
Family court is nothing like the on-screen legal dramas would have you believe. But misconceptions about going to court can sometimes affect a person’s…
SA Law welcomes Divorce & Family Law Solicitor Elizabeth Tillyer
We are delighted to introduce you to Elizabeth Tillyer, who has joined our Family Law team.
Julie Gingell joins the board of the St Albans Business Improvement District (BID)
We are delighted to announce that our Director of Marketing and Business Development, Julie Gingell has joined the St Albans BID.
Divorce: All about money - or making them pay?
Ruth Abrams comments in The Telegraph on money in divorce proceedings and how it can be used for power.
Pilot could ease disclosure burden
Clare Mackay, associate at SA Law, comments in The Law Society Gazette on whether the new disclosure rules will impact litigation cases.
Justifying 'fat cat' pay
Partner, Keely Rushmore examines what the pay ratio reporting could mean for your company
Poundworld administration - what happens next?
Nat Young, Senior Associate explains what happens after a company enters into administration.
Animals and divorce
Marilyn Bell, partner and head of family law, explains various cases which have seen couples agree on the future care for their animals quite amicably.
Life as a trainee in the Wills & Probate department
Ever wondered what life is like as a trainee at SA Law? Alice Simpson, trainee solicitor, details her experience in the Wills department.
Celebrating award-winning SMEs from across Hertfordshire
Partner & Director of Marketing & Business Development Julie Gingell announces the winners of the recent SME Hertfordshire awards.
Should The Equalities Act 2010 be updated?
Chris Cook, partner and head of employment at SA Law, comments on a recent study which found that one in three employers admitted they were less likely…
Disgust and disappointment at Supreme Court divorce ruling
Marilyn Bell, partner and head of family law comments in The Times on the recent ruling which saw Mrs Owens' appeal to divorce her husband dismissed.
Should employers modify dress codes in this heatwave?
Partner and Director of Finance and Business support, Gill Garrett, comments in The Times on whether extreme weather should see alterations to dress codes…
Life as a trainee solicitor in the family law department
Trainee solicitor Atousa Saddighzadeh talks us through her 6 months working in the family law department at SA Law in St Albans and London.
Mrs Owens must stay married
Partner and head of the family team at SA Law, Marilyn Bell, examines the recent ruling which saw the Supreme Court dismiss Mrs Owens' appeal.
SA Law welcomes new tenants to their head office at Gladstone Place, St Albans
SA Law welcome their new tenants, Motor Fuel Group, to Gladstone Place, St Albans. MFG is the UK’s second largest independent forecourt operator, with…
Getting to the meat of employee choice
Companies must be made aware of discrimination laws when dictating what workers can and can't do, says Keely Rushmore, Partner at SA Law.
SA Law celebrates 13th birthday with the promotion of four members of staff
SA Law congratulates four members of staff who have recently been promoted.
Supreme Court rules in Mills v Mills case
Ruth Abrams, partner at SA Law comments in The Law Society Gazette about divorced couples and the 'meal ticket for life'
Worker versus Self-Employed
The Gig economy makes more headlines as The Supreme Court agree Mr Smith was a worker and Pimlico plumbers had fallen foul of employment rights.
Divorce and the GDPR
In the Financial Times Adviser, Marilyn and Chris discuss the implications of being jointly instructed by one party in the proceedings.
Amy Sevier wins the Women in Law Award for Property Litigation
Head of Property Dispute Resolution, Amy Sevier has won a Women in Law 2018 Award from Lawyer Monthly magazine
Should civil partnerships be available to all?
Marilyn Bell in Gay Times commenting on civil partnerships; for same-sex couples only, or for all?
Reality TV and the protection of stars' welfare
Head of Employment at SA Law, Chris Cook comments in The Daily Star on the increasing pressure for production companies to ensure the welfare of contestants.
English Divorce for Foreign Nationals
Family Solicitor, Julie Cohen discusses the processes that Foreign Nationals have to undertake in order to get divorced in the UK, in English and Russian.
The Government's guidance on The Trade Union Act 2016
How should employers' implement the Trade Union Act 2016? Head of Employment at SA Law, Chris Cook explains.
How to give evidence - our top tips
Partner Keely Rushmore explains her top tips for giving evidence at Court.
Bearing the brunt of business rates
Amy Sevier, Senior Associate at SA Law examines a recent case and what that means for ratepayers.
Telecoms operators should be wary of hiding between their statutory powers
A landmark decision is ruled under the Electronics Communications Code, Amy Sevier explains more.
Caught between a rock and a hard place
Clare Mackay, Associate at SA Law, examines a recent case where the Supreme Court upheld that non-oral modification clauses are effective. She gives her…
Dress codes and sex discrimination - The Government's response
Read Head of Employment, Chris Cook's analysis of the Government's response to the 2015 Nicola Thorp "wear heels or go home" controversy.
Welcome to our two new property experts
SA Law welcome two new real estate members to the team.
To ban, or not to ban social media? That is the question
Employment Partner, Keely Rushmore writes for City A.M.
GDPR: A five step guide to dealing with a data breach
Chris Cook shares a five step guide to dealing with a data breach including assessing risk & reporting.
TheCityUK and its vision of a Post-Brexit UK Immigration Policy
In light of concerns raised by employers that the current points-based system and the mechanisms by which it operates might not be appropriate for the…