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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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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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Ted Baker commits to cultural change after resignation of founder
Tue 5th Mar 2019 | by Emma Gross

Emma Gross comments in Personnel Today on Ted Baker founder resigning amid sexual harassment and NDA scandal.

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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 | by Alasdair Bleakley

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 Goodhead

Our Co-Heads of Immigration Gemma Jones & Gemma Goodhead consider the changes in the future UK Immigration system once Brexit has reached a deal or no…

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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 Alasdair Bleakley

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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What rights do investors have in struggling businesses?
Mon 28th Jan 2019 | by Vincent Billings

Vincent Billings comments on the latest development in the Patisserie Valerie administration.

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A guide to flexible working & flexible working requests
Fri 25th Jan 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

Flexible working is increasingly becoming a feature of working life, and can assist employers in attracting and retaining talented candidates and staff.…

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What to expect in Data Protection Law in 2019
Wed 23rd Jan 2019 | by Chris Cook

Our Data Protection Team highlight what we can expect to see from the Data Protection Act in 2019 and the potential impact of E-Privacy Regulations.

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Google issued with £44m fine over GDPR breach
Tue 22nd Jan 2019 | by Chris Cook

Head of Employment and Data Protection, Chris Cook, explains Google's GDPR breach that led to landmark £44 million fine.

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CEO and average worker pay gap reporting launches
Fri 11th Jan 2019 | by Keely Rushmore

Latest comment in HR Magazine: Keely explains what HR teams should know about the CEO and average worker pay gap regulations, which come into force in…

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What is the difference between a controller and processor under the GDPR?
Wed 9th Jan 2019 | by Alasdair Bleakley

Corporate and Commercial Team's Alasdair Bleakley describes how to distinguish between a processor and controller under GDPR.

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How do CVAs affect landlords?
Tue 8th Jan 2019 | by Nat Young

Senior Associate Nat Young considers how CVAs have become the go-to restructuring tool.

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Mackay: accounting black holes and hands in the till
Mon 7th Jan 2019 | by Clare Mackay

Ways to take action against a fraudulent director and the legal options from personal claims to s463 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

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Brexit & the continued uncertainty for families
Thu 3rd Jan 2019 | by Kiran Beeharry

There remains a huge amount of uncertainty about the future legal relationship between the UK and the EU for family law matters.

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The weirdest things couples fight over in court during divorce
Wed 2nd Jan 2019 | by Marilyn Bell

Divorcing couples can divide multi-million-pound assets with ease, only to come to blows over a particular ornament or their cherished pet. Marilyn Bell…

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Advising Jewish Clients during Divorce
Fri 21st Dec 2018 | by Ruth Abrams

Ruth Abrams explores the nuances of divorcing couples from the Jewish Community including planning to ensure time with children, financial planning for…

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What is a S37 Freezing Injunction and how is it used in divorce?
Fri 21st Dec 2018 | by Kiran Beeharry

Freezing Injunctions are used to ensure that a status quo is maintained so that one party is restrained from prejudicing another’s financial claims following…

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Sparse Resources and the impact on Child Arrangement proceedings
Fri 14th Dec 2018 | by Simran Gupta

Disparity of resources across England & Wales can have a devastating impact on Child Arrangements in divorce proceedings.

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Deliveroo riders’ lose latest challenge to their employment status
Mon 10th Dec 2018 | by Chris Cook

The latest development in the Deliveroo gig-economy case sees riders appeal for trade union representation denied

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Vital GDPR considerations when acquiring a company
Mon 10th Dec 2018 | by Alasdair Bleakley

Alasdair Bleakley talks to Acquisitions Daily about an important and difficult hurdle in corporate transactions: the GDPR.

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Is veganism a protected characteristic?
Wed 5th Dec 2018 | by Chris Cook

Partner Chris Cook, writes about the recent case brought by Jordi Casamitjana against the LACS.

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Vegan takes employer to tribunal over 'philosophical beef'
Wed 5th Dec 2018 | by Chris Cook

Partner, Chris Cook comments on the recent tribunal over an ex-employee claiming he was sacked for being vegan.

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Predatory Marriages
Mon 3rd Dec 2018 | by Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell and Catherine Robson write about the recent Parliamentary disucssion around Predatory Marriage.

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Fraud alert - Beware the bogus bailiff
Thu 29th Nov 2018 | by Simon Walsh

Our In-House legal services team give guidance on how to protect yourself against 'bogus' bailiffs.

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St Albans Advent Trail
Wed 28th Nov 2018 | by Julie Gingell

We’re delighted to be joining fellow local businesses by taking part in St Alban’s first ever city-wide Advent Trail. Organised by St Albans BID and…

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Mega trends and your business
Tue 27th Nov 2018 | by Julie Gingell

What are the key mega trends set to affect SMEs and how do they impact on businesses, society and the economy?

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Top mega trends and the legal considerations for organisations/ SMEs
Tue 27th Nov 2018 | by Julie Gingell

Find out about the legal implications that current mega trends can have on your business.

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Shop till you...divorce/dissolve
Mon 26th Nov 2018 | by Kiran Beeharry

Kiran Beeharry, Senior Associate in the Family department considers how 'forum shopping' can affect legal proceedings.

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GDPR - 6 Months On
Thu 22nd Nov 2018 | by Chris Cook

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection Chris Cook comments on the impacts of GDPR over the past 6 months.

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Welcome Richard Marshall
Wed 21st Nov 2018 | by Terence Ritchie

Partner and Joint Head of Real Estate, Terence Ritchie welcomes new solicitor Richard Marshall to SA Law.

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Do I Have to Re-register My Child’s Birth If I Marry His Father?
Mon 19th Nov 2018 | by Marilyn Bell

Partner and Head of Family, Marilyn Bell writes about the law around re-registering children.

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The Cost of Childcare
Fri 16th Nov 2018 | by Marilyn Bell

Head of Family, Marilyn Bell considers the rising cost of childcare on Families and the impact during a divorce.

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ICO publishes passwords and encryption guidance
Fri 16th Nov 2018 | by Chris Cook

Partner, Chris Cook, identifies the new ICO guidance on passwords in online services and encryption under GDPR.

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UK's post-Brexit immigration policy is highly damaging for hospitality
Fri 16th Nov 2018 | by Gemma Jones

Immigration solicitor, Gemma Jones comments in Big Hospitality about the impact of Brexit on the UK hospitality sector.

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A day in the life of a family lawyer
Wed 14th Nov 2018 | by Julie Cohen

Russian speaking family lawyer, Julie Cohen writes about a typical day dealing with her cases.

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Wardship as a tool to seek a return
Tue 13th Nov 2018 | by Simran Gupta

Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about what options you have if your family travel plans go awry.

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