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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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A new age: working from home and GDPR
Thu 30th Jul 2020 | by Chris Cook

What GDPR issues may arise from working from home and what you should do to reduce risk and stay compliant.

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Updates to off-payroll working in the private sector
Thu 30th Jul 2020 | by Chris Cook

Following the delay to the introduction of off-payroll working in the private sector, the government are introducing some amendments to the original proposals,…

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Video-witnessed wills to be made legal during coronavirus
Tue 28th Jul 2020 | by Catherine Robson

By removing the need for physical witnesses, wills can continue to be drawn up efficiently, effectively and safely by those isolating or shielding.

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Surrogacy: The courts flexible approach to the granting of Parental Orders
Tue 21st Jul 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Two cases that show the courts continue to interpret the Section 54 criteria in a very broad and flexible manner and will, where possible, find a way…

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Covid-19 and home-working mental health for the insurance industry
Tue 21st Jul 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Keely comments on mental health issues faced by home-workers in the insurance industry plus duty of care and handling HR issues remotely during covid-19.

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Questions to ask at a redundancy consultation meeting
Wed 15th Jul 2020 | by Chris Cook

The best questions to ask at a redundancy consultation meeting, whether you are facing a pool redundancy or a unique redundancy situation. These questions…

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Congratulations to SA Law’s newly promoted team members
Mon 13th Jul 2020 | by Steve Ryan

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Simon Walsh to Partner, Clare Mackay to Senior Associate and Victoria Thomson to Associate.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: update affecting notice periods
Wed 8th Jul 2020 | by Chris Cook

The Treasury has published a further Direction to provide rules that will govern the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Most of the rules in the…

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Latest Planning Announcements
Thu 2nd Jul 2020 | by Claire Saffer

Claire Saffer provides an in-depth update on the latest Plannig news including extension of planning permission deadlines, changes to planning appeals…

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My Experience as a LGBTQ+ Trainee Solicitor
Wed 1st Jul 2020 | by Lizzy Trueman

Lizzy Trueman shares her experience of starting her career in law and advice for fellow members of the LGBQT+ community who are interested in working…

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Rectification: The view from the boundary
Mon 22nd Jun 2020 | by Simon Walsh

What anyone who provides their services through a corporate entity or who is entering into follow on agreements based on previous terms can learn from…

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COVID19 and the new outlook for insolvency legislation
Thu 18th Jun 2020 | by Simon Walsh

A look at the temporary and permanent measures under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-2021 that aims to reduce the Covid-19 pandemic’s…

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The increase in probate disputes
Tue 16th Jun 2020 | by Clare Mackay

Under what circumstances can families contest a will if they believe they should be entitled to some or more of an estate?

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Updated Guidance on Flexible Furloughing
Tue 16th Jun 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Under the flexible furlough scheme, employees can work for some of the week and be furloughed for the rest, in proportions decided between employee and…

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I'm facing redundancy, what should I do?
Thu 11th Jun 2020 | 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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Covid Law in Action
Wed 3rd Jun 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Insolvency: What lengths the government will go to protect businesses from the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Mental health and addiction in divorce and family breakdown
Wed 3rd Jun 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

If your relationship has broken down and you, or your spouse, are about to commence divorce proceedings, there may be mental health issues which need…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Key changes between July – October 2020
Tue 2nd Jun 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Keely explores the key changes to the Covid-19 related furloughing that are set to impact employers and employees between July-October 2020.

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An update on the FCA’s intervention in disputes over business interruption insurance coverage
Tue 2nd Jun 2020 | by Simon Walsh

The FCA’s proposed court action for a declaration on the meaning of certain policy wordings to achieve clarity and certainty for SMEs and others involved…

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"My Career Took a Backseat During Marriage – Can I Be Compensated?"
Wed 27th May 2020 | by Julie Cohen

Compensation claim for relationship-generated disadvantage

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Mutual enforceability clauses
Wed 27th May 2020 | by Amy Sevier

The Supreme Court decision in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent: What the Supreme Court decision in the Duval case means in practice for landlords and purchasers…

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Promoting good mental wellbeing during lockdown
Tue 19th May 2020 | by Kelly Pike

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kelly Pike highlights how to support staff.

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The Reopening of Schools during the pandemic and the impact of this on Child Arrangements
Mon 18th May 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Simran Gupta talks about plans for certain school for pupils to return to school and the issues for families in the context of family law.

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What is responsible contractual behaviour?
Thu 14th May 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Simon takes a look at what constitues as "Responsible contractual behaviour" in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19…

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Working creatively with supply chains and the business opportunities created by Covid-19
Tue 12th May 2020 | by Vincent Billings

As has been widely reported the economy and our businesses are dealing with unprecedented issues due to COVID-19 and the lockdown. All businesses are…

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Covid-19 and insurance disputes
Thu 7th May 2020 | by Simon Walsh

As news of insurers rejecting claims continue to spread, Simon Walsh shares guidance about look at if you think you have insurance cover that should respond…

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Matrimonial Finances and Covid-19 Legal Q&A
Mon 4th May 2020 | by Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell answers your most important Covid-19 related divorce and finances related questions.

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Litigation during and after Covid-19: Do we need more breathing space?
Mon 4th May 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh comments on the call for ‘breathing space’ in litigation and the effect of the pandemic on commercial contracts.

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Tips for Avoiding CCJs During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Tue 21st Apr 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Litigator Simon Walsh shares tips for avoiding county court judgements during COVID-19 and a reminder on the time limits.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Direction and Extended Deadline
Fri 17th Apr 2020 | by Chris Cook

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30 June 2020, plus The Treasury has also issued a Direction to HMRC which provides legally binding…

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COVID-19 Right to Work Checks Adjustment
Thu 16th Apr 2020 | by Chris Cook

Adjustments made to Right to Work Checks process for employers during COVID-19.

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 – the impact on residential tenancy agreements
Tue 14th Apr 2020 | by Alex Wyatt

What protections does The Coronavirus Act 2020 offer to residential landlords and tenants?

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Domestic abuse – Injunctive orders, Covid 19 and the Courts – the practical bits
Thu 9th Apr 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Important guidance on the practicality of legal advice to help victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus divorce rate: Staying optimistic
Tue 7th Apr 2020 | by Kiran Beeharry

Divorce rates soared in China post-quarantine and some sources are predicting a surge in UK-based enquiries – Kiran Beeharry adds a refreshing view to…

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Updated Furlough Guidance provides clarification for employers
Mon 6th Apr 2020 | by Keely Rushmore

Over the weekend the government updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - Keely Rushmore reports.

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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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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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