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This Week’s Fine Imposed on Facebook Data
In a recently written article published in The Legal Diary, Christine Caffrey was asked to comment on the news of Facebook being fined €1.2bn…
Disabilities and divorce Q&A: Family Law
We understand that having a disability of any sort and not knowing what this means for the future can take a strain on relationships and be a source of…
Government Announces Changes to Working Time Regulations, TUPE and Non-Compete Clauses
Emily Morrison discusses the significant changes announced by the Government on Working Time Regulations, TUPE and Non-Compete Clauses.
Feedback on Culture
Kelly Pike outlines how establishing working groups helps to build a positive feedback culture in a law firm.
Employee Sabbaticals: Business Benefits and Tips on Getting the Policy Right
Gita Patel outlines the business benefits of offering sabbatical leave to employees.
Updated CPS Guidance
‘Love-bombing’ included in new CPS guidance on prosecuting abusive partners
When do EPC Exemptions Apply to Commercial PRS Properties?
In a recently published article in Property Week, Gary Dunger was asked to discuss what EPC exemptions exist for commercial developers amid…
Domestic Abuse victims warned to turn off secret phones ahead of the national test of the UK emergency alerts service
Domestic violence campaigners warn vicitms and those at risk to turn off hidden/secret mobile phones ahead of the national test of the UK emergency alerts…
Employment Law Update
James Cresswell and Nishma Chudasama discuss the 5 legal updates employers need to know this April.
Can Legal Action be Taken Against Discriminatory Recruitment Criteria?
It has been ruled by several employment tribunals that gender critical beliefs should not be discriminated against in the workplace, and any discriminatory…
Scanning the Horizon: Areas Ripe for Dispute in 2023
Clare Mackay and Simon Walsh discuss the areas where disputes are most likely to arise for SMEs in 2023.
Consultation on Holiday Pay Following Harpur Trust v Brazel
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has concluded its consultation in response to the Harpur Trust v Brazel case, which…
Changes to look out for from the Spring Budget 2023
Getting people “back into work” is the main focus of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget announced on 15 March 2023. The reform will impact employees…
Divorce, Relationship Breakdown & Children’s Mental Health
This National Children’s Mental Health Week, (6th-12th February) we look to share resources that are helpful for all children and parents, not just those…
SA Law sponsor 2023 Inspiring Herts Awards
Celbrate your achievements and share your success stories by entering the Inspiring Herts Awards.
The Impact of Failure to Follow the Correct Procedure When Making Redundancies
Stephanie Clarke explains the legal consequences employers face if they fail to follow the correct redundancy procedures.
Financial Support for Child Abuse Victims
UK Safeguarding Minister announces multi-million funding to support child victims of abuse in England and Wales as part of the governments Tackling Violence…
Google: Parent Firm Alphabet Announces Worldwide Redundancies
Chris Cook comments on the recent redundancies made by Alphabet, a parent firm of Google.
Let's talk About Family Mediation: Answers to FAQs for Family Mediation Week
Is mediation right for me? This Family Mediation Week SA Law’s Family Law team discuss the benefits it can bring to families.
Workers Who Breach Proposed Anti-Strike Law En Masse 'Unlikely' to Face Sackings
Gita Patel discusses the implications of the Government's proposed plans on anti-strike legislation.
SA Law Sponsors St Albans Pancake Race 2023
SA Law is delighted to be sponsoring the annual St Albans Pancake Race Festival again this year, as well as taking part and going head-to-head with other…
SA Law in the Community - Review of 2022
Community is part of our DNA at SA Law and 2022 was a particularly special year in that respect. With many of our favourite events returning and new initiatives…
Family Law: What to Expect in 2023
In 2022, there have been many areas that were under family law’s microscope, including matters such as divorce, parental alienation, surrogacy etc; but…
Which Way to go With Work From Home
In a recently published article, James Cresswell discusses flexible working and what it includes after James Dyson criticises the Government’s plans to…
Staff Monitoring: Ensure you Consult Before Imposing a System
It’s becoming more common that employers want to avoid a ‘Big Brother’ management style when it comes to monitoring staff, so what’s the best way to do…
The St Albans Nutcracker Trail
St Albans welcomes 10 Nutcrackers to the City from 19th November to 22nd December. Find out more about how to get involved in the nutcracker trail.
How to Handle Disciplinary Issues
James Cresswell discusses the 'disciplinary season' that often follows the Christmas party season.
SA Law is Pleased to Return as the Principal Sponsor of the Harpenden Christmas Carnival 2022
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We are so pleased to confirm that SA Law returns as principal sponsor of the Harpenden Christmas Carnival…
What is Causing the Rise in Divorce Applications?
The post pandemic rise in divorce applications has raised the question of why couples are filing for divorce, and whether some have waited for the introduction…
Changes to Employment Law
An increasing number of employers are offering their staff more rather than less, such as hybrid working; however those that implement any proposed reform…
Rolling Blackouts: What Does HR Need to Know?
With the potential for power outages threatening the UK, publication People Management asked experts how businesses can best prepare for it. Nishma Chudasama…
SA Law Lawyers Recognised as Outstanding Leaders in Their Fields by Clients and Competitor Law Firms
Chambers & Partners interviews thousands of clients and law firms to identify the lawyers and firms that provide the most value. SA Law has been consistently…
Grandparents’ Role in Family Finances
As anyone with children knows, you never stop being a parent, so it follows that you never stop being a grandparent either.
Tesco’s “Fire and Rehire” Tactics
Dismissal and reengagement, also known as “fire and rehire”, is a practice that can be used by employers when employees refuse to agree to proposed new…
Truss’ “bonfire of workers’ rights” Leaves Lawyers Unconvinced
The Conservative Party’s Liz Truss wants to review existing EU worker protections in an attempt to improve the competitiveness of the UK economy.
What Will a UK Version of GDPR Look Like?
In an article published by Small Business, Stephanie Clarke comments on the new version of GDPR that has now replaced the EU’s system, after it was announced…
New Litigation Solicitor Joins SA Law’s Growing Commercial Services Team
SA Law is pleased to share the news that we have appointed a new commercial litigation & dispute resolution solicitor to further increase the breadth…
Changes to Right to Work Checks
Concessions on right to work checks implemented by the Home Office in the midst of the pandemic, came to an end on 30 September 2022. Gemma Jones explains…
The Legal 500 2023 - Clients praise SA Law’s personal service, communication, and friendly expertise
Clients and peers say SA Law 'provide the very highest levels of legal expertise' and 'exceptional client service'.
Holiday Pay for Part Year Workers
Under the Working Time Regulations, the 5.6 weeks’ annual leave entitlement must not be pro-rated for part-year workers on permanent contracts.
Starling Bank unfairly treated asthmatic lawyer, tribunal finds
Starling Bank's unfair treatment of an asthmatic lawyer is a clear reminder that failing to accommodate an employee's remote working needs could be disability…
Why does employment status matter?
Employers have a variety of important responsibilities towards their staff and these, along with the rights and protections staff are entitled to, vary…
Document preservation and the 'Wagatha Christie' case
The duty to preserve documents in litigation is taken very seriously and any gaps in the evidence that are disclosed will be thoroughly interrogated,…
Director’s Personal Loans – Risk v Reward
A loan may save the business, but will it put your personal wealth at risk?
Challenging a Will? - What's New?
One of the questions that we are most frequently asked by disappointed family members is whether they can challenge a will in England and Wales before…
What Directors can Learn From the Collapse of NMCN
CFOs and other directors can use the collapse of NMCN to put their own house in order and help ward of the impact of recessionary forces.
SA Law Expands Employment Team
SA Law is proud to welcome James Cresswell and Stephanie Clarke to its employment team, bringing the team size up to seven qualified lawyers.
Providing more support for elderly and vulnerable clients
Tahsin Chasmawala has been awarded the Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) qualification by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), helping her to provide extra…
Insolvency insights - the NMCN collapse
Insolvency solicitor, Helen Young and employment lawyer Nishma Chudasama consider what accountants can learn from the failure of NMCN.
Directors' Personal Loans
Helen Young explores directors' personal loans and the issues that arise if you get into financial difficulties.