Views & Insights
The law evolves continuously, and one of our missions is to keep you informed about how this could affect you, particularly where it presents new opportunities or risks. Use the filters below to search for a topic, or simply enter a search term.
Welcome Richard Marshall
Partner and Joint Head of Real Estate, Terence Ritchie welcomes new solicitor Richard Marshall to SA Law.
Do I Have to Re-register My Child’s Birth If I Marry His Father?
Partner and Head of Family, Marilyn Bell writes about the law around re-registering children.
The Cost of Childcare
Head of Family, Marilyn Bell considers the rising cost of childcare on Families and the impact during a divorce.
ICO publishes passwords and encryption guidance
Partner, Chris Cook, identifies the new ICO guidance on passwords in online services and encryption under GDPR.
UK's post-Brexit immigration policy is highly damaging for hospitality
Immigration solicitor, Gemma Jones comments in Big Hospitality about the impact of Brexit on the UK hospitality sector.
A day in the life of a family lawyer
Russian speaking family lawyer, Julie Cohen writes about a typical day dealing with her cases.
Wardship as a tool to seek a return
Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta writes about what options you have if your family travel plans go awry.
Starting life as a trainee within the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution department
Trainee Solicitor, Heshini Warnapala describes her experience of life as a trainee solicitor in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.
Employment tribunal fees back on the agenda
Partner, Keely Rushmore comments in Personnel Today following the recent discussion of tribunal fees.
SA Law is delighted to announce success in this year's Directories rankings
We are pleased to share that we have held our position in all our main practice areas in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Avoiding a Potential Child Abduction
Family solicitor, Simran Gupta explains the importance of preparing for a holiday with the children post-separation.
Where are we with Pre-Nuptial Agreements?
Partner and Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell writes about the latest in relation to pre-nuptial agreements.
Should there be a new law for Cohabitees?
Partner and Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell writes about the laws for co-habitees and whether they need updating.
Disclosure: No place to hide
Marilyn Bell provides a recap on the duty of financial disclosure, and the remedies available to combat incomplete disclosure, published in Family Law…
Strategies for maximising your flexible workforce
Flexible employers can react quickly to opportunities and risks as well offering employees working patterns that suit their lifestyle. Keely Rushmore…
The Business of Food and Drink
We interviewed three top restaurateurs in St Albans to find out their tips for running a successful food business.
Mental health & the legal profession
Kelly Pike comments in The Times following international mental health day. Junior lawyers suffering mental health problems may struggle to ask for support.
SA Law win Law Society Excellence Award
SA Law was recognised as best in the nation at the Law Society of England and Wales’s prestigious Excellence Awards in London.
The art of negotiation
SA Law's Corporate Partner Vincent Billings discusses the major points to consider in a negotiation process.
Will the Proposed Change in Inheritance Tax affect divorce?
Partner and Head of Family writes about how the potential changes to inheritance tax could affect divorce.
Businesses may be required to report ethnicity pay gap
Nikita Sonecha comments in People Management on the plans announced that ethnicity pay gap reports may become mandatory under new plans by the Prime Minister.…
Ethnicity pay gap will 'lead to flood of tribunal claims'
SA Law Employment solicitor Nikita Sonecha comments in The Times about the proposed plans announced for an ethnicity pay gap report for employers with…
SA Law delighted to present awards at St Albans Food & Drink Festival Awards 2018
Yet again, there has been a frenzy of tasting, testing, sampling and digesting as the foodies of St Albans and Harpenden were tasked with finding the…
GDPR - Experts and Divorce
Partner and Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell writes about the effects of GDPR on the divorce process.
Essay mills row: how to treat a student cheat
SA Law Litigation & Education Solicitor Clare Mackay comments on the plagiarism debate faced by UK universities in The Times.
Myths of the Common Law Marriage and the need for reform
Partner and Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell talks about the myths of the common law marriage and the need for reform
Life as a trainee in the family department
SA Law Trainee Solicitor, Rebecca Sewali writes about her recent experience of working in the SA Law Family Team.
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…
Welcome Simran Gupta
We are delighted to welcome a new team member to our expanding Family law team, Simran Gupta.
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.…
Is it just a piece of paper?
Partner & Head of Family, Marilyn Bell discusses the recent case of Siobhan McLaughlin and the battle over benefits for widows.
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.
Welcome Vincent Billings
Joining us this month is Vincent Billings, an experienced corporate specialist from Bolt Burdon in London.
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.