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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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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 : 10th - 16th May
Mon 10th May 2021 | by Beth Leng

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. The theme this year is Nature. The organisers have cited two goals for this year’s event:to inspire more people…

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Return to work: calling all commuters!
Fri 7th May 2021 | by Beth Leng

The schools and pubs are open, the sun is out and we can finally go shopping! From 21 June, the Government’s Roadmap suggests we will be able to go to…

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Mental capacity and COVID-19 vaccinations
Thu 6th May 2021 | by Clare Mackay

The vaccine roll-out in England has been a huge success, with over 40s now being called for their first dose of the vaccine. However, it is no surprise…

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What is stalking and what effect is lockdown taking on stalking behaviour?
Fri 23rd Apr 2021 | by Lizzy Trueman

For National Stalking Awareness Week (19 April – 23 April) the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a personal safety charity that runs the National Stalking Helpline,…

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Lockdown is easing - what are the latest rules for families with children?
Mon 29th Mar 2021 | by Simran Gupta

As the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK our Family experts look at how the new government roadmap will effect families, parents…

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FAQs: Coronavirus Vaccinations and the workplace
Thu 11th Mar 2021 | by Nishma Chudasama

As the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, employers should prepare for its impact on their workforce, potential employment law pitfalls and…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended to 30th September 2021
Tue 9th Mar 2021 | by Chris Cook

Eligibility for CJRSFor new claims made from 1 May 2021, furloughed employees must have been on their employer’s PAYE payroll on 2 March 2021. The employer…

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The UK’s Points-Based Immigration System
Wed 17th Feb 2021 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook and Nishma Chudasama look at the new points-based immigration system which came into force on 1st January 2021.

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More COVID changes to corporate insolvency law?
Tue 16th Feb 2021 | by Simon Walsh

The government’s continuing economic response to the pandemic has already seen the furlough scheme extended to 30 April 2021 and there are signs that…

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“Subject to Contract”: three important words in contract negotiations
Fri 29th Jan 2021 | by Simon Walsh

SA Law’s Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution team share insights and examples on the term “Subject to Contract” and its importance in business…

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When should I review my Will?
Wed 20th Jan 2021 | by Tahsin Chasmawala

For Wills to remain valid they must be up to date with life changes such as; the birth of children or grandchildren, marriage or divorce, changes to financial…

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 and its ongoing impact on commercial tenants
Mon 18th Jan 2021 | by Amy Sevier

Amy Sevier gives a New Year update on the Coronavirus Act 2020

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SA Law pays tribute to Antony Davis, who sadly passed away on 24th December 2020
Tue 5th Jan 2021 | by Steve Ryan

Celebrating the life and career of Antony Davis, 1957 - 2020

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The National Lockdown and Child Arrangements FAQ
Tue 5th Jan 2021 | by Simran Gupta

Simran provides answers to FAQs about child arrangement difficulties which may arise because of the national lockdown.

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30 day challenge in aid of Refuge
Mon 4th Jan 2021 | by Victoria Thomson

Two SA Law teams complete the Junior Lawyer Divisions' 30 day team challenge to walk or run 500 miles to raise funds for Refuge, totalling 1163.19 miles!

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Tier 4 – Can I still see my children?
Tue 22nd Dec 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Can parents continue to spend time with their children in the usual way at Christmas, if they do not live in the same household whilst in Tier 4?

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What should I do if my employment circumstances have changed since my mortgage offer was issued?
Fri 18th Dec 2020 | by Heshini Warnapala

Advice from conveyancing solicitors about the common problem faced by many in lockdown as a result of Covid-19.

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Christmas Bubbles and the impact on children of separated parents
Wed 16th Dec 2020 | by Julie Cohen

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on the everyday life of virtually every person in the world. Unfortunately England is no exception.…

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Incorporation and letters of intent – say what you intend
Mon 30th Nov 2020 | by Simon Walsh

Litigator Simon Walsh explains why avoiding ambiguity is vital when preparing a letter of intent.

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Considerations for moving or selling your home following separation or divorce during the Covid-19 pandemic
Fri 13th Nov 2020 | by Bindu Malkan

During the Covid-19 pandemic there are even more ambiguities to contend with when selling a home, particularly if you are also separated or divorcing.…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended
Thu 5th Nov 2020 | by Chris Cook

CJRS extended from 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 as UK ushers in lockdown 2.0

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FAQs: Child arrangements during Covid
Mon 2nd Nov 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Answers to key questions about child arrangements during Covid including contact being refused, children visiting parents in different tiers and more.…

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SA Law celebrates outstanding Legal 500 result
Tue 27th Oct 2020 | by Victoria Thomson

SA Law continue to be applauded for commitment, technical abilities and excellence in client care in the 2021 Legal 500.

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Shopping for Divorce
Mon 26th Oct 2020 | by Kiran Beeharry

Family Partner, Kiran Beeharry writes about the impact of Brexit on the divorce process.

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SA Law thank clients for exceptional feedback in Chambers & Partners
Thu 22nd Oct 2020 | by Victoria Thomson

The world’s leading provider of legal research analysis, clients and Counsel applaud SA Law’s legal teams for strengths of being a "solid, steady and…

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What is the impact of the 3-Tier Covid System on Child Arrangements?
Tue 20th Oct 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Simran explains what the 3-tier Covid system means for contact with your child.

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Black History Month Resources
Thu 8th Oct 2020 | by Kelly Pike

October is Black History Month. First celebrated in the UK in 1987, Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of the black community,…

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Guidance issued to assist businesses and consumers impacted by COVID-19
Mon 28th Sep 2020 | by Vincent Billings

Covid cancellations, refunds and contract terms.

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Winter Economy Plan - What is the Job Support Scheme and how will it work?
Fri 25th Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook examines the key points from Rishi Sunak's coronavirus winter economy plan.

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Data Protection and workplace coronavirus testing
Wed 23rd Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

Managing the data protection challenges of workplace coronavirus testing

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Guidance for enabling a safe “return to work”
Wed 23rd Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

A guide to returning to work safely for those who are unable to work from home.

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Alternative dispute resolution: Why should you mediate (and what happens if you don’t)?
Tue 15th Sep 2020 | by Clare Mackay

Clare Mackay explains mediation in a commercial setting and how it can be employed to resolve disputes.

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EU-US Privacy Shield declared invalid
Fri 11th Sep 2020 | by Chris Cook

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield as an appropriate mechanism to meet the GDPR’s cross-border personal data transfer…

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BP Fuels Diversity and Inclusion Drive
Thu 27th Aug 2020 | by Chris Cook

Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection Chris Cook comments in Personnel Today regarding BP's announcement of their new Diversity & Inclusion…

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Changing a Child’s Name
Wed 12th Aug 2020 | by Simran Gupta

Family Solicitor, Simran Gupta explains the different ways you can change your child's name and the legal processes you may have to go through.

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GDPR: two years on
Mon 3rd Aug 2020 | by Chris Cook

Chris Cook examines a recent report from the European Commissions review of the GDPR, two years on.

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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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