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The Dos and Don'ts of Nesting Arrangements
Wed 15th May 2024 | by Sonal Parekh

With 'birdnesting' gaining traction amongst those who are co-parenting, Sonal Parekh explains the dos and don’ts in order for it to remain a harmonious…

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What is the ICO's Guidance on Biometric Technology in the Workplace?
Tue 7th May 2024 | by Chris Cook

Many banks and financial institutions are harnessing the use of biometric systems to have a positive impact on their customers, but what is the ICO’s…

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Leveraging Advanced Technologies for SMEs
Thu 2nd May 2024 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

Tracy Lacey-Smith emphasises that SME law firms can equally leverage advanced technologies alongside big law firms to achieve a competitive advantage…

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Why Are Dispute Resolution Clauses Beneficial in New Contracts?
Mon 22nd Apr 2024 | by Simon Walsh

In a recent article published by Elite Business, Simon Walsh explains what dispute resolution mechanisms could be set out in contracts at the start of…

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800 Directors Disqualified for Abusing Covid Loan Scheme
Wed 17th Apr 2024 | by Vincent Billings

Vincent Billings was asked to comment on the ‘unsurprising’ release from the Government last week that more than 800 Company Directors have been banned…

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The Risks of Using Biometric Technology in the Workplace
Wed 17th Apr 2024 | by Chris Cook

Biometric technology has become a way for businesses to securely guard access to physical workplaces, online company networks, and sensitive data, but…

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Compulsory Mediation for Small Claims Under £10,000 Issued on or After 22 May 2024
Mon 15th Apr 2024 | by Clare Mackay

Compulsory mediation for civil claims up to £10,000, including specified money claims, are being introduced in a bid to reduce pressures on the courts…

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SA Law announces Joint Managing Partner
Mon 15th Apr 2024 | by Steve Ryan

Jointly managing SA Law alongside founding and Managing Partner Steve Ryan; Tracy and Steve will work closely together to steer the strategic direction…

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The New Changes to Employment Law
Sat 6th Apr 2024 | by Emily Morrison

Emily Morrison was asked by City A.M to comment on the new changes to employment law coming into force on 6th April, and discusses what businesses…

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What Changes will we see to Flexible Working Requests?
Tue 2nd Apr 2024 | by Chris Cook

With employees being given the right to request flexible working from ‘day one’ of their employment, Chris Cook and Emily Morrison explain…

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Injury to Feelings: Vento Bands Increased
Wed 27th Mar 2024 | by Emily Morrison

The President of the Employment Tribunals has confirmed an increase in the compensation bands (known as Vento bands) awarded for injury to feeling in…

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Introducing Fees in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal
Mon 25th Mar 2024 | by Emily Morrison

The Ministry of Justice has launched an open consultation on introducing fees in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. The proposed…

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Managing The Menopause at Work
Mon 25th Mar 2024 | by Emily Morrison

The menopause can have a big impact on the day to day lives of employees. It is a natural part of aging and typically happens to women between the ages…

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Professional Indemnity Insurance
Mon 25th Mar 2024

A discussion at the Law Society Gazette roundtable held in March.

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Did Red Bull Shoot the Messenger?
Thu 21st Mar 2024 | by Christine Caffrey

Christine Caffrey gives an insight into the Christian Horner controversy after his female colleague accused the Red Bull F1 boss of “inappropriate…

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New ICO Guidance on Sharing Personal Data in Mental Health Emergencies
Wed 20th Mar 2024 | by Emily Morrison

New guidance for employers on sharing personal data about their workers during a mental health emergency has been published by the Information Commissioner’s…

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Employment Tribunal Compensation Limits from 6 April 2024
Wed 20th Mar 2024 | by Emily Morrison

The Government has announced this year’s annual increase to Employment Tribunal compensation limits for certain tribunal awards and other statutory payments,…

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The New Powers for Companies House
Tue 5th Mar 2024 | by Vincent Billings

After new powers for Companies House came into force on Monday, Vincent Billings highlighted what companies will need to be aware of, and how directors…

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In the Firing Line… Fire and Rehire - the Government Responds to Consultation.
Mon 4th Mar 2024 | by Chris Cook

P&O’s mass fire and rehire of employees in 2022, shone a spotlight on exactly how companies use this practice. It sparked a huge show of public concern…

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Responsible Data Sharing and Safeguarding Children
Thu 29th Feb 2024 | by Chris Cook

Working with organisations in law enforcement, education and social services , the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ’Think, Check, Share’ campaign…

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ICO Issues Further Warning on the Use of Website Advertising Cookies
Wed 28th Feb 2024 | by Emily Morrison

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued follow up warning letters to companies, many of which are running the UK’s most visited websites,…

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An 'Eggcellent' Pancake Day!
Fri 16th Feb 2024 | by Megan Kerr

SA Law was delighted to sponsor the Pancake Festival again this year.

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Should You Take Legal Action if you Cannot Get Out of an Auto-Renewed Contract?
Mon 12th Feb 2024 | by Clare Mackay

In a recent article published in SME Today, Clare Mackay explains the ins and outs of auto-renewal clauses in B2B contracts, and if you should…

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The Importance of Transparency in Family Court
Mon 29th Jan 2024 | by Kiran Beeharry

In a recent article published in Today’s Family Lawyer, Kiran Beeharry explains the importance of transparency in family court proceedings after…

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Transparency in the Family Court
Thu 25th Jan 2024 | by Marilyn Bell

The Family Reporting Pilot (FRP) was launched on 30 January 2023 in three designated areas: Cardiff, Leeds and Carlisle. Prior to this, family matters…

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Statutory Paternity Leave Changes
Wed 24th Jan 2024 | by Emily Morrison

Rules around when and how employees can take statutory paternity leave have been relaxed to give employees a bit more flexibility.The updated rules will…

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SA Law’s Workplace Wellbeing Achievements Recognised by Legal Sector double award shortlist
Wed 24th Jan 2024 | by Kelly Pike

We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but TWO prestigious legal sector awards for Workplace Wellbeing! The Modern…

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How do you Dismiss an Underperforming Director?
Mon 22nd Jan 2024 | by Chris Cook

After the case of Sam Altman experiencing a mishandled director exit at OpenAI, Chris Cook and Vincent Billings discussed the lessons that be learned…

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Family Court Reporting Pilot Expanded
Mon 22nd Jan 2024 | by Kiran Beeharry

In an article published in Today’s Family Lawyer, Kiran Beeharry welcomes the news that the family court reporting pilot has been expanded to…

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What are the Legal Risks for Business Using Employee Monitoring Software?
Wed 10th Jan 2024 | by Chris Cook

With remote working now being the norm for most businesses since the pandemic, the use of employee monitoring software has increased. However, with concerns…

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SA Law Sponsors St Albans Pancake Race 2024
Wed 10th Jan 2024 | by Megan Kerr

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…

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The Importance of Employers Responding to Misconduct by Employees Fairly
Thu 4th Jan 2024 | by Emily Morrison

Emily Morrison and Molly Hart discuss the importance of employers responding to matters of misconduct of employees and the issues that may arise if they…

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Law Commission's 'Financial Remedies on Divorce' Review - What Could the Impact be?
Wed 20th Dec 2023 | by Marilyn Bell

What impact could the Law Commission’s ‘financial remedies on divorce’ review have on London’s status as a divorce capital? Marilyn Bell explains how…

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SA Law in the community: Our 2023 highlights
Mon 18th Dec 2023

We take a look back at our highlights of 2023.

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SA Law has Been Awarded for Their Commitment to the Wellbeing of Their Employees.
Mon 18th Dec 2023 | by Kelly Pike

SA Law is proud to announce that is has been awarded the Level 1 Herts Healthy Workplace Accreditation, which is an endorsement of our commitment to the…

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Probation Periods and How to Use Them Effectively
Tue 12th Dec 2023 | by Chris Cook

Probation periods are a great tool for employers and when used correctly can be encourage effective work from the onset by providing clear expectations…

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New Holiday Pay Regulations Labelled as ‘Incoherent’
Thu 7th Dec 2023 | by Chris Cook

From 1st January 2024, the draft Employment Rights Regulations 2023 will take effect, however they appear to be “incoherent and complicated”. In a recent…

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UK Visa Eligibility Criteria Changes – Implications for Businesses
Wed 6th Dec 2023 | by Gemma Jones

Substantial changes to the UK’s immigration system were announced in early December 2023. The measures, which are due to be implemented in Spring 2024,…

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‘Tis the Season: Office Christmas Parties: The Dos and Don’ts
Tue 5th Dec 2023 | by Beth Leng

After a brief Government-imposed (though apparently not observed) lull during the Covid years, the office Christmas party scene is back with vengeance…

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New National Minimum Wage Rates Confirmed for April 2024
Tue 5th Dec 2023 | by Chris Cook

Changes to the rates and National Minimum Wage will mean that more employees will be eligible for the National Living Wage. Employers should pay careful…

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Executive Service Agreements and the Reasonable ‘ask’
Tue 5th Dec 2023 | by Beth Leng

Moving from one organisation to another, whether alone or as part of a bigger team, can be traumatic. Excitement about career progression or advancement,…

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What Impact Will the Recent Judgement for Deliveroo Riders Have on Employers and Employees?
Wed 22nd Nov 2023 | by Beth Leng

After the Supreme Court ruled Deliveroo riders as self-employed, Beth Leng was asked to comment on the implications the decision will have on employers/employees…

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The Implications of the new Economic Crime Act for Company Directors who Fail to Prevent Fraud
Thu 9th Nov 2023 | by Vincent Billings

After The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act came into law on Thursday, Vincent Billings was asked to discuss what this Act now means…

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Improved Protection From Sexual Harassment for Employees
Tue 7th Nov 2023 | by Chris Cook

A Bill which seeks to protect employees from sexual harassment has reached the final stages and received Royal Assent. The new obligations are expected…

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What Must Nokia do to Carry out Their Redundancies Legally?
Thu 26th Oct 2023 | by Chris Cook

Nokia recently announced that on the back of disappointing financial results they will be cutting up to 14,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2026 in the…

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What do Conveyancers Need to Know About The Building Safety Act 2022?
Fri 20th Oct 2023 | by Helen Young

Following the enforcement of the Building Safety Act 2022, buyers have been more reluctant to purchase “Relevant Buildings” due to the potential safety…

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SA Law Lawyers Commended for Excellent Client Service and Technical Expertise in the Latest Rankings by Both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500
Thu 19th Oct 2023 | by Steve Ryan

SA Law has once again been recognised as a top law firm by two of the world’s leading legal market researchers, Chambers & Partners and The Legal…

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The Issues Around The Building Safety Act
Thu 12th Oct 2023 | by Robert Ryall

Robert Ryall and Helen Young discuss the issues around The Building Safety Act as it reaches its one year anniversary.

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'Data Bridge’ for UK-US data transfers launched
Wed 11th Oct 2023 | by Chris Cook

From 12 October 2023, organisations exporting personal data from the UK will be able to rely on the UK-US Data Bridge to secure a free and safe exchange…

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AECOM Ltd v Mallon: EAT Emphasises Discrimination Risks in Recruitment Process
Wed 4th Oct 2023 | by James Cresswell

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in AECOM Ltd v Mallon [2023] has upheld the employment tribunal's decision, affirming that an employer had an obligation…

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