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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 are being 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 | by Victoria Thomson

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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Lynskey v Direct Line: £65k Damages Awarded for Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Menopausal Employee
Wed 4th Oct 2023 | by James Cresswell

The recently published judgment in Lynskey v Direct Line Insurance Services Ltd [2022] highlights the risks involved in putting a disabled employee through…

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Speed-up Your Home Purchase: Tips From a Conveyancing Solicitor
Wed 27th Sep 2023 | by Claire Brook

Claire Brook discusses some top tips for speeding up your home purchase.

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SA Law Granted Law Society Accolade for the Fifteenth Year Running
Wed 6th Sep 2023 | by Steve Ryan

SA Law is proud to announce that it has been awarded Lexcel for the fifteenth year running.

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Legal Costs Recoverable From an Opponent to Change
Fri 25th Aug 2023 | by Tracy Lacey-Smith

New fixed recoverable costs rules, which come into effect from 1 October 2023, will mean that a successful party is likely to recover less from their…

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How Will a Prenup Protect Britney Spears Following Her Split With Sam Asghari?
Thu 24th Aug 2023 | by Julie Cohen

A UK Lawyer's Perspective on Britney Spears' Divorce

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What Are Nesting Arrangements?
Wed 23rd Aug 2023 | by Sonal Parekh

Family Solicitor Sonal Parekh explains what nesting arrangements are and the key considerations if you are contemplating it as an option for the shared…

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Is Agreeing a Price Enough to Create a Binding Contract? Not Necessarily...
Mon 21st Aug 2023 | by Clare Mackay

As litigators, we get involved when things have gone wrong with a transaction. Often, the starting point is to establish whether the parties have a binding…

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Should You Review Your Credit Control Regime?
Thu 17th Aug 2023 | by Anna Billy

In uncertain times, streamlining your debt control approach can make all the difference to your cashflow.

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What Next for Wilko Employees?
Mon 14th Aug 2023 | by Emily Morrison

Wilko, the UK homeware retailer, has collapsed into administration putting more than 12,000 jobs at risk. What can employees expect from the administration…

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Compulsory Mediation for Small Claims Under £10,000
Mon 31st Jul 2023 | by Clare Mackay

MoJ confirms compulsory mediation for civil claims up to £10,000, including specified money claims, in a bid to reduce pressures on the courts and solve…

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Neurodiversity and Family Law
Thu 27th Jul 2023 | by Sonal Parekh

Family Solicitor explores how neurodiversity can affect people who are going through divorce, separation or disputes about finances or the children.

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Changes to the Intestacy Rules Benefit Spouses and Civil Partners
Thu 27th Jul 2023 | by Clare Mackay

When a person dies without leaving a valid will, there is a set order in which relatives will inherit their estate which is set out in the Intestacy rules.There…

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The Great Unretirement and How Your Business Can Benefit
Mon 24th Jul 2023 | by Chris Cook

The increased cost of living and economic downturn has caused 2.5 million pre-retirees to delay retirement. In addition, a wave of people aged 50 and…

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Will UK SME’s be Impacted by EU Gig Economy Law Reforms?
Mon 24th Jul 2023 | by Gita Patel

After it was recently announced that a new law will be created to help millions of gig workers gain the status and rights of an employee, Gita Patel was…

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Undue Influence by a Daughter Results in a Will Being Declared Invalid
Thu 20th Jul 2023 | by Clare Mackay

The two most common grounds for challenging the validity of a will are that the testator lacked the necessary mental capacity to make the will and that…

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Is a Bank Liable for Processing a Fraudulent Payment Made on Their Customer's Instructions?
Mon 17th Jul 2023 | by Clare Mackay

The eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2023] UKSC 25 will come as a blow to victims of fraud who are duped into…

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Top Tips for Co-Parenting Through the Summer
Mon 17th Jul 2023 | by Sonal Parekh

Family Solicitor shares her top tips for separated parents for effectively communicating, making plans for the children, handling holidays and avoiding…

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Navigating the Digital Afterlife
Wed 12th Jul 2023 | by Penelope Samuels

In a recently published article, Penelope Samuels discusses the inadequacies of the current legal framework around the need for legislation…

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Tips for Juniors Struggling With Supervisors
Wed 12th Jul 2023 | by Kelly Pike

It’s expected that a legal career may require long hours, however many firms have been reflecting on how they can improve their work/life balance through…

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