In Accountancy Action, Senior Associate Nat Young looks at the continued rise of court fees and how that has made insolvency an attractive option to go straight to the enforcement stage for companies looking to recover debt.
Using Insolvency as a debt recovery tool
Recovering debts is a concern for almost any business. Unfortunately, recovering debts through the court is often a frustrating experience.
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CEO and average worker pay gap reporting launches
Latest comment in HR Magazine: Keely explains what HR teams should know about the CEO and average worker pay gap regulations, which come into force in…
What is the difference between a controller and processor under the GDPR?
Corporate and Commercial Team's Alasdair Bleakley describes how to distinguish between a processor and controller under GDPR.
How do CVAs affect landlords?
Senior Associate Nat Young considers how CVAs have become the go-to restructuring tool.
Mackay: accounting black holes and hands in the till
Ways to take action against a fraudulent director and the legal options from personal claims to s463 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Brexit & the continued uncertainty for families
There remains a huge amount of uncertainty about the future legal relationship between the UK and the EU for family law matters.
The weirdest things couples fight over in court during divorce
Divorcing couples can divide multi-million-pound assets with ease, only to come to blows over a particular ornament or their cherished pet. Marilyn Bell…
Advising Jewish Clients during Divorce
Ruth Abrams explores the nuances of divorcing couples from the Jewish Community including planning to ensure time with children, financial planning for…
What is a S37 Freezing Injunction and how is it used in divorce?
Freezing Injunctions are used to ensure that a status quo is maintained so that one party is restrained from prejudicing another’s financial claims following…
Sparse Resources and the impact on Child Arrangement proceedings
Disparity of resources across England & Wales can have a devastating impact on Child Arrangements in divorce proceedings.
Deliveroo riders’ lose latest challenge to their employment status
The latest development in the Deliveroo gig-economy case sees riders appeal for trade union representation denied
Vital GDPR considerations when acquiring a company
Alasdair Bleakley talks to Acquisitions Daily about an important and difficult hurdle in corporate transactions: the GDPR.
Is veganism a protected characteristic?
Partner Chris Cook, writes about the recent case brought by Jordi Casamitjana against the LACS.
Vegan takes employer to tribunal over 'philosophical beef'
Partner, Chris Cook comments on the recent tribunal over an ex-employee claiming he was sacked for being vegan.
Marilyn Bell and Catherine Robson write about the recent Parliamentary disucssion around Predatory Marriage.
St Albans Advent Trail
We’re delighted to be joining fellow local businesses by taking part in St Alban’s first ever city-wide Advent Trail. Organised by St Albans BID and…
Mega trends and your business
What are the key mega trends set to affect SMEs and how do they impact on businesses, society and the economy?
Top mega trends and the legal considerations for organisations/ SMEs
Find out about the legal implications that current mega trends can have on your business.
Shop till you...divorce/dissolve
Kiran Beeharry, Senior Associate in the Family department considers how 'forum shopping' can affect legal proceedings.
GDPR - 6 Months On
Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection Chris Cook comments on the impacts of GDPR over the past 6 months.
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.
Don't take career advice from the story of Killing Eve
Partner, Keely Rushmore writes in City AM about the employment law 'no-nos' in the popular BBC TV series Killing Eve.
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…
GDPR = the death of the paper trail for schools?
Employment Solicitor, Nikita Sonecha comments in the Education Journal regarding the challenges of GDPR on schools.
Welcome Simran Gupta
We are delighted to welcome a new team member to our expanding Family law team, Simran Gupta.