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Disinheritance – be careful of cutting people out of your Will

The recent case of Colin Johnston v Lady Natalie Wackett has acted as a reminder of how the funds within an estate can be diminished when a claim is made against it. Not just by the decision made by a court judge but also with the costs and time in progressing such a claim.

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Managing a Data Breach

The recent personal data breach in the cabinet office highlights the importance of managing and processing personal data.

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Employment Tribunal finds that veganism is a philosophical belief

The employment tribunal in a recent case has held that veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore attracts the protection of the Equality Act 2010.

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The Sex Disqualification (removal) Act turns 100

The Sex Disqualification (removal) Act is now 100 years old, so we look back and see the impact it has had on our society.

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10 Things to Think About When Considering Separation

Wanting to leave a relationship can be an emotional, isolating and lonely time to live through. 

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Top Five Tips for Christmas Parties

It’s that time of year again. Time for decorations, mistletoe and the ‘whine’ of lawyers that Christmas parties pose legal minefields that should have every employer quaking in their boots for fear of behaviour that could lead to anything from cases of harassment to staff revolt.

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5 things you need to know about employing seasonal workers

At this time of year, especially in retail, hospitality and delivery services, it’s less ‘Deck the Halls’ and more ‘All Hands on Deck’.

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What is a settlement agreement?

A Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a Compromise Agreement) is a contract entered into between employer and employee upon termination of employment, which sets out the terms of the  agreement reached between them.

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What are a step-parent's rights after divorce?

Separation is always difficult, without the added worry of being a step-parent.

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What is a Protective Award claim?

A Protective Award is a form of compensation awarded to employees in situations where an employer makes more than 20 employees redundant without collectively informing  or consulting the employees about the redundancy.

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