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When mini breaks just don’t cut it: Tribunal ruling demonstrates importance of 20 minute rest breaks

Tribunal says twenty-minute rest periods for workers should be given in one run, not as a series of mini-breaks.

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Making a case study of an enforceable contract: the judgement in the case of Blue v Ashley

The basic requirements of a contract are that both sides have reached an agreement, which is intended to be legally binding, is supported by consideration, and is sufficiently certain and complete to be enforceable.

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Crossing and dotting makes for clear contracts

Tesla founder Elon Musk is set to become the richest man in the world if he succeeds in growing the company to $650bn, after agreeing to work for no pay for ten years, in return for what’s been estimated as a $55.8bn bonus if he hits target.

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Can pre-nups agreements help to save your marriage?

Wedding season is just around the corner, and has an extra buzz thanks to the brace of royal weddings planned for 2018. If you’re tying the knot this year, it’s likely you’ve spent time carefully planning everything from bouquets to bunting. But have you given a second thought to a pre-nuptial agreement? Some couples just don’t want to think about what happens if there isn’t the dreamed of fairy-tale ending. But what if a pre-nup could actually help make your marriage stronger?

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Are you entitled to a refund for registering your Power of Attorney?

Last week the government introduced a new scheme which will enable nearly 2 million people to claim for a refund on their registration fee for their Power of Attorney arrangements.

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Spotlight on equal pay

Equal pay is a legal obligation. In recent months it has hit the headlines, with the BBC notably coming under fire for inequality in pay between the sexes. And you can expect more front pages, as by 4 April 2018 (or 30 March for the public sector) all employers with 250 or more employees are required to report their gender pay gap and bonus data.

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GDPR – Debunking the Myths, the Rumours and the Legends

GDPR. It is a term which can strike fear into compliance teams, owner-managed businesses and whole industries across the land. Not a week goes by without a data breach of one form or another featuring prominently in our newspapers and across the various news channels.

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DO SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR 2018 – Make a Will: protect your family

Did you know that less than 60% of the population have written a Will?  It seems an astonishing figure and means that you may be one of those who haven't got around to it yet.  

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Cohabitation: Know Your Rights

After revealing a number of disturbing preconceptions from couples who choose to live together without getting married, the family law association ‘Resolution’ has put issues surrounding cohabitation in the spotlight and firmly on the agenda of the legal profession. Verisona Law’s family specialist, Jane Wheeler, explains why.

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Family finances make divorce negotiations increasingly complex

Divorce rates are on the rise, according to the latest statistics, and with the increase in the value of family assets, couples should do more to face up to financial affairs during the good times according to professionals.

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