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Brexit – where are we now?

Brexit – where are we now?

If you are baffled by Brexit, rest assured you are not alone. With just under two weeks to Brexit Day (11:00 pm on 29 March 2019) it would appear that we are no clearer to knowing what will happen. So, what are the permutations? On 12 March, the 'meaningful …

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Employment law update: religious beliefs and the workplace

Employment law update: religious beliefs and the workplace

You may recall the Northern Irish case of Lee v Ashers Bakery Co Ltd last year where the Supreme Court found that the bakery did not discriminate against Mr Lee by refusing to bake him a cake with a slogan, which supported gay marriage. In Lee, it was found that …

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Mediation accreditation for Natasha Kemish

Mediation accreditation for Natasha Kemish

We'd like to share some good news and congratulate Natasha Kemish, a key member of our family team for 19 years, who has recently been awarded accreditation from the Family Mediation Council as a family mediator. Natasha secured her accreditation having successfully completed the mediation foundation training and subsequent …

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Major changes to divorce law and probate fees planned

Major changes to divorce law and probate fees planned

With two key changes on the horizon concerning divorce law and probate fees, Richard Hoare, head of private client services, considers how they might affect you and your family. Currently, couples who wish to divorce are required to either live apart for at least two years, or one must blame …

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What happens when the liquidated damages end?

What happens when the liquidated damages end?

The question of whether liquidated damages can be claimed after termination is relevant in the current climate, where contracts are often terminated following contractor insolvency, among other things. Recently I commented upon the case of GPP Big Field LLP v Solar EPC Solutions which concerned the recovery of liquidated damages …

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Family team encourages separating families to let children have a voice during mediation process

Family team encourages separating families to let children have a voice  during mediation process

We are proud to be supporting Family Mediation Week (21-25 January), which seeks to promote the benefits of giving children a voice as part of the mediation process. Adele Wilkinson, partner and head of Andrew Jackson's dedicated family mediation service, Family Solutions, said: - “The focus for this year'…

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Brexit Negotiations: What Next?

Brexit Negotiations: What Next?

Theresa May's government lost the vote on the deal to leave the European Union on Tuesday, so the question is, what will happen next?  There are many different permutations; here a just a few to consider as Brexit negotiations continue:   No confidence motion Following the vote on Tuesday, …

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Employee dismissal: Advice on long term sickness absence

Employee dismissal: Advice on long term sickness absence

We often advise employers in relation to employees who are on long-term sickness absence. The most common issue that arises is whether the employee’s illness amounts to a disability. But there are sometimes other issues hidden deep within the case that determine the advice that we give. For …

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Case and legal updates: The gig economy and Uber

Case and legal updates: The gig economy and Uber

Staying with the topic of the gig economy, the Court of Appeal has given its widely anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV v Aslam and others [2018]. A quick reminder of the background to this case: Uber presents itself as a software platform (an app) which is used …

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Employment law changes coming up in 2019

Employment law changes coming up in 2019

In addition to making arrangements for legislation arising out of the Good Work Plan, employers should be thinking about a number of upcoming employment law changes in 2019. Employment Tribunals Most employers may not be aware that the Employment Tribunal has the power to impose a penalty upon employers (in …

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