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  • Periodical payments to former spouses, a meal ticket for life?

    divorce family civil partnershipsindividuals

    Date: 31 August 2018

    Helen Dent, a trainee in the family team, gives her analysis of the recent judgement of Mills v Mills handed down by the Supreme Court.
  • Sleeping on the job

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 August 2018

    Are sleep-in workers entitled to the minimum wage for time spent sleeping?
  • Successful internal appeal revives employment

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 August 2018

    Effect of a successful appeal on dismissal.
  • Summer transfer saga

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 August 2018

    Did a five-month break in services prevent a transfer of undertaking from occurring?
  • UK Government’s Post-Brexit vision for Employment Law

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 August 2018

    Will workers continue to enjoy rights granted under EU law?
  • The seven hidden dangers of Will drafting

    individualswills trusts tax

    Date: 20 July 2018

    Catherine Whitaker looks at seven “hidden dangers” in will drafting that, if ignored, undermine the intention and scope of your will and undermine the well-being and financial security of loved ones.
  • Workers or self-employed?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 20 July 2018

    Supreme Court dismisses appeal in key worker status case.
  • Overtime rules

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 20 July 2018

    Acas aim to reduce risk of foul play in overtime.
  • Fever pitch

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 20 July 2018

    What to do when sunny days or a World Cup haze sees employee attendance plummet.
  • More haste, less speed

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 20 July 2018

    Take care in establishing an employee’s right to work.
  • Can I take my child on holiday?

    individualsdivorce family civil partnershipsnotary

    Date: 19 July 2018

    With the school holidays around the corner, Helen Dent, a trainee in the Family team has put together this short guide for separated parents on taking their child on holiday abroad.
  • Dismissal without warning

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 28 June 2018

    Can a series of minor offences justify summary dismissal without warning?
  • The last "last straw"

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 28 June 2018

    Jackie Denham clarifies when an employee can rely on a breach they had previously waived.
  • A gross dismissal?

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 28 June 2018

    Christian Meredith explores whether misconduct needs to be ‘gross’ to justify dismissal.
  • Thinking of freezing staff pay?

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 31 May 2018

    Why silence is not always golden when changing terms of employment.
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