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  • Sex segregation in mixed schools = direct discrimination

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 30 November 2017

    David Clay discusses whether a faith school’s policy of segregating girls and boys amounts to direct discrimination.
  • Height requirement fails to measure up

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 November 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe explains a recent case in the European courts which considered whether a minimum height requirement was indirect sex discrimination.
  • Should you give up or just keep chasing papers?

    Employmentindividualsbusinesshomepage

    Date: 30 November 2017

    Ian Machray explores whether dismissing an employee for failing to provide evidence of a right to work in the UK can be a fair decision.
  • Gig economy uber alles?

    businessindividualshomepageEmployment

    Date: 30 November 2017

    Christian Meredith reports on the failed Uber appeal over the employment status of their drivers and the legal consequences.
  • Are pregnant workers protected even before an employer is notified?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe reports on whether workers should be protected against dismissal from the moment they are pregnant.
  • Failing to prevent tax evasion is an offence

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Philippa Roles explains why businesses must ensure they have processes in place to prevent them being criminally liable for tax evasion.
  • 5 ways to improve mental health in the workplace

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Christian Meredith explores the new Acas guidelines on improving mental health in the workplace.
  • Too good an investigation = unfair dismissal?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Ian Machray reports on whether a dismissal can be unfair due to a disciplinary investigation being too thorough.
  • New rules about Trade Secrets

    businesscommercial technologyEmployment

    Date: 10 October 2017

    Terri Hawkins summarises the key changes introduced by recent trade mark reforms.
  • Don't snoop on staff correspondence

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Christian Meredith reports on a successful appeal in the European Courts regarding privacy in the workplace.
  • Closing the gap

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 28 September 2017

    David Clay discusses the implications of a recent equal pay decision in which female retail workers of Asda are seeking over £100 million.
  • Deposit orders - not appropriate where the claim is unclear

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Ian Machray gives guidance on how to defend unclear tribunal claims and when you can require the claimant to pay a deposit to continue their claim.
  • Part time punishment

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Jackie Denham reports on a recent decision on whether you can pay your part-time employees less than the pro-rata full time equivalent salary.
  • Voluntary overtime - A compulsory entitlement for holiday pay

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 August 2017

    Ian Machray reports on the Employment Appeal Tribunal decision which confirmed that regular voluntary overtime should be reflected in holiday pay.
  • In the news - Football Association race row

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 30 August 2017

    Christian Meredith explores what employers can learn from the recent allegations plaguing the England women’s football team.
  • Suspension is not a neutral act

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 30 August 2017

    Ian Machray discusses a recent decision on whether the suspension of a teacher amounted to a breach of contract.
  • How are judicial decisions in Adult Child IPFDA developing post Ilott?

    individualsinheritance disputeswills trusts tax

    Date: 16 August 2017

    What do professional advisers need to know about this case and claims by an adult child against an estate?
  • Whistle while you work

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 27 July 2017

    Can a disclosure which is in the private interests of the worker also be deemed to be in the public interest and attract whistleblower protection? Ian Machray discusses a recent decision.
  • In the news... BBC gender pay gap

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 27 July 2017

    Could we really see legal claims following the recent publication of BBC salaries? Ian Machray explains the law behind the headlines.
  • Tribunal fees unlawful

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 27 July 2017

    Ian Machray explains the implications and whether we will now see a dramatic rise in litigation.
  • Taylor made recommendations

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 27 July 2017

    Christian Meredith reports on the recommendations of the Taylor Review and the implications for all employers.
  • Failing to prevent tax evasion is now an offence

    taxarticlescorporatebusinesswills trusts taxEmploymentp-philippa-roles

    Date: 21 July 2017

    Philippa Roles considers the new provisions making companies and partnerships liable to criminal charges if a person associated with them knowingly or unknowingly facilitates tax evasion by another person and they did not have sufficient procedures in place to prevent that facilitation.
  • Mind the gap

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 29 June 2017

    Is there any limit to an employee’s ability to claim historic underpayment of holiday? Jackie Denham explains a recent decision.
  • Multiple choice recruitment - a discriminatory test?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 29 June 2017

    Ian Machray explains how your recruitment processes could unwittingly give rise to discrimination claims.
  • Would i lie to you?

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 29 June 2017

    Christian Meredith explains a recent case on what an employer can do when their employees lie about their future plans.
  • Five things you must know about…avoiding tribunal claims

    businessEmployment

    Date: 29 June 2017

    Ian Machray gives his tops tips for all employers on how to avoid tribunal litigation.
  • Right to be accompanied

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 24 May 2017

    What is the punishment for getting it wrong? Ian Machray summarises an interesting recent tribunal decision.
  • Five things you must know about…‘off the record’ discussions

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 24 May 2017

    Ian Machray explains the five golden rules for speaking ‘off the record’.
  • Getting paid for sleeping on the job?

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 24 May 2017

    Christian Meredith explores when employees should be paid even when sleeping at work.
  • Dismissing for Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR)

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 24 May 2017

    Is it more difficult to justify than other dismissals? David Clay explains the position.
  • Employment bulletin April 2017

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 26 April 2017

    This month we report on three enlightening cases concerning discriminatory treatment. We also look at problems with serving notice and the new gender pay reporting obligations.
  • A short guide to the Supreme Court Case of Ilott v Blue Cross

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 11 April 2017

    What do professional advisers need to know about this case and claims by an adult child against an estate?
  • Employment bulletin March 2017

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 24 March 2017

    This month we cover bans on religious clothing and symbols, a key development on holiday pay, data subject access requests and further guidance on employment status.
  • Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others - The Supreme Court Judgment

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 15 March 2017

    Closing the floodgates of adult child claims? Or were they never open…
  • Guide to executor and trustee disputes - part 1

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 March 2017

    Dealing with a difficult Executor
  • Guide to claims under the Inheritance Act Claims 1975

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 March 2017

    What do I do if a Will has not made sufficient provision for me?
  • Guide to caveat procedure

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 March 2017

    Can I block a grant of probate?
  • Guide to challening wills

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 March 2017

    Can you challenge a will?
  • Guide to executor and trustee disputes - part 2

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 March 2017

    Disputes with Trustees.
  • Guide to proprietary estoppel claims

    individualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 March 2017

    What do I do if somebody promised me something from their estate?
  • Employment bulletin February 2017

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 27 February 2017

    This month we look at when the self-employed can claim employment law protection, whether you can dismiss an employee for inaction and the risk of being “named and shamed”.
  • Employment bulletin January 2017

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 17 January 2017

    January can be a tough month, so it seems fitting to report on workplace stress and rest breaks! We’ve also got an update on gender pay reporting, plus 5 things you may have missed in 2016.
  • Employment bulletin December 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 14 December 2016

    This month: how past warnings can undermine a dismissal, plus the tragic case of festive celebrations gone wrong. On the lighter side, try our Christmas quiz, with a prize for the winner…
  • Employment bulletin November 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 17 November 2016

    This month we report on a high profile decision regarding the working status of Uber drivers, an equal pay claim affecting staff at Asda and a dispute over breastfeeding at EasyJet.
  • Employment bulletin October 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 18 October 2016

    This month we report on a key holiday pay decision, major changes to the UK’s data protection regime and the effect of an early conciliation certificate.
  • Employment bulletin September 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 21 September 2016

    This month we look at unscrupulous claims, changes to the taxation of termination payments, pay protection for disabled employees and the role of HR in a disciplinary process.
  • Employment bulletin August 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 12 August 2016

    A review of recent cases concerning a ban on headscarves at work, the risks conducting a disciplinary in absentia and the scope of whistleblowing protection plus a guest article by Tom Maple, Partner in our dispute resolution team
  • Automotive – Misuse of Confidential Information – Choosing the Right Formula

    dispute resolutionbusinesscommercial technologyEmploymentautomotive

    Date: 28 July 2016

    Tom Maple, head of the Automotive Team at FSP, takes a closer look at the misuse of confidential information and the remedies available to employers.
  • Attempts by testators to avoid post death claims

    dispute resolutionindividualsinheritance disputes

    Date: 14 July 2016

    Bill Dixon, a partner in FSP’s inheritance and trust disputes team, considers whether attempts to avoid claims against a will by getting rid of assets before death can be challenged.
  • Employment bulletin July 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 13 July 2016

    This month we report on the employment implications of the Brexit vote, the treatment of migrant workers, the scope of the ACAS Code of Practice and conducting settlement discussions.
  • Employment bulletin June 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 15 June 2016

    This month we report on cases concerning long-hours culture, offensive language and settlement discussions, plus the tale of an employee dismissed for choosing to stick by her husband.
  • Employment bulletin May 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 11 May 2016

    This month we look at the dangers of contractual handbooks, the right to privacy at work, expression of religious beliefs and whether non-compete clauses could be in line for an overhaul.
  • Employment bulletin April 2016

    individualsbusinessEmployment

    Date: 18 April 2016

    This month we report on contrasting cases on managing sickness absence, plus uncertainty surrounding childcare vouchers and an important change to company law.
  • Punching the Customer – Vicarious Liability Update

    dispute resolutionEmploymentbusiness

    Date: 04 April 2016

    Bill Dixon, a partner in our Dispute Resolution team, considers a recent case where a supermarket employee assaulted a customer. The question was whether the supermarket was liable.
  • Employment bulletin March 2016

    Employmentbusinessindividuals

    Date: 23 March 2016

    This month we look at the new National Living Wage, gender pay reporting and when an employer is liable for the acts of its employees.
  • Offshore Trusts and Unexpected Tax Consequences

    dispute resolutionbusinesswills trusts taxinheritance disputes

    Date: 25 February 2016

    Bill Dixon, a partner and member of FSP’s Inheritance and Trusts Disputes team, considers what an individual’s remedies are if an offshore trust fails to deliver anticipated tax savings.
  • Employment bulletin February 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 23 February 2016

    STOP PRESS: Holiday pay and equal pay reporting. Plus the monitoring of employees’ private messages; checking entitlement to work in the UK; and how age-related benefits can cause headaches in redundancy exercises.
  • Wills: a recent court ruling on the forfeiture rule

    dispute resolutionbusinesswills trusts taxinheritance disputes

    Date: 21 January 2016

    Bill Dixon a partner and member of FSP’s Inheritance and Trust Disputes Team, comments on a recent court decision about when someone guilty of murder or manslaughter can inherit.
  • Employment bulletin January 2016

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 14 January 2016

    This month we look at gross misconduct dismissals, discriminatory references, sanctions for sickness absence and staff speaking foreign languages.
  • ECJ sails into unchartered waters on privacy rules

    businesscommercial technologydispute resolutionEmployment

    Date: 31 December 2015

    Cathrine Ripley reviews recent developments in data protection law, which call into question the adequacy of IT companies’ compliance programmes.
  • Employment bulletin December 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 16 December 2015

    This month we look at how to calculate holiday entitlement after a change in hours and the switching burden of proof in discrimination claims.
  • Employment bulletin November 2015

    individualsbusinessEmployment

    Date: 19 November 2015

    This month we examine ill-health dismissals, responding to groundless grievances and whether employees should receive the minimum wage for sleeping on the job.
  • Employment bulletin October 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 15 October 2015

    This month we consider if an employee is working whilst travelling, reveal the risks of involving HR in a disciplinary process, and report on the continual expansion in discrimination claims.
  • Employment bulletin September 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 10 September 2015

    This month we look at an employee’s freedom to choose their disciplinary companion, the dangers of a misjudged Facebook status and the rights of agency workers.
  • Employment bulletin August 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 12 August 2015

    This month: developments in discrimination, the “special circumstances” in which you don’t have to collectively consult and clarification on how holiday is carried over during sick leave
  • Employment bulletin July 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 13 July 2015

    STOP PRESS! Government announces new National Living Wage. We also look at the impact of voluntary overtime on holiday pay and whether employees are obliged to report alleged misconduct.
  • Employment bulletin June 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 10 June 2015

    This month we look at whether disciplinary proceedings must be suspended to resolve a grievance, the ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts, discriminatory uniform requirements and the meaning of ‘working time’.
  • Are employee shareholder share schemes beneficial?

    taxcorporatebusinessEmployment

    Date: 20 May 2015

    Philippa Roles, head of Tax at FSP, considers how Employee Shareholder Shares can be used as a tool for incentivising employees.
  • Employment bulletin May 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 14 May 2015

    This month we look at collective redundancies, flawed warnings undermining subsequent dismissals, and the risk of unwitting discrimination by relying on tainted information.
  • Employment bulletin April 2015

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 17 April 2015

    This month we report on whether type 2 diabetes may be a disability, the risks of relying on variation clauses and when employers might foresee a stress-induced illness.
  • Stop Press: Holiday pay to include commission

    businesscorporateEmployment

    Date: 02 April 2015

    Employment Tribunal confirms that holiday pay should include commission; David Clay looks at the practical implications of the judgment in Lock v British Gas.
  • Employment bulletin March 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 23 March 2015

    This month we focus on changes to terms and conditions, how to investigate misconduct, delayed dismissal for gross misconduct and linking bonus payments to sickness absence.
  • Employment bulletin February 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 05 February 2015

    This month we examine the duty to make reasonable adjustments, the potential implications of claiming sick pay, appeals against dismissal and the right to freedom of expression.
  • New year breakfast briefing

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 16 January 2015

    FSP and CIPD ring in the changes.
  • Employment bulletin January 2015

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 08 January 2015

    This month we focus on whether obesity classifies as a disability, an employee who tweeted himself into trouble, varying contracts of employment and reasonable adjustments.
  • Employment bulletin December 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 04 December 2014

    This month we look at the new system of shared parental leave, plus work-related illness, vexatious claims and the treatment of women on maternity leave during a redundancy exercise.
  • Employment bulletin November 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 06 November 2014

    STOP PRESS! Significant EAT decision on holiday pay just in. We also look at time off to care for dependants and effective dates of termination.
  • Employment bulletin October 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 09 October 2014

    This month we look at new rights for fathers and the latest case law on: overseas workers, the importance of itemised payslips and a Tribunal allegedly falling asleep on the job.
  • Employment bulletin September 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 03 September 2014

    This month we look at whether non-payment of wages will prevent an employer enforcing restraints of trade, and if reading employees’ private emails may infringe their human rights.
  • Employment bulletin August 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 12 August 2014

    Our August bulletin looks at whether obesity can amount to a disability, whether employers can upgrade a disciplinary sanction on appeal and the risks of badly worded post-termination restraints.
  • Employment bulletin July 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 08 July 2014

    Our July bulletin looks at whether an employer can penalise an employee for failing to work their notice period, an important change to zero hours contracts, and considers the extent of an employer’s duty to make adjustments for an employee with a disabled family member.
  • Employment bulletin June 2014

    Employmentbusinessindividuals

    Date: 16 June 2014

    Our June bulletin offers some advice to get you through the World Cup and Wimbledon, highlights changes needed to flexible working policies, and considers the effect of tribunal fees on claim numbers.
  • Hives Planning merges with Smiths Gore

    Employmentcorporatebusiness

    Date: 03 June 2014

    FSP corporate team advises Hives on the merger of its business with Smiths Gore
  • Employment bulletin May 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 12 May 2014

    May’s bulletin investigates the risks associated with employing illegal workers, highlights the pitfalls of being customarily generous with redundancy payments, and reports on two recent TUPE cases.
  • Teacher misconduct – duty to report?

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 10 April 2014

    Revised guidance from the Department for Education may help schools with their reporting obligations.
  • Early Conciliation

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 04 April 2014

    From 6 May employees will have to go through a process with ACAS designed to settle a potential claim before it’s lodged at Tribunal.
  • Employment bulletin April 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 04 April 2014

    April’s bulletin summarises the key changes coming into force this month, looks at whether a successful claimant can recover their ET fees and considers the risks of agreeing to review decisions.
  • Employment bulletin March 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 05 March 2014

    This month’s bulletin includes details of our breakfast briefings and the new compensation limits, discusses a variety of cases and reflects on the current state of collective redundancy consultation.
  • Employment bulletin February 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 06 February 2014

    This month we discuss holiday pay, protecting your clients from ex employees, off the record settlement offers, whistle-blowing, caste discrimination and increases in rates and penalties.
  • Holiday Pay Should Include Commission

    businessEmploymentcorporate

    Date: 04 February 2014

    The ECJ has indicated that workers who regularly earn commission should have this reflected in their holiday pay. David Clay from our Employment Team reports on the practical implications.
  • Employment bulletin January 2014

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 09 January 2014

    Happy New Year from FSP’s employment team! In our first bulletin of 2014, we look at changes expected this year and reflect on significant cases from the end of last year.
  • Employment bulletin December 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 05 December 2013

    In our final bulletin of 2013, we consider parents’ proposed rights and a variety of cases. We will discuss what’s in store for 2014 at our January breakfast briefing.
  • Employment bulletin November 2013

    individualsEmploymentbusiness

    Date: 07 November 2013

    We share some tips on making your Christmas party fun without waking up to a legal hangover. Our case round up looks at discrimination, human rights and redundancy.
  • A merry Christmas party?

    businessEmploymentcorporate

    Date: 06 November 2013

    Top Tips on how to avoid seasonal celebrations turning into a New Year tribunal claim.
  • Employment bulletin October 2013

    Employmentbusinessindividuals

    Date: 02 October 2013

    Discrimination is a major theme this month both in cases and changes to the law.
  • Employment bulletin September 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 05 September 2013

    Sign up for our October briefing; catch up with the new employee shareholder status and NMW increases; let us know if you agree with a disability decision and the altered TUPE reforms.
  • Employment bulletin August 2013

    individualsEmploymentbusiness

    Date: 01 August 2013

    Major changes to employment law and practice came into effect on 29 July. We also report on employer-friendly TUPE and disability cases along with employee-friendly redundancy and companion cases.
  • Employment bulletin July 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 04 July 2013

    You may wish to hold off sending that termination letter just yet... Redundancy and discrimination feature strongly this month but we also have time for a TUPE case.
  • Employment bulletin June 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 05 June 2013

    Reminder - our next breakfast briefing is on 18 June and our mock employment tribunal is on 2 July. We can now report on when some significant changes are coming into effect. “Attention to detail” and “going the extra mile” are the themes of this month’s cases.
  • More changes to criminal record checks

    businessEmployment

    Date: 05 June 2013

    Ian Machray, a partner in the FSP employment team, looks at the changes being made to criminal record checks.
  • Employment bulletin May 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 09 May 2013

    This month we invite you to our next breakfast briefing on 18 June and a mock employment tribunal on 2 July and update you on three of the main changes on the employment law horizon which are proposed for this year. Communication is a common theme through the cases this month – ranging from two very different sorts of comments (which perhaps would have been better unsaid) to a TUPE consultation case.
  • Employment bulletin April 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 03 April 2013

    Health is a main focus this month. We are running a workshop on drugs and alcohol in the workplace with occupational health providers Corporate Health, we consider an obesity case and we report on the changes to fit notes. Several employment law changes were expected this month but many have been postponed – we tell you what’s come in and what hasn’t. We report on a welcome case in which employers are reminded to use common sense when selecting employees for redundancy. Finally, we highlight one of the sometimes unexpected risks of buying an insolvent business.
  • A weighty issue - is obesity a disability?

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 02 April 2013

    Can an employer be held liable for discriminating against an employee on grounds of their weight? Ian Machray looks at a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
  • Rotten apples - the effect of not managing poor performance

    businessEmploymenteducation

    Date: 28 March 2013

    In this article written for The Independent Schools Magazine, Louise Smyth highlights the importance of managing and maximising staff performance in schools, particularly in an increasingly tough economic climate.
  • Employment bulletin March 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 05 March 2013

    This month our team of experts look at whistle-blowing, absence policies for disabled employees, new guidance on religious beliefs in the workplace as well as recent cases on unfair dismissal, redundancy and TUPE consultation. And as if that wasn't enough, you are also invited to one of our breakfast briefings.
  • Employment bulletin February 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 08 February 2013

    Save the dates!Religious discrimination? Breach of human rights? Oops - was that a promise? Proposed TUPE reforms, End of employment proposals confirmed, Sick employees
  • Employment bulletin January 2013

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 02 January 2013

    A round-up from FSP's employment lawyers of topics of current interest.
  • Quick guide to redundancy

    businessEmployment

    Date: 10 March 2011

    Ian Machray, a partner in the FSP employment team, summarises the law on redundancy
  • Contesting a Will

    individualsdivorce family civil partnershipsinheritance disputes

    Date: 28 January 2011

    Sue Baker, head of the family team at FSP, explains the circumstances in which a Will may be challenged.
  • Employment law and small businesses

    businessindividualsEmploymentbusiness startups

    Date: 16 April 2010

    A quick guide to some of the employment law considerations when starting up or growing your own business.
  • Social networking sites… employers beware!

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 26 March 2010

    Social networking sites (SNS) have fast become new marketing and business development tools with companies embracing the contacts and potential business opportunities just a few clicks away. However it would be foolish to think it is as easy as that. As with anything on the up, there is always a catch and many companies are now waking up to a SNS headache.
  • Adverse weather policies

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 11 January 2010

  • ACAS code of practice

    businessEmployment

    Date: 31 March 2009

    Out with the old, in with the older!
  • What is mediation?

    businessprobate applicationswills trusts taxinheritance disputes

    Date: 03 November 2008

    The purpose of this quick guide is to explain what mediation is and how it works in civil disputes. (Note that mediation has a different meaning in family proceedings and this guide does not address that context).
  • Facebook in the workplace

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 30 April 2008

    With a reported 3.5 million UK registered "Facebookers", employers are facing a blurring of the lines between their employees' business and private/social lives.
  • Brave new world for powers of attorney

    individualspowers attorney deputyshipprobate applicationswills trusts taxinheritance disputes

    Date: 08 February 2008

    It is important to remember that a power of attorney is an extremely powerful document and that in the wrong hands, it could cause great damage and be subject to abuse.
  • Employees beware

    businessdispute resolutionEmploymentinheritance disputes

    Date: 25 January 2008

    Employees leaving to set up a rival business take note!
  • Restrictive covenants in employment contracts

    businessEmployment

    Date: 10 December 2007

    Restrictive covenants are a valuable weapon for any employer who needs to protect its business and market position following the departure of a key employee.