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Guilty or Innocent? Why A Solicitor Should Be Present

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Customer Feedback – A Happy Client

Customer Feedback – A Happy Client

Customer feedback is essential to any business. It allows you to see what customers think about you and enables the business to adjust appropriately to provide a better customer experience and to manage the company reputation. We are proud of our 5 ...

Supporting LGBTQ+ in the workplace

While diversity and inclusion have reached the top of corporate business agendas over the past decade, many LGBTQ+ employees continue to face discrimination and discomfort in the workplace. Everyday interactions with colleagues and managers matter as ...
Is Hybrid Working fit for Firms?

Is Hybrid Working fit for Firms?

Although there are some cons to hybrid working there are plenty of advantages. On the one hand, giving employees a better work-life balance improves productivity, but on the other, some people don’t like working on their own and are more productive ...
Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work

Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work

Employee training is essential to ensure your business runs at its best, retains staff and keeps productivity high in this ever-changing technical world.   For employees, research shows that opportunities for learning and development have ...
Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Stress is not a mental health problem itself. The stress response is a survival instinct to keep us safe. It was vital when looking to survive a lion chase on the savannah.  What is mental health? It's easy to define mental health as just the ...
Health & Safety at Work

Health & Safety at Work

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a method to raise awareness of how to make the workplace safe and healthy. In 2003 it was declared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and ...
Copyright Law

Copyright Law

The principal legislation on copyright law is located within the ‘Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988’, enabling the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, as well as audio-visual works and typographical arrangements, the ...
Stress in the workplace

Stress in the workplace

The last two years have seen the impact that Covid19 has had on people’s wellbeing, stress and mental health with the isolation, lack of family contact and the impact on working life. It doesn’t matter whether stress is caused by isolation, worry ...
The coming Employment Bill

The coming Employment Bill

In the Queen’s Speech in 2019, the Government promised an Employment Bill when Parliamentary time allowed to include among other changes:   A new single body A new single body to enforce breaches concerning national minimum wage, modern ...
Continuing our Lexcel Accreditation

Continuing our Lexcel Accreditation

What is Lexcel? Lexcel is The Law Society’s legal practice mark for quality.It was first launched in 1998, and the accreditation is a sign of quality, showcasing a practice’s commitment to sound practice management, reassuring current and future ...
Changes in Employment Law 2022

Changes in Employment Law 2022

There are various changes to Employment Law to be made in 2022. Some are definitely happening and others are still in the planning but may well be law by the end of the year. Here, we outline those definitely happening. Statutory rates of ...
No-Fault Divorce passed

No-Fault Divorce passed

We previously wrote about the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which passed into law on 25 June 2020, introducing no-fault divorce in England and Wales for the first time.  In a written response to a parliamentary question, courts ...
What to expect during the trial process at Crown Court

What to expect during the trial process at Crown Court

Whether guilty or not the idea of having to attend a trial at the Crown Court is daunting. We outline here the process from beginning to end. After allocation of your case to the Crown Court Once your case has been sent to the Crown Court your ...
Debt – what do I do?

Debt – what do I do?

Debt comes in various guises. Perhaps you are a landlord owed rent by a tenant, a business owed a sum for goods or services or an individual who provided a loan at a time of need.  Where to start The starting point is to ensure that you keep ...
Do it yourself wills – problems and pitfalls

Do it yourself wills – problems and pitfalls

Homemade Wills or Do It Yourself Wills often seem like a very convenient and cheap way to address an often difficult situation of how to deal with your affairs when you die.  It is the case that you can often pick up a homemade will for as ...
Improving  employee performance in the workplace

Improving employee performance in the workplace

There are many reasons why employee performance in the workplace may be in question. There may be a temptation for employers to think that they are just not bothering but the reasons can be much wider. Reasons could include: Not having the ...
How will a motoring conviction affect a criminal record?

How will a motoring conviction affect a criminal record?

When stopped by the police for committing an offence such as speeding, driving under the influence of drink or drugs or driving without a licence, you will have a motoring conviction and, more than likely, get points on your ...
Why annual leave is important

Why annual leave is important

What are the benefits of annual leave? Employees who take regular annual leave return to work more motivated and effective. It also has a significant effect on employee stress levels, general health, productivity, and retention making your ...
Attending a voluntary police interview

Attending a voluntary police interview

What is a voluntary police interview? A voluntary police interview or interview under caution is a conversation in a formal capacity with police. This usually takes place at a police station. Legally you do not have to attend ...
Top 10 most common employer queries this festive season

Top 10 most common employer queries this festive season

During the Christmas period, employers can face a minefield of HR challenges. Whilst we would hope that common sense would prevail and you should not have to remind your staff how to behave, unfortunately individuals can get complacent particularly ...
Drink and Drug Driving – failure to provide a specimen

Drink and Drug Driving – failure to provide a specimen

While drink or drug driving occurs at any time, the Christmas period is the time of the year that has become synonymous with drink driving. With Covid 19 restrictions easing, this Christmas will see more social events tending to lead to an increase ...
Remember, remember the 5th of November

Remember, remember the 5th of November

November has arrived many of us look forward to fun and fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. If we have our own display we also want to stay on the right side of the law. So, what is the law regarding fireworks? Who can buy or possess ...
Adverse Weather Policy: Be Prepared

Adverse Weather Policy: Be Prepared

Winter with its adverse weather is around the corner and stormy and difficult weather no doubt is on the way.   Employers need to review or prepare an adverse weather policy and communicate it to their employees so that everyone is forewarned. This ...
How can a work-life balance work?

How can a work-life balance work?

National Work-Life Week runs from 11th to 15th October 2021. It is an ideal time for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance.  Choose where to work At one time it was suggested that if an employee has not ...
Legal obligations for new employers

Legal obligations for new employers

When employing staff for the first time there are steps you need to take to ensure you are complying with legal obligations. Decide how much to pay someone   Employers are legally required to pay all workers at least the National Minimum Wage. The ...

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