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Staff poached to kick off Grant Thornton India digital technology arm. 

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Social workers face difficult decisions every day when deciding whether a child need protection by being removed from his/her parents. 

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Landmark Supreme Court decision

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Is it discriminatory to discipline an employee who condemns homosexuality and speaks of repentance at a Prison Church Service?

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The Justice Secretary, quoted below, recently told a Select Committee that it was government policy to reintroduce ET fees. It appears...

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How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

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Is it time for an Independent Labour Inspectorate?

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Smacking children to be banned in Scotland

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UK positioning itself for more international trade

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My family and other animals? Is there hope for dog day afternoons?

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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

There are more and more applications coming before the courts in regards to parents wishing to re- locate to another country with the...

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A Report is being published which suggests that divorce may be genetic insofar as if parents have been divorced, it is more likely that...

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Worker or Self-employed?

The whole issue of worker status is becoming almost like a game of “guess who”. The judges have made their enquiries, applied legal tests...

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Fleet Street new home for fraud and cyber crime courts

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The Worker and the 13 years of untaken annual leave

Now we all from time to time are in positions where, for one reason or another, we are unable to use up all of our annual leave within...

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HMRC and Scam Websites

This an increasing area of scam fraud, with victims being deceived that the third parties are HMRC. it is heartening that HMRC are doing...

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FCA priorities - 5 things we can infer from recent speeches

In the last 10 days or so there have been 3 important speeches from the FCA that, taken together and interpreting what might lie behind...

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Cracking the RegTech market will take more than great tech

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Suspension: When can you justify it?

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An employee should only be suspended from work in limited circumstances. 

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Senior MP lambasted for comments on marriage and cohabitation

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Doctor Foster.. the dark side of Divorce

Series two of Doctor Foster has had viewers gripped as the feud between Gemma and Simon escalated. 

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The man with three names.

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This week is National Work Life Week, which provides an opportunity for both employers and employees to address the work-life balance. 

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one of the perils of social media.

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Could complaining on social media leave you open to fraud?

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First fraud charges by SEC for initial coin offering

For the first time, the US securities regulator has issued fraud charges in connection with the practice of initial coin offerings, or ICOs.

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All Hale Diversity

Lady Hale has today made history in becoming the first ever female President of the Supreme Court. 

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Resolution Foundation flags financial and regulatory needs of younger generations

This chart – from the Resolution Foundation’s Intergeneration Commission – is, indirectly, a companion piece to the FCA’s recent...

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