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Workplace wearable technology: Are you being monitored?

Wearable technology - what once seemed a futuristic idea is now a reality which is becoming a more commonplace part of everyday life -...

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How to test your business idea without spending a fortune

Testing a potential business idea is expensive... isn’t it?

Actually, no. It doesn’t have to be.

There are in fact a number of clever and...

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Race pay reporting

First it was gender pay reporting obligations being introduced, where employers are going to be required to report on the difference...

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Departure from Equality?

It will be interesting to see whether this case is successful on appeal. 

The wife's case is that her ex-husband should not have been...

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Wife ordered to pay husband £2.7 million after a four year marriage

The Standard reports that a city trader, Mrs Sharp, was ordered to pay her husband £2.7 million from a £7 million fortune that she had...

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

A number of news outlets are reporting on Waterstones' decision not to use its name, branding and trade marks in three new stores opened...

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Re-Housing on Divorce

When a couple divorce, the main asset is often the family home. 

It is usually the parties' wishes to be able to re-house themselves and...

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Don't judge, do something about it!

Few would disagree with the following statement: a strong, independent judiciary is integral to a well-governed, democratic country. 

Lord...

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Civil Partnerships - Wait and see…

An interesting commentary on the recent ruling on heterosexual couples and civil partnerships written by Stala Charalambous, Partner and...

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Do I have a duty to manage asbestos?

As an Argos store in Plymouth is closed for a whole week because of asbestos concerns identified by the Health and Safety Executive...

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Should Uber be paying VAT?

The ever-controversial yet ever-popular taxi hailing app 'Uber' has hit the headlines again this week with claims that it should be...

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PI reforms in full – fixed whiplash damages to begin at £225, 1 October 2018 start date

...and so it begins. I would keen to know how the legal sector will respond to this??

The personal injury (PI) industry has 19 months to prepare for the reforms announced by the government today, with the newly published...…

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Plumber Wins His Battle For Rights Against Pimlico Plumbers

Employment Law specialist, Theresa Carling comments on this recent case: 

"What this recent decision case does is pour yet more spotlight...

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EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: New Compensation Limits From 6 April 2017

The new Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2017 SI 2017/175 (link below)  will increase the compensation limits and minimum...

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How To Deal With A Toxic Boss

So after my post about dealing with toxic employees, I have been asked to write a post on how to deal with toxic employers.

Contextually...

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Taking the biscuit... or the pie.

Sutton United's 23 stone reserve goal keeper - Roly Poly Goalie Wayne Shaw - is now at the heart of investigations by the FA and the...

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Law takes another step into the technological age

In the world that we live in today, technology cannot be avoided. This is a fact. The launch of the Legal Innovation Centre, an academic...

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Owner of company that provided security for Donald Trump's golf business guilty of VAT fraud

The owner of a company which provided security for Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf business has been found guilty of a £400,000 VAT fraud.

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Insolvency Service close down 6 recovery room scams

Companies targeted individuals who had previously been involved with carbon credit investments.

Investigations by the Insolvency Service have led to six recovery room scam companies being ordered into liquidation in the public...…

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Civil Partnerships NOT available for heterosexual couples

I have previously written about the appeal of a heterosexual couple from London who were seeking to argue that they should be allowed to...

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The Separation of Marriage

Few things separate us more than marriage - well the topic anyway. Even in the LBGT community there is division on whether Civil...

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Make the Judiciary more diverse

The Supreme Court are looking for three new judges and are making a concerted effort to ensure that the new members will make the Court...

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Uber's employment law woes continue

Uber is already on the wrong side of employment law, having lost an Employment Tribunal case in the UK, which held that its drivers were...

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What makes employees happy and productive?

According to ACAS the following 11 things can improve workplace morale. Well worth a read for any employer looking for a more productive...

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The Gig Economy is Crumbling, Case by Case

Another one bites the dust.

Pimlico Plumbers were the next employers to have been taken to the Employment Tribunal (ET) over the status of...

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A further look at employment rights – the other side of the story

As you may be aware, a plumber Mr Smith, who had a contract saying he’s a self-employed, was recently (February 2017) declared to be a...

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Debenhams and the Wall of Shame

Oh very dear.

Debenhams have ended up on the wall of shame as the worst offender in the Government's biggest ever list of companies that...

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Are you clued up about the apprenticeship levy? Apparently many employers aren't!

Employers will have to start paying the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. Recent commentary has suggested that many employers still...

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Social media and Fraud

A cautionary point for all users of social media to be aware that scammers can create a profile of your information that may convince you...

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Significant increase in self-employed status and the “gig economy” is impacting public finances

It appears that the growth in insecure employment through the “gig-economy” and an increase in self-employed status are having an impact...

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National Living Wage - HMRC's name and shame policy

Having been introduced originally in 1999, the National Minimum Wage is affecting more businesses across the UK as the rates continue to...

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What is 'unreasonable behaviour'?

It is so very rare for divorces to be contested. However, in this extraordinary case, the wife finds herself in the position of having to...

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Employee data theft

What can happen if an employee unlawfully copies personal data of clients and then uses that information in a new role? 

This type of...

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Puppy Parental Leave

We are all familiar with the concept of family rights such as a maternity/adoption leave, shared parental leave and time off for...

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What are your predictions for litigation areas in the US for 2017?

US law firm litigation partners and the Association of Corporate Counsel discuss their views on litigation areas in 2017

If corporate counsel were bullish about a rise in litigation for 2017, their lawyers were no different. James Herschlien of Arnold &...…

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Muslim-sounding job candidates rejected

Recent research has shown that potential employers appear to be rejecting those applications that are submitted by Muslim-sounding names....

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On 1 March strike action will become more difficult

If you have a highly unionised workforce, or if you live or work close to the Southern Rail line, you may be interested to know it’s...

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Office Romance

Happy Valentine's Day! With today supposedly being the day where love will blossom, let's have a quick look at some of the potential...

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HMRC recovers £5bn..... Plenty more to go after

HMRC has collected a not insignificant £5bn through its Fraud Investigation Service, but notwithstanding that, £16bn was still lost...

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Don’t ignore the Information Commissioner

A small business owner, Ms Karthikesu has been prosecuted and fined £200 for a failure to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office...

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Has Trump effectively done away with Privacy Shield?

Trump's recent Executive Order which brought in the 'Muslim Ban' has garnered a significant amount of coverage over the last number of...

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Public Health England considers the health-related impacts of alcohol in England

On 2 December 2016, Public Health England published a review of the evidence on the impact of the health, social and economic impact of...

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So who’s miserable now?

So 25% of adults say work makes them unhappy and lawyers are amongst the most miserable. To someone who has spent 30 years moving and...

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Valentine's Day and 10 potential problems with workplace romance

Is it right for employers to have rules on personal intimate relationships at work? Are managers able to play Cupid without being shot by...

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Delay does not automatically prevent financial claims

There seem to have been an increase in the number of cases recently where ex-spouses seek to make a financial application long after the...

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Keep it snappy

Who would ever accuse a lawyer of being longwinded?!  No need for anyone to reply to that!

Anything that makes our legal system more...

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The courts continue to give basic employment rights to people engaged as independent contractors

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in the Pimlico Plumbers v Smith case. They found that Mr Smith, a plumber, was a...

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Un-app-ily Ever After

A French businessman is suing Uber for 45 million euros, claiming that a glitch in its iPhone app resulted in his wife discovering his...

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Short and sweet judgments?

Judges are being warned to cut to the chase. Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls, has urged brevity after a judgment of 20,000...

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Trump? You're dumped!

I have previously commented on the purported increase in couples who have separated following the UK's decision regarding Brexit. 

It...

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Pensions of unmarried couples

This decision could have wider implications. In this case, a cohabitee was able to successfully claim against her partner's pension on...

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The ECB leverage cap. A private equity problem?

A cap on certain leveraged lending has been in place in the USA for nearly four years. The maximum leverage for deals funded by regulated...

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Inquiry into self-employment and the gig economy continues apace

This week saw the UK’s inquiry into self-employment and the gig economy, led by the former Downing Street adviser Matthew Taylor, step up...

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Yet More On GDPR And Recruitment....

Apologies for those who are of the view that all I ever talk about is GDPR - the new data protection rules that are going to have a...

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Gig economy working is set to grow say HR Leaders

But what is it?

“Gig economy” working is used to describe the trend towards workers taking work on a “gig” basis, on flexible, generally...

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Cohabitee wins legal fight over partner's pension

A woman who was left without survivor's benefits from her late partner's pension has won her lengthy legal battle in the Supreme Court...

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The construction industry; It was the best of times...it was the worst of times.

As news like this comes around, I find myself wondering how history will view current strategies a few years down the line.  As I see it,...

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Dumped Over Trump

Following on from my post yesterday about relationship issues created by Brexit, the press in the US have also tracked down a California...

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What Not To Say or Do In The Workplace

Ever wondered where 'the line' is in workplace conversations?

The truth is, it is often better to be safe than sorry, because where the...

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Tips for talking to children about separation

Some helpful suggestions for what to consider when talking to children about separation.  

In particular I agree that for this difficult...

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In the UK, dismissing an employee for leaving a dangerous workplace is unlawful

Imagine this. You employ a driver who collects and makes deliveries for your business. On one occasion he or she was transporting...

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Remuneration committees - a key independent directors role

2017 is going to be the year of the shareholders challenging directors pay.

We have already seen open challenges to severance payments...

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Spousal Maintenance - When should it end?

This recent decision has been somewhat controversial with many criticising the wife's poor financial planning. 

The issue of spousal...

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New agenda for board meetings with Trump?

While President Trump may be shunning attending "traditional events" in Washington a new standing agenda item for every board should be...

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The "Right and Fair Thing To Do" for EU Nationals Working in the UK Following Brexit

The Government in its White Paper detailing proposals for leaving the EU stated that, "the UK remains ready to give people the certainty...

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What are the assets?

Before a Lawyer or the Courts can give indications regarding the possible outcomes of a financial case, the value of the matrimonial...

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Government announces proposed consultation to give new and expectant mothers more employment rights.

Our Employment Solicitor Angharad Aspinall looks at the latest report released by the Women and Equalities Select Committee on pregnancy...

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There's no excuse for jargon

Jargon is not a sign of intellect. And it doesn't impress anyone. Maybe like me, you're suspicious of anything that doesn't immediately...

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Startups Want to Save One Key Page (Section 1033) of Dodd-Frank

Start-ups argue that Section 1033, which is a mere 1 page in the 849 page Dodd-Frank Act, preserves their right to pull data from...

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How Social Media Can Get You Fired

With current surveys stating that we spend 1 hour 40 minutes on average on social media, it comes as no surprise that there may be a host...

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CMA: Updated guidance on competition law and director disqualifications

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has updated its guidance on competition law. The update was written in conjunction with the...

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Collective consultation with employee representatives – a matter of mindset

Sometimes employment law (typically collective redundancy rules or TUPE) requires an employer to consult with appropriate representatives...

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The costs of Leasehold ownership

This article by the BBC highlights the need for all parties to a property transaction (whether residential property or commercial...

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Changes to advertising rules of food and drinks in children’s media

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has announced new rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or...

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Brexit and Tribunal fees - another angle

There's another angle to Brexit? Apparently yes. One of the Grounds of Appeal in the impending Tribunal fees case relates to the...

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Tackling the rogue carers

The healthcare profession, has some one of the highest levels of compulsory vetting for employers, involving an interview,...

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Ofcom report on communications services

Ofcom has published a report on the availability and experience of communications services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the...

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I am, therefore I clock

Well, not in my world of law firm management, where the chargeable hour is a leading metric for both compensation and client billing. The...

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'Issues of concern' found from introduction of ET fees

The long-awaited review by the Government of the effects of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal, introduced in July 2013,...

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