From innovation to innoveracy

“Innovation”, when closely associated with “law firm” makes me twitchy. I can’t remember the last time I came across a law firm that...

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Headlines in Context

The decision from the latest in a series of defamation cases considering issues of meaning has been handed down from the High Court, and...

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR EMAIL...?

Out of office messages are getting so detailed nowadays. I particularly like this one: “Currently working nomadically and therefore will...

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Available balance: £2,000,000,000

The challenger bank Monzo, yes the hot (pink) ‘coral’ card you’ve seen everywhere, has raised £113 million, doubling its value to £2...

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DIVORCED AT 20 SOMETHING

This article looks at how it feels to be divorced at 20. It's really interesting and looks at different experiences which so many will...

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HANNAH'S STORY

I have been privileged to work with a lot of employees over the years. Sometimes they have a great new job and want me to check out their...

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FATF cracks down on crypto

On 21 June 2019, the Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") released recommendations for regulating crytpocurrency worldwide. If...

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Cyber Attacks Are Ever Changing

We will all remember the cyber attack which hit the NHS in 2017. The thought of all of your computers being frozen and all of your data...

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Supporting family law reform part II

Following on from our previous post, the Howard Kennedy family team welcomes today's announcement of the extension of Family Remedies...

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Supporting family law reform

Whilst the proposed divorce reform announced last week is a welcome step in the right direction, we are still a long way from bringing...

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CEO means more dough?

This month, MP's have criticised the government again for failing to reduce boardroom pay packages.

In recent years, it has come to light...

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New powers for the CMA and FCA

As part of its plan to help make things fairer for consumers, the Government has announced that it will give the Competition and Markets...

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A ring of truth? Fine!

This isn't new news, but it may have escaped your notice if you haven't been keeping up with Welsh news over the past few months...

In...

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Tackling Employee Fraud

An alert released by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau in 2018 revealed that 50% of UK organisations have suffered from employee fraud.

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Fair Procedures is Key

A lorry driver was awarded €22,419 in compensation following a determination of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that his...

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DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.

This seems to be a classic example of failing to practice what you preach.

If you apply for a job at Aviva you are assured that: ‘Our...

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BANK HOLIDAY TO BE MOVED

Early May bank holiday has always been on the first Monday in May and celebrates the start of summer but next year, this is set to...

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DRUG TAKING AND THE WORKPLACE

With drug taking revelations a hot topic in today's news, it seems like a perfect time to look at how drug taking is perceived and dealt...

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SEC sues Kik over $100M ICO

The SEC has filed a lawsuit accusing the social media startup of conducting an illegal securities offering, in the latest step in the...

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WORKING WITH VOLUNTEERS

Today is the last day of National Volunteer week when we celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.   It is a subject close to my...

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EMPLOYING LOGIC AND NOT YOUR VOLUNTEERS

Organisations which have volunteers assisting need to be very mindful of what is said and what is done in respect of their volunteer's...

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FINN'S LAW

We protect our employees but what about our working animals who perform incredible roles and offer up their lives to save their human...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

It wouldn't happen here would it? Employers demanding that their staff lose weight? It's unlikely that UK employers will be sending staff...

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PRISONERS TO EARN THEIR STRIPES

A survey by YouGov revealed that 81% of employers said that employing ex-offenders helped their business. Following this survey, the...

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Whiter than white?

The ASA’s recent decision to uphold a complaint against an ad for Smirk Tooth Powder, a teeth whitening product, certainly wiped the...

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NOTICE PAY AND SICKNESS ABSENCE

I’ve been an employment lawyer for more years than I care to remember but there are still some areas of the law that don’t make any sense...

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