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Snow, School Closures and Working Parents

Tracey Waite
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Travel disruption and bad weather Travel disruption and bad weather can delay or prevent workers getting to work. It can also mean employers need to adapt working arrangements or close workplaces. Paying delayed or absent employees If a worker...

The Common Pitfalls of the Office Christmas Party

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The annual Christmas party offers employers the chance to thank members of staff for their hard work over the past year and is a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy the holiday season. However, with events of this nature, there is the potential for things...

Romance and The Workplace - Should they Ever Mix?

Tracey Waite
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Most people spend more time with their colleagues than they do with anyone else and develop close working relationships. Strong working relationships can often define the success of a team.  But what if you or your employees start to feel your working...

Myths of Family Law - "You will save money by doing it yourself"

Katherine Semlyen
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Finances are usually already under strain at the point that a relationship is breaking down. Indeed, financial difficulties can often be a trigger for relationship problems and sometimes clients that come to me have taken the difficult decision to separate...

Myths of Family Law

Katherine Semlyen
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It is unlikely that in any other area of law, you would trust the advice of someone in the pub, or base your own decision on what your friend’s aunt’s neighbour says they did ten years ago. However, often when I see a new client they have...

Redundancy - Be Prepared:Make a Plan

Tracey Waite
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Is your business considering redundancy? Redundancy is generally where an employer needs to reduce their workforce - for example, if the business is closing or certain work is no longer required. This short article is aimed at firms proposing to make...

How to negotiate a good settlement agreement

Tracey Waite
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Settlement agreements were introduced in 2013 as a way for employers to fast-track employees out of their company without the risk of legal action from the employee. They are commonly used in cases of redundancy or where an employee is underperforming and...

5 reasons to consider a cohabitation agreement

Helen Duthie
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Cohabiting couples who are not married or in a civil partnership are the fastest growing type of household in the UK, with the number having more than doubled from 1.5 million in 1996 to 3.3 million in 2016.  What many of these couples may not realise...

Advice for Employers: How to Deal with Long-Term Absentees

Tim Healy
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If you are a business owner or manager with employees, long-term absence is an issue you may well have to deal with at some point. Having a key employee off sick for an extended period can have a significant impact on your business, so it is important both...

Is a do-it-yourself divorce a good idea?

Helen Duthie
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Most people getting divorced use solicitors to manage the process, which has a number of key benefits for both parties involved. However, recently the idea of the  "do-it-yourself" divorce has begun to gain some traction in the public...