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‘McKenzie Friend’ or Foe?

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Supporters of McKenzie Friends say that the service they provide is invaluable.  However it seems that some unscrupulous individuals are exploiting vulnerable litigants. Since the reduction of legal aid in...
Do you know what your employees can and cannot say about their job on social media? For those of you who are yet to embrace the Twittersphere, is your social...
American film producer Samuel Goldwyn said “a verbal agreement isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”  but was someone actually hanged over a comma? Law is about words and what...

Don’t Let Them Eat Cake

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Scrooge Lives! As we are still in the 12 days of Christmas it perhaps is not too late still to remember the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge. On the first day...

Let them eat cake!

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Over the last year one story has dominated the headlines, Brexit! Be it a soft Brexit, a hard Brexit or a lovely cakey Brexit as now appears to be on...

Oh no, not the Christmas party!

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There is a joke amongst employment lawyers concerning the ubiquity of articles produced by law firms and HR consultants, usually in early October, warning of the risks posed to businesses...

How much time is your business losing?

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According to recent researched commissioned by Samsung Electronics into small businesses, workers are losing 5.5 office hours a week due to office irritations. As we all know, time is money...
From an employment law perspective, here is my list of those really important tasks that every employer should now consider and put into place in the New Year if not...

Switching on for Christmas

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The countdown to Christmas begins today with the festive lights switch on in the town centre. We will have a stand just outside the Howard Centre entrance from 3pm today. Why...

Uber – Defining the modern day worker

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By now many of us have enjoyed the easy to use and cheap fares offered by the Uber taxi app. Unfortunately, Uber’s drivers have not been enjoying some basic legal...

Welwyn Garden City says yes to the BID!

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Businesses in Welwyn Garden City voted a resounding yes to the introduction of a BID for the town centre. The initiative is designed to improve life and business in the...

Best Business Women Awards 2016

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We were delighted to sponsor the Best Business Women Awards again.  Here’s Sharon with finalists in our category! After the success of the Best Business Women Awards 2015, we were...

Why Use Us to Make a Will?

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It’s a subject that nobody likes to think about but, even when you do decide to make a Will, you’re faced with a plethora of options and choices.  Who to...
Read our practical steps to varying the terms of an employment and download the accompanying fact sheet.  Varying a Contract of Employment – Practical Steps Review the Contract Does the...

Proposed reforms to PILONs

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The Government has recently published its proposed reforms to PILONs, set to take effect in 2018. How will these affect you? PILON, or payment in lieu of notice, refers to...
Can employees record disciplinary meetings, and would a recording be admissible in a tribunal? We act for many employers in dealing with disciplinary and grievance matters brought by or against their employees....

The Long and Winding Road

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The Bridges of London Walk To be more precise the not-as-far-as-we-thought-it-was-going-to-be  Thames Footpath walk.   Last Sunday 25 September a team from the firm walked the Bridges of London for Isabel Hospice. We...
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