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  • Financial Matters on Relationship Breakdown

    Financial issues are often the most difficult aspects of divorce to resolve. It is best if the two parties can reach a negotiated agreement, although sometimes this has to wait until after formal court proceedings about financial issues have begun. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Commercial Real Estate

    Our clients often have lots of questions about moving premises and the Conveyancing process. Here are some of the most common questions and their answers. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Residential Conveyancing

    Our clients often have lots of questions about moving home and the Conveyancing process. Here are some of the most common questions and their answers. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Private Client Department

    Our clients often have lots of questions about the work the Private Client Department does and the process. Here are some of the most common questions and their answers. 

  • Relationship Breakdown

    Dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership can be one of the most stressful life events you are likely to face. This factsheet provides some useful guidance.

  • Changes to holiday pay - what does it mean for your business?

    A series of recent decisions has left many employers confused about how they should approach the calculation of holiday pay. 

  • Travel time to first and last job of the day

    In Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and another (c-266/14), the ECJ decided that time spent by peripatetic workers travelling between their home and the premises of their first and last customers of the day was working time under the

  • NeTWork October 2014

    This week we discuss: Time off to accompany a pregnant woman to antenatal appointments; Whether statutory holiday pay should include a sum in respect of commission; Is obesity a disability? Employer’s failure to pay male employee enhanced additional paternity pay was not discriminatory; Det

  • NeTWork April 2015

    This month we discuss: April changes to Employment Law; The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015; Employee admissions during the disciplinary process; Increases to National Minimum Wage;

  • NeTWork May 2015

    This month we discuss: ECJ gives Judgment in the Woolworths case; British Gas lodges further appeal in Lock case; EAT give guidance on changes to whistleblowing legislation; Employment aspects of the Conservatives Manifesto; Vicarious liability for harassment.

  • NeTWork October 2015

    This month we discuss: Zero Hours Contracts; Whistleblowing   - Dispute about contractual terms can be a matter of “public interest”; Working grandparents will be entitled to shared parental leave and pay; Transfer of Undertakings - employees temporarily laid off may still b

  • NeTWork August 2015

    This month we discuss: Should Time spent travelling from home to work is “working time” for peripatetic workers; New consultation launched by the Government on apprenticeships levy; Agency Workers and the right to be informed of vacancies; Refusal to allow employee’s choice of c

  • NeTWork January 2016

    This month we are looking ahead to 2016: Legislative Changes; Key Cases .

  • Update on Mandatory Gender Pay Reporting

    Update on Mandatory Gender Pay Reporting - Do not waste time, start planning now!

    The Small Business and Enterprise Act 2015 means that the Government must adopt regulations requiring mandatory gender pay gap reporting by 25 March 2016. 

  • NeTWork February 2016

    This month we discuss: Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting; Whistleblowing - Prescribed People; Monitoring of employee’s personal messages; Apprenticeships levy; Disability Discrimination: ‘Meaning of 'Day to Day' Activities.

  • NeTWork March 2016

    This month we talk about: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage; Are employers obliged to provide childcare vouchers during maternity leave; Employment aspects of the Budget 2016; Update on Gender Pay Gap Reporting; Protected Disclosures.

  • NeTWork April 2016

    This month we talk about: Direct Disability Discrimination; Restrictive Covenants; Protected Disclosures; Consultation on free childcare launched; Staff handbook terms were incorporated into contract.

  • Aspire Newsletter May 2016

    This edition of Aspire, dedicated to owner and family managed businesses, includes a range of articles that we hope you will find of interest. We discuss handling employment issues with confidence, things to keep in mind when customers will not pay for your goods or services and top tips for busi

  • NeTWork May 2016

    This month we talk about: Trade Union Bill receives Royal Assent; Meaning of Philosophical Belief; Consultation on tipping; Indirect religious discrimination; Restrictive Covenants – call for evidence; Discrimination arising from disability.

  • NeTWork June 2016

    This month we talk about: Referendum result - UK to leave the EU, Ill health dismissals and the ACAS Code, Prohibition on headscarf in the workplace and Does an employee have to be forced to do something for it to be a provision, criterion or practice?

  • NeTWork July 2016

    This month we talk about: Ban on Islamic headscarf was direct discrimination, New illegal working offence comes into force, Protected Disclosures, National minimum wage enforcement and SOSR Dismissals and the ACAS Code

  • Aspire Autumn 2016

    The summer has brought with it a number of changes that will affect us all. As the implications of Brexit start to unfold we are focusing on maintaining an outstanding level of support to our owner and family managed business clients.

  • NeTWork October 2016

    This month we talk about: Increase in National Minimum Wage; Discrimination in the recruitment process; Consultation on Caste Discrimination; Family Friendly Rights; Changes to taxation of termination payments; and New government apprenticeship guidance published.

  • What should be included in a Staff Handbook?

    Taylor Walton will be holding free employment law workshops at the end of February/ beginning of March in relation to what should be included in a staff handbook and its legal implications.

  • When is a delay a bar to relief from forfeiture?

    Many property litigators will hold their hands up in horror following the recent decision in Pinecourt Limited v. Grange Glen Limited [2016] EWHC 1318 when a tenant applied for relief from forfeiture some 14 months after the date the lease was forfeited by peaceful re-entry and the Court granted

  • NeTWork January 2017

    This month we discuss: Upcoming increases in statutory payments, Mandatory Gender Pay Reporting, Reasonable Adjustments, Auto-enrolment updates and Rest Breaks.

  • Wills & Certainty - Misplacing your Will is a Recipe for Disaster

    It goes without saying that making a Will and keeping it up to date is essential but do your family and friends know that you have a Will, or where the original Will is stored? Read more in our article on Wills & Certainity.

  • Don’t tie yourself in knots

    Japanese knotweed may seem like something more appropriate for discussion on Radio 4’s “Gardners’ Question Time” rather than in the offices of a firm of solicitors but you would be surprised.

  • Selling to consumers can you rely on your terms

    Selling products and services over the internet, by telephone or mail order to consumers can cause unnecessary headaches (usually ‘legally’ induced).

    Consumer regulation is updated regularly and provides extensive protections to consumer purchasers.

  • NeTWork February 2017

    This month we talk about: Apprenticeship Levy, Increases to the National Minimum Wage, Court of Appeal finds “Self-employed Operative” was a worker, Increases in compensation limits and National Minimum Wage – Argos ordered to pay back pay of £2.4m.

  • Are you up to date with Family Friendly Legislation?

    The area of flexible working, parental rights and family-friendly provisions has undergone numerous changes over the last few years as the Government attempts to give individuals an opportunity to have a better work/life balance.

  • There is no such thing as a “quickie” divorce…..yet.

    When celebrity couples get divorced, the media will often refer to “quickie” procedures.  This is misleading, as there is only one divorce procedure and preferential treatment is not offered on the basis of celebrity status.

  • A New Lease of Life for Testamentary Freedom?

    Tracy Harris discusses the widely reported case of Ilott v The Blue Cross, in which the Supreme Court judgment was handed down on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

  • Counting the cost – Sickness Absence in the Workplace

    According to a recent survey the median cost of absence for a private sector employer per employee is £522 per year and for the public sector £835 per year (CIPD Absence Management Survey 2016).

  • Your Will Counts

    The Supreme Court has recently given the final decision in the long running high profile case of Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others (formerly Ilott v Mitson). In a unanimous judgment, the Justices upheld the general principle of testamentary freedom.

  • Protecting your business from debts

    Whether you are a small business or a multi-national conglomerate, it is a commercial reality that all businesses will at some point be required to deal with customers or suppliers who fail to pay debts on time, or at all.

  • Aspire Spring 2017

    In this edition we share with you some recent updates from across the firm, as well as useful guidance relating to recovering business debts, managing your staff handbooks and dispelling the myth of the ‘quickie’ divorce.

  • Who to sue – perfecting the process

    Dealing with debts is part and parcel of any business operation.  It is therefore essential that we know who our customer is - otherwise the debt recovery process is made unnecessarily complicated, before it even commences.

  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition: What you need to know

    For seasoned and new developers alike, real estate acquisition is a complex area that requires careful planning.

  • Is a Complaint about a private workplace dispute whistleblowing?

    The Court of Appeal in the case of Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed (the Chesterton case) has concluded that matters which are in the worker’s private interests does not prevent the matter also being in the public interest. As a result employers should consider whether complaints made by

  • Compass Summer 2017

    We have included in this edition articles relating to the first three stages of man: Infant, schoolboy and lover. Essentially issues which affect your family during the early stages of their lives.

  • Aspire Summer 2017

    In this edition of Aspire we look at how to achieve success in litigation, the importance of sales related terms and conditions, whether private complaints can be considered whistleblowing and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Protected Conversations – a useful tool to limit risks in respect of employee exits?

    Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that the employment tribunal fee regime was unlawful, a rise in the number of claims or complaints made by employees is likely.