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Some welcome news for victims of domestic abuse

For many victims of domestic abuse the thought of having to give evidence in court can be very harrowing indeed. This coupled with the fact that the very person who...
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Women’s Health Strategy: the Workplace

In March 2021, the government launched a call for evidence to inform the development of a strategy around women’s health covering areas such as access to services, education and the...
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Land Registry delays – how long will it take?

Despite the challenges of Lockdown and Covid over the last few years, the property market has been exceptionally strong, mainly due to the need for people to review and change...
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What impact does divorce have on children and are court proceedings really viewed as a last resort?

Sir Andrew McFarlane, who is the President of the Family Division and a leading Judge was recently interviewed by Paddy O'Connell on BBC4’s Broadcasting House.  Sir Andrew gave his view...
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Do you need to change how you calculate holiday entitlement?

The Supreme Court has recently handed down an important judgment in the long running case of Harpur Trust v Brazel concerning the amount of paid leave that a part-year worker...
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Tackling staff shortages – should you consider a sponsor licence?

As many employers will be aware from recent press reports, staff shortages are an increasing problem for businesses in the UK.  In our experience, many of our clients are experiencing...
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More healthcare professionals now able to certify “fit notes”

As most employers will be aware, a “Statement of Fitness for Work” (also known as a “fit note”) is a written document that gives a medical opinion on an individual’s...
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Menopause and the Workplace – what can and should employers do?

The menopause and how it affects women in the workplace has recently received considerable media coverage sparking public debate about the way employers should deal with this sensitive issue. The...
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Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday – will you give your employees an extra day off?

This year there will be an extra bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, meaning there will be 9 rather than 8 bank holidays in 2022.  The late May...
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Changes to right to work checks – take steps to prepare now

The Government has recently announced changes to the ways that employers can perform “right to work” checks.  There have been various press reports in recent weeks warning employers that these...
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How should employers respond to the end of Coronavirus restrictions in England?

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced that all remaining Coronavirus restrictions would end in England.  The Government’s view is that restrictions on freedoms should not be in place for...
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Should you reduce sick pay for your unvaccinated staff?

In recent weeks there have been various press reports on the approach being taken to sick pay by a number of large, well known employers in relation to unvaccinated staff...