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South Korea adequacy decision

On 23 November 2022, following the agreement of an adequacy agreement in principle in July 2022, the UK started the process of formalising its first independent adequacy decision by laying...
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Good Divorce Week

It’s good divorce week. That may seem a misnomer for many people as divorce often brings with it a great deal of sadness, but as family lawyers, we can help...
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Employment Law Update

We have set out below a roundup of recent employment developments: Autumn Statement – rise in National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) The Government has announced that...
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Cohabiting couples and “common law marriage” – time for reform of the law?

For some time, there have been calls for reform in relation to the rights of cohabiting couples but as far as the Government is concerned, the time is not right...
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What next for Trans-Atlantic data processing?

Since the demise of the EU-US privacy shield in July 2020 following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) decision in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v....
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Is a share buyback right for you?

Whilst there are numerous reasons for which a company may buy back its own shares, one of the most prominent is to return surplus cash to shareholders. However, buying back...
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As a sole director, are you lawfully making decisions?

Hashmi v Lorimer-Wing: the original judgement A recent landmark decision by the High Court in Hashmi v Lorimer- Wing [2022] EWHC 191 (Hashmi) seemed to have far reaching implications for...
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The Repeal of IR35 and Sunset on EU regulations – Updated

UPDATE: Jeremy Hunt, the current Chancellor, announced on 17 October 2022 that the decision to repeal the IR35 reforms of 2017 and 2021 will be reversed and the IR35 regime...
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MAFS UK – Love bombs and Coercive Control

Anyone watching Married at First Sight UK will be amazed at the lengths people will go to find love. However it doesn’t always seem to work out in the programme...
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Cancelling or terminating a contract? Are the terms fair?

In general terms, once a contract has been agreed it becomes binding and the parties will be legally bound to perform according to the contractual terms and conditions. However, in...
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The Impact of No Fault Divorce

On the 6 April 2022 Family Law saw one of the biggest shake ups for decades. This was the introduction of “No Fault Divorce”.  Under the previous law in order...
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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...