Category Archive: News

Supporting Employees and Gender Identity

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how employers can support employees when it comes to expressing their gender identity. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. 1.What are The Equality Act 2010 and The Gender Recognition…

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Disability Discrimination – Employers Don’t Have to Shut Their Eyes to Reality

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, comments “Discriminating against an employee due to their disability is unlawful, however it does not mean that an employer has to ignore health difficulties when deciding if an employee is fit enough for a particular role. This has been reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal in this latest case…

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Communication with Clients Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about why good communication between clients and solicitors is so important. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. How do you help your clients understand their case when it comes to…

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Does representing yourself before an Employment Tribunal save you money?

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, comments “Although not a necessity to have legal representation for an Employment Tribunal hearing, failure to gain legal advice from an early stage could result in your claim being struck out or badly pleaded. In this matter a claimant’s claim was incorrectly struck out by the Employment Tribunal, to…

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Making a will for those with no family Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how you can write a Will if you have no family relationships. Courtney Rooney and Janine Guthrie from our Private Client department were on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below: For someone who has no living relatives…

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Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Mental health is an issue employer’s simply can’t afford to ignore. Almost one in three people have experienced mental health issues while in employment. Statistics show that mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence within the UK, which is costing on average £1,035 per employee per year. The stigma of stress and depression…

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Understanding no-fault divorce Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat this morning on Twitter answering questions about no-fault divorce and what these changes mean for the divorce process. Our Trainee Solicitor, Luke Stephens, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What is the current process for divorcing or ending a civil…

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How a Solicitor can add value to a business Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how Solicitors can add value to a business and what are the benefits of contacting a Solicitor. Our Associate Partner, Alex Lyttle, provided some insightful answers on this topic. We’ve set out our answers out below. What are the benefits of consulting a Solicitor for…

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Being an Executor of a Will Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about being named as an Executor and the role of an Executor entails. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Janine Guthrie, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. What are the key things to think about if you’ve been…

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