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Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Discrimination in Recruitment

The Equality Act 2010 outlaws discrimination in employment in relation to nine “protected characteristics”: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. Employers must ensure that the process they use to decide who they will offer employment to is free from discrimination which includes… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Some Things in Life are Guaranteed to be Satisfying

Some things in life are guaranteed to be satisfying, like having some down-time after a hard week, taking off high heels at the end of the day, getting into a freshly made bed and receiving good service. ‘Client satisfaction’ is a term frequently used as a measure of how products and services supplied by a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Dogs and Divorce: A Bone Of Contention?

England is famous for being a nation of dog-lovers. It’s perhaps unsurprising that what happens to man’s best friend in the event of a relationship breakdown is becoming an increasing cause for concern for many. Recent research by the charity Dog’s Trust has found that over a quarter of dog-owners in relationships said that their… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Collaborative Law

How does it work? Is it suitable for you? Will a fair outcome be achieved? What are the advantages?   These were all questions I asked myself before undertaking the collaborative training. I wondered whether I was the right ‘type’ to become a collaborative lawyer. Having spent the last 10 years working tirelessly for each… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Employment Tribunal Fees

The Supreme Court’s judgment on Employment Tribunal (ET) fees has been widely reported in the legal and mainstream press and has been described variously as momentous, terrific, ground-breaking and the most important employment law case of [our] lifetime. In 2013 the Government introduced legislation requiring those who wanted to bring a claim in the ET… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Taylor Review

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices was published last week and was meant to address the issues that have arisen over the last few years as a result of what is being called the gig economy.   Businesses across a number of industries have become increasingly dependant on new staffing models; relying on zero… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Can a Trustee in Bankruptcy be liable to the bankrupt for loss caused by breach of duty?

Earlier this year the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Oraki and another v Bramston and another. The case involved the Court considering the liability of the Trustee in Bankruptcy for an alleged breach of duty to the bankrupts in the conduct of their respective bankruptcies, in particular it was alleged that… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Thinking of Moving to Spain? Don’t Forget to Fill in Form 720

Data obtained from the National Statistics Institute in Spain indicates that around 4.6 million foreigners live in Spain, around 1.8 million of which hail from the European Union. Around 306,000 of these persons are UK-born, according to European statistics agency, Eurostat. Numbers have grown since European recovery from the financial crisis, and indeed do not represent… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What You Need You Need to Know about the Government’s Proposed Domestic Violence Bill

While the Government’s plans for Brexit was the focus of most of the attention following the bills proposed in the Queen’s Speech, what gained less publicity were the proposed laws intended to support and protect victims of domestic violence and abuse, both from the perpetrators of this abuse and within the justice system itself. At… Read the rest of this post (2 Comments)

My commercial tenant has failed to pay their rent: What can I do?

One of the most important issues faced as a landlord is ensuring that your commercial tenant pays its rent on time. Where your tenant fails to pay the rent and other sums due under a lease, there are several remedies at your disposal which are designed to rectify the breach and recover payment but it… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)