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

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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)

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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The employment rate for disabled adults is 48% in the UK.  While the percentage of those in work is gradually increasing, the abled percentage in work is 74.6%. This discrepancy may in part be due to illnesses preventing people with disabilities working, but it could also reflect a more widespread prejudice that prevents many willing and capable applicants from finding… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Sexual orientation and gender reassignment discrimination

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Sexual orientation is one of the (nine) protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) which protects a wide range of individuals (not just employees) from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of sexual orientation. Gender reassignment is also a protected characteristic meaning transsexuals, and those who are considering transitioning, are also… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Southern fail strikes again

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If you live in the South East of England then chances are you or someone you know have had a journey delayed or cancelled by the recent train strikes. It was during such a delay, whilst waiting on the station platform for longer than I had planned, that I found myself considering which employment laws… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Importance of Regulated Wills over Unregulated

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“Solicitors are expensive. Solicitors complicate things. That’s just a fact of life. We all know that. “Or do we? I have some lovely elderly clients, one of them is housebound, the other has medical issues and I first saw them about a year ago. We talked about their family, their children, their property, their hopes… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

ALL AT SEA

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During the holiday time, many people may be sailing on cross channel ferries across to Europe or perhaps even going on cruises. Although we hope that that it’s all “plain sailing”, what International Laws would come into play if there was an accident whilst at sea? The starting point is the 1974 Athens Convention and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Law firm scores big at the Amex

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Leading Sussex law firm Mayo Wynne Baxter has announced a new five year deal with Brighton & Hove Albion FC to become the sponsors of the club’s flagship Platinum Lounge at the American Express Community Stadium. This new sponsorship puts the solicitors firm as one of the biggest supporters after American Express. Formerly known as… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Every parent wants to provide for their children

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Every parent wants to provide for their children, even when their children are grown up and have children of their own. It’s a natural instinct to try to pass on as much as possible on your death.  Inheritance tax used to be the main worry, but successive governments have introduced changes to legislation which have… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

COSMETIC SURGERY Q&A

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How many cosmetic surgery procedures are carried out in the UK? The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) revealed a record number of adults in the UK underwent cosmetic surgery last year. BAAPS reported that there was a 13% spike in the number of procedures carried out in 2015, at 51,140 in total. Women… Read the rest of this post (1 Comment)

End of an era?

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As this article is being written it appears that British Home Stores has been placed into administration or at least will be. Type the phrase “High Street Administration” into your favourite search engine and the likelihood is that you will see on the first page an article listing the stores no longer on the High… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)