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Dress Down Heatwave?

Hopefully employers will take care to ensure that their staff do not suffer unduly during the coming heatwave. The TUC as put forward...

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Who needs family ?

Living near family has not even made it into the top 10 reasons to buy a property in a particular location. Clearly the short commute...

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Can you Dismiss an Employee in Prison?

Employers beware - it may not be sufficient grounds to dismiss just because an employee receives a jail sentence!

Head chef sacked while in prison for biting police officer wins £11k payout Tribunal rules hotel company must pay James Harvey, 37, for...…

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Apology from Will Aid

Surprisingly this charity made the controversial comment that you do not have to see a solicitor to make a will but it is of course...

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Eco Friendly Extensions

Where Hackney leads surely others will follow ? The Council is expected to approve proposals that will require eco friendly add-ons to...

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More Redundancies!

Redundancies continue despite the general upturn in the economy. Another large employer appears to be pulling out of the UK.

Goodyear closes Wolverhampton tyre factory with 330 job losses From the section Birmingham & Black Country All 330 workers at the site...…

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Help To Buy proves popular

The Government's Help to Buy scheme appears to have "done what it says on the tin" and is now the most popular way for first time buyers...

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Law Society says no to Reliance on Pro Bono work!

The Law Society has indicated that it does not believe that pro bono work is any substitute for legal aid.

Justice secretary told pro bono ‘no substitute’ for legal aid. The Law Society has urged justice secretary Michael Gove not to rely on...…

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The New Legal Aid?

In an interesting announcement from the new Justice Secretary he has proposed a new way of providing access to justice for all. Details...

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Powering a revolution

Land formerly used for surface mining in Northumberland has been repurposed by Peel Group and acquired by Infinis Group for use as an...

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Travel Time for Carers!

Travel time between caring jobs can be a large part of the employee's working day and not being paid can mean that they are not receiving...

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Lettings Agent beware

So nearly a month has past since the new regulations came in to force in respect of Letting Agents correctly publicising their fees. ...

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Brexit

Now that we know that we will vote on our membership of the EU, there's much made of the economic cost of Brexit. However, there are...

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Art or Eyesore ?

Murals painted on a residential property can add value - think Banksy - or can lead to a fine from the Local Authority. Generally an...

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Bricks and Mortar...

With the upturn in the housing market and the demand for new homes bricks are in short supply ! In fact many new developments are being...

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Life Long Debt ?

Following on from the news that many older people cannot get the funding they need from the usual mortgage lenders comes the news that...

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Fracking comes to Lancashire?

Final decision still pending but test fracking looks likely to be allowed by Local Authority planning officers at a site in Lancashire -...

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All change please.

Bickering siblings beware when acting as an attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)as the Court of Protection is capable of not...

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Ageism in Mortgage Sector

There is concern that the mortgage industry in the UK is not responding to the ageing population and the need for more elderly people...

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Failing the Poshness Test!

Employees do not yet have any legal protection from being the victim of a 'poshness test'. Coming from a working class background is...

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Beware the Pylons

Whilst some obsessed folks are "pylon spotters" that is by no means the majority opinion. Significant value can be knocked off a...

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PPI & Nuisance Calls

Surprised to see it's only 8 in 10 people they can find that want to see greater accountability from company directors on this issue...

Which? wants the government to make senior executives accountable for their company’s nuisance calls, and require businesses to show...…

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Planning Permission required ...

A clear case of an attempt to bypass the planning laws as a normal home is turned into an 18 bedroom hotel. Be sure your sins - or your...

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Windfall ...

UK Home Buyers have saved a substantial amount of money since the introduction of the stamp duty land tax reforms. This has helped in...

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Good News for the Property Market

All the good news for first time buyers recently is great but they need homes to purchase so the recent survey on first time sellers is...

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HSBC planned redundancies are bad news for employees!

Many bank employees in the UK face redundancy as sweeping changes are made to the workforce of one of the major players.

The bank, whose UK retail bank employs 26,000 staff and has millions of customers, plans to change the name of its branch network once it...…

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Disclosure in Divorce

It will be extremely interesting to see the outcome of this case. Disclosure in financial proceedings is important and I lose count of...

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Cybercrime

Safeguarding against scams targeting law firms is a pervasive problem but precisely what constitutes effective due diligence...

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