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We regularly write about about issues, campaigns and local events that are important to our clients.

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What it means to be a company director

Susie Mortonson
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A common query raised by clients is a question about what it means legally to be a director of a company. This is particularly prevalent as the operational role of a director could differ greatly from business to business. However, whether you’re an...

Rooney v Leicester City - this one is about menopause discrimination, not football

Gillian Markland
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Even though more and more women over 50 make up our workforce, there is still a lack of understanding as to how menopause affects an employee experiencing it. The recent case of Rooney v Leicester City Council demonstrated how the effects of menopause could...

Why you need a little human understanding

Mark Jones
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We all know that we are living in a world of technology and social media and it seems that we are dying in that world too. There are now computer programmes that can create newspaper obituaries for people who have died by scanning their social media...

What does Without Prejudice mean?

Ella Dodgson
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You will often receive correspondence within divorce proceedings or a financial offer marked ‘Without Prejudice’ and you may be wondering what this means. ‘Without Prejudice’ means ‘without loss of any rights’ and the...

Are you paying your staff the correct minimum wage?

Gillian Markland
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Most employers would assume their staff are being paid National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, a key concern of the NMW arises from the deductions that employers make when calculating their workers’ wages, as this can leave a worker with pay that is...

How to protect my pension in divorce

Emma Walker
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One of the questions we are often asked, in cases involving sizeable pensions, is how they can be protected from a claim from a spouse upon separation. Pensions are generally treated a little differently to capital when looking at assets because, whilst a...

A Christmas Carol on St Saviourgate

Mark Jones
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Ebenezer Scrooge shuffled along Parliament Street and passed the Christmas market. The first flakes of snow were fluttering down from the darkening York sky. It was Christmas Eve. The festive lights were twinkling from the fronts of the wooden stalls....

Christmas and New Year opening and closing times

Peter Mills
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Over the Christmas and New Year holiday season all our offices will be closed on Friday 24 December 2021 and then reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022. This means all our offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and during the...

Brilliant support at Oaksey House

Adam McNamara
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This week I finally got my long awaited return to the saddle. Since dislocating my shoulder in June I’ve undergone repair surgery and months of long and hard rehab to get back to racing. It’s been a difficult few months and I couldn’t...

What are your rights to property after separation?

Amy Foweather
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Assuming you have a registered marriage, the first question is whether or not you entered into a prenuptial agreement, or subsequent postnuptial agreement. Such agreements are now becoming much more common in a wide range of cases and are not limited to the...

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