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Do your recruitment and equal opportunities policies reflect our developing understanding of gender?

Heather Robertson
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Our understanding and perceptions of gender and sex have evolved significantly in recent times. The landmark case of Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover has now further developed our understanding of gender, and confirmed that those identifying as non-binary or...

Corporate Team expands on back of growing deals success

Susie Mortonson
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Deals with a total value of more than £50m have been advised by the corporate and commercial team at North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells, in the last 12 months. More than 20 deals for clients throughout the north of the UK, including a third...

Separated parents and negotiating Father's Day arrangements

Lucy Phipps
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Many separated families spend time discussing and resolving the best arrangements for their children to move between their homes, and ‘special days’ can often be the hardest.  For Father’s Day, we will generally advise our clients to...

Will the Court order my child to get the Covid vaccine?

Rebecca Laffan
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When parents are unable to come to an agreement regarding whether their child should be vaccinated, they will need to seek an order from the Family Court. The Family Court will determine whether the child should receive the vaccine by focusing on what is in...

Potential impact of Assured Agricultural Occupancy on diversification plans

Paul Burkinshaw
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If a farmer decides that the new income will come from upgrading farm workers cottages for use as B&Bs or holiday cottages, or to demolish them to make way for something new, this can create significant issues unless proper consideration and planning is...

Is your contract of employment compliant?

Abbey Ainslie
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The section 1 statement is the basis of all employment relationships and it is highly unusual that significant change arises in the law to affect this. However, in 2020 this is exactly what happened. With the return to more normal patterns of working, now...

Will my redundancy money be shared in my divorce?

Rebecca Laffan
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If you are made redundant from your job, you will often receive a financial settlement. Whether or not your redundancy package will be shared as part of a divorce settlement is circumstantial. For example, it may depend upon whether the redundancy package...

Organ Donation - Did you know the Law changed in the first Lockdown?

Philip Williams
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From 20 May 2020, the law on organ donation in England changed to an opt-out system. This means that in most cases, adults who die in England will be treated as having agreed to be an organ donor. If you are thinking about your Will, it is a good time to...

How staycations could be a diversification boost for farmers

Paul Burkinshaw
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Unforeseen events, such as the fall out from the coronavirus pandemic, are often a catalyst for change. Even with the roll out of vaccines, one change that is likely to be with us for some time is the increase in people holidaying within the UK. ...

If I am separating from my partner, can I change the locks on the family home?

Lucy Phipps
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Yes, you can change the locks on the house if the property is legally owned in just your name, but not if it is owned jointly with another person. If you own the house with your former partner, then you will need their permission to change the locks and you...

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