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Workplace injuries: could you make a claim?

Date: 17 October 2018

By: Thompsons Solicitors

Legal news roundup - October 2018

Date: 17 October 2018

By: Fanny Marshall

Food businesses - overcoming three key challenges

Date: 21 September 2018

By: Victoria Harrison

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Three ways to improve employee occupational health

Paying attention to staff welfare not only demonstrates you care about your employees, it's good for your bottom line. Three things you can do today.

Date: 14 September 2018   By: Andrew Simmons

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Construction sites - keeping your employees safe

Construction site managers need to do everything they can to reduce hazards and promote health and safety on their sites. Key points to consider.

Date: 14 September 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Driving offences - will I lose my licence?

you've accrued 12 penalty points through one or more driving offences, you could be disqualified - but not necessarily. Here's what to expect.

Date: 12 September 2018   By: Motoring Offence Lawyers

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Understanding the probate process

Handling a loved one's affairs is never easy, and for many it is new territory. Knowing the legal terms can help make things more manageable.

Date: 5 September 2018   By: Rachael Matthews

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Hiring employees from other countries

When hiring workers who were born overseas, it's important that you check their right to work in the UK - or face severe penalties. How the law works.

Date: 24 August 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Advertising banners and the law

Even if you have a great idea to promote your business, you still need to comply with marketing laws - or face a penalty. The rules to be aware of.

Date: 22 August 2018   By: Remi Ashton

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Health and safety for your new premises

Among the many challenges when you start a business is finding suitable, safe premises to operate in. The health and safety rules you need to know.

Date: 17 August 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Protecting lone workers - your legal responsibilities

Employers have a duty to make sure their employees are safe - including those working alone. The business impacts of failing to protect lone workers.

Date: 10 August 2018   By: SoloProtect

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Legal news roundup - August 2018

Overview of the latest legal news including a shock ruling on minimum wage, updated guidance on overtime payments, a new toolkit for managing drugs and alcohol misuse in the workplace and an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on a gross misconduct dismissal for a series of acts.

Date: 9 August 2018   By: Fanny Marshall

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Your new start up - four key legal responsibilities

All businesses need to comply with relevant laws - from paying your tax to licencing and getting insurance. How to get your legal ducks in a row.

Date: 31 July 2018   By: Rachael Matthews

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Accessibility and your business premises

Businesses have an obligation - both legal and moral - to make as their premises accessible for those with disabilities. The steps you can take.

Date: 27 July 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Cohabitation, civil partnership or marriage - the choice is yours?

A recent Supreme Court case held that civil partnerships should be open to all couples - but action may be a long way off. What the law says now.

Date: 18 July 2018   By: Julian Waldon

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Legal news roundup - July 2018

Overview of the latest legal news and what it means for you including rulings that mean unscrupulous divorcees can't hide assets, employers can't cut employees' pay without consent and landlords can be found guilty of environmental offences even when the tenant causes the offence. There is also new guidance on dress codes.

Date: 11 July 2018   By: Fanny Marshall

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Social media: three major pitfalls to avoid

Social media is a public forum - and one thoughtless, ill-judged or controversial post could have far-reaching consequences. How to stay safe.

Date: 19 June 2018   By: Peter Goodchild and Judith Embley

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Legal news roundup - June 2018

Overview of the latest legal news and what it means for you including rulings that mean some workers in the gig economy may be classed as 'workers' and therefore entitled to some workers' rights, new guidance on disclosure and barring checks and guidance for employers on religion and belief in the workplace.

Date: 15 June 2018   By: Fanny Marshall

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Right to work: what are your legal obligations?

Employers need to be aware of whether their workers have the right to work in the UK - or face penalties. We explain what the law says.

Date: 30 May 2018   By: Kirsten Cluer

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Could microfinance boost your small business?

Given the importance of small businesses to the UK economy, more needs to be done to help them survive - and thrive. Could microfinance be the answer?

Date: 24 May 2018   By: Dine Racoma