Changes to right to work checks – take steps to prepare now

In recent weeks, the Government has announced changes to the ways in which employers can perform ‘right to work’ checks. In response to the news, there have been various press reports warning employers that these changes will be ‘costly’ for employers at a time when many businesses are already struggling to cope with increasing costs. […]

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Are employees entitled to be paid for the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday?

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Friday 3 June 2022 will be an extra Bank Holiday, with the late May Bank Holiday moved to Thursday 2 June. This additional day will create a four-day weekend for most people, but not everyone, as it depends how their contract of employment is worded and the days they […]

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Abuse of position of trust and sexual offences

The Channel 5 drama “The Teacher” explores sexual abuse in the context of the teacher/pupil relationship, sparking a renewed public interest in the abuse of position of trust crimes. Furthermore, the launch of the anonymous survivor website Everyone’s Invited has highlighted a large number of potential cases of alleged sexual abuse in schools across the […]

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Is coupling-up with a colleague legal?

Long before social distancing and home working became the norm thanks to the pandemic, it was generally accepted that the workplace was a hive for blossoming romances, with some statistics indicating that approximately 24 per cent of people have admitted to having a liaison with a colleague at some point in time.  With so much of our […]

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Wellness and fun attract talent to Conscious 

Conscious Solutions, the Bristol-based digital marketing agency that focuses on the legal sector, has added six employees to our Bristol team in 2022 with four of those being brand new roles to support our growth. With continued growth in digital marketing requirements across the legal sector, it has been critical for us to keep up […]

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Virtual law firms in 2022 – creating a new way for lawyers to do what they do best

Analysts have reported that virtual law firms may play a huge role in the future of the legal sector, with coronavirus restrictions fuelling more and more lawyers to become consultant solicitors. The report from investment bank Arden Partners Pllc estimates that one-third of all UK solicitors could be working under a consultancy model within five […]

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5 business dispute trends to look out for in 2022

With COVID-19 and Brexit bringing a range of issues to businesses across the UK, this article looks at what the knock-on effects are with regards to business disputes that could be faced in 2022. They say that the path of true love never runs smoothly; the same can be said for business. A company is […]

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LEAP produces best practice technology strategy guide for criminal legal aid firms

LEAP, the largest independent provider of software to law firms worldwide, has written a white paper on implementing a technology strategy for building a sustainable crime legal aid practice. This follows the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) review, published in December 2021, considering the future and long-term sustainability of the criminal legal aid system.The white paper is written […]

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The Ukraine invasion drives reform to UK property law

The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is likely to reverberate through Europe and across the rest of the world for years if not decades to come. While questions remain about the speed and effectiveness of the UK government’s response thus far, there are some changes being made closer to home that will not […]

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When is the best time to write a will?

Have you written your will yet? Many people neglect to write one before it’s too late and, for this reason, we’ve created an informative article about when we believe the best time is to write a will. The writing of a will is incredibly important, and many people often neglect to do so. This may […]

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