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A Data Protection Revolution – Coming May 2018

The recent international cyberattack has brought data protection issues into the thinking of business owners everywhere and onto the front pages of newspapers around the globe. With the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks and the ever-growing amount of personal data gathered by organisations, legislation is now fighting back, with demanding data ...

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Good intentions not enough in wage calculations

Accurate calculations of the National Minimum Wage continue to cause headaches for employers, with an employment tribunal acknowledging the complexity, saying there is no single key to unlock every case. Recently, unintentional underpayments in staff pay packets have affected major retailers like John Lewis and Tesco, while others have been ...

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House sellers are facing testing questions

Springtime is traditionally the busiest time for the property market, but with a knotty problem affecting more homes than ever, it’s worth doing some horticultural homework before you start, whether you’re buying or selling. Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive, aggressive and destructive plant, able to grow as high as ...

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Brexit and the housing market

You will no doubt recall that following Brexit the ‘Remainers’ predicted that property prices would crash and we would be thrown into another era of property repossessions, negative equity and stagnant housing market. The foreboding predictions have not happened and whilst they may have been avoided in the short term, ...

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Health and Safety – Who’s gone mad?

The Health & Safety Executive has powers to prosecute companies and directors, in their personal capacity, for breaches of health and safety law. This can result in very substantial fines and potentially custodial sentences for directors. Many companies regard health and safety as a nuisance and do not take sufficient ...

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Has the time come for ‘No Fault Divorce’?

Adultery. Desertion. Unreasonable behaviour. These are all grounds to grant a divorce if one party doesn’t agree. But what about unhappiness? Depression? Exhaustion? Head of Family Law at Verisona Law, Andrea Cox, asks if we are now in need of a ‘No Fault Divorce’? This month saw the Appeal Court ...

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