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Chronic Illness and Divorce

Chronic Illness and Divorce

Married couples will very often have used traditional wedding vows where they promise to support each through sickness and in health, however, a recent study has found that unfortunately chronic illness plays a significant role in the breakdown of a marriage. Statistics from a US study by the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour show that 75% of marriages afflicted with chronic illness end in divorce.

Japanese Knotweed - Updated Guidance

Japanese Knotweed - Updated Guidance

Surveyors have updated their guidance on invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed when valuing property, but landowners and homeowners should continue to keep on top of their responsibilities in controlling this and other invasive, non-native plants.

The HR Manager myth buster

The HR Manager myth buster

Here Sara Patel, an employment law expert at Banner Jones, helps to separate the facts from the fiction, and clarifies the law and the role of employers in relation to a few of the most common workplace myths.

Trust Registration Service (TRS) - Important information for Trustees

Trust Registration Service (TRS) - Important information for Trustees

If you are a Trustee, you need to be aware that new rules came into force in October 2020 extending the requirement to register Trusts with the Trust Registration Service (TRS).

Why do you need a change your Will when you divorce?

Why do you need a change your Will when you divorce?

Writing Wills during a marriage that leaves everything to each other upon death is very common, but what happens to that Will should you decide to end the marriage and get divorced?

How does the Right to Buy scheme work?

How does the Right to Buy scheme work?

Think the Right to Buy scheme might be a good option for becoming a homeowner? Find out what you need to know about the scheme in our latest guide.

How cryptocurrency can fuel asset concealment in divorce

How cryptocurrency can fuel asset concealment in divorce

The popularity of cryptocurrency for investment purposes is likely to fuel a rise in asset concealment when couples part. 

Innocent banter or workplace discrimination?

Innocent banter or workplace discrimination?

Workplace banter is driving a surge in claims against employers with research showing a 45 per cent rise in such claims between 2020 and 2021

Why businesses should embrace the Employment Bill changes

Why businesses should embrace the Employment Bill changes

Workers’ rights have long since been protected by law… to an extent. However, in 2019 the Conservative government promised to introduce a unified Employment Bill which would hold British businesses accountable across the board.

How to deal with a boundary dispute

How to deal with a boundary dispute

Warm weather and longer days see a surge in garden maintenance every year, and where householders improve and replace fencing, boundary disputes are sure to follow…

Can I claim if a cosmetic procedure goes wrong?

Can I claim if a cosmetic procedure goes wrong?

Cosmetic procedures have become increasingly common, but unfortunately, they do not always go to plan. If you have undergone a cosmetic procedure that has not gone as planned, we understand the devastating impact this may have on your life. A cosmetic procedure gone wrong such as lip fillers, botox, liposuction, breast augmentation, or dental surgery, can cause significant damage to your health, your confidence, and your wellbeing. However, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This article looks at how to make a claim if a cosmetic procedure has gone wrong.

Why the consultation period matters when making redundancies

Why the consultation period matters when making redundancies

Running a business can be challenging, and never more so than when decisions need to be made that potentially affect the lives and livelihoods of employees.

Sadly, however, it is part and parcel of the day job, and most business owners and decision makers will grapple with the prospects of having to let people go, and the subsequent redundancy process, at some point during their career.

Protecting the mental health and wellbeing of employees is more than just a workplace perk

Protecting the mental health and wellbeing of employees is more than just a workplace perk

As such a large part of an employee’s life is spent at work, it’s important that employers play an active role in ensuring that their workers develop and maintain good mental wellbeing and a healthy relationship with their place of work.

This is particularly important post-pandemic, when it is widely acknowledged that employees' health has suffered because of lockdowns, job uncertainty, and the mandate to work from home.

After all, healthy and well-motivated employees will have an equally positive impact on the productivity and effectiveness of a business!

Can cryptocurrency be used to buy property?

Can cryptocurrency be used to buy property?

Cryptocurrency is a form of virtual, digital currency that exists electronically. There are many different types of cryptocurrency, however, Bitcoin (BTC) and Etheream (ETH) are the most commonly known.  Although the currency does not take a physical form, (you cannot put Bitcoin in your pocket!), it is still classed as ‘real’ money and we are seeing more and more clients wishing to use cryptocurrency to purchase property.  The good news is that cryptocurrency can be used to purchase property but there are some limitations that you need to be aware of.

The Great Resignation – how to minimise disruption across your business

The Great Resignation – how to minimise disruption across your business

One of the most widely publicised phenomena caused by the pandemic is what has now become known as The Great Resignation.

According to a poll undertaken by recruiter Randstad UK in November of last year, almost 7 in every 10 employees (69%) said they felt confident to move to a new job within just a couple of months.

Accidents at work- what you need to know

Accidents at work- what you need to know

 

Workplace health and safety has become a hot topic over the last year or so for both employees and employers. Many a Zoom call will have taken place to discuss how to keep workers safe amidst the risks associated with Covid-19, with the emphasis very much on acquiring appropriate PPE and maintaining social distancing where possible.

No fault divorce- what are the changes?

No fault divorce- what are the changes?

You may well have heard in the news that the government are reforming the divorce process to introduce the so called ‘no fault divorce’ . This shall remove the element of fault and blame from the current divorce process and it is hoped that this will assist separating couples, making the court process less fraught and upsetting.

Choosing the right route for divorce

Choosing the right route for divorce

The ongoing pandemic has placed many pressures on our personal lives, with one in five relationships struggling to survive according to research by University College London.  It’s a further regrettable statistic from the past two years, but if divorce is inevitable, couples who work together to shape their separate futures are likely to have a more positive experience than couples who go into battle over financial and childcare arrangements.

Cyberbullying, social media and the law

Cyberbullying, social media and the law

Young people have an important role to play in shaping the future of the internet, including the spaces where they spend time and the etiquette for interacting with others online. 

How to avoid an Employment Tribunal

How to avoid an Employment Tribunal

 

The cost of defending Employment Tribunal cases can vary significantly and could cost your business anything from £10,000 to £50,000. Then if the claimant is successful, there will be the cost of compensation on top of this. The average award for an unfair dismissal case in the UK is a little under £7,000, with claims resulting from discrimination costing significantly more. Businesses also need to consider the hidden cost of employment law claims caused by the damage it can do to their reputation as an employer and as a business that clients and customers want to work with. Often this cost can be more damaging than the award itself.

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What counts as bullying in the workplace?

What counts as bullying in the workplace?

Experiencing unfair treatment in the workplace can be distressing and can have an impact on your life both in and out of work. You may be worried about your financial situation if you leave, your performance at work, or suffer from low self-esteem. However, there are laws to protect employees from such treatment, but you must first understand what type of negative treatment you are experiencing under the law. In this article, we look at what bullying in the workplace is, and what you can do if you are a victim.

What are your contractual obligations to hybrid working?

What are your contractual obligations to hybrid working?

Most employers will be familiar with the flexible working regime as it has been used in the workplace for almost two decades, and although hybrid working is relatively new, it is important to note that it is simply a type of flexible working.   The statutory flexible working regime allows any employee with more than 26 weeks’ service to request to work flexibly and sets out a framework that you must follow where a request is made by an eligible employee.

Mistakes to avoid when negotiating a separation agreement

Mistakes to avoid when negotiating a separation agreement

If you have decided to separate from your partner, there are certain practicalities that you will need to work out together.  This can be done through a separation agreement.