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Hard decisions for businesses in the wake of BBC earnings report

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Under the Equal Pay Act 1970, men and women who do the same or broadly similar work, or work that is found to be of equal value in terms of effort or skill, are entitled to the same employment contract terms, including pay. The provisions under this law as...

Conveyancing work remains busy post-Brexit

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Despite reports of a slowing economy post-Brexit, house selling and buying remains busy, according to a survey conducted by the Law Consultancy Network. In an article posted earlier this month the Halifax had reported 1% drop in house prices. However one...

The rise of elderly divorcees

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Retired divorcees - also known as "silver splitters" - are fast becoming Britain's biggest growing demographic. Though traditionally more likely to own their own homes, this growing demographic are renting in record numbers. According to...

Taylor Report review into workers' rights published today

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The Taylor Report has today been published and calls for an end to the "cash-in-hand economy" - reportedly worth £6 billion - most of which goes untaxed. The review looked at modern working practices, particularly the so-called 'gig...

Hinkley Point serves as a lesson in the importance of construction contracts

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The construction of two new reactors at Hinkley Point nuclear plant is now estimated to cost up to £19.6 billion, an increase of 10% on what was originally estimated, according to a BBC article published today. Not only has the costs budget for the...

What's mine is yours?

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A City trader has successfully challenged a divorce judgment of the High Court in 2015 which awarded her ex-husband of four years £2.7 million - half of the total matrimonial assets. Yesterday the Court of Appeal reduced Mr Sharp's award to...

Parking fines and penalty charge notices - do you know the difference? - April 2017

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The case is a cautionary tale - the Defendant who was ordered to pay £24,500 in parking tickets when she was taken to court by a private parking company for failure to pay. Would you know the difference between a parking charge notice and a penalty charge notice? Do you know when you have to pay, and when you might be able to appeal?