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Right to request flexible working to be extended

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23rd April 2014 by Melissa Nelson

From 30 June 2014 the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ service. ...

E-cigarettes at work

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10th April 2014 by Amanda Okill

Is the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace unlawful? At present, it is not.  E-cigarettes, or battery powered sticks which...

Why can’t insurance premiums be fixed?

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27th March 2014 by Neille Ryan

ames Dalton, Head of Motor and Liability for the Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that it is time for...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s and Chris Martin’s ‘conscious uncoupling’

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26th March 2014 by Naomi Hayward

Media jargon or a fresh approach? As Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce their separation after 10 years of marriage you...

Insurance companies profit from claimants’ losses

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12th March 2014 by Neille Ryan

Motor and Employers Liability insurance is compulsory in this country.  That provides a guaranteed market for the insurance industry -...

The Archers has been going strong for 50 years – but will you?

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10th March 2014 by Alexandra Gordon

For those who are fans of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers you will be aware that Peggy Woolley has recently...

Speaking out – when is an employee’s disclosure protected?

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24th February 2014 by Amanda Okill

Are employees who ‘blow the whistle’ protected in situations where the substance of their disclosure is not in the public...

Preparing for after the ‘happily ever after’

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13th February 2014 by Naomi Hayward

Valentine’s Day is upon us and with love in the air many of us will hear the joyful announcements of...

Sheppey Crossing – Car crash victims

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21st January 2014 by Neille Ryan

The police are apparently proposing to offer 32 people involved in the Sheppey Bridge pileup driver alertness sessions instead of...

Public Procurement: The key duties explored

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16th January 2014 by Harriet DeFreyne Kelk

The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 were implemented to ensure that public bodies conducting procurement procedures act in a non-discriminatory manner...

Silver separations are on the up

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30th September 2013 by Naomi Hayward

It has been called many things, 'the silver splitters', 'the grey divorce revolution', 'the silver divorce'.  These are just some...

Changing a child’s name

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2nd September 2013 by Naomi Hayward

I often receive enquiries from clients wishing to change their child’s name.  This is more often than not in relation...

Zero-Hours Contracts

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29th August 2013 by Amanda Okill

Recent press reports have highlighted growing concerns over the use of zero-hours contracts. A review is currently underway, led by...

Employment Tribunal reforms – a new era

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20th August 2013 by Amanda Okill

On Monday, 29th July 2013, new Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure came into force bringing in a number of controversial...

Changes to the law on collective redundancy consultation

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17th July 2013 by Melissa Nelson

On 6 April 2013 the minimum consultation period for the largest scale redundancies (involving 100 or more employees over a...

Charitable Incorporated Organisation

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23rd March 2013 by Aaron Spencer

The perfect time to review your charity The Charity Commission is now accepting applications to register Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) —...

Legal advice privilege

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4th February 2013 by Amanda Okill

Does the protection afforded by ‘legal advice privilege’ in England and Wales extend to any advisory bodies outside the traditional...

When can my Attorney make a gift on my behalf?

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30th October 2012 by Nicola August

When making a power of attorney it is very important to be aware of when your attorney can make gifts...

The changing faces of employment law

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24th October 2012 by Amanda Okill

On 18th October 2012, Furley Page’s Employment Team hosted one of our biannual Employment Law Update training seminars with the...

Is an Asset Protection Trust for you?

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7th August 2012 by Harvey Barrett

Look before you leap, Furley Page can help you There are many reasons for our clients wanting to create a trust...