201908.13

PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENT – “The Pre-Nup”

We often used to hear comments about Pre-Nuptial Agreements such as “Pre-Nups aren’t worth the paper they’re written on” or “They’re only for the rich”.  This is no longer the case and provided certain safeguards are observed, Pre-Nups will be upheld in a Court of Law. They are not just for the very wealthy and…

201908.07

Island life is over

As the nation look for alternative entertainment at 9pm every evening,  the new celebrities continue to engage in headline grabbing attention. Michael Griffiths was booted out of the love island camp days before the finale and was a firm favourite with the public, given his alter ego as a fire fighter. Just days ago, it…

201907.23

#emoji #appropriate #inappropriate

Hitting the headlines again has been the suitability of using emoticons, otherwise known as ‘emoji’s’ in professional communications. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. Emojis are based on symbols from Japanese comics and express emotion through digital communication, the idea being that they are to invoke a reaction. When are they used Emojis are…

201907.12

Restrictive Covenants ARE worth the paper they are written on

Restrictive covenants have long been perceived as not being worth the paper that they are written on, especially if they are too wide and prevent an individual from earning a living. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ruled that where restrictive covenants prevented an employee from being “concerned or interested” in a competitor for 6…

201907.10

#betsclosed #lastbets #bankbust

Why? At the end of last week, bookmaker William Hill made an announcement that 700 betting shops will close over the next few years resulting in up to 4,500 job losses due to reduced income from fixed-odds betting machine business. Hot on the heels of this surprise announcement came the news only hours ago that…

201907.05

#LGBT #Inclusivity #Pride2019 #LGBT&SexualHarassment

What is Pride #LGBT stands for #Lesbian, #Gay, #Bisexual and #Transexual and is used as a reference to the community comprising of these individuals. Preparations are underway for Pride 2019 in London this Saturday which marks the end of a month long celebration to recognise the impact that the LGBT community have had in the…

201906.25

#sexual harassment #itiswhatitis

The #MeToo hashtag has become globally renowned for all the wrong reasons over the past few years. It picked up momentum exposing the widespread prevalence of sexual discrimination in the workplace following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Since lifting the veil on what went on behind closed doors and what was often silences under cleverly drafted…

201906.20

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

What is a settlement agreement? It is a contract between an employer and employee verified by a legal advisor and prevents an employee from making complaints to the Employment Tribunal about breach of his or her statutory rights or contractual rights. This includes, although it is not limited to claims for unfair dismissal, redundancy, unlawful…

201906.14

Diabetes Awareness Week 10-16 June 2019

The numbers The latest figures published by Diabetes UK in February 2019 estimate that a record £4.7 million people in the UK have now been diagnosed with diabetes. 1 in 10 over 40’s has type 2 diabetes, and by 2030 the numbers are expected to reach an eye watering £5.5 million. Diabetes explained There are…