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Too hot to work – comment from law firm RWK Goodman

Too hot to work - comment from law firm RWK Goodman

With temperatures set to soar well over 30°C in parts of the UK this week and beyond, rumours often circulate about the rights of employees regarding the temperatures in which they can legally work.

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Gabrielle Roberts

The Renters' Reform Bill and the loss of section 21 notices

On 10th May Prince Charles delivered the Queen's Speech, which included confirmation that the Government will deliver the biggest change in renters' law in a generation.

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How should employers respond when staff cannot get into work because of the rail strike?

With significant rail strikes scheduled to take place from Tuesday 21 June 2022, employers and employees alike will struggle with the disruption caused. One of the many questions businesses will ask is what can they do when their staff cannot make it to work due to the rail strike?

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Kimberley Davies

Mediators welcome additional funding for voucher scheme

Top 150 law firm Trethowans welcomes the further £5.4m investment the government is making into the family mediation voucher scheme, to provide a brighter future for thousands of families.

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Law firm lands historic country estate client

Law firm lands historic country estate client

Expanding law firm Blanchards Bailey is celebrating the arrival of a new client in the shape of the historic Stock Gaylard Estate in the heart of Dorset's Blackmore Vale.

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Adam Maguire

Divorce and Narcissism: the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial

Divorce lawyer Adam Maguire from national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, looks at the ongoing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial and how narcissism can make divorce difficult.

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Ed Foulkes

Double acquisition deal

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has acted on a deal which has seen logistics specialists WH Bowker acquire two new businesses.

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Associate Solicitor at Ellis Jones Lauren Harley is expecting enquiries about the introduction of new ‘no fault’ divorces

Family law experts welcome end of 'blame game' divorces

Family law experts in Dorset are preparing for a surge in applications when new laws allowing 'no fault divorces' come into force.

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Anthony Weber of Coles Miller Solicitors

Half all wills in the South of England are "out of date"

Almost half (48%) of all people in the South who've made a will haven't updated it for more than five years, according to research commissioned by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

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Female members of staff are making a difference at Ellis Jones Solicitors. Pictured front, from left, are Marketing and Events Executive Laura Allen, Partner & Joint Head of Family Deborah Leask and Associate Solicitor Maria Evans

Law firm breaks down barriers for International Women's Day

A Dorset law firm is leading the way for gender equality and inclusion as it celebrates International Women's Day. (TUESDAY MARCH 8) Ellis Jones Solicitors - with more than 170 employees and 21 partners in six offices - has revealed that more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of its overall staff are female.

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Mark Nixon

Trethowans completes another three acquisitions for The MCG Group

Trethowans, one of Bournemouth's leading law firms, has developed its longstanding relationship with recruitment consultant, Watford-based The MCG Group, with the successful completion of three new deals.

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Kate Brooks, Partner and Head of Employment at regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, says action may still be required if mandatory vaccinations are axed

No cause for complacency despite u-turn

Health and social care employers in Dorset have been warned by lawyers to stay on top of Covid regulations despite a government rethink over mandatory vaccinations. Ellis Jones Solicitors - with five offices across the south coast and London - says that policies, contracts and risk assessments may still need to be updated if the controversial policy is scrapped.

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