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  • The Myth of Common Law Marriage

    04 November 2014

    The phrase ‘common law husband/wife’ is frequently used but common law marriage has not existed in England and Wales since 1753. If you are living with someone without being married, no matter how long you have been living as “husband and wife”, you might think you have similar rights to married couples if the relationship breaks down or one of you dies, but you would be wrong.…

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  • The Review - Autumn 2014

    30 October 2014

    The Review is a quarterly newsletter, keeping you up to date with legal issues affecting you and your family. Read this issue for articles and guides on the following topics: Wills, common law marriage, buying property with someone, trade marks, business partnerships and student lettings. Written by our solicitors, for you.…

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  • A guide to buying property with someone else

    30 October 2014

    Buying property with someone else has many advantages and is of course common with couples, whether married or not. Read our guide on buying property with someone else, which should help you identify which option is best suited for you. …

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  • A Parent's Guide to Student Lettings

    08 October 2014

    If you have a child living away at University or College, you may have put them up in student accommodation. Be sure to read our short, handy guide to make sure you and your child's interests are protected during and after the tenancy.…

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  • HR managers’ authority to bind employer

    23 September 2014

    A number of interesting cases have been decided this summer which bear on common day to day operational issues faced by HR managers and their employers.…

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  • Employment rights of military reservists

    23 September 2014

    ​With effect from 1 October 2014 employees who bring unfair dismissal proceedings against their employers in connection with their military service because, for example, they allege that they have been subjected to detriments resulting in constructive dismissal or because they have been dismissed will not need 2 years’ service to qualify for protection from unfair dismissal. (Defence Reform Act 2014 (Commencement No 2) Order 2014)…

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  • Whistleblowing protection extends to “worker” supplied through own company

    23 September 2014

    In a case which will be of interest to Employment Businesses and particularly those specialising in the provision of Health & Safety at Work consultants, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has found individual human being consultants providing services through their own intermediate service limited companies are “workers” for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.…

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