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Holiday pay ruling hit schools and colleges

A case heard by the Court of Appeal earlier this year will affect many in the education sector; holiday pay for workers, who only work part of the year and have no contractually set hours, should not be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

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Press release: Awakn

RIAA Barker Gillette’s commercial real estate, employment and corporate teams act for luxury wellness facility Awakn in the lease of its flagship gym at 1 Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, which opened on 14 October 2019.

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True intentions

The Supreme Court rules on the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

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The New Tenant Fees Act 2019: How will it affect you?

In June 2019, a new Act came into force that has a profound effect on the rental market.

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Vandana Chitroda quoted in the Financial Times

Divorce: dividing up the family home

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Vandana Chitroda joins RIAA Barker Gillette’s family team

Family lawyer Vandana Chitroda joins West End Law Firm RIAA Barker Gillette as a partner in its London-based family team.

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Debunking myths about dying without a will (intestate)

Making a will is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones. However, research from Royal London* found that 5.4 million adults in the UK do not have a will.

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Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is a business essential

When estate planning and will drafting, business owners often overlook the impact it may have on their business affairs. James McMullan highlights the issues that business owners need to consider.

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The life stages of legacy planning

Record property values and family structures make inheritance planning a growing issue yet research shows that more than half of adults in the UK do not have a will in place, with the figure rising to almost 60% among parents.

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Reaching tipping point on gratuities

Restaurateurs and other hospitality sector businesses should not bank on Brexit delaying the Government’s plans for legislation designed to deal with tipping protocols.

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Whistleblowers: A quick guide

Whistleblowers are protected by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, which means it’s against the law for anyone to be treated unfairly or dismissed because they have blown the whistle.

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Dismissed with less than two years’ service?

If you have been employed for less than two years and your employer dismisses you, generally, you have will have no claim for unfair dismissal.

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