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Proposed changes to the leasehold reform system

Here, we look at the committee’s findings, examine what the government’s response is likely to be, and discuss the reaction of the housing sector so far.

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Copyright in a digital age

Though the concept of intellectual property has been around since the early 18th century, current copyright laws are struggling to catch up with digital. So, with the EU rolling out legislation that could affect how we use everything from memes to emojis, how – asks Evangelos Kyveris – can you make sure you’re using online content correctly and protecting your innovations?

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Lex Mundi Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Guide

RIAA Barker Gillette contributes to the Lex Mundi Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Guide summarizing regulatory regimes in 80 jurisdictions

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April showers employers with a raft of new legislation

Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legislation.

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Why I volunteer for South West London Law Centres

Christine Slevin has specialised in employment law for many years and has a fundamental belief that employers’ rights are equal to the rights of employees.

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Qaiser’s Climbing Kilimanjaro

Qaiser’s undertaking this incredible challenge in support of Mind, the Mental Health Charity.

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A simple business tip: prepare for the unexpected!

Business continuity planning may range across various disaster scenarios - from cyber-attack to fire or flood - but can overlook the obvious, which is how the business will cope if the owner isn’t available to manage financial matters and decision making.

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What is employment law?

Employment law focuses on everything to do with the world of work and offers protection to businesses, as employers, and individuals as employees and workers.

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Can I fire someone with less than 2 years’ service?

Generally, employees can only claim unfair dismissal against an employer if they have a minimum of two years’ service.

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What are the automatically unfair reasons for dismissal?

In general, to bring an unfair dismissal claim, an employee must have worked for an employer for at least two years. In certain circumstances, however, the law offers employees protection against unfair dismissal, regardless of their length of service.

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What can debt enforcement companies really do?

Debt collection is a term that strikes terror into business owners and individuals alike.

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A rocky road to freedom of expression

Two recent tribunal claims highlight the challenge for employers in safely navigating personal expression by employees in the workplace.

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