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New Commercial Partner Victoria Holland

Corporate and commercial partner, Victoria Holland, joins West End Law Firm RIAA Barker Gillette (UK) LLP.

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Corruption in the World of English Football

In December 2019, at Central London’s Southwark Crown Court, three men from the world of English professional football were found guilty of soliciting, encouraging and taking a bribe of £5,000, following an undercover operation by journalists at the Daily Telegraph in 2016.

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Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief

Employers will need to be alive to issues surrounding ethical veganism holding it as sincerely as they would a religious belief, a disability or gender.

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Stuart Jacobs’s quoted in the Financial Times

An article by Lucy Warwick-Ching, published on Friday, 3 January 2020

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Holidays over the Christmas period

Employers must be wary not to impose excessive sanctions in response to employees taking unauthorised holiday over the Christmas period.

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Season’s Greetings 2019

From everyone at RIAA Barker Gillette

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Insight

Trial periods in a redundancy scenario

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that employers must give clear notice of the termination of the redundant role when any alternative employment is offered, and a trial period commences during a redundancy consultation.

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Human rights, employment and social media

The European Court of Human Rights has held that the dismissal of an employee for writing a social blog could be a violation of their human rights under the right to freedom of expression.

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Gifts and entertainment or bribery and corruption?

Under the Bribery Act 2010, any corporate gift or hospitality must be reasonable and proportionate. Companies who get it wrong may find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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Keep talking to tackle Christmas break-ups

Divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level since the 1970s, but breakdowns continue to spike after the festive season.

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Are pre-nups a way to financial plan in the UK?

This is the original text of an article edited and published by International Adviser on 28 November 2019 written by our family partner, Vandana Chitroda

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Christmas party: avoiding a cracker of a hangover

As the clock ticks down to Christmas party time, companies need to avoid the event becoming the wrong sort of cracker.

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