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Stressful court battles for families avoided through new mediation scheme

A new £1m Government mediation scheme aims to help separating parents avoid acrimonious and stressful court battles.

Two important employment law cases to note before Easter

Joan Pettingill, director and head of employment law and HR services at Wake Smith Solicitors, looks at two landmark cases and decisions ahead of the annual holiday.

It’s the season of new beginning, but are your affairs in order?

Spring is seen as the season of new beginnings, and is a great time to ensure your affairs are in order, including making a new Will and/or Lasting Power of Attorney, or reviewing an existing one that you may have made some time ago.

No right to carry-over payment for unpaid holidays taken

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a worker is not allowed carry-over a right to payment where unpaid holiday has been taken by the worker but was not paid.

Wake Smith helps secure new owners for historic Scarborough railway

Wake Smith Solicitors have made sure exciting plans to preserve a North Yorkshire heritage railway for future generations remain on track.

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