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Zero Hours Contracts

Zero Hours Contracts

The term 'zero hours' is not defined in legislation, but is generally understood to be an employment contract between an employer and a worker, where the employer is not obliged to provide the worker with any minimum…

Pre-Employment Tribunal Conciliation Explained

Pre-Employment Tribunal Conciliation Explained

As part of a package of employment law reforms, pre-employment tribunal ACAS Conciliation came into effect in April last year and became mandatory for all relevant claims in May 2014. Here is a checklist of frequently…

Do I Need A Probate?

Do I Need A Probate?

One of the most frequent search terms used by people landing on our website is "Do I need probate?", so I thought it might be interesting to have a brief look at when probate is required and why. Probate is the…

Government Policies To Watch

Government Policies To Watch

Employment Law Will the government seek to abolish the law of unfair dismissal, the statutory protection that every employee has after two years' service against being unfairly dismissed? The Coalition government…

Director Appointments at Wake Smith

Director Appointments at Wake Smith

Sheffield law firm, Wake Smith, has strengthened its Commercial Property team with the appointment of two new Directors. Lisa Davison joins from Nabarro and Paul Gibbon returns to the firm having spent six years…