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Coronavirus: What it means for employers

The spread of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a much discussed topic at the moment, especially in light of the quarantined hotel in Tenerife and the postponement of the Ireland v Italy Six Nations match. As the spread…

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Wake Smith help building transformation plan

Work by Sheffield law firm Wake Smith Solicitors has helped secure the future of a historic listed building in the city. Commercial property lawyers from Wake Smith worked with developers Aestrom OTH throughout…

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Employment Law - what changes to expect in April

Looking ahead, April is typically the month where most updates to legislation are implemented. Whether you are an employer or employee it’s important to keep abreast of changes to statutory payments, parental entitlements…

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Friday not Monday off work for first May bank holiday

This year, the May Day bank holiday which usually falls on the first Monday in May will, be moved back by four days to Friday May 8, 2020. The change will apply to the whole of the UK to honour the 75th anniversary…

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Brexit and its impact on Employment Law

One of the biggest questions surrounding Brexit is what impact will it have on our laws and legal system? While much of UK employment law is derived from the EU, the current analysis suggest that the impact of…

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Wake Smith boosts employment team

Wake Smith Solicitors has appointed Briony McDermott in its employment law department. Briony joins the firm with 10 years’ experience in employment law advising private and commercial clients on all aspects of…

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Expert advice is key in estate administration

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a complicated area and the HMRC are tightening up their investigations. IHT is a tax on the property, money and possessions of someone who’s died but there are payments, reliefs and exemptions…