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Restrictive Covenants: What Employers need to know

In today's dynamic business environment, employers often rely on an array of legal tools to protect their business interests. Among these tools are Restrictive Covenants, which have recently undergone significant scrutiny and changes in UK employment law. In this article, we explore the different restrictive [...]

By |2023-11-30T12:10:52+00:00November 30th, 2023|

Arranging Contact with your Children over Christmas 2023

As Christmas approaches you are probably beginning to make plans for the festive period and if you are a separated parent, this can be difficult. Establishing a reasonable and fair arrangement in relation to contact with your children can be emotional and stressful, especially for [...]

By |2023-11-17T15:10:40+00:00November 17th, 2023|

When do you need a Solicitor to help with your Probate?

When a person dies, their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries after paying off any liabilities.  This is called Estate Administration, and the first stage is normally to obtain Grant of Probate from the Probate Registry and to calculate and pay any Inheritance Tax that [...]

By |2023-11-03T15:06:52+00:00November 3rd, 2023|

Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Creating a workplace environment that is free from sexual harassment is not only a legal obligation but also morally imperative. In the UK, the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is taken very seriously, and organisations should take proactive steps both to try to [...]

By |2023-10-26T17:39:19+01:00October 23rd, 2023|

Property Searches – Unveiling the What and Why

Property searches are an essential part of the conveyancing process and if you are buying with a mortgage, they are mandatory. In this article, we will explain the reason property searches are necessary and explore the various types that will be carried out. What [...]

By |2023-10-03T13:59:06+01:00October 3rd, 2023|

The Rise of Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

The Employment team at Backhouse are seeing a growing number of cases from employers in relation to employees disclosing struggles with mental health, including depression or anxiety issues. Understanding your responsibilities as an employer in such circumstances can be challenging and with mental health issues [...]

By |2023-09-08T13:48:10+01:00September 8th, 2023|

Constructive Dismissal Claims and Sick Pay – Understanding the Risks

In the case of Colomar Mari v Reuters back in 2015, both the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal found that a delay in resigning while off sick meant that the employee had accepted the employer’s conduct and she lost her chance of a successful [...]

By |2023-08-17T15:45:02+01:00August 17th, 2023|

Carrying out a Winter health check on your Legal Affairs

Traditionally January and February are the coldest months in the UK and a time to wrap up warm.  Of course, as we write this, the contrary British weather has decided to disagree and it's a balmy 10 degrees outside, but who knows what the coming [...]

By |2023-02-17T17:13:15+00:00February 17th, 2023|
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