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How to ensure your workplace is COVID secure

8 July 2020

COVID-19 has affected the lives of many people in the UK. Businesses and organisations have been directed to allow employees to work from home if possible. While some employers have followed this direction, the nature of some businesses does not make it possible for the relevant work to be done from home. Now that the […]

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What happens to debt on divorce?

2 July 2020

Divorce and debt are two dreaded words that can end a marriage. If a couple is having issues and finding it difficult to live together, then they have an option to either separate or start the divorce process. Once the couple decides to separate their ways, the next step is to discuss the debt, if […]

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Automated Facial Recognition Software – a data protection issue?

23 June 2020

A challenge to the use of automated facial recognition technology has argued ‘that the software breaches privacy rights and will “radically” alter the way Britain is policed’ and that it is racially discriminatory.’ The case has been brought by a Cardiff resident who believes that South Wales Police has captured the biometrics of over half […]

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Furloughed staff – to holiday or not to holiday?

29 May 2020

We’re currently receiving enquiries from employers who have furloughed employees, and employees who have been furloughed. Both are asking the same question, albeit from two different perspectives. The issue revolves around paid holiday that was arranged before the lockdown and it’s easy to see why.  Furloughed staff don’t feel like they need to take paid […]

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Beating Domestic Abuse

27 April 2020

For the year ending March 2019, over 1,300,000 domestic abuse-related incidents or crimes were reported in the UK*. When the Coronavirus lockdown was first announced, there were immediate concerns that numbers would soar, and the statistics have since confirmed this, with the National Domestic Abuse Helpline stating an increase of 49% in the number of […]

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Coronavirus and working from home

30 March 2020

Covid-19 will undoubtedly have a lasting effect on the world.  The worst cases will result in the loss of a loved one. For many, despite the Government’s best efforts, there may be a legacy of debt. To enable businesses to continue to trade, it has become necessary for staff to work from home. For many, […]

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Robertsons Solicitors appoints new Director

2 March 2020

Press Release: City centre law firm, Robertsons Solicitors has recently appointed Solicitor Chris Barber, as a Director. Chris joined the firm in 2011 having studied Law and French at Cardiff University and his LPC at Bristol.  His main area of law is family matters and he also carries out work in civil litigation disputes.  Chris […]

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Statutory legacy and Wills

24 February 2020

The Government has recently announced that the statutory legacy under the intestacy rules is rising from £250,000 to £270,000 on 6th February 2020. If a married person dies without making a Will (known as intestacy) the assets of the deceased are divided as per the intestacy rules. This means that the first £270,000 (previously £250,000) passes […]

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What does the smacking ban in Wales mean for parents?

29 January 2020

Yesterday, the Welsh Assembly passed a law that bans people in Wales from smacking their children.  The ban will come into effect in 2022 and follows Scotland, the first part of the UK to do this. The law effectively removes the right of ‘reasonable punishment’, from parents and will effectively give children the same rights […]

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What can employers dictate when it comes to working at Christmas?

16 December 2019

For some organisations, organising staff rotas over the Christmas period can be a long and painful task.  This is particular, but not exclusive to the retail, health, care and hospitality sectors. In many cases, staff are unable to take time off at all.   In other sectors including manufacturing and services, the business shut down […]

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