• 26 MAY 15
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    Understanding the new zero hours exclusivity ban

    Understanding the new zero hours exclusivity ban

    From today, exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts will be unenforceable, as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The new rules will stop employers from preventing hourly staff from working for another employer. WHN’s employment law specialist, Michael Shroot explains why this is an important change in the law for North West

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    • 19 MAY 15
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    A boost of ‘Will Power’ to protect families

    A boost of ‘Will Power’ to protect families

    More than two-thirds of people in the UK still don’t have a Will. Woodcocks, Haworth and Nuttall and Rossendale Hospice have joined forces to bring about change with the launch of a ‘Make a Will Fortnight’. The initiative, which takes place from June 1 and runs for two weeks, aims to encourage people who have

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    • 19 MAY 15
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    WHN makes double partner promotion

    WHN makes double partner promotion

    WHN Solicitors has promoted two of its rising stars. Daniel Long and Sara Beaumont have become partners after playing key roles in developing the firm’s commercial department. Daniel, 28 from Bury, joined WHN Solicitors as a paralegal in 2009 and qualified as solicitor in 2011. He led the development of a new Commercial Property Dispute

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    • 13 MAY 15
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    Forced marriage: How is the UK tackling this serious form of abuse?

    Forced marriage: How is the UK tackling this serious form of abuse?

    Early and forced marriage is a violation of human rights that destroys childhoods and lives. Victims are pressurised to marry against their will and subject to threats, physical violence, and emotional, psychological or financial abuse. The UK is playing a leading role in combating forced marriage and recognises the act as domestic abuse, child abuse and an

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    • 06 MAY 15
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    Government mortgage schemes and starter homes explained

    Government mortgage schemes and starter homes explained

    One of the common questions surrounding Government-backed mortgage schemes is ‘do I own the property?’ Below our experts answer your questions and explain how two of the most popular initiatives work.   Starter Homes   This year, the Government announced a new Starter Homes Initiative in England that aims to help young first-time buyers aged

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