• 27 OCT 15
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    How to prepare your workforce for adverse weather

    How to prepare your workforce for adverse weather

    As the winter weather starts to bite, is your business prepped for staff absences? Heavy snow, ice, road and rail disruptions plus school closures can all prove problematic when trying to keep a stable workforce. However, careful planning can help businesses through adverse weather, while also ensuring productivity and staff morale remains high. Flexible working

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    • 19 OCT 15
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    Can you dismiss an employee using social media as evidence?

    Can you dismiss an employee using social media as evidence?

    The lines between public and private use of social media have become extremely blurred. If staff misuse the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter it could harm your brand or organisation’s reputation, especially if their accounts are associated to your business. Issues are also now frequently arising in relation to employment law, particularly in situations

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    • 15 OCT 15
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    Can I renegotiate my financial settlement if my former spouse was dishonest about assets?

    Can I renegotiate my financial settlement if my former spouse was dishonest about assets?

    Two female divorcees have won a Supreme Court battle to have their financial settlements renegotiated after their ex-spouses deliberately concealed the true value of their wealth during original divorce proceedings. Here, family law expert David Connor explores what the decision means for divorcees and whether financial settlements can be challenged in cases where one party

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    • 14 OCT 15
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    DIY Wills: What can go wrong?

    DIY Wills: What can go wrong?

    Alongside the increasing number of people turning to do-it-yourself Wills as a cost cutting exercise, probate disputes have also surged. Here, Wills and probate expert Stephen Parr explores the dangers posed by poorly managed estate administration and what happens when Wills go wrong. While a DIY Will can seem attractive because of the cheap price,

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    • 12 OCT 15
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    Increases to bankruptcy petition thresholds will affect debt recovery

    Increases to bankruptcy petition thresholds will affect debt recovery

    The threat of bankruptcy has always been a useful tool when dealing with stubborn debtors but new changes to insolvency proceedings will force creditors to seek other options for low-value debts. Previously when someone has refused to pay, creditors have been able to apply to make a debtor bankrupt for any outstanding debt over £750.

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    • 05 OCT 15
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    Can I recover funds from a debtor’s wages?

    Can I recover funds from a debtor’s wages?

    Following on from the previous blog in WHN’s debt recovery series, regarding bailiffs and enforcement officers, Amy Richardson explores how to enforce court judgments through attachment of earnings orders. While obtaining a judgment from the court means that the debtor legally owes you the debt, the judgment itself doesn’t secure the funds. Once a judgment

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