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Dorset Legal Awards shortlist announced!

Dorset Legal Awards shortlist announced

ASH Elite, Dorset's only specialist Legal Recruitment consultancy, in partnership with QuoStar, a leading Bournemouth-based IT consultancy, has announced the final shortlist for the first Dorset Legal Awards.

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Laurence Dunn of DC Employment Solicitors is warning employers to stay up to date with legal changes in the workplace.

Beware gig economy rulings, Hampshire lawyer urges bosses

A recent spate of high-profile legal cases could spell increasing trouble ahead for companies who treat regular workers as self-employed service providers, a Hampshire lawyer has warned. Laurence Dunn, Director of DC Employment Solicitors, predicts "potentially very costly implications" in how the courts and tax authorities will now deal with 'worker status' disputes.

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Halloween could be employers' nightmare - but businesses don't have to be afraid

Inappropriate behaviour, 'sexy' costumes and conflicts of religious belief could make Halloween an HR nightmare for employers, but a few simple steps should leave businesses with little to fear, according to leading provider of legal services and advice, ARAG.

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L-R Peter Watson Lee Emma Hamilton Cole

100% Positive Reviews

The Family Law Department at Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP has received 100% good to excellent client care feedback in the last 5 months.

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(From left to right) Harold G Walker’s Partners; Simon Nethercott, Cath Porter, Nicola Lowe, Hugh Storry Deans and Gaynor Cooke.

Free legal advice clinics

Local law firm, Harold G Walker Solicitors is making its services more accessible than ever by announcing a series of new weekly legal advice clinics.

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Chris Keenan from Humphries Kirk

Local solicitor defends lasting powers of attorney

Local solicitor Chris Keenan from Humphries Kirk based in Wareham has defended lasting powers of attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly people open to abuse.

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Geoffrey Sturgess

Not another Data Protection Act!

On 7th August the Digital Minister of the UK Government announced the imminent publication of a "Data Protection Bill" and released a "Statement of Intent" in which the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport sets out its plans for the future regulation of personal data usage by business and its enforcement.

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The way holiday pay is calculated is changing

The way holiday pay is calculated is changing

HOLIDAY pay calculations are changing - here's what you need to know. With the sun streaming in through the office windows in August and September, employers and employees alike are thinking about their summer vacation - but do you know what holiday pay you are entitled to?

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Simon Rhodes

BBC's gender pay shame acts as warning

An employment law expert says employers need to work faster to close the gender pay gap, after the BBC revealed its highest earning male presenter earned more than four times as much as its highest paid female presenter.

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Kate Brooks

Tribunal ruling could be "very bad news" for employers says Dorset solicitor

A ruling that fees for people bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful could be "very bad news for employers" according to a Dorset solicitor. In a unanimous judgement, the Supreme Court decided fees of up £1,200 introduced in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases should be halted.

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Georgina Squire, Partner at solicitors Rosling King.

Cyber threat to professionals at all time high

Professional firms, particularly those handling money for mortgage lenders, are increasingly at risk of high level cyber-attacks, according to leading experts in the field of law, finance and mortgage lending.

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Staff from Moore Blatch and Calvert, Smith and Sutcliffe.

Moore Blatch acquires law firm Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe

Local law firm Moore Blatch, which has offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, has acquired Richmond law firm Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe.

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