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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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Far reaching new laws could radically impact businesses, says Blanchards Bailey

Significant law changes could radically impact on businesses following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, according to solicitors firm Blanchards Bailey.

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James Humphery,Trethowans

How will new immigration fees impact business in the south?

This spring has seen significant changes to immigration rules in the UK. James Humphery, senior solicitor at Trethowans' employment team, explores how it might impact local businesses.

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Salisbury law firm delivers careers talk to pupils from South Wiltshire Grammar School

Salisbury law firm delivers careers talk to pupils

Some 160 students from South Wiltshire Grammar School on Stratford Road in Salisbury were recently treated to an informative careers talk delivered by specialist personal injury law firm, Novum Law.

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Two new starters for local law firm

Harold G Walker Solicitors are delighted to announce two new recruits joining their team. Rebecca Willmott and Karen Liddiard who started earlier this month are already settling in to life at HGW as the newest members at the firms Verwood and Christchurch offices.

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