Fire and rehire – is it ever acceptable?

11th Jun 2021

There has been a great deal of scrutiny in recent months of an established, but controversial, workplace practice. ‘Fire and rehire’ has been the approach taken by some employers during the pandemic to bring about changes to employees’ contracts. The idea is that where an employee...

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I’ve been injured at work

21st May 2021

Workplace health and safety has been in the spotlight more than ever in the last few months, with employers under pressure to reduce Covid risks to their lowest possible level. Keeping workers safe is a key responsibility. And it’s one that most organisations take extremely seriously. But acc...

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Taking the voluntary route

14th May 2021

Employers often enter into redundancy with a heavy heart. It can mean losing good people who have served them well over the years. It also means embarking on a process that will suck up a significant amount of HR and management time. But it’s all done with the interests of the business in mind...

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Living Wills

7th May 2021

A Living Will (sometimes known as an Advance Decision or Advance Directive) is a way of planning for what life may have in store. As with many of the arrangements, such as standard Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, that can be put in place during a person’s lifetime, a Living Will sets ou...

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Separation agreements

29th Apr 2021

The finality of divorce or dissolution is for many former couples the ideal outcome. Where a relationship has broken down irretrievably, the best thing in most cases is for each to go their separate ways, on clear and certain terms. However this can be a step too far for some, initially at least. T...

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What happens if I lose mental capacity?

16th Apr 2021

Mental capacity is a person’s ability to make decisions for themselves. It’s something that many of us take for granted; we choose where to live, what to do with our money, what medical treatment we’re happy to receive. But for those who lose mental capacity, or who never had it,...

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Why Court isn’t the only option

9th Apr 2021

There has long been an expectation among divorcing couples that their relationship will become the subject of a bitter court battle. They take it that court is the place for the terms of their divorce to be fixed and where they will have to come face-to-face with each other – possibly for the...

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