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Worker was “fairly” sacked after bad mouthing her employer on social media
July 2017

A long serving employee who made derogatory comments about her employer on Facebook was fairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has found.

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Splitting financial settlements and divorce proceedings a ‘positive move’
July 2017

A new initiative could lead to the speeding up of the divorce process, by splitting divorce proceedings from financial proceedings.

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Middle Earth long-running IP conflict is ‘amicably settled’
July 2017

A long-running dispute involving Warner Brothers and the estate of the author J R R Tolkien has finally ended in an ‘amicable settlement.’

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How will the Taylor Review affect your business?
July 2017

An independent review into employment practices in the UK has called for work to be “fair and decent”.

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Courts aiming to modernise by dropping ‘arcane’ words
July 2017

In a bid to modernise the court system, the Lord Chancellor has announced that ‘arcane’ legal terms such as ‘mercantile’ and ‘chancery’ should be replaced by language which is more easily understood by the general public.

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UK commercial property soars to top of investment barometer – survey suggests
July 2017

A new study claims that the UK remains the most attractive global market to invest in commercial property.

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Insolvency body warns of a rise in zombie businesses
July 2017

A long-running survey which tracks business distress in the UK, has found that thousands of businesses are on the brink of financial ruin, with many business owners claiming that a future rise in interest rates could push them over the edge.

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Court action illustrates need to ensure agency workers are properly trained
July 2017

Two recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions – both involving injuries suffered by agency workers – have illustrated the need to ensure that temporary and contract workers receive the same level of workplace training as permanent employees.

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Test your employment law knowledge
July 2017

Employment law is particularly complex and there are many rules and regulations which could potentially trip up an unwary employer and lead to a claim for unfair dismissal or accusations of gender, disability, religious or racial discrimination.

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Review of employment practices calls for fairness and decency
July 2017

An independent review into employment practices in the UK has called for work to be “fair and decent”.

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