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Gales Solicitors looks at the importance of regular staff handbook training

Gales Solicitors is promoting refresher training after the Employment Appeals Tribunal has reiterated just how important it is for an Employer to ensure that Employees receive regular training on discrimination policies.

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Gales Solicitors look at court appearances taking place during lockdown

Gales Solicitors look at court appearances taking place during lockdown

Bournemouth based Gales Solicitors is reporting increased court case hearing activity, with court hearings taking place by telephone, video and in person.

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Gales Solicitors consider importance of Wills & Power of Attorney's

 

Gales Solicitors consider imporance of Will & Power of Attorney 

Bournemouth based firm Gales Solicitors is urging clients to consider making a Will & appointing Attorney’s to act on their behalf if they are unable to do so (Lasting Power of Attorney)

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Remote court hearings allow for greater efficiency and cost savings for clients

Remote court hearings allow for greater efficiency and cost savings for clients

Gales Solicitors is reporting increased court case hearing activity this autumn as remote hearings allow for attendance at a greater number of hearings.

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Business as usual at Gales Solicitors

Business as usual at Gales Solicitors

 Gales Solicitors Partner Matthew Moore is reporting ‘business as usual’ at the busy Bournemouth practice which has offices in Winton and Tuckton.

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Redundancy and avoiding an employment tribunal claim

Redundancy and avoiding an employment tribunal claim

 In the light of increased redundancies post lockdown, Gales Solicitors Partner Sarah England  is reminding businesses of the need to ensure that full and proper procedures are followed.

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Dani Lucas joins Gales Solicitors as assistant to Senior Partner

Matthew Moore, Senior Partner at Gales Solicitors has welcomed new assistant, Dani Lucas to the team.

Matthew commented, “We are delighted to welcome Dani on board. She has much experience in the legal sector, particularly in family law.  Her depth of knowledge is very much valued and her upbeat positive attitude is a real boost to the department and the firm.”

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​​​​​​​Updates in the Family Courts

 

Fact-finding and final welfare hearings

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, most contested fact-finding or final welfare hearings in the Family Court were adjourned, in the expectation that normal working would resume relatively soon.

Given that social distancing restrictions are likely to remain in place for many months, it is unlikely that there will be a return to the normal court working environment before the end of 2020 or even the spring of 2021.

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Working with the Family Courts during the COVID-19 pandemic

Policy position for stage 1 recovery: 1

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) åclosed all its offices on 20 March 2020. Since this date as their default position all work with children, families and the family courts has been conducted remotely.

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The Employment Implications (or Lack Thereof) of Abuse of Migrant Workers

On 22nd June 2016 the Supreme Court (Lady Hale with Lords Wilson, Reed, Hughes and Toulson) handed down probably one of the most significant decisions on the limits of the application of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 addressing discrimination.

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