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Party Wall Act Issues - What You Need To Know

Party Wall Act Issues – What You Need To Know

We receive frequent enquiries at Gales Solicitors about Party Wall issues, notices and enforcement. This brief guide sets out some of the key issues… 

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Landlords - Obligations for new tenants

Landlords – Obligations for new tenants

The new University term has begun and with it comes an influx of new tenants across Bournemouth. With a new tenant comes a long list of responsibilities and it is all too easy to miss these. 

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Have you been reported to your professional body or the DBS?

Have you been reported to your professional body or the DBS?

If you are facing sanctions from your professional body, it is important to take legal advice at an early stage. If a referral has been made to the DBS for inclusion on the DBS Register then it is important that you seek legal advice as early as possible.

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

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

with the impending exit from the European Union, mistreatment on grounds of immigration status will become even more far reaching and provide an unfair technical defence to many unscrupulous employers.  

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An Uber Decision On Workers' Rights

An Uber Decision On Workers’ Rights

This is a very important decision for any person who works in this type of job, whether or not any contract specifies that you are self-employed.

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Things You Need To Know About Worker Status

Things You Need To Know About Worker Status

The distinction between a contract for services (employment contract) and a contract of services (self-employed contract) has been the subject of much litigation over the years.

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Holiday Pay Revisited: Employers Must Pay Commission

Holiday Pay Revisited: Employers Must Pay Commission

Are you paying commission as part of holiday pay? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that employers have to pay it, following the long-running case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd

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What Impact Will Brexit Have On Employment Law?

What Impact Will Brexit Have On Employment Law?

Brexit (along with Donald Trump) remains the most topical headline in the news. I have yet to watch a BBC breakfast show that doesn’t mention the word Brexit (or Donald Trump come to think of it). But most business owners and employees are concerned about the impact Brexit will have on employment rights.

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Is your employer treating you unfairly?

Is your employer treating you unfairly?

A significant number of employees feel badly treated by their employer. This can be for various reasons - an overly aggressive manager, lack of support, problems with pay, discrimination and unfair dismissal. The trouble is that many employees are put off taking action to address the situation.

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements - Be Prepared

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Be Prepared

How many stories have you heard about someone who did very badly on the finances in a divorce or a separation? You might not have heard all the details but many of us know people who feel very hard done by in the family justice system. There is a way to minimise the chance of this happening to you.

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