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Clarke Willmott boosts Cardiff office team

Clarke Willmott has strengthened its corporate and commercial property line-up with the appointment of two new members of staff to its Cardiff-based team. Tariq Azim joined the firm from Hogan Lovells as a solicitor in the corporate banking team. Solicitor Jessica Hayward joins the commercial property team – based at...

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Can a divorce financial settlement be reopened?

It is possible to reopen a divorce financial settlement, but extremely rare. In most circumstances, once a financial settlement has been officially recorded in the form of a consent order, the financial ties between the divorcing couple are broken and neither of them will be entitled to make financial claims...

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Ten tips on saving money in a divorce

Ensure that your divorce goes as smoothly – and cheaply – as possible. If you’ve come to the decision to end your partnership, be sure to read our tips below before calling in the lawyers. 1. Choose the right lawyer Ideally a Resolution accredited specialist. Not only will they have...

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Till death us do part? Can a divorce settlement extend beyond one party’s death?

Setting aside a divorce settlement, sharing assets and prenuptial agreements The Court has recently been concerned in deciphering a cocktail of arguments around setting aside a consent order, sharing of matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets and prenuptial agreements against a backdrop of several tragic events in the matter of WA v...

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Amanda French joins as a partner at Clarke Willmott

Experienced commercial property lawyer Amanda French has joined Clarke Willmott as a partner in its Bristol office. Amanda specialises in portfolio management and store development programmes for multi-national retail businesses. Prior to joining Clarke Willmott, she was a Senior Associate at Top 20 UK firm Womble Bond Dickinson and an...

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Dismissal for leaving work and refusing to return during the pandemic was not an automatically unfair dismissal

The pandemic has brought several employment issues to the fore, including whistleblowing and health and safety dismissals, both of which can give rise to an automatic unfair dismissal claim for which there is no minimum service requirement. The Claimant in this case, Mr Rodgers, worked for Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd...

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“Fire and Rehire” Code of Practice

A statutory code on the practice of ‘fire and rehire’ will clamp down on controversial tactics used by employers who fail to engage in meaningful consultations with employees. The Government has come under increasing amounts of pressure to legislate on the practices of employers firing and rehiring staff members in...

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Clarke Willmott expands risk and compliance team to support growth of firm

Clarke Willmott has expanded its risk and compliance team with the appointment of three new starters. Natalie Maloney joins in a newly created role as Head of Onboarding, Susan Richardson joins as Best Practice Manager and Charlotte Murray-Kohter has been appointed Risk Solicitor in an expansion aiming to support the...

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Calling someone ‘bald’ amounts to sexual harassment

An Employment Tribunal has found that an employee was subjected to sexual harassment when a manager made a comment about his baldness. Mr Finn was an employee of the British Bung Company from 22 September 1997 until 25 May 2021 and was employed as an electrician. Mr Finn had an...

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Victimisation: the right not to remain silent

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently considered the case of Warburton v Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police and outlined the proper test to determine whether a person has been victimised at work. Mr Warburton brought a victimisation claim against Northamptonshire Police after an offer of employment was withdrawn due to,...

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