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Are your self-employed consultants a risk?

At the recent HR Network roundtable event, an interesting discussion took place regarding the use of self-employed consultants. The experience of those around the table was that in a lot...

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Knowing your rights as a step-parent after a divorce

If you are a step-parent and are wondering what rights you have in regard to seeing your step-children, there’s a number of things you need to know. In many scenarios, a step-parent wo...

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July ByteSize Employment Law

Here's what's inside the summer edition of ByteSize Employment: When is notice of termination of employment effective? What is it safe to say when giving a reference? Last straw c...

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Join us for lunch at The Lincolnshire Show

On Thursday 21 June, Actons are joining forces with the CLA as we sponsor Uncle Henry’s Barbecue Lunch at The Lincolnshire Show. From midday ‘til 3pm, you can find us at the CLA marq...

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Landmark ‘meal ticket’ case sets the tone for lifelong maintenance claims during divorce

In a recent high profile divorce case, the High Court clearly restricted claims for future maintenance payments from post-separation earnings.  The case involved Mr and Mrs Waggott, a w...

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Actons grows employment team following 90% increase in employment tribunal claims

Actons, the leading independent law firm in Nottingham, has expanded its employment law team with the appointment of a new associate and solicitor. The firm has recruited James Symons an...

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Actons PI team attend the Trichological Society's Graduation Day 2018

This year’s annual Trichological Society Graduation Day was held on 14 May 2018, with Associate, June Makings and Chartered Legal Executive, Anne Thomas representing Actons - who are lon...

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Cohabitee wins inheritance claim at the High Court

A recent judgement passed in High Court could clarify the law on inheritance for cohabitees.  As the law stands,  there is no such thing as a ‘common law’ spouse. So if you live to...

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How to avoid your commercial property falling into disrepair

The majority, if not all, commercial leases require the tenant to make sure a property is kept to a certain standard both during the term of the lease and at the end when the property is h...

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April ByteSize Employment Law

Here's what's inside this edition of ByteSize Employment: A matter of perception The employee doth protest too much Equal pay in the private sector More reasons to learn from M...

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