Transgender Rights: Harassment and Discrimination in the workplace
Late last year we fought a case for a transgender woman who was being discriminated against and harassed by her

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Seeking Investment for your business: Top Six Investment Options
Many businesses need investment to be able to develop their product, launch it to market or expand into new countries.

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Covertly Recorded Conversations: Family and Child Cases
Separation and custody battles are extremely distressing. Allegations made between the parents can be easily made yet difficult to refute.

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Family Law Changes – Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill 2017 – is this necessary ?
On 27 January 2017, the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords. It has

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Transgender Judgment: Woman denied access to 5 children
A transgender woman has been refused direct access to her children due to the discriminatory and trans-phobic practice of Ultra-Orthodox

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Questions on Franchise & why is it right for you?
Had enough of your regular 9-5pm job, had a baby and can’t face returning to work or just bored and

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Got a great business, thinking to franchise this – have you chosen wisely?
When rolling out a franchise business either as a Master Franchise or a Franchisor one of the most difficult things

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Divorce: What happens to your pension?!
A pension feels very personal and the thought of your ex-spouse acquiring a share now and/or in the future can

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On Divorce Day: is your business protected?
The first working Monday of the year is dubbed Divorce Day by family lawyers, but if you’re in business with

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How damaging divorce can be for a businesses and what owners can do to safeguard their venture!
Have you secured your ‘business pre-nup’? Read here how to protect your business should the worse happen when you are

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Intellectual property – what is it, do I need it and how do I protect it?
Intellectual property is typically one of the most important and valuable assets of any business. Intellectual property (IP) is typically

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Cohab unmarried partners running a business (another angle too)
I own my own business and have recently separated from my partner, but I was not married. Could my partner

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Magic hour: This mumpreneur’s secret of running a successful City law firm
Karen Holden of A City Law Firm shares her views It is often debated whether women can ‘have it all’

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Working mum work life / balance can this be achieved? 
So you’re pregnant, but you love your career, do you have to choose between your family and your success? In

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The Human Rights Act & Surrogacy
A Single Father’s Journey: The Trilogy The Family Courts have recently had to grapple with the particularly thorny issue of

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Brexit: Should we be worried?
A City Law Firm – Awarded ‘Innovative Law Firm of 2016 London’ We pride ourselves on being the ‘leading entrepreneur

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My partner took out a loan..now she’s told me to pay her back!
My partner took out a loan so I could buy a motorbike – now she’s told me to pay her

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Looking to invest in a company for your Entrepreneur Visa?
There are many people who will refer you to companies and accountants that can take in your investment, but these

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Mediation? Is that really necessary?
Not necessarily but be warned! Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), mediation being the most well-known example, is now being strongly encouraged

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What is IP and why do I need to protect it?
So you’ve come up with an awesome idea for a startup. You know that you have the potential to be

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Commercial Leases
Entering into a commercial lease is a fact of life for many businesses but failing to obtain proper advice before

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Franchises and Commercial Leases
Franchising is a popular way of quickly growing a business and sharing the successful blueprint of a good product, service or idea.

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Protecting your assets: Start-up to Divorce
You work hard to start your own company and invest time and effort into making it work, only to have

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Protecting Confidential Information
Are your trade secrets safe? Confidential information is non-public privileged information pertaining to a company’s business. Such information can include,

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Top Tips to Attract Investors
How much control can you afford to relinquish?  It is essential you decide on this early on , as it is

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Empty Judgments…insolvent defendant?
Empty Judgments: What to do when faced with an insolvent defendant company. It is a claimant’s nightmare: succeed in obtaining

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Do your T&Cs do what you want them to?
Terms and Conditions (Ts & Cs) are an essential part of all businesses. They should provide clarity for customers and

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What’s in a name? Just Google it! 
Google has become so renowned and ingrained in our daily lives that it’s the first thing that pops into your head

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Market Value of your Business
What I have observed in practice is that many businesses overlook the fact that fundamentally IP is a business asset. 

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The effect of: Consumer Rights Act 2015
Christmas lists have been created and movies, music and apps for loved ones are now being sourced & downloaded. Business

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Are you a shadow director, does it matter?
It is important that all business owners and those contemplating commencing a business are aware of the issues surrounding shadow

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Recovery of pre-action legal costs
“Can I recover my costs from the other side?” This is one of the first questions asked in any dispute

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Divorce & Dissolution:Hide/undervalue your assets?
You meet a man, you fall in love. You decide to commit, you do not wish to be un-romantic and

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A “nonsensical” time-bar: broken or bent a little?
In 2014, the President of the Family Division had a case before him where he updated the more literal statutory

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Surrogacy Scandal
Surrogate twin abandoned by intended parents, has the UK law really thought its policies through? Do you leave the surrogate

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Smart Phone: Employee Weapon of Choice!
The smart phone, a seemingly innocent accessory, has revealed itself as a much more dangerous weapon against employers. The Smart

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Is Your Company Formed Correctly?
It is important that your company is correctly formed. Most companies intend to be limited by shares, but you will

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Disabled Relative: Your Employment Rights
An employer’s duty, to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee, does NOT extend to an employee who is “associated”

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Why have a shareholders agreement?
You have a great concept or product, funding and perhaps a friend, relative or colleague that wants to join forces

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Director’s Duties: What it actually involves!
As a Director, you will probably already understand the day to day decisions for the company and the metaphorical buck

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Starting a Business, How hard can it be?
A City Law Firm Limited started up in 2009 right smack in the middle of the recession, how hard could

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The Dangers of Representing Yourself
All change The landscape of litigation has changed considerably this year. The guiding principle of the courts to deal with

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Co-Parenting: Alternative but Effective
Every family is different; every child’s upbringing unique. However, having more than two adults in a child’s life is not

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Surrogacy & Employment Rights
Do Intended Parents have the right to receive maternity or paternity leave where a surrogate mother has given birth to a

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Handling squatters in commercial premises
The standard route is to commence proceedings in the County Court. In exceptional circumstances you can issue in the High

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Break clause update – Canonical UK Ltd
Challenging rent terms in your lease: Canonical UK Ltd. v TST Millbank LLC In this case a tenant sought to break

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Recovering Debt
So…You find yourself on the wrong side of an unfortunate business agreement. Money is owed to you.  You try to

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Enforcement in the EU
Debt Recovery Across EU Borders Is a company that owes you money based in another country in the European Union? 

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Employee shareholding schemes
New legislation has come into effect which will allow employees to become shareholders in a company in exchange for surrendering

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Raising capital: Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is a new phenomena for businesses to raise capital by selling their equity to a large number of individuals,

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Is the Equality Gap Closing?
Family Care asks: With National Careers Week and International Women’s Day falling in the same month, what better time than

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Nannies, Child Minders or Nursery obligations
Legal considerations when choosing your childcare provider A parent has a number of important decisions to make in relation to

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Nursery T&Cs what is hidden in there?
As parents we have a number of important decisions to make. One is who will look after and care for

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Becoming a Director…liabilities?
As a Director, you will probably already understand the day to day decisions for the company and the metaphorical buck

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Flexibility & Time Off for Dependants
You are legally entitled to take a reasonable amount of time off to deal with certain emergencies involving certain dependants.

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Grandparents’ rights
The legal recognition of a Grandparent, within Child Proceedings, has not sadly altered to reflect the change in society. More

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Cohabitation Separation
It is a common misconception that a “common law marriage” is recognised in UK law; it is not.  Regrettably, irrespective

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What is Discrimination?
Do you know your maternity rights or rights on returning to work? At A City Law Firm Limited, we have

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Paternity Leave and Pay: Know your rights
Statutory Paternity Leave is a maximum of two weeks’ leave, following the birth of a child, taken in order to

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Maternity Leave and Pay: Know Your Rights!
Pregnant employees are entitled to take 26 weeks’ Ordinary Maternity Leave and 26 weeks Additional Maternity Leave, irrespective of their length

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Government pension reforms
The recent reforms have implemented a new auto-enrolment scheme where employers are required to enrol eligible employees into a pension

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Do I need a Pre-Nuptial or Pre-CP Agreement?
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 and Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2015 updated the law to provide equality to couples

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Social Media in Recruitment
Relying on social media in recruitment could expose you to a discrimination claim. Employers should aware of the risk of

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Using Social Media at Work
Employees who discuss their opinions openly on websites are at risk of finding that their messages are deemed malicious, damaging,

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Benefit to High Net Worth Individuals
An increasing number of Individuals are taking advantage of the fiscal and lifestyle advantages attainable by establishing residency in Gibraltar, which

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Social Media in employment cases
Employee’s and Employer’s should be forewarned that Facebook, Twitter and other social media cites can lead to grievances, disciplinary action

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Seldon Judgment: Compulsory Retirement
One of the most significant judgments on age discrimination was handed down on 25 April 2012 by the Supreme Court.  However,

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Advice on Settlement Agreements
The Government has responded to Law Society calls for clarification about the validity of compromise agreements (now known as Settlement

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They think I am gay: Can I be discriminated against?
If I am treated less favourably because service providers or my employer THINKS I am gay, but doesn’t know for

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Refused a service because I am gay
The Court of Appeal has upheld the County Court’s decision confirming that Christian Hotel Owners Mr & Mrs Bull discriminated

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Skype used in the Employment Tribunal
The Reading Employment Tribunal is the first Tribunal known to have allowed a case to conclude via Skype. The Tribunal

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Franchise Agreements
Have you been offered a franchise or do you need to renew or sell yours? If so, let our team

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Surrogacy: Becoming recognised parents
Having a child is both an exciting and daunting prospect for any parent, but choosing to have a surrogacy arrangement

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TUPE Regulations 2006
TUPE is a complicated area of law and if you do not comply fully with the rules, or take time

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Recovering your debt if the debtor is abroad
If you are a creditor you will still be able to recover your debt and the costs are not as

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Difference between Separation & Divorce?
A divorce legally puts an end to your marriage and enables you to separate and legally divide your assets and

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What is a Settlement Agreement?
A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement following the termination of your employment between your employer and employee. It

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A Guide to Divorce
How long do you have to be married in order to apply for a divorce? You cannot start a divorce

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Divorce Solicitors
It is a difficult time for all concerned when a relationship breaks down and it is essential that you receive

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Do you need to apply for an injunction?
An Injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a Court Order that usually requires a person to do

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Infringement of IP Rights
Q: What is Intellectual property? A: Intellectual Property (IP) ascribes the legal right that exists in products of human creativity.

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Protecting your business name/brand
Whether you are operating your business as a sole trader, partnership, LLP or limited company you will have given it

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Thinking of selling your business?
If you’re thinking about selling your business, the process can proceed more smoothly if the business owner has prepared their

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Is Your Business Website Lawful?
Business website: What should it contain? Your business has a website, have you ensured there are no restrictions or requirements

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Used a US Surrogate & returning to the UK?
The law in the UK in relation to Surrogacy Arrangements is complicated and can lack the certainty that most couples

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Removal of Obstructive Executors
When creating a Will, every individual has complete freedom to choose who their executors are. These can be close family

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Recognising Overseas Relationships
Have you ever considered having your civil partnership ceremony on white sands and an ocean backdrop? Heterosexual couples can get

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Creditor vs. Debtor
Escaping debt if leaving the UK permanently… More and more people are fleeing the UK for many reasons, but one

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HIV and the Workplace
Does my employer have the right to know that I am HIV positive? You are not obliged to tell your

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Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Act (as amended) identifies three ways in which an employer might discriminate against a disabled employee. Firstly, by virtue

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‘Legal tips’ for any new business venture
You’ve had a great idea for a business; you’ve set yourself up and may even have staff working for you;

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Employers’ obligations towards homeworkers
As an employer you have the same responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of home workers as you would

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Disability:Reasonable Adjustments
As you all know treating a person less favourably because of their disability inside the workplace and during the recruitment

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Recorded Conversations: Can we use them in court?
In this day and age you can buy recording devices from high street shops to a standard that even MI5

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Why is it important to make a Will?
If you die without making a Will, all your property and finances (your estate) will be distributed by the intestacy

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Employers Settlement Agreements
We can meet you immediately & honour costs offered by your employer. Professional, proactive and experienced in negotiating settlement agreement terms.

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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act
This Act is already in force and has had a substantial impact upon the LGBT community for lesbian or gay

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Surrogacy Law in more detail…
Our surrogacy lawyers provide advice below on the current surrogacy laws: From 6th April 2010 the surrogacy rules were revolutionized

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Starting up a new business in 2016
Free 30 minute consultation and fixed – discounted fees for your first year. Start Up Business Advice Comprehensive legal advice

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Same-sex relationship: Acquiring parental rights
There are many ways for same sex couples to have children and fulfill their dreams of having a family.  The

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IVF: Your Employment Rights
What is the entitlement to leave in relation to the treatment? At a minimum the treatment cycle lasts six months

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Civil Partnership Act 2004
The Civil Partnership Act 2004 has changed the law to allow couples who were in a same sex relationship to

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Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenants
Whether employed or self-employed people assisting your business will have access to your trade secrets, supplier lists and client names

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Abduction
If a child is not returned to the parent with whom he lives at the agreed date and time and

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Employment Law
Our top employment solicitors in London offer specialist employment legal advice to employers and employees alike. Our goal is to

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