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To keep as many people safe as we can we are largely working at home at present with full access to files and telephones at all times . The office is open with a just  skeleton staff. We would ask all clients with new enquiries and existing cases  to telephone the office first please instead […]

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Is your company ready for when the Good Work Plan takes effect on 06 April 2020?

Following Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which concluded in July 2017, and the various consultations the government has gone through, the Good Work Plan will affect all businesses who employ staff, engage workers (either directly or through an agency), or use sub-contractors. The main changes are to the following areas:Contracts Contracts of employment will […]

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UPDATE – Coronavirus and self isolation – is a self-isolating employee on sick leave and so entitled to receive SSP?

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary seems to think so.  But is it correct? The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 contain a declaration by the Secretary of State that the incidence or transmission of novel Coronavirus constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health, and the measures outlined in these regulations are considered as an […]

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Divorce month: January sees a rise in divorce enquiries

January has become unofficially known as the ‘divorce month’ among family lawyers, with a repeated trend of a surge in divorce enquiries both within law firms and on the internet at this time of the year. The rise in January divorce enquiries has often been attributed to financial pressure and family tensions over the Christmas period. […]

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Let down by the medical profession, put your faith in us

When we’re in need of help with our health, we naturally put our faith in doctors and a whole host of other trained medical professionals. Thankfully, we are generally right to do so and most provide a service that is often literally life saving. This doesn’t mean that mistakes don’t happen though and so, if […]

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Here to help repair the housing issues faced by tenants

It is really important that your house is secure, safe and somewhere where you feel protected, and when you are renting a property you have certain rights to ensure this. Here at Hattons we can help protect those rights to make sure your house really does feel like home. We fully understand that many tenants […]

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