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The Paris Smith podcast gives bite size legal advice across a range of services, and answers some key questions in plan English. hear from our Partners and Solicitors about how to tackle various legal issues!

The Paris Smith podcast gives bite size legal advice across a range of services, and answers some key questions in plan English. hear from our Partners and Solicitors about how to tackle various legal issues!
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The Paris Smith podcast gives bite size legal advice across a range of services, and answers some key questions in plan English. hear from our Partners and Solicitors about how to tackle various legal issues!

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English


Episodes

A Guide To Settlement Agreements - Sarah Hayes

8/30/2019
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Employment Solicitor Sarah Hayes takes us through a guide to settlement agreements. Why are they beneficial? What should you need to know and what are the practical steps that need to be taken for them to be legally binding? Show notes 00:28 What is a settlement agreement? Sarah defines what it means 00:48 What is the purpose of a settlement agreement and what will include 01:15 There are various benefits of having a settlement agreement - Sarah talks through what these are 02:00 How long...

Duration:00:06:23

How To Resolve Commercial Disputes Without Going To Court - Peter Taylor -

8/13/2019
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How do you settle commercial disputes without going to court? Mediation can hold the key. In his latest podcast, Managing Partner Peter Taylor explains what mediation is and how it applies to commercial disputes. Show notes: 00:28 What is mediation? Peter defines what happens 01:00 How successful is mediation statistically and what is the role of the nominated mediator? 01:27 Mediation can be particularly useful when parties need to maintain a relationship. Peter talks through when this...

Duration:00:07:25

Why are we supporting the Teddy Bear Appeal? - Peter Taylor

7/23/2019
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We are delighted to be supporting the Knights Foundation this year by sponsoring the Teddy Bear Appeal app. But how did our journey together begin and why is it an important part of our CSR activity this year. Hear from our Managing Partner, Peter Taylor.

Duration:00:03:19

Decision Making For Vulnerable Young Adults - Elizabeth Power

7/23/2019
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We are delighted to be sponsoring the app for the Knights Foundation's Teddy Bear Appeal app; a project which will allow the conversion of a lodge at a beautiful location on the south coast of England overlooking the sea is to to a high specification so that disabled families can enjoy a holiday in exactly the same way as an able-bodied family. Families with a vulnerable child will face many difficult decisions. In our latest podcast, we aim to offer bite size legal advice to help these...

Duration:00:08:49

Can Employees Be Made To Wear Heels To Work? - Sarah Hayes

7/10/2019
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Recent media coverage around dress code at work has sparked examination into the guidance available for employers; what legal principles do you need to know before making any changes to dress code policy? Solicitor Sarah Hayes discusses. Show notes 00:30 Sarah talks about recent media coverage from Japan around workplace dress codes - what can we learn from this? 01:25 Sarah examines a recent example from the UK 02:00 Sarah talks about the Equality Act - are there gaps? 02:30 New guidance is...

Duration:00:05:48

Do You Always Have To Sell The Family Home To Pay For Care Fees? - Ashleigh Bryant

7/10/2019
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It is often assumed that selling the family home is the only way to pay for care fees as this is often the biggest asset; however this is not always the case. Legal Assistant Ashleigh Bryant talks through the key legal principles you should be aware of if you are in this situation. Show notes 00:40 Why it is important that you know the basic principles? 00:50 Ashleigh talks though Property Disregards and how these works 01:21 Ashleigh goes into more detail about 12 week Property Disregard...

Duration:00:03:01

Housing Crisis Part 1: Accessible Housing Providers - Peter Kershaw

6/26/2019
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Planning Consultant Peter Kershaw looks at the housing crisis in his first podcast. He explores how accessible housing providers can provide their long term investment planning for elderly and disabled housing schemes. Show notes: 00:35 Peter introduces his podcast by reflecting on a comment by Winston Churchill 01:20 Peter considers the impact of the lack of lack of appropriate housing being built in the last few years 02:00 What do stakeholders need to do to combat these issues? 02:40...

Duration:00:13:30

Can An Employee Enforce A Discretionary Bonus? - Aleksandra Golat

6/26/2019
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By looking at a previous real world example, Aleksandra Golat from our Employment law department answers the question, can an employee enforce payment of a discretionary bonus? Show notes 00:43 When can employees enforce a discretionary bonus, what must they do? 01:00 Aleksandra discusses the case of Bluestone Medical Recruitment 03:05 What factors need to be considered by the employer and the employee? 03:45 What can we learn from this case? How should employers take this in practice?

Duration:00:04:36

Legal Mythbusting – The “Common Law Spouse” - Danielle Taylor

6/19/2019
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With cohabiting couples the fastest growing family type in England and Wales, the rights and responsibilities surrounding cohabitation are of growing importance to couples who are (or are looking to) cohabit. The myth goes that after a qualifying period of cohabitation (usually thought to be either 2 or 5 years) cohabitants acquire the rights and responsibilities of marriage in the eyes of the law. However, this is not the case and is very misleading as to the reality of the legal position....

Duration:00:08:14

Legal Mythbusting – The Decree Absolute - Danielle Taylor

6/19/2019
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Whilst divorce proceedings frequently appear in the media, there remain some myths and misconceptions surrounding divorce proceedings, and in particular the effect of decree absolute. Danielle Taylor from our Family team explains the stages of getting divorced. Show notes: 00:35 Dani talks through the four stages to a divorce proceeding: divorce petition, acknowledgement of service form, decree nisi, and decree absolute 00:17 Dani explains how long a divorce normally takes 01:41 Is Decree...

Duration:00:07:57

Man's Best Friend: What happens to pets when you separate? - Danielle Taylor

6/19/2019
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Upon divorce or separation, often the presence of the beloved family pet continues to provide one party with well needed support and consistency. Be it the family cat, the children’s gerbil, the exceptional tortoise or man’s best friend; there are a variety of pets to be considered upon separation. But where should the pet go on separation – who should they stay with, and what legal advice should you seek in this situation? Show notes: 00:32 Dani examines how pets are viewed in the eyes of...

Duration:00:04:22