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“He said, she said” – ex-partner loses claim for share in farm sale proceeds

The High Court has dismissed a former cohabitee’s claim for a share in the sale proceeds of a farm. Mr Griffey bought a farm for £660,000 in 2007, purchasing it in his sole name, with his money and as the only person named on the mortgage. Mr Griffey and Ms Dobson lived together at the […]

19th June 2018 Jessica Hancock


Beswicks’ employment lawyer guides business leaders through GDPR minefield

Business owners and HR managers attended an exclusive seminar, which aimed to demystify GDPR. The seminar, hosted by Beswicks Legal, focused on GDPR from an employers’ perspective, highlighting the key considerations for organisations when handling staff data. Laura Franklin, Beswicks’ employment solicitor, gave a presentation outlining the importance of having clear, specific policies and procedures […]


Top tips on dealing with sickness absence

Every week the Beswicks’ employment team answers dozens of questions from employers. We know first-hand the issues that are causing business-owners and HR professionals, sleepless nights. One of the biggest headaches is how to handle absenteeism, so we thought it might be useful to share with you the top three HR questions that we have received so far this year on this hot topic.

Debt Recovery

Are you up-to-speed with the pre-action protocol for debt?

On 1 October 2017 a new pre-action protocol for debt claims came into force, which aims to encourage early engagement between parties, avoiding the need for court proceedings.


Is a work email address personal data under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is raising many questions among employers, not least whether a work email address should be regarded as personal data.

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