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A Guide To UK Extradition Law – Part 1

14-01-2022 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Criminal Defence Immigration

What is Extradition? Extradition is the formal process of a State surrendering one of its citizens to be tried in a Court of law or punished by a foreign State in which they committed crimes. The extradition process enables governments to bring fugitives abroad to justice, but it can be fraught with political tension, even […]

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Employment Law: What to Expect in 2022

10-01-2022 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

Introduction Employment law, as with most areas of the law, is constantly changing. Often, for employers, there are regular changes to employment law which it is essential to be aware of and stay on top of. Normally, failing to comply with changes to the law can lead to claims against the employer which in turn […]

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Employment Law Decisions Spotlight – 2021

07-01-2022 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

Overview The purpose of this article is to look back over what we see as the most important employment law judgments that have been reported in 2021, summarising what the cases were about, what the judgments said and what the effect will or maybe on employers moving into 2022.  This article is meant only as […]

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Returning to the Workplace – Post Covid-19 Restrictions Advice

13-12-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

It is expected that the majority of employers will now be looking at returning to normal as soon as possible. One of the biggest factors in doing this is bringing employees back into the workplace and moving away from what for many has become the default position of working from home.  Employers’ plans in relation […]

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Christmas Parties

08-12-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

Christmas 2021 will represent the first time that most employers will have had an opportunity to organise an event for all their employees in almost two years. This is great news and will represent for most people a further shift back to normality after the string of Covid based restrictions since March 2020. However, because […]

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The New Normal – Post Covid-19 Restrictions Advice

30-11-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

It is expected that the majority of employers will now be looking at returning to normal as soon as possible. But, having had the opportunity to trial alternative arrangements for well over a year, some employers may also be carefully considering whether a ‘new normal’ will be more beneficial to them moving forward. There may […]

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Lay-Off Clauses – Post Covid-19 Restrictions Advice

25-11-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

Following the government’s easing of all Covid-19 restrictions, employers will now be bringing employees back into the workplace and will be starting to feel that normal service can be resumed. The removal of furlough though has taken away a valuable pipeline of support for businesses. Despite the return to normality, it is now more important […]

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Can Employers Require Their Employees to Vaccinate Against Covid-19?

24-11-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog Employment Law

Can Employers Require Their Employees to Vaccinate Against Covid-19? As we reach a point in time where a significant percentage of the UK’s adult population have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, and we are at a point where the vaccine is available to all adults, it will now be far easier to identify […]

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Appraisals Post Covid-19

22-11-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog

With the government’s vaccine program now well into its latter stages and Covid-19 restrictions largely removed, businesses will now be looking to return to their normal, pre-pandemic positions, or possibly to a new model following successful trials of new ways of working during the height of the pandemic. It is very likely though that most […]

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Annual Leave Post Covid-19 

17-11-2021 Written by wilford-smith Category: Blog

In March 2020, the government announced that they would be passing The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The amended regulations created a further exemption to the Working Time Regulations 1998 which allowed, where it was not reasonably practicable for a worker to take some, or all, of their statutory annual leave entitlement for a […]

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