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We have grown quickly in recent years, enhancing our reputation and increasing turnover, which now stands at almost £100m. Now an established Top 30 national law firm, we have eight offices, the latest of which opened in Manchester, in January 2009. Our growth has been driven by a commercially driven strategy of seizing opportunities in a changing market, while at the same time staying close to our clients and providing them with the best possible legal advice. At the same time, we have developed an excellent work/life balance alongside an enterprising culture, one that has acted as a magnet for some of the brightest and best legal talent. It is this that has enabled us to expand organically. Culture and brand help us stand out, and our strong values programme is reinforced at every job interview, promotion opportunity, and performance and development review. We believe that a service-oriented, client-centred law firm stands the best chance of thriving as the much anticipated Legal Services Act approaches, and the significant changes it will bring. And in February 2010 we announced Access Legal from Shoosmiths, a new brand bringing together more than 100 consumer services in seven areas: conveyancing; employment law advice; legal disputes; medical negligence solicitors; motoring law; personal injury solicitors; and Wills, family and wealth. Its aim is to make legal services easily accessible to consumers, while at the same time complementing Shoosmiths' corporate client offering.

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Covert CCTV at work. Is this ever possible?

The European Court of Human Rights has recently held that covert CCTV infringed a worker's right to a private life.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 February 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Asbestos risks in commercial property

A look at the dutyholder’s responsibilities under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 February 2018 | Practice Area: Health Care

PPF contingent assets - Changed requirements

A look at new developments under the Pension Protection Fund.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 16 February 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

GDPR - 100 days and counting: are you ready?

With just 100 days to go until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, many employers are still grappling with the requirements of the new regime. What steps should employers be taking to ensure they are ready for 25 May 2018?

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 February 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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Making sure your handbook is fit for purpose

The dos and don'ts of employee handbooks.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 February 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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Refund scheme launched for fees paid to the Office of the Public Guardian

A look at a refund scheme enacted by the Office of the Public Guardian relating to fees paid to it to register lasting powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 February 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

LGBT History Month: Lest us forget

This article takes a look at the evolution of employment law in the UK in context of LGBT rights.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 February 2018 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

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Does a pay rise increase the rate of maternity pay?

A look at the way in which employers are required to calculate maternity pay.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 February 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Change proposed to how MEES will apply to residential property

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for properties that are to be let come into force on 1 April 2018. This article considers the impact on residential properties.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 30 January 2018 | Practice Area: Energy

Dismissing employees due to right to work issues

A look at right to work issues and how to effect a fair dismissal in these circumstances.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 January 2018 | Practice Area: Tribunals

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