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In the news…equal pay and sexual harassment issues at work


In this week’s blog, Stacey West from our Employment team provides an update on equal pay issues and sexual harassment complaints at work with a focus on what employers can and should be doing to address these issues and what options are available to employees facing these issues.

What’s in store for the legal sector in 2018?


As we all return from Christmas holidays it is time to look ahead to 2018 and to consider plans. For the first blog of the New Year I have asked our teams to give us some thoughts on what they think may be the “burning” legal issues of 2018.

What can you do when you open that long for gift and something isn’t right?


It is safe to assume that upon hearing of the birth of their spiritual leader, the three wise men had nothing but honourable intentions when they travelled from afar and came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh and what a valuable gift to receive.

The elf-employed – another Uber sized debacle?


Our trainees at Jacksons continue to write about an area of law with a Christmas twist. In this piece Charlotte Alexander talks about employment rights of seasonal workers . Look out for further articles as the week goes on.

Squatters in the Stable


Mary and Joseph travelled the long road to Bethlehem only to find there was no room at any of the local inns. One kind owner let them rest in the stable for the night, but what if they refused to leave? The kind owner could be stuck trying to evict some stable squatters.

When Santa got stuck up the chimney….


Every year, people around the world leave milk and cookies to entice Santa Claus to squeeze down their chimneys and leave gifts for all the family.

Co-habitation week


With cohabitation awareness week and the announcement of the royal wedding, social media went absolutely crazy last week.
We were delighted when MP Chi Onwurah popped into our Newcastle Office to discuss her views on the subject of co-habitation.

First time buyers and stamp duty land tax – What does the small print say!


Last week, following on from the budget, there was much in the press about the change in stamp duty land tax and how many first time buyers were going to get relief from this. However, there are also many first time buyers who will be disappointed not to get the benefit of this budget change.

Party Time!

Party Time!


Through the course of the last few months I have recorded the story of Jacksons move into new offices in Preston Farm. On Thursday night, last week, that story had its happy ending when the official opening of the building took place.

To issue or not to issue?


In this week’s blog, Inderjit Gill a partner in our dispute resolution team in Newcastle talks about how times are changing in the way we tackle disputes.

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