CCTV in the workplace – I’ve got my eye on you

It’s a controversial subject. Has your employer installed any surveillance technologies, such as CCTV cameras, in the workplace? If so, where are these located and for what purpose? Were you notified in advance and provided with a corresponding CCTV policy? Who has access to the data obtained from the surveillance, where is this held and […]

JUST LIKE THAT…….Court extends 6 months time limit to 25 years

Since 1975, disappointed beneficiaries have been able to claim for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act (“the Act”) subject to a six months time limit following the granting of probate. The Act, however, provides the Court with a discretion to permit claims lodged well after the six months time limit has […]

What’s Yours is Mine and what’s Mine is Mine

Solicitors receive more calls regarding separation and divorce in January than at any other time of the year. This article provides an overview of the considerations in property related disputes for unmarried couples which are dealt with the under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TOLATA”). There is still no law […]

LEGAL 500 ANNOUNCES 2020 RESULTS

The Legal 500, a the leading Legal Directory in the UK, announced the results for its 2020 edition, ranking DWFM for its services in: Commercial Litigation; for Employment (Human Resources – Senior Executives), Technology, Media and Telecoms) and Private Client – Matrimonial and Family Law. Sofia Dionissiou-Moussaoui who leads the Family team retains her Leading […]

Redundancy – how should you handle it?

Redundancy – how should you handle it? Redundancies are increasingly dominating headlines in the media at the moment, with recent large scale redundancy exercises including the collapse of Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant chain which resulted in around 1,000 staff losing their jobs, Deutsche Bank making 18,000 job cuts following a reorganisation and many staff at […]

Irving David considers the various claims of copyright infringement against Epic Games, creators of “Fortnite Battle Royale” as a Talking Point in the June 2019 issue of “Dancing Times”

  Irving David, partner. Irving David considers the various claims of copyright infringement against Epic Games, creators of “Fortnite Battle Royale” as a Talking Point in the June 2019 issue of “Dancing Times” In his article, Irving explains that whilst literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works are all acknowledged to enjoy copyright protection, it is […]

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 By Colin Jaque, Partner. Amongst the provisions of this little known legislation is a requirement for the setting up of Redress Schemes to govern the letting and management of property the provisions for which will be a cause for concern for the public and the profession alike and […]

J’AI UN PROBLEME

J’AI UN PROBLEME Article written by David Maxwell Private Client Senior Associate Lawyer The recent case concerning the late Johnny Hallyday’s Will highlights the complexity of dealing with cross-border estates and the need for good legal advice to help avoid the kind of problems which have befallen the estate of “the French Elvis”. Incorporating a […]

Flexible Working – dos and don’ts

Flexible Working – dos and don’ts Article written by Louise Rogers, Senior Associate in our Employment and Dispute resolution department ——————- Flexible working is a subject often feared by employers for fear of disruption to the workplace. Similarly, many employees don’t fully understand their rights insofar as flexible working requests are concerned. Arguably, the most […]

Keeping in Touch (“KIT”) Days – what do you need to know?

Keeping in Touch (“KIT”) Days – what do you need to know? Article written by Louise Rogers Senior Associate in our Employment and Dispute Resolution department ——————- Most of us will have heard of KIT days with relevance to maternity leave. The prospect of carrying out any work during a period of maternity leave can […]