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Samuel Phillips Law Blog

Month: June 2019


North East police officers launch international training venture

Three North East senior police officers have set up a company to offer police training around the world.


Religious Freedom vs Foul Play

Israel Folau is an Australian rugby player who found himself sacked as a result of an Instagram post in May which caused uproar and breached Rugby Australia’s code of conduct.


Driving adjustments for disabled workers

Failing to stick to an organisation's own policy is a clear red flag in such situations and regardless of the steps taken in this case, HMRC failed to apply consistency to their adjustments.


Spotting Unfair Prejudice

There is no one reason why people seek to invest their money into a company. The rationale can range from wanting to seek a return on the success of an organisation to investing in ensuring a company can succeed.


Japanese Knotweed – Tying up the value of your property in ‘knots’

Bank holiday weekend is approaching and the majority of us will be looking forward to lazy sunny afternoons in the garden; barbeques with a cold beverage, or two, after another hectic week at work. But would you know what to do if you saw this plant lurking in your flower beds or encroaching upon your boundaries?


NDA Prescription a misdiagnosis for whistle-blowers

A recent case has highlighted the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) within the public sector and in particular the NHS.


Resolving your disputes with the Rural Payments Agency

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is an executive agency of DEFRA who are responsible for paying out over £2 billion each year to support the farming and food sector. 


The four day working week – could it work for you?

The call for a change in the UK’s core working week has been made by the Trades Unions Congress (TUC) and increasingly businesses are giving this controversial option serious consideration.

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