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Government plans to abolish zero hours contract exclusivity



On 25th June 2014 the Government announced plans to abolish exclusivity clauses in zero-hour contracts preventing an individual from working for another employer. Zero-hour contracts are a type of contracts whereby workers do not have guaranteed hours; the employer is not obliged to offer them any hours and will only pay the worker for the work that they actually carry out. ...
 
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Team Switalskis takes on its fifth Leeds 10K!



On 20th July, team Switalskis will again take to the streets of Leeds in the Jane Tomlinson Run For All 10K Corporate Challenge. This is the team’s fifth year taking part in this amazing event, and as usual, we’ll be raising money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.  Launched by Jane Tomlinson in 2007, the Leeds 10k was set up as ...
 
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New legislation criminalises forced marriage



Forced marriage is now a criminal offence under new legislation introduced today (16 June). Previously, protection from forced marriage was available only under civil law – the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007. The 2007 Act made provision for civil courts to make Forced Marriage Protection Orders against individuals suspected of trying to force someone into marriage. The breach of ...
 
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Choosing a Conveyancing Solicitor – five top tips



Selling your home this summer? Here are our top tips for choosing the conveyancing solicitor that’s right for you… Summer is here! And whilst many of us will be thinking about barbeques, holidays and even the World Cup, some will be preparing for one of the most stressful life events you can go through – moving home. With the garden in full ...
 
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David Greenwood nominated for national legal aid award



Switalskis is pleased to announced that David Greenwood, Partner and Child Abuse Law Solicitor, has been shortlisted in the 2014 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. David has been nominated in the category of Inquests / Actions Against State for his work representing victims of childhood abuse. As head of the Child Abuse Law department at Switalskis Solicitors, David ...