When can an employer legally dismiss an employee?

An employer can legally end an employee’s contract, known as ‘fair dismissal’ for a number of reasons. However, it is important employers behave appropriately during the dismissal process, follow the correct legal procedures and always have appropriate disciplinary and grievance procedures in place, to avoid unfair dismissal claims. In this blog, we share when a dismissal is deemed fair, what employers need to do and the legal rights of employees. 

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Divorcing with dignity: new laws to end unnecessary conflict

Next month, on 6th April 2022 the much-anticipated changes to modernise divorce laws are coming into effect. The legislative reforms under ‘The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020’ aim to reduce conflict amongst couples ending their marriage or civil partnership. This blog shares what to expect from the changes. 

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An insight into training to become a solicitor  

Our Associate Solicitor, Zoe Bancroft completed her training contact on the 6th January 2022 and was officially admitted as a solicitor on the 1st February 2022. In this blog, Zoe provides an insight into why she chose to pursue a career in law, what her route to becoming a solicitor was like and her advice to others currently thinking about or training to become a solicitor. 

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Why is family mediation beneficial for separating families?

Going through a divorce or legal separation is never easy and can be overwhelming. However, it is always recommended to try and resolve matters where possible, without involving the courts, which may trigger acrimony or aggravate an already acrimonious situation further. This is one of the reasons we are supporters of family mediation, which we know can help separating couples to move forward with their lives, in a way that works best for their family. In this article, we’ve shared some key benefits of family mediation to consider. 

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Bridge Law Holmfirth team (left to right) Mollie-May James, Carol-Anne Baker, Claire Stewart, Jonathan Cass and Lucy Butler

Bridge Law bolsters growth in Yorkshire team following third anniversary in the region

Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd’s Holmfirth team has had an exciting summer with two new hires, a team member promotion and new premises to support their ongoing growth. Enhancing their already comprehensive range of services, the expansion has happened just in time to celebrate their third anniversary since launching a team in the Yorkshire region. 

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