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  • 19.07.21

    Training Costs – Repaying the Employer

    Employers are increasingly inserting into their contract of employment with their staff, clauses allowing them to recoup the costs of…

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  • Picture of SHU Law building
    13.07.21

    SHU Law a Year in Review

    It’s definitely not been a year that we expected for SHU Law and whilst everyone is still operating under some…

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  • 05.07.21

    Government confirms no current intention to ban “fire and rehire” practices

    The government has confirmed that it will not yet legislate to prevent so-called “fire and rehire” practices. Instead, it has asked Acas…

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  • 28.06.21

    How long do I have to bring a CICA Claim?

    Typically victims of violent crime have two years from either the date of the incident or the date by which…

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  • Field with people
    14.06.21

    Modern Slavery: New Government Agency to enforce employment rights

    The government is creating a new agency with responsibility for tackling modern slavery. It will focus in particular on enforcing…

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  • broken phone
    07.06.21

    Have you received a product or service that is defective or sub-standard?

      If you’ve paid for a product or service that fell short of your expectations in some way, or if…

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  • person in woods at night
    31.05.21

    Could you spot a hate crime?

    Ground breaking storylines such as the attack on Coronation Street on Seb and Nina, owing to the way they look,…

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  • 24.05.21

    How important is understanding mental health for lawyers?

    Lawyers often deal with stressful situations for clients. Divorce, moving house, death, victims of crime, housing, and financial difficulties, all…

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  • wheelchair in office
    17.05.21

    DISABILITY IN THE WORKPLACE

    This note is intended as a brief introduction and overview of the protection afforded to disabled workers in employment. Other…

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  • man opening a letter containing a reference
    10.05.21

    Can my employer give me a bad reference?

      Background There is no obligation on an employer to obtain a reference from a previous employer, save in some…

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  • coffee cup next to a keyboard
    03.05.21

    Government Review of Hybrid Working

    The government has set up a task force to draw up advice on flexible employment as working from home, for…

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  • 26.04.21

    ASDA Equal Pay Claim

    Since 2016 35,000 shopfloor workers at ASDA, who are predominantly female, have been arguing that they are entitled to be…

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  • 19.04.21

    Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than self-employed, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled.

    The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay in the future and…

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  • 12.04.21

    Vulnerable Clients

    At SHU Law we aim to meet the needs of clients who, due to their personal circumstances and barriers put…

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  • 08.04.21

    The Importance of Seeking Early Legal Advice

    By Lauren Morley and Asma Osman Ahmed, Sheffield Hallam Law students The Law Society Research Unit collaborated with Ipsos-MORI to…

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  • 29.03.21

    The Free School Meal Crisis

    By Kimberley Fisher and Imogen Saxton, Sheffield Hallam Law Students Footballer Marcus Rashford has been known in recent months for…

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  • 08.03.21

    I need help with an inquest or pre inquest review

    Mortality has been in the news more than ever of late. Relatives will find the bereavement distressing enough but for…

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  • 03.03.21

    How you can help with pro bono work

    By Abi Johal, Sheffield Hallam Law student   How is SHU Law getting involved in Pro Bono Work ? SHU…

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  • 01.03.21

    No jab, no job?

    The latest discussion in employment law is developing around this area. Pimlico Plumbers have already announced that any new hires…

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  • 24.02.21

    Need help navigating an Inquest?

    By Chris Gillott, Sheffield Hallam Law Student  Attending an inquest for a loved one is difficult. We have the necessary…

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  • 22.02.21

    One in 10 workers told to reapply for their jobs on worse terms

    A recent survey conducted by the TUC has found that controversial ‘fire and rehire’ tactics have become widespread during the…

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  • 17.02.21

    Sheffield Hallam Student Support

    The past couple of months have been an unnerving experience for us all, we continue to find ourselves in a…

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  • 08.02.21

    Planned enhancements in Employment Law

    The government has announced its plans for a new Employment Bill which would improve workers’ rights, promote fairness in the…

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  • 03.02.21

    My legal matter isn’t that important right now -is it?

    It’s safe to say that in the midst of a global pandemic people are tending to have greater perspective as…

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  • 01.02.21

    Can staff be forced to have a COVID-19 vaccination?

    Pimlico Plumbers is in the news following an announcement that it will refuse to offer opportunities to workers who are…

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  • 27.01.21

    Guidance to families and friends with loved ones in prison

    With a further lockdown in place for England, here is some guidance for families and friends of those people in…

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  • 25.01.21

    Business Interruption and Lockdown Losses

    In a Supreme Court judgment, handed down last week, many small firms are to be eligible to receive insurance payouts…

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  • 20.01.21

    Low-paid and part-time workers hit hardest by Covid, charity warns.

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its annual report on poverty in the UK; the full report is here https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/uk-poverty-2020-21…

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  • 18.01.21

    I’m representing myself in a small claim and I don’t know what to do!

    You received the Court papers and scoured Google for advice on how to respond. But now the Court has sent…

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  • 11.01.21

    Online Purchases: What are my Rights?

    In the past 12 months we have bought more online than ever before. In November 2020, internet sales accounted for…

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  • 07.01.21

    Happy Birthday SHU Law!!!

    Today is our second birthday and it’s safe to say as a new business trying to establish itself it’s been…

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  • 15.12.20

    The Ethics of Pro Bono Work

    By Kimberley Fisher, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   At SHU Law Ltd we are committed to providing Pro Bono Legal…

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  • 02.12.20

    Alternatives to Redundancy – Part 3

    In a series of articles over the past weeks we have set out ways that employers and employees should try…

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  • 24.11.20

    Alternatives to Redundancy – Part 2

    This is the second in our series of articles where we suggest ways to avoid making people redundant. Redundancy should…

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  • 18.11.20

    Alternatives to Redundancy – Part 1

    Redundancy should always be a last resort for employers and employees will always have an opportunity to discuss and explore…

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  • 16.11.20

    Update on the Furlough Scheme

    HMRC has published updated guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). As announced by the Chancellor of the…

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  • 13.11.20

    Reviews like this explain how we’ve made finalist at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

    Being a finalist at the Yorkshire legal awards is a fantastic achievement but when we receive feedback like this it…

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  • 11.11.20

    Covid-19 impact on Employment Tribunals

    By Kerishni Kundasamy, Sheffield Hallam Law Student It will not come as a surprise that businesses and all individuals who…

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  • 09.11.20

    SHU Law shortlisted in two categories at Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020

    We are thrilled to announce that SHU Law has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 in not one…

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  • 06.11.20

    Promoting Pro Bono Work

    By Matthew Fisher, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   HOW DO PROFESSIONALS OR ORGANISATIONS PROMOTE PRO BONO WORK? The legal sector…

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  • SHU Law’s Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services

    Today marks the end of pro bono week but does not mark the end of our commitment to provide pro…

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  • Pro Bono services at SHU Law

    By Ellise Todd, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   About us SHU Law Limited is a not for profit teaching law…

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  • 05.11.20

    Thinking About Starting Pro Bono Work?

    By Tom Hope, Sheffield Hallam Law Student Types of pro bono work and pathways Pro Bono is not limited to…

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  • How SHU Law Provides Pro Bono Services – A Student Perspective

    By Dominic Cook, Sheffield Hallam Law Student SHU Law has established itself as a core part of the Sheffield legal…

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  • 04.11.20

    The Vital Importance of Pro Bono Work Within Employment Law

    By Grace Normoyle, Sheffield Hallam Law Student With tier three restrictions now in force in Sheffield, local businesses face yet…

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  • SHU Law Success!

    We recently obtained a significant settlement for one of our clients who was disabled and had been discriminated against. In…

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  • The Importance of Pro Bono Work at SHU Law

    By Dan Riley, Sheffield Hallam Law Student Pro bono week runs from the 2nd to the 6th of November and…

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  • 03.11.20

    Victims Waiting for Justice

    By Sofia Sajid, Sheffield Hallam Law Student Due to unforeseen circumstances, the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has resulted in…

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  • Coronavirus and the Courts

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it uncertainty and destruction. It has also forced many of us to adapt to…

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  • 02.11.20

    Law Students’ Contributions Towards Pro Bono Legal Work – An Essential Element in Enhancing Access to Justice.

    By Shawn Perrie, Sheffield Hallam Law Student The Law Society of England and Wales reported in 2019 that significant changes…

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  • Pro Bono Week: SHU Law

    This week marks the launch of pro bono week – a chance to celebrate the support and free legal advice…

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  • 28.10.20

    The small claims process

    By Elizabeth Walton, Sheffield Hallam Law Student  The background to small claims in the UK Small claims are issued for…

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  • 20.10.20

    Help! I’ve got a parking ticket!

    If you’ve got a parking ticket, the first thing to do is to ascertain who it is from. Different rules…

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  • 15.10.20

    Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

    By Lauren Batty, Sheffield Hallam LLM Student Here at SHU Law our aim is to widen the access to justice,…

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  • 12.10.20

    Small Claims Remote Hearings

    In what has been an unprecedented year, thousands of court hearings have been replaced by virtual hearings, either via telephone…

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  • 07.10.20

    Pitfalls of the CICA Scheme

    Claiming compensation via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is not easy and a process for which claimants are best served…

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  • 05.10.20

    Sheffield Hallam Law student, Hamza Khan shares his thoughts on his virtual work experience in SHU Law.

      What are you currently studying? I am a third-year law student at  Sheffield Hallam University and have been undertaking…

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  • 28.09.20

    Welcoming our Students Back

    This week we welcome our students back. It’s really exciting for all of the SHU Law team who love to…

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  • 23.09.20

    Has your business been interrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

    You are not alone. As we have all seen, this pandemic has led to widespread disruption and business closures, causing…

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  • 21.09.20

    SHU Laws Coronavirus Health and Safety Measures

    All of our staff have now returned to site so that we can re-commence face to face appointments with our…

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  • 14.09.20

    Are you affected by Covid-19 in your employment? Can SHU Law help?

    By Abby Keller-Bestwick, LLM student   The current situation…. There are 27.93 million people employed in the UK. Reports show…

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  • 09.09.20

    Contract disputes during the pandemic

    The government issued guidance (and updated the guidance) recently surrounding contract disputes during the Covid-19 pandemic. In essence, it encourages…

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  • 04.09.20

    How can I sign a contract during the pandemic?

      If you are not able to meet with a contract party to finalise a contract, there may be options….

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  • 01.09.20

    Health and Safety at work during Covid-19

    By Elena Oara, LLM Student   The Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent protective measures will have a long-lasting impact on the…

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  • 28.08.20

    Employee Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    By Aamina Almaas, LLM student   Employer’s have responded to Covid-19 trying to keep businesses open and running in line…

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  • 26.08.20

    Attacks on the LGBT community: How to get help

    By Catherine Tanner, LLM Student The effects of violent homophobic attacks are far-reaching and devastating for those involved. It was…

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  • 24.08.20

    I have been through the small claims process and have been successful but still have not received my money. What do I do?

      Obtaining a successful judgment is not always the end of the court process. Often parties will need to consider…

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  • 19.08.20

    A Guide to Zero- Hour Contracts

    By LLM Students Emma Rodgers, Beth Lockwood and Vivenne Pinnington. Have you been offered a zero-hour contract and want to…

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  • 17.08.20

    Criminal Injuries Compensation- FAQs

      Can I run my own criminal injuries compensation claim? The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Scheme (CICA) is designed for…

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  • 12.08.20

    I “failed” my A Levels! Sally Mallinson Ayres discusses the benefits of Clearing.

    With A-Level results day looming and the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought to the realms of those that should…

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  • 10.08.20

    The impact of covid-19 on the legal profession

    Slowly the legal profession is venturing back into some degree of normality. Solicitors practices have undertaken the required risk assessments…

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  • 27.07.20

    The Benefit of SHU Law

    To fellow law firms, we can help your clients. SHU Law doesn’t charge legal fees so it can help your…

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  • 17.07.20

    Resolving Disputes in the Workplace

    At SHU Law we advise our clients to explore all the avenues available to them to try and resolve disagreements…

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  • 15.07.20

    Covid-19 and contracts

    For many businesses, either at the receiving end of a failure to supply or who have desperately wanted to fulfil…

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  • 13.07.20

    Victims of crime urging “Please don’t forget us”

    The court system has been no different to other businesses and organisations during the lockdown, operating on reduced numbers of…

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  • 10.07.20

    Chancellor’s Summer Economic Statement

    In his mini budget on 8th July the Chancellor said that the UK is facing “significant” job losses but that…

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  • 09.07.20

    Court backlogs impacting on access to justice

    The BBC recently reported that the backlog in hearings for court cases is impacting upon victims of crime. ‘Please don’t…

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  • 08.07.20

    Sally Mallinson Ayres considers the value of a SHU Law degree

    I was recently asked by a colleague what the value of my law degree was and it set me thinking…

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  • 06.07.20

    Should I forward on legal advice that I have received to my opponent?

    You have a dispute with another party (it could be an individual, company, partnership or other entity). You might be…

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  • 03.07.20

    Alternatives to redundancy – Lay-offs and short-time working

    We are all concerned that the time it will take for the economy to recover to previous levels of activity…

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  • 02.07.20

    Commercial disputes: Getting the entity correct

    So, you want to pursue a dispute? You think you know who to pursue (in the pre-action stage and ultimately…

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  • 01.07.20

    SHU Law – A Year In Reflection

    During the last 12 months SHU Law has gone from strength to strength. Our practising solicitors have been busy advancing…

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  • 29.06.20

    “You’re free” – I don’t trust you and I don’t think you’re any good!

    The stereotypes about solicitors being just in the job for the money thankfully are not as rife as they once…

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  • 26.06.20

    Black Employees hold just 1.5 percent of senior roles

    The employment law team at SHU Law are often asked to advise on aspects of the Equality Act which includes…

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  • 24.06.20

    I am being sued because my dog bit someone – what should I do?

    If your dog bites someone it’s important to appreciate that this doesn’t automatically mean that someone who has been injured…

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  • 23.06.20

    Manufacturing Disputes

    Manufacturing forms such a vital part of our economy. In recent testing times manufacturing and production companies have adapted their…

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  • 22.06.20

    SHU Law – it’s just a clinic-right?

    Wrong! SHU Law is a fully regulated law firm. This means that we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority…

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  • 18.06.20

    What is a limitation period?

    A limitation period is a legal time limit within which a claim must be brought. Is there the same limitation…

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  • 17.06.20

    SHU Laws Civic Response to Covid-19

    Here at SHU Law we are starting to think about what the world will look like when the lockdown eases…

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  • 15.06.20

    Started your own personal injury claim and finding it too difficult?

    Some people who have accidents and suffer injury like to take the person who they consider responsible to task themselves….

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  • 12.06.20

    LGBT in the workplace

    Stonewall have published research, at https://www.stonewall.org.uk/lgbt-britain-work-report, on the discrimination faced by the LGBT community in the workplace. Included in their…

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  • 11.06.20

    Meet our Legal Student Support Officer

    Sinead is SHU Law’s Legal Student Support Officer and joined our team in July 2019, she is the key contact…

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  • 10.06.20

    Sally Mallinson Ayres considers whether personal injury lawyers really are “ambulance chasers”

      There’s a lot of debate at present around the requirements to wear PPE at work. It’s a complex debate…

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  • 08.06.20

    What is a civil litigation settlement agreement?

    A settlement agreement (in the non-employment context) is a document that parties can use if they have settled a civil…

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  • 05.06.20

    Holiday entitlement post covid-19

    In some limited circumstances the government has introduced a temporary new law allowing employees and workers to carry over up…

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  • 03.06.20

    How do I pay for legal advice?

    The biggest question on most people’s minds when seeking legal advice is how much will it cost and how will…

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  • 01.06.20

    What are small claims?

    In England and Wales, if a party or parties issue proceedings (take a matter to court), the court will decide…

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  • 29.05.20

    Helping to make sure that your workplace is safe

    As more of us are returning to our workplaces the safety of those workplaces will come into focus. Employees need…

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  • 27.05.20

    But we trust each other….

      Many consider ‘gentleman’s agreements’ to be sufficient when they are purchasing goods or services. They could never foresee that…

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  • 25.05.20

    Defend or Ignore Proceedings?

    SHU law is often contacted by people who have had proceedings issued against them. What’s frustrating about this situation for…

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  • 03.04.20
    Inquests and Coroners Court

    Covid-19 is impacting upon everyone’s lives at the moment. It is a time of great uncertainty for many but for…

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  • 02.04.20
    Priority Work For County Courts

    The court service is trying desperately to keep the justice system going amidst the Covid-19 lockdown, publishing a new list…

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  • 06.01.20
    Sheffield Hallam Law student, Francesca Hawley shares her experience of training in SHU Law.

    What is work experience like at SHU Law? You may be thinking, “that sounds so scary and intimidating” and “I…

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  • 12.12.19
    SHU Law Circle welcomes new members.

    SHU Law is keen to listen to the student voice, and as such developed ‘The Circle’ to ensure it captures…

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  • 04.12.19
    Sheffield Hallam Law student, Imogen Walton-Binns, writes about her ‘Law in Practice’ placement experience.

    Imogen Walton-Binns is a 3rd year law student at Sheffield Hallam University and has secured a placement at SHU Law…

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  • 30.09.19
    Sheffield Hallam named UK university of the year for teaching quality.

    Sheffield Hallam University has been named the UK university of the year for teaching quality in the latest Times and…

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  • Lady Justice Statue
    17.07.19
    Should victims of crime with unspent convictions get compensation?

    It’s a topical issue this week as the plight of Roy Larner, a declared “hero” of the London terror attacks…

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    25.06.19
    What is a litigant in person?

    A ‘litigant in person’ (LiP), or an unrepresented party can be an individual, company or organisation who has made a…

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  • 21.06.19
    What is commercial dispute resolution?

    Commercial disputes can arise between businesses or between a company and an individual. They include contractual disputes, small claims, debt…

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  • 13.06.19
    SHU Law solicitors and students take the first steps to qualifying as mediators.

    The lawyers at SHU Law, along with lawyers and law students from Sheffield Hallam University have recently undertaken a mediation…

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  • 16.04.19
    The SHU Law Circle

    The voice of the students sits at the heart of the development of SHU Law and to ensure that we…

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  • Coroner’s Courts and Inquests

    SHU Law staff, HKC Law Clinic students and Nursing and Social Care students came together last week to share knowledge…

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  • 08.04.19
    The Law Society Civil Litigation News

    SHU Law has featured in the Law Society civil litigation feature. To read the full article click on the link.http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/civil-litigation/news-and-features/civil-litigation-features-and-comment/success-story-student-law-firm/5067319.article

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  • SHU Law’s “Fantastic” Feedback!

    We have had our first success here at SHU Law this week and our client was over the moon about…

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  • 25.02.19
    New SHU Law video

    Watch our video to find out more about us here at SHU Law.  

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  • 24.01.19
    The SHU Law Circle

    Most businesses nowadays optimise the contributions made by its staff and various stakeholders by ensuring that they have a means…

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  • 07.01.19
    A Licence and A Year of Reflection

    A well-deserved email from the SRA arrived today, attaching SHU Law’s ABS licence and proving to be another key step…

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  • 02.01.19
    Our First VIP Visitor

    Today SHU Law was visited by Sir Michael Barber, the Chair of the Office for Students. This was an important…

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  • 01.08.18
    SHU Law Has Premises!

    Today was historic in the development of SHU Law as we were given access to our newly refurbished premises on…

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