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Expert opinion: When can an employer rely on ‘private’ WhatsApp messages in the context of disciplining an employee?

Written by Malcolm Gregory on .

Expert opinion: When can an employer rely on ‘private’ WhatsApp messages in the context of disciplining an employee?

Have you ever become aware that an employee has done something inappropriate on social media? Maybe they posted something which they ought to have thought twice about, or maybe you have discovered an entirely inappropriate online conversation?

Determining when it is possible to discipline an employee for their use of

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Expert opinion: When it comes to moving home, get streets ahead – choose a high street solicitor

Written by Sarah Thomson on .

Expert opinion: When it comes to moving home, get streets ahead – choose a high street solicitor

We all use the internet for so many different things: buying our groceries, shopping for clothes or even house hunting.

But when you consider that buying your home is likely to be the biggest investment you make in your lifetime, you need to be certain to instruct a property lawyer

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Expert opinion: New rules on Capital Gains Tax on second homes may catch out property investors

Written by Richard Mathews on .

Expert opinion: New rules on Capital Gains Tax on second homes may catch out property investors

If you own a second home, are a landlord or a property investor, you should be aware of a new ruling that comes into force in April next year, affecting Capital Gains Tax on second homes.

Currently, if as a UK resident you sell a property where Capital Gains Tax

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Expert opinion: Who's the boss - could you run a business with your life partner? Five tips for survival

Written by Clare Smale on .

Expert opinion: Who's the boss - could you run a business with your life partner? Five tips for survival

After 27 years of marriage and 17 of those working together running our business inspired2learn, we are both still smiling (mostly). Many of our friends and colleagues have said they can imagine nothing worse than working with their life partner.

Here are our five top tips for a happy husband

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