Football, Commission and Agents

Football Intermediaries 3% compulsory commission fees, how fair are they? Introduction An Intermediary is ´´A natural or legal person who, for a fee or free of charge, represents players and/or clubs in negotiations with a view to concluding an employment contract or represents clubs in negotiations with a view to concluding a transfer agreement´´. FIFA

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Deathbed Gifts

How to set up a trust and make deathbed gifts Introduction In this article, we explore how someone can set up a trust and make a substantial gift while gravely ill i.e. on deathbed and validity of these gifts. The important legal question explored here is whether the dying man had the capacity to make

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Wrongfully Dismissed?

Your complete guide to wrongful dismissal and employment rights Introduction A contract of employment between an employer and the employee is essentially a contract for either fixed term or continuous term. Generally, the employment contract expressly states, and employee and employer agree on the terms which will dictate the termination of the employment. Where an

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Employment Rights to Holidays and Statutory Leaves

Do you know your full employment rights to holidays and leaves? Here is a complete guide to all possible leaves you may be entitled to. Introduction As an employee, you have substantial employment rights and entitlement to holidays. Ranging from maternity leave, parental and paternity leave to adoption and other leaves. In thisnews article, we

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Do You Know Your Rights and Obligations Under Redundancy?

 What is Redundancy? “Redundancy is a dismissal due to actual or intended closure of a business for which the employee was employed or due to changes in the requirements of the business”. Introduction  Employment Law provides sufficient safeguards to financially compensate an employee who is made redundant. It ensures that the Dismissal is genuinely due

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The Role of Maintenance and Advancement in a Will

Introduction Maintenance and advancement When writing a Will it is important to decide who your trustees are going to be. Trustees have a variety of powers, for example the power of sale, power to maintain minors and to advance capital. One of the powers that they have is called Power of Maintenance which is provided

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The Law on Redundancy

Introduction Wider economic circumstances may cause the employer to shut down or reduce the size of the workforce, changing the structure or even the nature of the work or sell all or part of the business enterprise, as redundancy, reorganisation, and transfers of undertakings all involve significant employment consequences. What legal consequences follow if jobs

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Naturalisation in the UK

Introduction Naturalisation is the term given to the process whereby a non-citizen in a country (not indigenous to, there bear in mind) acquires citizenship or nationality of that country. Certain countries require that an individual renounce his or her current nationality in order to guard against multiple citizenships. Countries may do this for reasons like

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Mobile phone data in rape prosecutions

Sexual offences can have a severely harmful impact, and victims must have confidence that if they report a crime, their case will be handled sensitively and fairly by the Police and Criminal Prosecutors. Introduction Over the past few weeks, there has been widespread media coverage on how the Police and Criminal Prosecutors use information from

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Asylum and Refuge – all you need to know

Here is all you need to know about seeking asylum or refuge in the UK Introduction There are many geopolitical conflicts around the world and many people flee their homes and their own countries for many reasons and seek the protection of the UK government. A person who seeks protection from the UK Government against

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Express and Implied Covenents – Essential guide for tenants

Introduction There are more people in the UK who rent out their accomodations than own. The shortage of social housing and the general supply of houses has led to an acute disbanlance in the rights. The landlords are currently in more favourable position then the tenants due to strong bargaining power.  In this article we

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Charitable trusts – What is it?

Introduction A charitable trust is set up where the trustees may only use income or capital to benefit charities. Reading time: 5 minutes KEY POINTS Trusts The relief of poverty Advancement of education Advancement of religion Advancement of health or the saving of lives The advancement of citizenship or community development The advancement of the

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Changes to Post Based System, All you Need to Know.

Introduction British citizens have an inviolable right to live in the UK and EU nationals (despite Brexit uncertainty) have the right to live and work in the UK either for someone or for themselves. This area of law just like other areas are dynamic. As such, there have been changes to the points-based system. Read

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Forced Marriage – What is it?

What is forced marriage? A forced marriage is a marriage where one or both people do not consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. Introduction You have the right to choose whom you marry, when you marry, or if you marry at all. Reading time: 6 minutes Legal issues under forced marriage?

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