Eastbourne Family Solicitor marks Good Divorce Week 2020 with free family appointments

  Family law professional Brigitte Shakespeare of Cognitive Law in Eastbourne is showing her support for Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free telephone advice sessions to families later this month. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their... Read more »

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What makes Cognitive Law any different from any other law firm?

On the whole it is accepted that a law firm will deliver professional legal services, simply by virtue of being a law firm. Law firms are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and legally qualified fee earners such as Barristers, Solicitors and Legal Executives must all train to and practise by certain standards. Some law... Read more »

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What laws do I need to know about when running a recruitment company?

Recruitment companies and the law I am often asked what laws apply to recruitment companies? Or, what laws do I need to know about when running a recruitment company? Much of it lies in contract and agency law, which is far too boring to blog about here. But there are some fundamental laws that every... Read more »

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Thinking of doing business with a Japanese company? Quick guide to Japanese business etiquette

The news that the UK and Japan signed a trade agreement in October 2020 is something we should celebrate more, and we should look out to see how we could benefit from it from 2021. Having been born, raised and worked in Japan up until my late twenties, and working in England for some twenty-odd... Read more »

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Why bother with wellbeing?

In short, stronger, healthier and more resilient employees will work smarter and ultimately produce better results. When people are stressed, they might be present but they’re not necessarily contributing fully.  They are also less tolerant to those around them, find it difficult to focus and they won’t give their best to your clients. Given the... Read more »

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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As you have probably heard the Job Support Scheme, which was scheduled to come in on Sunday 1st November, has been postponed. Instead, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the Furlough scheme, has been extended to the end of March 2021. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended until March but it... Read more »

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Helpful tips on funding your divorce

For many people, one of the biggest concerns they have when facing divorce proceedings is how to pay for their legal costs.  For some, the family finances as a whole will already be limited and any extra expenditure will exceed income; for others, they may not have control over the family finances and will therefore... Read more »

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