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Mental health at work - a lawyer's view

This week is, of course, Mental Health Awareness Week. With every passing year there seems to be an increase in the willingness of people to share their own experiences in order to support and help others. There are also many employers, large and small, committing openly to improving the mental health and wellbeing of their people.  In the last year … READ MORE…

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Joint Effort - leading YESS by example

For International Women’s Day, our Joint-CEOs share their experiences of balancing a leadership role with family responsibilities. Emma writes: On International Women’s Day Karen and I thought we should reflect on how we have made our working lives work. There is so much in the media about women “having it all” in terms of career and kids – and we … READ MORE…

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My First 6 Months - Saher Osman

  I am pleased to say I completed 6 months at YESS Law at the end of January 2019! Joining YESS has strengthened my belief in the effectiveness of the “no litigation” model. Here are the top things I have learned so far:   Early resolution Early resolution gives clients the opportunity to try and settle even when they have … READ MORE…

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Camilla Palmer - My Journey: Rottweiler to Resolver….

  To be fair (to me) I was only once (to my knowledge) called a rottweiler and it was years ago. But I admit that when I started as an employment lawyer I was definitely in the ‘adversarial’ camp, ‘fighting’ – in the tribunal – for ‘justice’ for my clients.  Of course, I still want justice but know that rarely … READ MORE…

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Slow release inspiration - a reflection on #cipdACE

  I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this year’s BlogSquad at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE for short) on 7th and 8th November. Every year the conference is jam packed with inspiring and thought-provoking sessions and this year was no different. I am still reflecting on the opening keynote by Rachel Botsman.  She addressed a capacity crowd to … READ MORE…

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Automation, Artificial Intelligence and People Management

Here we are, nearly halfway through Day 2 of the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition.  In one of my pre-event blogs I asked the question “is this conference relevant to an employment lawyer?  Is an employment lawyer relevant to this conference? I had a fantastic day yesterday attending the opening keynote speech (“Trust and why it is key for success”), … READ MORE…

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#cipdACE 2018 - are you ready to Level Up?

I’m getting ready for action at the CIPD Annual Conference tomorrow and Thursday.  Last week, I mentioned some of the exhibitors who have the unglamorous (and often difficult) messages to get out there. Today, I’m here to remind conference goers that looking after your people properly starts with the absolute basics.  I hate to be the one to break this … READ MORE…

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CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 7-8 November 2018 - Karen Teago joins the Blog Squad

  This will be my first time at a CIPD event since returning to legal practice and I cannot wait to get stuck in.  After 5 years in HR roles, I took up the position of Joint-CEO and Principal Solicitor here at YESS Law, a leading employment law practice, in June 2018. What is there at conference for me?  Is … READ MORE…

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YESS Law listed in The Times 200 Best Law Firms 2019

      We are delighted and extremely proud to have been named as one of The Times 200 Best Law Firms 2019! We are one of just 30 legal service providers listed for employment law expertise, as recommended by other lawyers. For us to be recognised alongside leading commercial firms, confirms that our unique approach to resolving employment disputes … READ MORE…

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Transparency: key to unlocking pay inequality

It is a very British thing – to be coy about disclosing what you earn. Why? Is it about status:  you might be earning less than your mates.  Is there embarrassment for high earners about being paid so much?  Or is it just ‘the way things are’ – with no rational explanation. Lack of transparency may suit some employers who … READ MORE…

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