Insolvency reforms unveiled
The government has announced measures which it says will help cut the cost of insolvency procedures and benefit creditors by £30 million a year.
European Court rules that workers in civil partnerships are entitled to the same benefits as married couples
In a case that could have a profound impact on employment contracts and welfare regimes, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that workers in civil partnerships are entitled to the same benefits as married couples.
The offence of using a mobile telephone whilst driving has become one of the most common offences prosecuted by the police. Whilst the offence would appear to be straight forward, it does raise an important question – namely; what constitutes using a mobile phone?
Recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that between 2008-2010 around 1.6 million adults accepted an inheritance of at least £1,000, with half receiving less than £10,000 and only one in ten receiving £125,000 or more
Lasting Powers of Attorney – your health and welfare
One seemingly inevitable consequence of the fact that we are living for longer is the increase in the number of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and who, as a result, require the involvement of social workers, medical staff and care home workers in their daily lives.
IVAs buck trend as insolvencies fall
Latest figures have shown that individual insolvencies have fallen significantly year on year.
Individuals taking high value cases through civil courts in England and Wales can expect to pay much more towards the running costs, while the fees for domestic violence injunctions are to be discarded.
Employer fined over ladder fall death
An employer has been fined following the death of a decorator following a fall from a ladder in what the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described as “an entirely preventable tragedy”.
New regulations with implications for employers come into force in just a few days.
The Employment Appeals Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that the dismissal of a school caretaker following unproven allegations of sex abuse was unfair.