Volcanic Ash Absences
A practical guide to dealing with no fault absences
A Better Way To Divorce?
It is a sad fact of life that one in three marriages in the UK will fail – and many more unmarried couples will separate.
The Government announced on 14th September 2009 its intention to legislate for additional paternity leave and pay to be available to fathers of children due to be born on or after 3rd April 2011. The relevant Regulations will come into force on 6th April 2010.
Cohabitation has increased considerably in the United Kingdom over the last twenty years. Unfortunately it appears there is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to the status of unmarried couples without children.
The Family Business Upon Divorce
It is not unusual to have a family business that forms a large part of the divorcing party’s assets. The difficulty is how the business is to be divided a subject that is causing considerable legal debate.
The case of Betty Figg, the 86 year old dementia sufferer who was forcibly removed from her daughter’s home by Social Services in April 2009 with the assistance of police, doctors and a battering ram, was a startling demonstration of the disputes that can arise once a person is no longer capable of making decisions about their health and welfare.
Why Make an LPA?
LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY – AVOIDING THE SECRET COURT
Employers may look during economic downturn for ways of reducing short-term employment costs without resorting to redundancy – this had led to a recent sharp rise in the number of employers offering sabbaticals to key employees.
Private Care and Public Responsibility
News of a £350,000 refund by the National Health Service to the families of elderly people, forced to fund their own care home fees, has recently made the front pages.
Top tips on Redundancy
As the credit crunch becomes a reality, affected companies will inevitably consider redundancies.