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Christmas isn’t always about happy families
November 2015

by Kevin Double

It is just a few weeks until Christmas, a very special time for children. However, the issue of where children should spend Christmas can lead to arguments between parents who have separated from one another. Where such issues arise, it is important to deal with the arrangements for Christmas contact as soon as possible. Continue reading...

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Transparency in the UK – new legislation
November 2015

In 2013 the department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), published a discussion paper on increasing transparency in relation to the ownership and control of UK companies. Continue reading...

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Businesses could face additional costs from EU ruling
October 2015

by Lara Murray

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has said that the time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers who do not have a fixed place of work should be regarded as working time and that employees should be paid. Continue reading...

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Deregulation implications
September 2015

By Mark Harris

The Deregulation Act 2015 was passed in March 2015 and has 116 sections and 23 schedules. One of these is a new provision that will come into force on 1 October 2015 to protect tenants in England from eviction. Continue reading...

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Court overturns will
August 2015

by Tim Steele

In a case which has attracted media attention over a number of years, a will that was deemed to be unreasonable has been overturned by the courts, resulting in a woman being awarded £164,000 from her estranged mother’s estate, despite the deceased stating in her will that she did not want her daughter to receive any financial benefit. Continue reading...

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No time limits on claims after divorce
July 2015

by Kevin Double

A recent case heard in the Supreme Court, saw a woman win the right to seek money from her ex-husband, 30 years after they separated. Continue reading...

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An end to exclusivity clauses
June 2015

by Lara Murray

Since the end of May, exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts have been unlawful. Exclusivity clauses occur when an employer prevents casual staff from working for another employer, despite there not being a guarantee of work. Continue reading...

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When simple isn’t best
May 2015

When discussing wills with clients, it is common to hear them say that they want to ‘keep things simple’. This is an understandable aim and, where possible, desirable. Continue reading...

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Don’t take the high road
April 2015

by Jeremy Sirrell

Although it has always been illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs, prosecutions were rare because they were much more difficult to prove than drink-driving offences. Continue reading...

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Pension changes and the affect on divorce
February 2015

by Kevin Double

Pension reforms that make it easier for retirees to access their savings could lead to an increase in so-called ‘silver splitter’ divorces. Continue reading...