Transparency in the UK – new legislation
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.
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.
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.
Court overturns will
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.
An end to exclusivity clauses
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.
When simple isn’t best
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.
Don’t take the high road
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.
Do Grandparents have rights too?
by Donna Gibbons
It is obvious to all that the breakdown of a relationship leads to heartache for the parents and the children concerned. Grandparents can often feel overlooked in the whole process, despite it affecting their contact with their grandchildren. They often sit back, not wanting to upset an already fragile situation.