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Flexible parental leave is on the cards
June 2013

Parents will be able to share parental leave within the next two years when the relevant parts of the Children and Families Bill become law.

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Avoiding summer holiday contact issues
May 2013

The school summer holidays are fast approaching. It is at this time of year that separated parents may encounter disputes about the arrangements for the holiday period and now is the time to resolve such issues.

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The perils of pension payouts on parting
May 2013

Given that the UK has one of the least generous state pensions, coupled with an ever increasing retirement age, many people need to rely on a private pension provision to maintain the standard of living they enjoyed during their working years.

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Employee shareholders
May 2013

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (“the Act”) which comes into effect from 1 September 2013, will introduce an employee ownership scheme under which employees will be able to relinquish some of their employment rights in exchange for shares in their employer’s business.

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Whistle blowing – what’s all the fuss about?
May 2013

Whistle blowing is a term that we frequently hear in the news these days. The term generally comes from employees raising a concern about corporate malpractice. The term whistle blower comes from the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) which started life as a Private Member’s Bill following a series of disasters and financial scandals in the 1980s and early 1990s. You may hear the terms being referred to as protected disclosure which is the more formal term. Whistleblowers reveal information which would otherwise remain concealed. More recently, we have seen this in the news relating to Mid Staffordshire hospital.

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Flexible parental leave is on the cards
May 2013

Parents will be able to share parental leave within the next two years when the relevant parts of the Children and Families Bill become law.

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way to get it right
April 2013

Disputes regarding wills and the estates of those who have passed away are on the increase. In fact, according to a recent report, the number of claims reaching the High Court has risen by a staggering 700%.

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Changes to child support
March 2013

Most people have heard of the Child Support Agency (CSA) and are aware of the bad press it attracted. As a result of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008, the organisation was re-named and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) came into being. Shortly, the name will be changed yet again and the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) will be born.

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The importance of providing drivers’ details
March 2013

The publicity surrounding the Vicky Pryce case demonstrates just how seriously the law takes notices issued by the police to provide drivers’ details.

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Sickness and the right to holiday pay
February 2013

Lara Murray, an employment law specialist at Palmers Solicitors, looks at the issues raised by two recent court rulings on sickness and annual leave

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