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Regulators Want To Help Insurers To Innovate

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Smoking and Vaping in the Workplace

With reports of Australia clamping down even further on smoking, it is perhaps a good time to remind ourselves of the laws in England...

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Pre-nups and seizing Courts

This article in the Telegraph refers to the recently reported case of DB v PB [2016] EWHC 3431 (Fam), an interesting case due to a...

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The importance of evidence

This is a probate case, but involves a complicated family history, where it was unclear whether a valid marriage had taken place.  

Whilst...

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Marriage & Business

Dividing financial assets upon the breakdown of a marriage can be complex, particularly if one party has a business. 

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Another taxi driver dispute

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Pregnant and Unprotected?

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A change in the trend for workplace dresscodes?

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Domestic Abuse and Contact with Children

The Judiciary are taking steps to change the common law presumption that it will always be in the best interests of a child to have a...

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Family Mediation Week

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What is Family Mediation Week?

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Family breakdown costs the tax payer £48 billion

This article gives no indication as to how that figure is calculated... There is however an important message - only 14% of separating...

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Increase in Disputes involving Children

Cafcass have revealed there have been an increase in the number of private law cases involving disputes over arrangements for children. 

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How to achieve an amicable divorce

I was interested to read that a divorce app has been created, to help people achieve an amicable divorce. 

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Careless talk costs jobs

On 4 January Tom Arscott was suspended by his club (Sale Sharks) pending the outcome of an internal investigation. This week the...

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Ignorance isn't bliss..

This time it's KWM. The firm’s demise follows the likes of Dewey LeBoeuf and Howrey. Managing Partner Tim Bednall made “heroic” efforts,...

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The man on the Wetherby-Leeds omnibus

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Another successful employment claim by an au pair

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"Three-person IVF" breakthrough

The first baby created using a new method of "three- person IVF" has been born in Ukraine. 

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Employment law changes in 2017

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Mental health care

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Southern Rail Strike: a legal case?

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It's "snow" joke

With reports of snow on the way, it is possible that many employees and employers will be adversely affected by the bad weather. Set out...

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Further NHS IVF cuts proposed

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Pitfalls of joint bank accounts

Many couples, whether married or cohabiting, have joint bank accounts.

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A Private Judge... Is there such a thing?

It is reported that Brad and Angelina have decided to use a private Judge to deal with their separation. 

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You've Got Mail!

From 1 January, French companies will be required to guarantee employees' rights to disconnect from technology outside of working hours.

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Radical Candor: An ER Health Warning

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Minimum Wage or Real Living Wage?

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Are Private Hearings the way forward?

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January, 'the season of divorce?'

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The gig economy - what is it?

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Will 2017 be the year of the Online Divorce?

There are currently proposals for divorces in the UK to be moved online, meaning couples could instigate divorce proceedings via their...

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Divorce Day?

The first working day of January is widely known as "Divorce Day" with many Lawyers experiencing an increase in the number of enquiries...

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