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The role of Cafcass

If parents cannot agree over arrangements for their children, it is sometimes necessary to ask the Court to assist. 

This usually then...

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Recruiting Lone Nuts and First Followers

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SM&CR - unintended consequences on their way?

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Leaks in the Trump White House and Game of Thrones? Does all the US news coverage on information leaks have you curious about Employee Confidentiality?

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Mind your language, SRA warns solicitors

What you put on social media and in emails lives in posterity! 

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Family solicitor banned for backdating eight letters

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What if One of Your Employees was Shown on the News Marching with White Supremacists?

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Heterosexual Civil Partnerships to be appealed to Supreme Court

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'Post-Brexit Boost'...?

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On Monday 14 August, the Government launched a public consultation and wage survey in a bid to tackle the gender pay gap in Ireland. It...

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A fun article in the press about sexbots roused my otherwise monosyllabic teenage sons into an unusually animated debate. An ethical...

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Workers win over £2 million compensation for not receiving pay in line with the National Minimum Wage

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Occupational Health and Safety System Review

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SRA shuts down Hull firm Ingrams

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Surrogacy Law: Is Reform on the Cards?

There is a growing clamour amongst lawyers and campaigners for reform of the UK's rules on surrogacy arrangements. 

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Google diversity memo: Lawyer Monthly

Our Employment Associate, Sarah Austin, has been featured in Lawyer Monthly's piece on this month's most high-profile diversity casualty. 

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Finding Fault With Divorce

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LinkedIn handed setback in web scraping lawsuit

I've previously written about LinkedIn's web scraping battle in the United States.

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Does a worker have to take unpaid leave before they can establish whether they are entitled to be paid for it?

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Can fathers be paid less than mothers to look after their babies?

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Conduct dismissals – does an ET have to find an employee ‘culpable’?

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UK government moves to protect smart cars

As part of the recent outpouring of legislation and guidance from the UK government relating to cyber security, the Centre for the...

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Bank of England's report on conflicts of interest may herald a sea change

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It’s probably unlawful to ban foreign languages in the workplace

Sports direct issued a note titled “Store Language Policy” which included the line, “We would like to take this opportunity to remind...

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GDPR and PSD2 - friends or foes?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presents significant challenges for banks – by next May, they need to know exactly what...

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Shared Parental Pay: The new issue within the equal pay debate

The Issue

Discrimination against women who take maternity leave is a well-known issue. But with the introduction of shared parental leave...

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How Voluntary Overtime Affects Holiday Pay

The Case

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and ors

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal's decision that...

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Changing your child's name

If both parents can agree to a name change, changing a child's name is relatively straight forward. 

If both parents have parental...

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Support your children!

On divorce, one contentious issue is sorting out child maintenance, ie how much should the parent with whom the child does not live with...

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Archwilio rheol ‘uniaith Saesneg’ Sports Direct

Gyda Sports Direct o dan y lach, rhanna Iestyn Morris ei farn gyfreithiol ar wahardd ieithoedd heblaw’r Saesneg yn y gweithle.

Byth ymhell...

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Will the National Living Wage rise have to wait?

As the Federation of Small Businesses report today that the rise to the National Living Wage may need to be delayed, Employment solicitor

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Sports Direct 'English-only' rule probed

As Sports Direct comes into the media spotlight once again, this time for allegedly banning employees from speaking to each other in any...

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How much influence do tattoos have on your job prospects?

Our Employment law Associate, Esyllt Green, is featured in Wales Online recent article about tattoos in the work place. Do they affect...

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Why we should all be taking our lunch breaks

Less than one third of British workers have lunch away from their desks. With 45% of lost working days being attributed to work-related...

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$35 million in 30 seconds: Initial Coin Offerings explained

Blockchain project Tezos raised $232 million-worth of bitcoin and ether in mid-July 2017, breaking the record for crowdfunding through an...

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Dyfarniad tribiwnlysoedd yn arwain at sefyllfa 'gymhleth'

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Voluntary Overtime should be included in Holiday Pay

A recent EAT decision has provided further confirmation that when voluntary overtime is made with sufficient regularity it will be...

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Judge writes personal letter to child after a High Court battle

A Judge has personally written to a child embroiled in a High Court battle over whether he should be allowed to move to Scandinavia with...

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Upcoming changes to the financial requirement when applying for a family of a settled person visa

For anyone interested in applying for a “family of a settled person” visa, you should check out our blog (link below) on upcoming changes...

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Spotlight on Unpaid Internships

A recent study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research has concluded that unpaid internships can hinder a person’s earning...

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The Who's Who to get your money back

The Grant Thornton Insolvency team leads the market in Who's Who Legal for asset tracing with our UK team receiving 9 listings as thought...

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Tribunal Fees Removed: What Happens Next? 5 tips on avoiding employment litigation

The big news in employment law last week was the removal of Employment Tribunal fees for employees wishing to bring a claim against their...

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