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Court staff to be asked to enforce MIAMs before first family court hearing

Court staff to be asked to enforce MIAMs before first family court hearing

The current volume of family law cases is “‘unprecedented” and “unsustainable”, a leading expert has revealed.

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July 3, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Cybersecurity assessments need to play a greater role in M&A due diligence, say experts

Cybersecurity assessments need to play a greater role in M&A due diligence, say experts

Cybersecurity issues threaten more than half of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, a new study has revealed.

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June 27, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial

TV chef agrees to multi-million-pound divorce settlement

TV chef agrees to multi-million-pound divorce settlement

Reports suggest that TV chef Paul Hollywood has agreed to pay his former partner an estimated £5 million as part of their divorce settlement.

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June 26, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

What are the Health and Safety requirements for Landlords?

What are the Health and Safety requirements for Landlords?

The Tenant Fees Act came into effect on 1 June 2019, meaning that there are specific rulings on payment for Landlords. But, what are the health and safety requirements for landlords?

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June 25, 2019
Posted in Blog, Dispute Resolution, Property

Law Commission calls for overhaul of surrogacy laws

Law Commission calls for overhaul of surrogacy laws

The Law Commission has called for a total reform of surrogacy laws to better support families and children.

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June 13, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Government to put wellbeing of children first in family court hearings

Government to put wellbeing of children first in family court hearings

The Government will do more to put the safety, health and wellbeing of children first in family court cases, it has been revealed. Launching a new public ‘Call for Evidence’, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it is looking to those with direct involvement to share their experiences. The MoJ has also formed a panel…

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June 5, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Tribunal rules that employee was unfairly dismissed for announcing pregnancy three weeks after starting new job

Tribunal rules that employee was unfairly dismissed for announcing pregnancy three weeks after starting new job

A pregnant office worker was unfairly dismissed after she announced that she was pregnant three weeks after starting a new job, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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June 4, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

New rules allowing opposite-sex civil partnerships written into law

New rules allowing opposite-sex civil partnerships written into law

  Two persons of the opposite sex are now eligible to form a civil partnership in England and Wales.

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May 29, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Former female RBS employee wins equal pay case

Former female RBS employee wins equal pay case

A former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee has won an equal pay case against the company, with Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, warning that they could be open to more claims.

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May 21, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Government announces new retail landlord register

Government announces new retail landlord register

The Government has announced a new register for retail landlords in the UK.

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May 21, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property