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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

Government announces new “life-saving” services for survivors of domestic abuse

Government announces new “life-saving” services for survivors of domestic abuse

The Government has announced a raft of new measures designed to support victims of domestic abuse.

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May 15, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Housing transactions rise by four per cent

Housing transactions rise by four per cent

Housing transactions rose by four per cent in April compared with April 2018, according to latest figures.

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May 14, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property

Shareholders push back against British bank in “largest rebellion” yet

Shareholders push back against British bank in “largest rebellion” yet

Almost four in 10 investors have chosen not to back Standard Chartered’s new executive remuneration policy, it has been revealed.

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May 9, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial, Employment

Radical new reforms set to simplify and speed up divorce proceedings

Radical new reforms set to simplify and speed up divorce proceedings

Digital court applications for divorce have helped reduce errors in applications from 40 to less than one per cent, new figures have revealed.

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May 8, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law