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Unions call for action as worker swelter in the heatwave

Unions call for action as worker swelter in the heatwave

With July seeing some of the highest sustained temperatures the UK has seen for years, unions have called for greater protection for workers toiling in the sweltering heat. TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, said: “With heatwaves becoming more common, we need clear and sensible rules to protect working people. “We’ve had legal minimum temperatures at…

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July 31, 2018
Posted in Blog

Employers urged to do more to tackle age discrimination

Employers urged to do more to tackle age discrimination

Age discrimination is becoming a serious problem in UK workplaces, as too many employers are operating “outdated” and “inflexible” employment models, a new report claims.

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July 24, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Almost a third of Britons ‘confused’ by IHT terminology

Almost a third of Britons ‘confused’ by IHT terminology

A new study has revealed that almost a third (30 per cent) of UK adults do not fully understand key Inheritance Tax (IHT) terminology, while a similar number are unaware of the rate at which IHT is charged.

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July 16, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Supermarket worker sacked over Facebook post wins unfair dismissal case

Supermarket worker sacked over Facebook post wins unfair dismissal case

A Sainsbury’s supermarket employee who was sacked over a controversial social media post was unfairly dismissed, an Employment Tribunal has found.

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July 3, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

Domestic abuse rate spikes during England World Cup matches

Domestic abuse rate spikes during England World Cup matches

The frequency of domestic abuse incidents rises around and during England World Cup games. That is according to research carried out by a number of bodies, including the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Lancaster University.

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June 22, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

President of Family Division calls for a “one-stop shop” family court

President of Family Division calls for a “one-stop shop” family court

Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, has called for a family court capable of managing all of a family’s problems.

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June 6, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Minister for Women talks about forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

Minister for Women talks about forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill

The Government’s Minister for Women, Victoria Atkins, has been speaking about the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.

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May 24, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Property Ombudsman’s report highlights increase in complaints

Property Ombudsman’s report highlights increase in complaints

Complaints to The Property Ombudsman (TPO) increased by 3 per cent in 2017. That is according to the findings of its annual report.

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May 22, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Property tycoon’s wife fails to increase divorce settlement of £51.4 million

Property tycoon’s wife fails to increase divorce settlement of £51.4 million

Camilla Versteegh, the ex-wife of property magnate Gerard Versteegh, has failed in her attempt to get her High Court divorce settlement increased.

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May 17, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

Questions raised as Ministry of Justice launches online divorce portal

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched its long mooted online divorce portal in a bid to cut down the amount of paperwork court staff currently face. But its use has raised concerns with some legal professionals.

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May 9, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law