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With one in five workers confessing to calling in sick to binge-watch TV, a North London lawyer has given her top tips for employers

With one in five workers confessing to calling in sick to binge-watch TV, a North London lawyer has given her top tips for employers

A North London-based Employment solicitor says employers can minimise sickness absence by following a few key steps, after a Radio Times survey found that nearly one in five people have called in sick so they can binge-watch their favourite TV shows. Hayley Trovato, a Senior Associate at Finchley-based OGR Stock Denton LLP, said that it…

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June 13, 2019
Posted in Press Releases

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

Call for employers to adopt ‘age-friendly’ practices as number of over 70s in employment doubles in a decade

Call for employers to adopt ‘age-friendly’ practices as number of over 70s in employment doubles in a decade

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that the number of people aged 70 or older who are still in work has doubled in a decade to almost 500,000 people. The first quarter of 2019 saw a peak of 497,946 over-70s in either full or part-time employment, according to the ONS. The…

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May 30, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Rules allowing homeowners in England to build larger extensions made permanent

Rules allowing homeowners in England to build larger extensions made permanent

Temporary rules, introduced by the Government in 2013, that allow homeowners in England to build larger extensions without seeking planning permission are being made permanent, ministers have announced. The rules mean that homeowners can add single story rear extensions of up to six metres to semi-detached and terraced houses and of up to eight metres…

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May 30, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Cheap DIY Wills linked to increase in expensive probate disputes

Cheap DIY Wills linked to increase in expensive probate disputes

The use of DIY Wills has been linked to the number of contested probate cases coming before the High Court. Last year, the High Court heard 368 contested probate cases, up from 282 in 2017 and 227 in 2016. Cheap DIY Will templates are luring people into making Wills that miss out key information, contain…

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May 30, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Piecemeal cohabitation reform perpetuates myth of “common law marriage”, as bereavement damages extended to cohabitants

Piecemeal cohabitation reform perpetuates myth of “common law marriage”, as bereavement damages extended to cohabitants

Graeme Fraser, Head of the Family department and Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee, has said that piecemeal reform of the rights of cohabitants risks perpetuating the myth of “common law marriage”, following a Government proposal to extend bereavement damages to cohabitants. He made the comments after the Government published a Draft Remedial Order to extend…

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May 30, 2019
Posted in Latest News

Reform of the Family Courts will not work without proper funding

Reform of the Family Courts will not work without proper funding

Graeme Fraser, Head of the Family department and Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation committee, has said that reform of the Family Courts will not work without proper funding because a lack of resources is the fundamental problem that needs to be addressed. He made the comments after widespread criticism of the Family Courts on a number…

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May 30, 2019
Posted in Latest News

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