Blogs, News and Articles

Whether you are interested in the articles that we have prepared for our clients and contacts and/or had published in national, professional or specialist trade media, our news releases about developments at the firm or at our clients or a less formal perspective on events from our blogs, the information is here. You might also take a look at our publications section. For further information, please contact Cheryl Sturdy or John North.

Union welcomes rest time ruling victory

Unite the union has hailed an employment appeal tribunal (EAT) judgement on the working time arrangements for on-call paramedics and technicians Continue reading

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Children’s voices to be heard in court, minister pledges

Children are to be given a stronger voice in the justice system so that they can tell judges what they think about the family disputes that they are involved in. Continue reading

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Same sex Brits offered new opportunity to marry abroad

Another significant change has come into force for same sex couples who wish to marry. Continue reading

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Allotment holders win rents victory

Allotment holders in Leeds have won a legal battle against proposals to almost double the rent on their plots. Continue reading

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Will claims surge highlights value of expert executors

New statistics have revealed that cases involving claims of mishandling estates have more than tripled over the last year. Continue reading

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Zero hours contracts set for reform

Employees on zero hours contracts will be free to find work with more than one employer after the government moved to ban exclusivity clauses. Continue reading

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Morbid obesity ‘could be disability’

Severe or morbid obesity could be considered a disability under European Union (EU) law, according to a leading EU law officer. Continue reading

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LPAs offer lifeline to businesses

Thinking about the consequences of an accident or illness that causes severe incapacity is not something most of us want to do. Continue reading

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New business transfers guidance launched

New guidance on employees’ rights in business transfers has been published to help employers. Continue reading

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New lifeline for struggling businesses on the way

Proposals to ensure that insolvent businesses continue to receive utility and other key supplies have been put forward in a new government consultation. Continue reading

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