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.

Certainty of limit to respective holiday pay claims

Many will recall the much-publicised Employment Appeal Tribunal decision on holiday pay recently regarding the requirement to include non-guaranteed overtime when Continue reading

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New Shared Parental Leave Regulations now in force

New laws, which came into effect yesterday (December 1st), give parents greater flexibility over how they share the care of their child during the maternity period.  Continue reading

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Pension sharing upon a divorce

A new study has revealed that a significant number of women do not consider that pensions may be of relevance of pensions upon divorce and according to new research from Scottish Widows, women may put themselves at risk of serious financial hardship later in life. It is for this reason that appropriate legal advice really should be sought on such issues. Continue reading

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Tech City is struggling with skills shortage

The head of the UK’s Tech City has said that the country is creating more jobs in the sector, than there are suitable people to fill them. Continue reading

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Siblings dispute shows importance of planning

The daughters of an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease have successfully opposed a bid by their brother to take control of her affairs. Continue reading

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Better-off couples more likely to marry according to official figures

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that those with more money are far more likely to get married. Continue reading

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Failure to pay child maintenance to hit credit ratings

New powers are to be introduced to allow the Child Maintenance Service and Child Support Agency (CSA) to begin sharing information about an individual’s payment record Continue reading

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Equalities minister Nicky Morgan reverses stance on same-sex marriage

Nicky Morgan has announced that she now supports gay marriage, despite being one of 161 MPs to oppose same-sex marriage legislation in May 2013.  She conceded that she had Continue reading

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Number of divorces in people over 60 on the rise

The number of people divorcing aged 60 or over in the UK is increasing, according to a new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) Continue reading

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Luxury brand blocks website selling fakes

By Stephen Welfare

Some 10 years or so ago when defending an allegation being made by Richemont Group of Intellectual Property Rights infringement against a watch and jewellery client, never did I envisage that the client and I would ever have cause to be thankful of Richemont/Cartier’s aggressive anti-infringement policy.  However, that has proved to be the case. Continue reading

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