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Mothers who had children by surrogacy not protected by European Union law - in the case of CD v. ST the European Court of Justice held in two similar cases that mothers who had children by way of sur…

ACAS Early Conciliation

Friday 28th March 2014

ACAS Early Conciliation - from 6th April 2014 anyone wishing to take employment tribunal action must first contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) and consider conciliation.…


Custom & Practice - Redundancy payments - the custom and practice of an employer can insert unwritten implied terms into a contract of employment. In the recent case of Peacock Stores v Peregrine an …


Discrimination Questionnaires to be abolished on 06/04/14. The discrimination questionnaire procedure provided a useful weapon for a claimant prior to issue of a claim in the Employment Tribunal to o…


Jobcentre Plus v Jamil - Reasonable Adjustments and Time Limits - a claim needs to be brought within 3 months minus one day of the refusal to make a reasonable adjustment. However, in this case, the …

Open the Floodgates!!!

Friday 28th February 2014

Open the floodgates - employment issues arising from the recent floods & severe weather -

Normally absence in severe weather conditions is considered to be an unauthorised absence. However, employer…


Currently married couples and civil partners can makeagreements pre or post marriage or civil partnership but they may not be upheldby a court when coming to the division of their assets.

The la…

Gifts to Charities in Wills

Thursday 27th February 2014

Did you know that onlyapproximately 12% of people remember a charity in their Will according toresearch by Foresters. 

The most popular being Cancer charities and as a nationof pet lovers, …

Will you be sure ...

Tuesday 25th February 2014

.... who is dealing with your affairs - always use a fully insured and regulated specialist solicitor

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-26041133

Frustration of Employment Contracts

Friday 21st February 2014

Frustration of Contract - Ill health dismissals - if an employee is on long term sick leave can an employer simply dismiss as it would be impossible for that employee to perform their contractual obl…

Fire & Forget

Monday 17th February 2014

Fire & Forget - dismissal without tears - 

Employers can fret about dismissing an employee. However, you can terminate employment legally whilst minimising risk. 

Employees who commenced employment…

The Green Deal

Friday 7th February 2014

The Green Deal (GD) commenced on the 28th January2013 and is the new government initiative designed to help business and homeowners to employ more green technologies in their properties. The idea…

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