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  • The myth of common law marriage

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    Date: 05 January 2018

    Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type with more than 3.3 million unmarried couples living together in the UK. Kate Lewis, a solicitor in our family team, explains the dangers of the misconception of the common law spouse.
  • Pensions on divorce

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    Date: 20 December 2017

    Pensions often become a very important factor in divorce proceedings. This guide summarises the issues involved and the approach taken by the courts in striving to achieve fairness between the divorcing couple.
  • Who bears the burden?

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    Date: 14 December 2017

    Ian Machray considers an important Court of Appeal decision which has implications on how easy it is for employees to prove discrimination claims
  • Can your workers carry over unlimited holidays?

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    Date: 14 December 2017

    David Clay reports on a European case which could trigger a new wave of holiday pay litigation by individuals claiming worker status.
  • Divorce or family dispute? 10 reasons to use FSP

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    Date: 05 December 2017

    Michelle sets out ten good reasons to instruct Field Seymour Parkes to handle your divorce or other family dispute.
  • Sex segregation in mixed schools = direct discrimination

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    Date: 30 November 2017

    David Clay discusses whether a faith school’s policy of segregating girls and boys amounts to direct discrimination.
  • Height requirement fails to measure up

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    Date: 30 November 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe explains a recent case in the European courts which considered whether a minimum height requirement was indirect sex discrimination.
  • Gig economy uber alles?

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    Date: 30 November 2017

    Christian Meredith reports on the failed Uber appeal over the employment status of their drivers and the legal consequences.
  • Should you give up or just keep chasing papers?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 November 2017

    Ian Machray explores whether dismissing an employee for failing to provide evidence of a right to work in the UK can be a fair decision.
  • 5 ways to improve mental health in the workplace

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Christian Meredith explores the new Acas guidelines on improving mental health in the workplace.
  • Are pregnant workers protected even before an employer is notified?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe reports on whether workers should be protected against dismissal from the moment they are pregnant.
  • Failing to prevent tax evasion is an offence

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Philippa Roles explains why businesses must ensure they have processes in place to prevent them being criminally liable for tax evasion.
  • Too good an investigation = unfair dismissal?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Ian Machray reports on whether a dismissal can be unfair due to a disciplinary investigation being too thorough.
  • Don't snoop on staff correspondence

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Christian Meredith reports on a successful appeal in the European Courts regarding privacy in the workplace.
  • Closing the gap

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    Date: 28 September 2017

    David Clay discusses the implications of a recent equal pay decision in which female retail workers of Asda are seeking over £100 million.
Total of 124 pages