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Separated parents at increased risk of “negative outcomes” and “poorer life chances”, suggests report

Separated parents at increased risk of “negative outcomes” and “poorer life chances”, suggests report

The Government must “do more” to ensure that social security and child maintenance systems support broken homes, a major new report has said.

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October 30, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Employment Tribunal: Capita employee was unfairly dismissed after their role was made full-time

Employment Tribunal: Capita employee was unfairly dismissed after their role was made full-time

An employment tribunal has ruled that a former Capita employee was unfairly dismissed after they were made redundant following a restructuring that meant they were unable to continue working in a part-time role.

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October 22, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Government abandons planned probate fee increase

Government abandons planned probate fee increase

The Government has abandoned its plans to increase probate fees following a campaign by experts and associations to scrap the fee hike.

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October 21, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Businesses automatically registered for simplified import procedures ahead of Brexit

Businesses automatically registered for simplified import procedures ahead of Brexit

The Government has automatically enrolled almost 100,000 businesses into its Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) scheme ahead of the UK’s 31 October withdrawal from the European Union.

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October 17, 2019
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Government announces plans that will require employers to pass on all tips to staff in full

Government announces plans that will require employers to pass on all tips to staff in full

The UK Government has announced plans requiring employers to pass on all tips to staff in full, which will benefit more than one million people.

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October 16, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Major divorce and domestic abuse reforms to be reintroduced

Major divorce and domestic abuse reforms to be reintroduced

Major domestic abuse and divorce reforms will be reintroduced after they were abandoned following the prorogation of Parliament.

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October 16, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Chancellor considers Inheritance Tax reform

Chancellor considers Inheritance Tax reform

Sajid Javid has suggested that he is considering Inheritance Tax (IHT) reform, admitting at the recent Conservative Party Conference that it is ‘on his mind’.

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October 11, 2019
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Female barristers call for action on discrimination and harassment

Female barristers call for action on discrimination and harassment

A recent report published by the Association of Women Barristers (AWB) has made recommendations to tackle discrimination and harassment at the criminal bar.

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October 10, 2019
Posted in Blog, Employment

Judge orders baby to be handed back to biological mother a year after adoption

Judge orders baby to be handed back to biological mother a year after adoption

A council has been criticised for failing to keep a baby with its biological mother, court documents have revealed.

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October 10, 2019
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Mortgage approvals increase by 3.2 per cent in August

Mortgage approvals increase by 3.2 per cent in August

Mortgage approvals increased by 3.2 per cent in August, according to the latest data from UK Finance.

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October 7, 2019
Posted in Blog, Property