Monthly Archives: March 2014

Changes to Employment Law – 2014

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure that their policies and procedures comply by the implementation dates. The Collective Redundancies and Transfer … Continue reading

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Health and Safety – Working With Display Screen Equipment

Many workers spend a large part of their day looking at a computer screen, laptop or touch screen. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 specifically deal with the health and safety issues associated with regularly working with … Continue reading

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Child Custody Explained

Arrangements over the custody of children (called residence arrangements by lawyers) after the breakdown of a relationship are usually best decided without the intervention of the court. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for the two parties to agree over living … Continue reading

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Child Maintenance Explained

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) – a statutory non-departmental public body – was established in 2008 to take on the work of the Child Support Agency. At the same time, the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 … Continue reading

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Joint Accounts and Mental Capacity

  If you are concerned about the future mental capacity of a relative or any other person with whom you have a joint bank account, it makes sense to consider setting up the appropriate power(s) of attorney. The British Bankers’ … Continue reading

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Court Rejects Claim for Share When Couple Break Up

When a couple break up, the division of the assets they own is often problematic, whether they are married or not.In a recent case, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider the appropriate division of assets when a couple … Continue reading

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Refusal of Suitable Alternative Employment – The Correct Test

7-Mar In a case on whether or not it was reasonable for an employee at risk of redundancy to refuse an offer of suitable alternative employment (Readman v Devon Primary Care Trust), the Court of Appeal has reaffirmed that the … Continue reading

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