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No-Fault Divorce (Update!)

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (which will be implemented in Autumn 2021) will now allow couples, for the very first time, to apply for a divorce order by stating that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. There will be no requirement to...

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Noisy neighbours?

Following on from our last blog re boundary disputes, our latest insight highlights the other common problem areas you may find yourself in with the neighbour next door. With over a year of lockdown behind us and more people working/spending time at home, tensions...

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Minimum wage & sleep in shift work

The Supreme Court has recently issued its much anticipated Judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. In a long-awaited Judgment regarding the rules of paying workers for ‘sleep-in’ shifts, it has finally been determined that anyone working a...

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“Get orf my land!”

As we reach the anniversary of the country being locked down and as we look to the future where more and more people are now working from home, it is inevitable that the current world of work has changed, possibly for many years to come. Many people, taking advantage...

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The pitfalls of consumer contracts

For those of you who have domestic customers there is a piece of legislation which is little known but of great significance. These are the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. These Regulations apply where the...

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Father’s rights

The issue of a father’s rights to see his children regularly hits the headlines. Many parents who separate agree between them who their children will live and when the children will see the other parent. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to agree, especially...

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