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Pre – nups – ‘formula’ for long lasting love or recipe for disaster?
Pre – nups – ‘formula’ for long lasting love or recipe for disaster?

Posted by Imran Khodabocus, Family Law Solicitor In light of recent news that Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of the Formula 1 Executive Bernie Ecclestone, has entered into a pre-nuptial agreement...

Somerset County Flag Competition - Vote Now
Somerset County Flag Competition - Vote Now

THE time has come for you to have your say in our Flag for Somerset competition. The competition judges met this week to shortlist around 300 entries received from across the county as part of the...

Avoiding Tribunal Claims
Avoiding Tribunal Claims

Tribunal claims are not just costly for employers in terms of time and money but they can also be a very stressful experience. The employer will be required to prepare a response to the claim,...

Who pays the guards?
Who pays the guards?

The principle of equal pay for men and women who undertake equal work or work of equal value is laid down in Article 141 of the EC Treaty. In Kenny and ors v  Minister for  Justice,...

Overview of Equal Pay
Overview of Equal Pay

The Equality Act 2010 implies a sex equality clause into every contract of employment which means that women and men in the same employment have a right to receive the same pay where they do equal...

Letting Agents' Fees Update
Letting Agents' Fees Update

Following the Advertising Standard Authority’s (ASA) recent ruling, that letting agents’ adverts must show the fees charged to tenants alongside rents whenever marketing a rental...

Serious Allegations
Serious Allegations

When investigating allegations of serious misconduct, employers must hold a genuine belief in the person’s guilt based on reasonable grounds and follow a reasonable investigation. In Stuart v...

Capable of Redundancy
Capable of Redundancy

The Employment Rights Act 1996 states that an employee is deemed to have been dismissed by reason of redundancy if the dismissal is “wholly or mainly” attributable to the...

The Benefits Cap
The Benefits Cap

A limit will be put on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 - 64 can get.  This is called a ‘benefit cap’. The facts: The cap will be set at the average (median)...

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new welfare benefit in the United Kingdom that will replace six of the main means-tested benefits and tax credits. The facts: Universal Credit will replace Working Tax...