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Domestic Abuse: Do I have to flee my home, or can the court force my partner to leave instead?

With the outbreak of coronavirus, the government advice is for much of the country to stay at home as much as possible. There are exceptions to this rule, one of which is that victims of domestic abuse can leave the home to seek refuge.  Therefore, if...

Common Myths surrounding Cohabitation and Relationship Breakdown

There are several common misconceptions surrounding the rights of unmarried couples, who may cohabit for a considerable length of time and who make the choice to remain unmarried.  In this blog, our expert family lawyers explain some of the common...

Employment Law Bulletin - Seven things to think about when making redundancies

We are probably going to be experiencing difficult economic times for a considerable period to come and many employers will be forced to make cutbacks in their staff. So this month we are looking at the issues that an employer needs to consider...

Working capital funding: Issues for investors to consider

In one of our previous blog posts, we referred to the prospect of joint venture partners being required to invest further capital in order to ensure the survival of a business.  In this post, we explore in more detail the issues to be considered before...

POST LOCKDOWN WHAT IF MY EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES ON RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE ?

The law There are a number of protections in place for employees and workers and it is important that employers are aware of these protections when considering what action to take in relation to employees or workers who refuse to return to work because...

Daughter loses will dispute claim after alleging forgery and undue influence

Barnaby v Johnson [2019] This recent will dispute case concerned the estate of Mrs Bascoe and her latest will which was made in 2005 (“the 2005 Will”). Mrs Bascoe left nominal legacies of £100 and £500 respectively to...

POST LOCKDOWN - WHAT IF MY EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES ON RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE ?

The law There are a number of protections in place for employees and workers and it is important that employers are aware of these protections when considering what action to take in relation to employees or workers who refuse to return to work because...

I don't want to get divorced. Can I just ignore the court papers?

In order to obtain the Decree Nisi the Petitioner (the person that sends the divorce papers to the court) has to prove to the court that the Respondent (the other party to the marriage) has received them.  The Petitioner usually proves this using the...

Top 10 FAQs For Collective Redundancy Consultation

In light of British Airways’ announcement that they may make 12,000 employees redundant despite almost 23,000 staff having been placed on furlough, we have reached the point that we probably all expected.  Whilst the Government’s Coronavirus...

Does breast feeding prevent overnight contact with the father of the child?

When the court makes a decision with regard to child arrangements its paramount consideration is always the welfare of the child involved.  The benefits of breast feeding are well known and it would be one of a large number of factors taken into...
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