Employment Law News

In this month’s ENews we consider whether the dismissal of an employee for exercising his right to take time of for dependants amounted to an automatically unfair dismissal; whether a deduction from wages should be itemised on a payslip and…

Sickness and Holidays

In this month’s E News we focus on tricky holiday issues. With the holiday season firmly upon businesses, we revisit some of the issues that businesses face when dealing with holiday and holiday pay. Sickness and Holidays What happens…

Dividing Assets and Income on Divorce

The Family Courts in England and Wales have discretion so that different judges may apply the law and come to different conclusions. When considering how assets should be divided on divorce and whether or not there should be a maintenance…

10 Key Points for Charities on Commercial Contracts

A contract is a legally enforceable agreement. Charities enter into more complex agreements, e.g. to fulfil their objects, to buy goods and services and to raise funds. Most of those agreements will take effect as contracts, even if the parties…

Cohabitation

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “common law” marriage. Many couples are choosing cohabitation rather than marriage, without understanding the consequences of their decision. When a cohabiting relationship breaks down, this can result in financial…

Changes to the Child Support System

Child Support in England and Wales was assessed by the Child Support Agency (CSA) if the parents were unable to agree voluntary support. A three year process of closing all existing CSA cases is currently under way and the CSA…

To Consult or not to Consult the Nearest Relative?

Considerations of the Court of Appeal… In the recent case of TW v. Enfield Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ 362, the Court of Appeal considered whether leave should be granted to TW to bring damages for unlawful detention and psychiatric injury…