Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lies, Damned Lies and Divorce

You may have seen many commentators, the BBC included, reporting this week that divorces were up in 2016 by 5.8% – “the biggest…

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Courts Head sets out next steps in digitisation of family justice

The Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is now entering into ‘phase 2’ of its digital transformation process. While many lawyers remain…

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Mental health problems force thousands out of work

A recent report commissioned by the government has estimated that approximately 300,000 people lose their jobs every year because…

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Equal pay and construction

Interesting article from my colleague and head of Employment and Dispute Resolution in Construction News last week….  

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Scots decision on s110(2)(b) Construction Act

The Scottish Courts address the hitherto mystery as to what actually is meant by “the basis on which” in respect to a payment notice….

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Consultation on changes to Construction Act

It will be interesting to see the industry’s response to this consultation review.  I have my own views which I will be sharing via…

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EU regulator to review fund fees

ESMA is taking another look at closet tracker funds as part of its review of fund management fees.

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Register Now to Reclaim Employment Tribunal Fees

The Employment Tribunal used to charge claimants a fee for issuing their claim and before the final hearing of their case. Between July…

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FinTech companies struggling to get customer data from banks may now have leverage

Banks that delay in providing customer data are under scrutiny. The suspicion is that they are deliberately hindering companies they see…

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Retiring family judge uses final speech to slam legal aid cuts

Mr Justice Bodey has used his valedictory speech to highlight the extent to which legal aid cuts made in 2013 have impacted many people’s…

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