BBC Salary Report – Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The BBC has hit the headlines this week following the salaries of on-screen and on-air presenters being published. The report has sparked outrage and the BBC reportedly faces spending millions...


Can I Refuse Or Cancel An Employee’s Holiday?

With the holiday season just around the corner business owners are often too nervous to ask: “can I refuse or cancel an employee’s holiday?” Striking a good work-life balance is...


What Is A Prohibited Steps Order?

A Prohibited Steps Order is an order which prohibits a party (usually a parent) from a certain activity relating to a child(ren), and which also prohibits a party from exercising their...


Can I Take My Child On Holiday?

As the school holidays approach many separated couples ask themselves if they are able to take their child or children on holiday without the consent of the other parent. Holidays...


Enforcing A Child Arrangement Order

If you are in a situation where you are considering enforcing a Child Arrangement Order Nelsons Solicitors can help you through the process. The following post goes into a little...


The Common Law Principle Of Common Mistake

British Red Cross v Werry (Ch) Unreported This case related to the setting aside of a consent order based on the contractual principle of common mistake. Background Mr Harding and...


What Is A Dowry & How Can I Claim It?

The Oxford English Dictionary broadly defines a ‘Dowry‘ as… ‘money or property the wife brings with her to the husband’s home; the portion given with the wife; a present or...


Key Considerations In The Breakdown Of Long-Term Marriages

Recent years have shown a steady increase in the number of divorces among people over the age of 60 years old. There are key considerations to bear in mind when...


Power Of Attorney: Planning Ahead

None of us like to think of a time when we won’t be able to deal with things ourselves yet we will all have come across people who can no...


Grandparents Rights To Contact With Their Grandchildren

Nelsons’ Family Law team are often approached by Grandparents, who unfortunately for whatever reason are being denied contact with their Grandchildren. The harsh reality is that Grandparents do not have...


A Guide to Bankruptcy

A statutory demand is used as a prelude to commence bankruptcy proceedings. When an individual receives a statutory demand, they have 21 days to either: Settle the debt Reach an agreement...


Increasing Clarity for the Cost of Litigation

There have been two recent developments in the inexorable move towards a much clearer costs picture for parties involved in court proceedings. Generally speaking the successful party to a dispute...