Sharia Law Review Recommends Civil Marriage Requirement For Muslim Couples

A government-commissioned independent review of Sharia law has recommended that Muslim couples must civilly register their marriage before or at the same time as their Islamic ceremony to ensure women...


Is My Foreign Divorce Valid In England?

As a family lawyer who specialises in international divorce and finance cases, I frequently receive enquiries about the validity in England of divorces granted overseas. If your divorce has been...


Compensatory Rest Should Not Be Interrupted

A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified employers’ obligations in relation to compensatory rest. The rules about rest breaks and time off work are set out...


Covert Surveillance Of Employees Breached Human Rights

Advances in technology provide an ever increasing number of ways to keep an eye on staff in the modern workplace. Whilst the vast majority of staff can be relied upon...


Tax-Free Childcare Extended To Parents With Children Aged Twelve & Under

The Tax-Free childcare scheme is now available to all eligible families with children under 12. To qualify: You and your partner must both be in work in the UK (those...


New Online Service For Obtaining A Basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check

The DBS has launched a new online application form for a basic disclosure certificate which means that from 17th January 2018, the system for obtaining a basic criminal records check...


Copyright – Protecting Your Rights At Home

With an increase in the number of couples choosing to live together before marriage has come an awareness of the practical and, it has to be said, not very romantic,...


Equal Pay – Information For Workers

Tesco has been in the news recently as solicitors for some of their female employees have announced that they intend to pursue claims for equal pay against the supermarket. This...


Constructive Unfair Dismissal

When an employee resigns because their employer has behaved unreasonably or because of a situation at work which they cannot tolerate any longer, they may have a claim in the...


Redundancy: Your Rights

What are your rights in a redundancy situation and what sort of procedure should your employer follow? Am I redundant? A redundancy situation can arise where, for example: Your workplace...


Discrimination At Work

Despite the Equality Act 2010 prohibiting workplace discrimination, unfortunately it still goes on. At work you should have the same access and right to: apply for a job, and to...


Sickness – Rights At Work

If you fall ill, you are entitled to take time away from work to recover. There are a number of rules, regulations and contractual considerations covering this area and we...