Separation agreements

If separating spouses or civil partners decide not to apply for a divorce, or do not have grounds to issue Divorce Proceedings, you may wish to enter into a Separation Agreement regulating financial matters with your ex spouse or partner.

Welfare checklist

In considering whether to make an order, the child's welfare must be the court's paramount consideration and in relation to contested applications, it must have regard to the welfare checklist.

Specific Issue orders

A disputed point may be brought before the court to enable a particular issue to be resolved. This guide explains this in more detail.

Prohibited steps orders

A prohibited steps order is where the Court prevents a certain action. This guide explains this in more detail.

Parental Responsibility

What is parental responsibility? This guide explains this topic in more detail

Child Arrangement Orders

The Government issued a Consultation Paper to try and improve the way in which Court decisions are made on this issue. What used to be known as ‘Residence” and “Contact” is now known as a Child Arrangements Order.


Mediation is a process of negotiation which you and your ex partner undertake together to help you agree decisions about the arrangements for the future relating to your children, finances, or both of these issues.

Fraser Brown work with the Elite

A hairdresser has moved into a new city centre premises, with help from Fraser Brown’s commercial property department.

Time off for ante natal appointments

From 1 October 2014, the right to attend ante natal appointments was extended so that expectant fathers and partners of pregnant women are now entitled to accompany their partner to an ante natal appointment.

Non-guaranteed overtime to be included in holiday pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and others has delivered a landmark decision in relation to the way that statutory holiday pay is to be calculated in order to comply with the Working Time Directive.

Employment Law dates and facts for 2014 - 2015

These dates and facts are valid from 1st October 2014 - 5th April 2015.

Student workers

In this article, we cover some of the issues student workers may face. These also apply to employers who may employ students or temporary workers.

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