Acas launches settlement agreement consultation

Acas, the conciliation and advisory service, has recently launched its consultation on the new Code of Practice on settlement agreements.

TV broadcasts and copyright are back in the spotlight

The FA Premier League are having a fresh crackdown on foreign football TV broadcasts in licensed venues, following on from numerous civil lawsuits brought about several months ago. In each case at least £25,000 in damages is being sought.

Legal Aid after 1st April 2013

Legal aid for Family Law cases is being very severely cut back on 1st April. After then, even if you are on benefits or a low income you will simply not be able to get legal aid for advice or representation at court about many legal issues.

More flexibility for farmers

There is positive news this week for farmers and owners of farm buildings. The government has confirmed plans to consult on allowing more flexibility for changes of use of existing agricultural buildings.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Recent research by Relate, the country's largest provider of relationship support, has revealed that many couples feel very daunted and unsure of their relationship once their children have left the family home.

Government Back to Work Schemes

The Coalition Government's Back To Work Schemes have suffered a set-back after the Court of Appeal ruled that such schemes were legally flawed.

New Dog Attack Laws

The government has announced that from April 2016, all dogs in England will have to be micro chipped as part of an attempt to cut the number of strays and make pet owners more responsible for their animals.

Bullying at Work

A recent television report revealed some alarming findings, following a survey carried out into workplace bullying.

How to effectively terminate a wrongfully repudiated contract

The Supreme Court has recently handed down Judgment in Geys -v- Societe Generale London Branch confirming that where an employment contract is wrongfully repudiated (brought to an end) the termination doesn't take effect until repudiation is accepted

Christians and Sunday Working

A recent High Court ruling has found that Christians do not have the right to decline Sunday working, as Sunday working is not considered to be a "core component" of their beliefs.

Looking ahead to Employment Law in 2013

A new year brings with it another raft of changes to legislation for us employment practitioners to get to grips with. Here, I summarise what there is to look forward to in the coming 12 months.

Mediation Services

Mediation helps to reduce conflict and resolve disagreements without going to court.

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