PARTNERS IN LIFE
The press has been full of news about a major change in Family Law with the possibility of a heterosexual couple being able to enter into a legal relationship known as a Civil Partnership.
It might be helpful to explain how this change happened and the differences between marriage and a Civil Partnership.
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At this time of year we are supposed to be living happy lives in happy families. The reality is that Christmas adds pressure emotionally and financially to what might already be a fractured relationship.› Read more
Head of Family Law, Elizabeth Hassall, has once again been awarded a Tier 1 Leading Lawyer Ranking in the prestigious law publication, Legal 500. Her Tier 1 Ranking was also earlier confirmed by the Chambers Directory.› Read more
In the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Phoenix House v Stockman, the Claimant had disclosed a covert recording made during her employment as evidence in her unfair dismissal claim. The employer believed that her compensation should be reduced to reflect her conduct in making a covert recording without justification.› Read more
In the first Supreme Court restrictive covenant case in 100 years, the Supreme Court has overturned the decision that a restrictive covenant under which a senior employee agreed not to ‘directly or indirectly engage or be concerned or interested in’ any competing business for six months after termination was enforceable as a restraint of trade.› Read more