Maternity leave: a fair deal for returning mothers?


Six out of ten mothers think their careers were “derailed” and they faced open discrimination after becoming pregnant, new research by Slater & Gordon has revealed. What laws are already in place to protect mothers returning to the workplace? A mother who returns to work at the end of, or within her ordinary maternity leave […]

Threat from Syria – will recent proposals help combat terrorism?


By Dan Bunting When the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1974 was passed against a backdrop of an IRA bombing campaign in the mainland UK, it was limited in time for a year (although would be re-passed annually until made permanent), and was passed among a genuine concern that the powers it gave were too wide-reaching. […]