House Split

Cohabiting pitfalls: is it time the law caught up?

By Collette Bailey The law on relationship breakdown differs between couples who are cohabiting and married couples. Under English Law the concept of common-law wife/husband does not exist. If an unmarried couple live together in a property owned by both of them, they need to be careful to … [Read More...]

Miliband's senate

Is Miliband’s senate built on rocky foundations

James Hand Ed Miliband announced at the start of the month that “the House of Lords should be replaced with an elected Senate that properly represents the towns, cities, regions and nations that make up the United Kingdom”. This has come in for some arguably unfair criticism, not least for the … [Read More...]

Lady Justice

Human rights guidance for lawyers – is it necessary?

By Barry Fletcher On 23 October 2014, the International Bar Association (IBA) Business and Human Rights Working Group released draft guidance for bar associations and business lawyers on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the Guiding Principles). The … [Read More...]

Holiday Pay 2

Holiday pay – life after the EAT judgment

By Julie Taylor, Associate Gardner Leader Last week, amid much media excitement, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down its judgment in the conjoined cases of Bear Scotland v Fulton, Amec v Law & Hertel v Woods. All three cases were appealing against the decisions of employment tribunals … [Read More...]