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  • 14 February 2013

    Children and Families Bill published

    The Government has published its Children and Families Bill, setting out a wide range of reforms, including the introduction of shared parental leave and the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees. Read more

  • 14 February 2013

    Government proposals on ending the employment relationship

    The Government has published its response to the recent consultation, Ending the Employment Relationship, setting out its plans for amending the unfair dismissal compensatory award and proposed measures to encourage the use of ‘settlement agreements’.  ACAS has since issued its own consultation on a new Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements. Read more

  • 8 February 2013

    Proposals for “early conciliation” in employment disputes

    The Government has issued a new consultation on the requirement introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill for prospective claimants to contact Acas before they are permitted to issue an employment tribunal claim.  Read more

  • 25 January 2013

    Prison threat for separating couples who attempt to hide wealth

    The press has recently reported on the six month prison sentence given to property tycoon Scot Young on 16 January 2013 in the High Court, Family Division, as a result of his failure to provide full and frank financial disclosure amid an acrimonious divorce. Read more

  • 25 January 2013

    Joint Property Ownership – protecting your interests

    The Law Society and the Land Registry have joined together to issue a guidance note to Solicitors reiterating the importance of advising co-owners to carefully consider how their property is to be held. Read more

  • 23 January 2013

    Sunday working and religious discrimination

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently held that an employer requiring a Christian to work on a Sunday was not, in this case, discriminatory. Read more

  • 22 January 2013

    European ruling on religious discrimination

    The European Court of Human Rights has handed down its judgment in four conjoined cases brought by Christian employees, who each claimed that they had been discriminated against by their employers on the grounds of their religion.  Read more

  • 10 January 2013

    Court of Appeal ruling on employment status

    In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has held that a nightclub lap dancer was not in fact an employee.  Read more

  • 4 January 2013

    Divorce and separation peaks in January

    Following the Christmas festivities, sadly it is common for Steeles Law's family team to receive an increased number of new enquiries from spouses or partners requiring advice in relation to divorce or separation at this time of year. Read more

  • 18 December 2012

    New compensation limits announced

    New limits for compensation awards by employment tribunals have been announced and will take effect from 1 February 2013. Read more