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Unmarried couples urged to seek advice as part of Cohabitation Awareness Week

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Cohabiting couples across the UK are being urged to seek specialist legal advice as part of family law foundation Resolution’s Cohabitation Awareness Week campaign. The campaign, which will kick-off on Monday 27 November, will set out to raise...

Employment Law: Absence and Attendance at Work Q&A (Part 2)

Chris Amys
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Q: What happens if an employee fails to submit a GP’s Fit Note? It is usual for employers to permit their employees to self-certify their absences for the first seven days. For absences longer than seven days, it is normal for a GP’s Fit Note to...

Outsourced workers take university to employment tribunal after it refuses "joint employment"

Sally Morris
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Outsourced support staff are filing a legal challenge against University College London after it refused to give them the same employment rights as it does its own staff. Experts are saying the outcome of the “landmark” case could affect...

Private Client Law: Powers of Attorney Q&A (Part 3)

Valerie Robinson
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Q: Can I appoint replacement attorneys? You can if you wish appoint a replacement to act if the attorney/s (or one of them) dies or becomes incapable of acting. Q: When can my attorney/s start acting under my Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)? Before your...

Concerns that UK renewable energy consumption is lagging behind other EU nations

Miles Dearden
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The UK is lagging behind other European Union (EU) nations when it comes to renewable energy consumption, a new study suggests. A new report from IT consultancy Capgemini claims that the UK is “a laggard” in comparison with other EU nations when...

Employment Law: Absence and Attendance at Work Q&A (Part 1)

Chris Amys
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Q: What happens if an employee calls in sick? If an employee is unable to work due to sickness, they should contact their employer as soon as possible. An employer will ask the employee about the reasons for their absence and ascertain how long they will be...

Impact of technology on wills needs "considerable consideration"

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Senior figures at the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) fear that a discussion about the possibility of overhauling the legislation relating to wills is failing to take technological advances fully into consideration. The proposals, which were drawn up...

Resolution voices concerns over impact of sluggish Brexit negotiations on cross-border family disputes

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Family law foundation Resolution has warned that sluggish negotiations regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) could have a detrimental impact on separating families, as well as individuals caught up in cross-border divorces or...

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