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Zoe Gaitskell

Proposed Changes in Children Law

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Changes in private family law proceedings in respect of children are in the process of being made which are intended to promote the resolution of disputes away from the Courts wherever possible. The main changes which are to be introduced by the provisions are:

  • The replacement of the 'Residence Order' and...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Divorce and the Summer Holidays

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on September 6th 2013 in All , FAMILY .

Newly-divorced parents should take care when taking their children abroad on summer holidays warns our Partner Zoe Gaitskell. “Parents could face criminal prosecution if they do not return children promptly to their legal homes after the holidays”.

New figures reveal that the number of parental child abduction cases dealt with by...

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Mark Ollier

Staff Have Rights to a Private Life

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 6th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

An employer who required her live-in housekeeper to not get pregnant has been ordered by an Employment Tribunal to pay £19,000 in compensation. 

Countess Maya Von Schönburg was found guilty by an employment tribunal both of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. The German aristocrat told Teresa Filipowsa that she must not...

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Mark Ollier

The need for Electrical Safety in tenanted properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

A recent study by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), ‘Landlords Risking Lives and Livelihoods By Ignoring Electrical Safety’, that was published on 6 June 2013 “….found 1.7 million private renters have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly on, and 1.3 million...

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Mark Ollier

HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new home sales, although its effect on the remainder of the local housing market remains to be seen.  This is of course only the start, as Help to Buy will be...

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Frances Griffiths

Home Loans to Children?

Posted by Frances Griffiths on August 20th 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more than 75% of a property’s value, many parents are lending or giving money to their children to use as a deposit so that they can buy a decent home while...

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