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ADR in Family Law and how to communicate effectively

27 May 2022 “The problem with the courts system is that it is being used to perpetuate family conflict inadvertently. It is an adversarial process by nature. The rest of Europe uses mediation as the default first... READ

Ex-Labour MP ordered to pay £434k in damages to ‘Ms A’ due to sexual assault, harassment and victimisation

26 May 2022 A recent remedy judgment handed down by a panel sitting at the Central London Employment Tribunal last week awarded ‘Ms A’, a former parliamentary worker, compensation of £434,435.39. The remedy judgment follows a previous... READ

Coronavirus: The failure to test patients being discharged from hospitals to care homes found “unlawful” by the English High Court

18 May 2022 In April 2022, the High Court in England found that the UK Government policies on discharging untested patients from hospitals to care homes in England at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic was unlawful.... READ

Protection from harassment – all you need to know about Civil Injunctions

30 March 2022 According to the PSNI’s most recent recorded crime by offence statistics published in May 2021, in 2020/2021 there were 11,359 reported harassment incidents in Northern Ireland. This figure is steadily increasing year on year.... READ

Unfair dismissal, Covid, health and safety- what employer’s need to know

23 March 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust health and safety claims under the Employment Rights (NI) Order into the spotlight. The Order provides a number of protections to staff in respect of health and safety complaints... READ

Previous stripper refused anonymity

23 February 2022 Taking Industrial Tribunal proceedings can be a stressful and emotional experience; particularly for a claimant once aware that any resultant Tribunal judgment will be public. However, the Tribunal Rules do allow for restrictions on... READ

Unvaccinated employees who are required to self-isolate

18 February 2022 The position in Northern Ireland currently is if an individual is 18 or over and they are unvaccinated or have one dose only, but are considered a close contact of someone who has tested... READ

The cautionary tale of Caveat Emptor

16 February 2022 Whether it’s wanting more space to work from home, downgrading as the kids have flown the nest or simply getting on that property ladder – the property market in Northern Ireland is still buoyant... READ

New Year’s checklist? Divorce

09 February 2022 With no surprise, January can be the busiest month of the year for new divorce enquiries. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for some families with many just ‘trying to make things... READ

Protecting your business from unwanted auto-renewal contracts

03 February 2022 In March 2021, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into a number of anti-virus software companies and auto-renewing contracts. One of these companies was Norton which was identified as a culprit... READ
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