Uncovering hidden assets in divorce proceedings

The jailing of property tycoon Scot Young at the high court in London for a 'deliberate' and 'flagrant' refusal to prove how he lost a fortune estimated to be worth...

Fault in Divorce

The publication of divorce records from the 19th and early 20th century (www.ancestry.co.uk) reminds us that historically fairly damning and often scandalous evidence about a spouse's behaviour had to be...

The Green Deal

The Government put in place the framework for the Green Deal last Autumn, to help households and businesses meet the upfront costs of improving the energy efficiency of buildings, by...

Appeal court judge says property laws for cohabiting couples are unfair on women

Lord Justice Toulson commented yesterday that property laws for cohabiting couples are"unfair". He was of course referring to the law of England & Wales, in the case of Curran v...

When is an employee not an employee?

Mr White and his partner Ms Todd were employed by a large estate in Surrey to carry out housekeeping, security and general maintenance duties at the house and estate. They...

Employment and the economy: striking a balance

An interesting insight into the effect on employment of the state of the economy is provided by the Workplace Employment Relations Study published today. The study is a UK-based study....

Scottish investment properties: problems ahead for cross-border charities?

The Scotland Act 2012 provides that Stamp Duty Land Tax will be abolished for Scottish purposes and will be replaced by a new Scottish property tax with effect from April...

No laughing matter

The Court of Session has issued its decision in the case of the man who fell down a Ha Ha at Hopetoun Estate. A Ha Ha is a man made...

Winter weather travel disruption - Things for employers and employees to consider

Employers should be interested in this guidance from ACAS on what they are entitled to do if an employee's explanation for not coming to work is that they were snowed...

Latest changes to employment law

The Government has today produced its response to the two major consultations which have been taking place on changes to Employment Law. Two significant changes will be made. Firstly the...

New rulings on employee freedom to wear religious symbols

The extent to which an employer is entitled to restrict an employee's freedom to wear religious symbols at has been examined in two significant cases in the European Court of...

New Year's Resolutions - Reviewing your legal and financial affairs

We often start each new year with the best of intentions ... to take more exercise, resist the temptations of the biscuit tin, spend more time with family, improve our...
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