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Relationships at work: navigating the emotional and legal minefields download subscription

Shoosmiths 28-Aug-2014

Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?

Who’s holding the baby? Shepherd and Wedderburn’s guide to shared parental leave download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Aug-2014

From 5 April 2015, the government plans to give families greater flexibility when deciding who will take time off work to look after their new baby.

Flexible working for all employees download subscription

B P Collins 15-Aug-2014

From 30 June 2014, new Flexible Working Regulations, part of the Children and Families Bill 2014, came into force, giving all full-time and part-time employees the right to ask for flexible working.

Increase in divorces in 2012 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 15-Aug-2014

The ONS has reported figures suggesting that a general downward trend in the divorce rate in England and Wales may have been reversed by the recession of 2008–2009.

Money issues ‘force new mothers back to work’ download subscription

B P Collins 14-Aug-2014

The majority of new mothers feel they have to go back to work earlier than planned due to money worries, according to a study.

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Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.

Time to conserve your energy? Minimum energy performance standards for commercially rented property download subscription

Gateley 29-Aug-2014

In July, DECC published its consultation paper on the proposed Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic).

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Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

Mexico’s energy reform provides significant opportunities in oil and gas exploration and production download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 29-Aug-2014

Mexico’s new energy legislation will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity.

Budget 2014: legislation published download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

Hot on the heels of the government’s response to consultation in July, we now have a draft Taxation of Pensions Bill.

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Guardianship — who will look after your child if you can’t? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 14-Jul-2014

Many parents fail to consider who would take care of their children if they were not able to. The topic often sparks disagreement between parents.

From the firm of the week

HMRC proposed debt recovery powers criticised download subscription

IBB Solicitors 28-Aug-2014

Leading trade organisations have criticised plans outlined by George Osborne to allow HMRC to take taxes directly from taxpayers’ bank accounts.

Video: how to extend a lease — FAQs for leaseholders and freeholders download weblink subscription

IBB Solicitors 28-Aug-2014

A lease is the right to use the property for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter, the value of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease.

Rise in the number of divorces among middle-aged and older couples download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Aug-2014

The Office for National Statistics recently reported a rise in the number of divorces among couples born in the post-war years between 1946 and 1964.

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Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.

RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.

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Construction Briefings

Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription

Nabarro 29-Aug-2014

The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.

Ebola outbreak: is it a force majeure event? download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

The potential impact of Ebola is of interest to all corporations with a presence in Africa, and in particular to those with projects, assets and personnel in the countries affected.

US: corrective action catch 22 — Court of Federal Claims holds agency action must be rational even if GAO protest decision was not download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 20-Aug-2014

The decision in RUSH reflects the unusual circumstance in which the court effectively sat in appellate review of an earlier bid protest decision by the GAO.

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    Regional bar: Commerce raiders

    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work

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    Courting the press

    Allowing hacks into the melting pot of the family courts could have as yet unforeseen consequences, says Raymond Tooth and Jeffrey Nedas