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New rates for statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay will come into effect on 5 and 6 April 2015.
Employment rights for parents in a surrogacy arrangement are currently limited. Changes are, however, afoot from April.
Shoosmiths has expanded its family law team with the appointment of Chris Longbottom.
Shoosmiths has expanded its family law offering with the appointment of a partner, an associate and a solicitor.
Your questions answered: am I in breach of my inherited shared ownership lease by complying with the will?
Does the beneficiary of a shared ownership lease find themselves in breach if by acquiring the lease by will they inadvertently sublet the whole of the property in order to comply with the will?
The EAT has found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. Katie Marsden looks at the reasons why.
The first day of October 2014 is a day of change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?
On 6 August, Shoosmiths put on a charity fashion show at its Edinburgh office, raising £1,014 for national charity partner Winston’s Wish.
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.
The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex weddings taking place on 29 March 2014.
A new case in the court of session reminds lenders that a high degree of care is required where a wife is granting a security on account of her husband’s debts.
Women who are pregnant or on maternity leave have numerous legal rights, but many of these are commonly misunderstood by employers.
Shoosmiths considers the current statutory paternity leave entitlements of expectant fathers and how these are expected to change in the future. While some employers offer more generous contractual benefits, the only legal requirement is…...
A recent judgment in the Scottish Court of Session has underlined the need for divorced or separated couples to ensure that their interests are adequately protected.
ACH Shoosmiths has opened its new offices in the heart of Edinburgh’s business and financial district.