The end of the ‘meal ticket’ for life?

The Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Waggott v Waggott is a warning to any party who is considering appealing a decision relating to maintenance. This case highlights the risks associated with litigation and how appealing a court’s…

Gender Pay Gap Reporting deadline

It has been reported that more than 1500 companies have failed to report their gender pay gap figures in accordance with the deadline earlier this month. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will now investigate these failures and could take…

Inheritance and cohabitees

The number of cohabitees in the UK is growing rapidly and the cohabiting couple family is the fastest growing family type in the UK. However, the law has not caught up and contrary to popular belief, cohabitees do not have…

Unrepresented Claimants

In the case of Aynge v Trickett the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an unfair dismissal claim should fail because the unrepresented Claimant did not correctly identify her case as being one of constructive unfair dismissal. In this case, the…

Mike Fox, Slater Heelis, President of Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce

Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce installs new President

The Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce has installed Mike Fox as their 107th President. The Chamber’s Patron, Mayor Cllr Jonathan Coup, carried out the ceremony at the New Year lunch at The Belmore, Sale on Friday 2 February. Mike…

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Slater Heelis Launch New Personal Injury Package for Cyclists

A Manchester law firm has launched a new personal injury service exclusively for cyclists. Slater Heelis will provide free legal expenses insurance to all cyclists who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own, to remove any of…

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Whistleblowing – in the public interest or of self-interest?

In Parson v Airplus International Ltd, Ms Parson (a qualified non-practising barrister) made a number of disclosures to her employer. She argued the disclosures qualified for protection and therefore her dismissal shortly after was automatically unfair for whistleblowing. The tribunal…

Child Maintenance Changes

Child maintenance can be a very complex area of family law. In recent years two separate schemes have been in operation to provide for a transition period. As of 31 December this year, the older scheme, administered by the CSA…