Unmarried couples: A fair deal?

ONS figures published last week show that couples who live together without getting married are the fastest growing type of family in the country. In light of the news earlier this year that more unmarried couples with children are breaking…

New child maintenance powers announced

With effect from early next year, child maintenance cheats will no longer be able to take advantage of the ‘joint account’ loophole. Under current rules, where a parent owes child maintenance the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) cannot deduct money held…

Claire Higham Family Law Solicitor Manchester Slater Heelis LLP

Slater Heelis Expands Family Team

A leading Manchester law firm is building on its recent successes with the appointment of an experienced solicitor in the family team. Claire Higham, a family law specialist, joins Slater Heelis as an Assistant Solicitor and will advise clients on…

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1,858 Monarch Staff Redundant

Monarch’s failure to consult on redundancies has resulted in the Unite union pursuing legal action on behalf of 1,858 Monarch staff. Where 100 or more redundancies are proposed, the minimum consultation period before dismissal is 45 days. In Monarch’s case…

Commercial Property Pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Unless you have been living under a rock you will be aware that the Government announced that tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest payments for residential property would be slashed (phased in from April 2017) and that buy-to-let residential properties…

Civil partnerships for opposite sex couples?

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld have this week been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in their ongoing legal battle for civil partnerships to be made available to opposite sex couples. Mr Keidan, 40, and Ms Steinfeld, 36,…

Slater Heelis Launches FoRiday: Supporting Friends of Rosie

  Most of us know somebody who has been diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis turns worlds upside down. Thankfully, the chances of survival are improving all the time due to the research that is being done. When my son was…

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Employee Sent to Prison for Breaching Court Order

In the High Court decision of OCS Group UK v Dadi a former employee was sentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment for breaches of an interim injunction in a dispute over confidential information. The defendant, Mr Dadi, was an employee of…