Domestic Abuse and Divorce

Jessica Firth is an Associate Solicitor based in our Lincoln office. Jessica is able to provide advice on all aspects of separation including Divorce, Financial Matters, Children Matters and Domestic Abuse. Jessica regularly represents clients in Court and conducts advocacy in both the County Court and Magistrates Court. In this article she looks at domestic abuse and divorce. If you would like to contact Jessica, please call 01522 542211. Years ago the topic of Domestic Abuse was considered a taboo and was very rarely spoken about openly. Recently, the topic of Domestic Abuse has been in the public eye with the government publishing its Draft Domestic Abuse Bill in January…

An update on Brexit and Road Haulage – A consideration of the best and worst case scenarios

The only thing we know for certain about Brexit is that there is currently a great deal of uncertainty. The Brexit negotiations are necessarily complex and the task of keeping up with the developments as they impact each sector can be overwhelming. Using the example of the haulage industry and by following developments in the negotiations as they relate to haulage we can gain an insight as to the direction of travel and possible eventual outcome of Brexit. This blog considers the rules that allow UK hauliers to travel freely across the EU and the possible future legislative framework post Brexit. If you have further concerns on issues such as…

What does the TFL decision mean for Uber users

What does the TFL decision mean for Uber users?   Initially this decision will not result in any change. The Uber TFL licence was due to expire on 30 September however the company will be able to continue to operate until all appeals are exhausted. Given the high-profile nature of this decision, not only in terms of the UK market but also the potential impact internationally we can expect the appeal process to be lengthy and exhaustive. This initial decision marks the end of the beginning of a long process. Even at this stage the case does offer a timely reminder to operators to remain within the terms of their…

The Supreme Court’s Employment Tribunal decision in numbers.

The Supreme Court abolished fees for bringing claims before the Employment Tribunal in a landmark judgement issued on 26 July 2017. The judgement is publically available on the Supreme Court website and is easy to follow notwithstanding that it deals with complex legal issues including EU law. The case, brought by UNISON, resets the clock back to 28 July 2013 which was the day before the fees were introduced. The Ministry of Justice have indicated that they will refund any claimant who was required to pay fees during the four years that they were in force. We have summarised the key numbers referred to in the Judgement: 29 July 2013…

What you need to know about the Supreme Court decision on Employment Tribunal Fees.

The Supreme Court abolished fees for bringing claims before the Employment Tribunal in a landmark judgement issued on 26 July 2017. The judgement is publically available on the Supreme Court website and is easy to follow notwithstanding that it deals with complex legal issues including EU law. The case, brought by UNISON, resets the clock back to 28 July 2013 which was the day before the fees were introduced. The Ministry of Justice have indicated that they will refund any claimant who was required to pay fees during the four years that they were in force. The fees were introduced with the aim of addressing the following points: Transferring the…