'Bumping' relates to the process whereby an employee whose role within an organisation is at risk of redundancy is redeployed into an alternative role, and the individual who previously undertook that role is dismissed as redundant instead. Are employers required to give consideration to the option of bumping in every situation?
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Parenthood dispute following assisted conception highlights the legal pitfalls around modern fertility
A recent decision at Edinburgh Sheriff Court considers issues about legal parenthood which will become more common as alternative family structures evolve. The case involved twins who were born via artificial insemination, whose mother asked the court to declare that her ex-partner was not a legal parent.
A recent case in England has made an important contribution to the way the courts will treat the law relating to maintenance payments following divorce. Until recently the English courts had seemed more generous, however going forward is appears that there will be more cases where term orders for maintenance are made rather than maintenance on an indefinite basis. This brings the position south of the Border more in line with the Scottish position.
Often, customers are enticed by online businesses' "free" offers, including free postage, free delivery and such like. In the UK, alongside important laws such as the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, and The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations, there exist the Codes of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which regulate fairness in both online and offline marketing.
Unlike the BBC's highly anticipated legal drama, The Split, the divorce and separation process doesn't have to be a legal war fit for TV. In real life, there are better ways to deal with high conflict cases than going to court, including signing up for a collaborative process.