More and more couples are living together and acquiring a home before marrying and a recent court decision illustrated just how this can impact upon financial arrangements when divorcing.
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The Equality Act 2010 offers protection from discrimination on eight different characteristics. This includes protection from discrimination on the grounds of "religion or belief". What qualifies as a religion is likely to be reasonably clear from the circumstances - what is a protected belief has proven a more contentious issue in the employment tribunal – with some, perhaps surprising, results.
Following the introduction of the online Trust Registration Service last year, the registration deadline for new Trusts with a tax consequence arising in 2017/18 is fast approaching.
If a business removes a benefit soon after a TUPE transfer, can that be lawful? A recent courst decision is a very useful illustration that as restrictive as the TUPE regulations are, context and circumstance is everything.
Surrogacy is a hot topic again, with the news that Robbie Williams and Ayda Fields – the married couple who are also X-Factor judges - have welcomed a third child who was born via a surrogate mother. There are many reasons why a couple may choose to go down the surrogacy route when starting or expanding their family, and there are just as many legal considerations to take into account when deciding whether this path is for them.