Emsleys Blog

  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 9th - 13th May 2016

    Dying Matters Awareness Week 9th - 13th May 2016

    Next week is Dying Matters Awareness week. The ethos of the week is to try to encourage people to talk about end of life care, their particular wishes and how they would like their family to support them at the end of their life. As… Read More

  • Family Mediation and MIAMs – statistics revealed

    The charity National Family Mediation (NFM) has today announced findings obtained through a freedom of information request that in 2014/15, out of 112,000 private family law applications to the court, only 1 in 20 of the applications had… Read More

  • Budget 2016 - Commercial Property

    Budget 2016 - Commercial Property

    The Budget was announced today and in the commercial property world, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates have changed to a ‘slicing’ regime akin to the existing residential property regime.  Previously the regime worked on a ‘slab’… Read More

  • The suitability of ‘Indirect Contact’ Orders

    The suitability of ‘Indirect Contact’ Orders

    Indirect Contact Orders are formally known as Child Arrangement Orders in broad terms. We use the term Indirect Contact Order in this article for ease of reference. A recent case - Re K (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 99 in the Court of… Read More

  • What would the impact of Brexit be on UK employment law?

    What would the impact of Brexit be on UK employment law?

    With an in-out EU referendum set to take place on 23 June 2016, we consider some of the possible areas for change in UK employment law. It may be that for those voting “out” the point is not what may change but simply that Parliament… Read More

  • National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

    National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

    The Government has released the latest list of 92 employers who failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage to the tune of £1,873,712.   The list covers many different kinds of businesses but noticeable is the… Read More

  • Jury Service - Back to Basics Series

    Jury Service - Back to Basics Series

    Although employees do not have a right to take time off for jury service, they are protected from being dismissed or subjected to a detriment as a result of that jury service (which is almost but not really the same thing). An… Read More

  • Dyslexia and disability discrimination in the workplace

    Dyslexia and disability discrimination in the workplace

    The coffee chain Starbucks made headline news this month for being on the wrong side of an interesting disability discrimination decision in the Employment Tribunal. Employee Meseret Kumulchew suffers from dyslexia and has trouble with… Read More