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Making a will and conditional gifts

Where a testator's child predeceases them, a gift left within a Will passes to their descendants unless a contrary intention states otherwise.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor


The Proposed Mediation (Scotland) Bill – mediation to be a mandatory consideration in civil disputes?

Margaret Mitchell MSP has recently launched a consultation for a proposed new Mediation (Scotland) Bill which aims to introduce a process of…


Holiday pay: Northern Ireland police case challenges Bear Scotland

Ben Daniel considers the implications of this case for employers in the rest of the UK.

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner


Do we need to record all employee working time? New case from the ECJ

The European Court of Justice has held that an employer must keep records of all hours worked to fulfil its obligations under the Working Time…

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate


Maternity leave: what constitutes reasonable contact with employees?

Rebecca Driffield looks at a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case on this issue and offers some practical advice.

Jon Gregson
Jon Gregson Principal Associate


Final written warnings: will the Employment Tribunal re-open old warnings (and do internal hearings ever have to do so)?

Laura Roberts, a Chartered Legal Executive in our Liverpool team, talks you through this tricky decision.

Mandy Higgins
Mandy Higgins Partner


Beyond the Employment Tribunal: what happens next when a claim just won’t go away?

Peter Wake, uses a recent Weightmans case to explain what happens next when an employee raises the same claim in a different forum.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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