Asda Equal Pay Claims – Latest Court of Appeal ruling

The Court of Appeal has issued its decision in the long running case of Asda Stores vs Brierley, where female Asda checkout staff have brought an equal pay claim arguing that their customer facing role is being undervalued compared to warehouse worker colleagues. In 2017 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that supermarket staff working […]

The Cost of Death Certificates nearly triples

The General Register Office (GRO) have introduced large increases in the cost of copies of birth, marriage and death records from 16th February 2019. Families registering a death will now be charged nearly triple the amount following the price increase.  Death certificates have risen from £4 each to £11 for each certificate (or £22 if […]

Government consultation on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents

The Government has announced a proposal to extend redundancy protection for women and new parents.  A consultation paper has been published following recommendations made by the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices in 2017. Currently, under regulation 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999, before making a woman on maternity leave redundant, […]

What is Grant of Probate?

When someone close to you dies you may have to tidy up their legal and financial affairs and distribute their assets to their heirs. To do this you will need to obtain Grant of Probate. What is Grant of Probate? In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is the process of getting legal authority to administer the estate of […]

Backhouse Solicitors Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Our office will be open over the festive period and our solicitors will be available should you require any legal assistance.  Our Christmas opening hours 2018 are as follows: Monday 24th December – 8.30am – 5pm Tuesday 25th December  – CLOSED Wednesday 26th December – CLOSED Thursday 27th December – 8.30am – 5pm Friday 28th […]