Review of the Legal Changes to Confidentiality Clauses

In some recent high profile cases involving harassment and discrimination it appears that confidentiality clauses may have been used to silence potential victims.  The Government has now issued a consultation document seeking views on how this might be prevented in future. What is a Confidentiality Clause? Confidentiality clauses have a well-established place in employment law. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Head of Residential Property interview about the UK Housing Market

Legal information library LexisNexis recently interviewed Liz Searl, Head of Residential Property here at Backhouse Solicitors about the state of the UK property market. The resulting article discusses the difficulties of getting onto the housing ladder in the UK, how the Government is attempting to solve the problem and suggests other ways that the problems […]