- Gig Economy Workers denied holiday pay may claim for the whole of their employment - The European Court of Justice in his landmark legal battle. The court has ruled that "An employer that does not allow a worker to exercise his right to paid annual leave must bear the conse-quences". The decision could have significant implications for firms in the so-called gig economy, and opens the door for similar cases.
- New Regulations for Legal Aid criteria for Family Law announced - Following a successful High Court appeal by the charity group Rights of Women, the Legal Aid Agency have now relaxed the time limit set for the domestic violence evidence required...
Divorce & Separation
The term “divorce” relates to the mechanism used by spouses to terminate their marriage and the legislation regarding divorce proceedings can be founded within the Matrimonial Causes Act 1979.
Divorce proceedings are commenced by issuing a Petition for Divorce at the County Court and are finalised by the receipt of Decree Absolute which is the document that formally states that the marriage between the two spouses in question has been dissolved.
Parrott & Coales offer a number of specialised services for divorce and separation, including: