ECJ finds age-related notice periods age discriminatory

In Kucukdeveci v Swedex GmbH & Co the ECJ has held that a German law providing that employment before the age of 25 is disregarded when calculating service-related notice periods breached the EU Equal Treatment Directive (2000/78). The Court also held that the prohibition on age discrimination in the Directive is a specific application of… Read more »

Fathers to be entitled to 6 months’ paternity leave

Government to announce plans to allow new dads to take more time off while their baby’s mother returns to work Fathers will be able to take up to six months’ paternity leave while their child’s mother returns to work, under government proposals due to be announced later today. Ministers are expected to say that fathers… Read more »

What is the world coming to?

‘Council force out Binman ‘for picking up too much rubbish’ Binman Albert Stewart has been removed from the round he has worked for 33 years by – for picking up too much rubbish. The 60-year-old took away extra bin bags left beside overflowing wheelie bins, which council bosses say is against strict refuse rules. Householders… Read more »

Separating Partner Maintenance: Perfect Storm Gathers

The Government should consider an urgent change in maintenance legislation to prevent a collapse of the financial support system for separating unmarried couples. Family lawyers at law firm SAS Daniels LLP says marriage rates are plummeting as more people choose to simply cohabit – which means that the rights of co-habitees in the UK are… Read more »

Inheritance and Intestacy Laws May Spark Church Versus Cohabitants Clashes

A leading family lawyer is predicting a bitter battle between church leaders and groups representing lone unmarried parents and single women if new intestacy and family provision laws are pushed through. Consultation is underway on whether unmarried cohabitants should be due a share of the estate of their partner upon death, but it could put… Read more »

The DIY-Divorce Trap Of Cost-conscious Marriage Splits

The trend towards money-saving DIY divorces is skewing the balance of financial settlements arising from marital splits. SAS Daniels divorce lawyers,  says that they feel like their team are rushing round trying to keep plates spinning as they mount more and more last-minute rescues of botched do-it-yourself divorces. “September is the second busiest month for… Read more »

Cheshire’s Top Five Delayers

Disputes over houses, kids, cars, debts and pensions are the top five divorce-delayers in Cheshire. “With houses it can be one party wanting to delay the sale to get the best price in a slowly improving market; with kids it can even be trying to unload them rather than gain custody, while, perhaps irrationally, cars… Read more »

Two-Speed Divorce Trend Driven By Property Pitfall

Divorcing couples living in rented accommodation are separating faster because they don’t have to wait for the housing market to gather pace. Leading divorce solicitors at SAS Daniels LLP,  are beginning to see a two-speed divorce trend. “The bottom line, as it almost always is these days, is the bottom line: some couples have agreed… Read more »

Senior Lawyers Join SAS Daniels LLP as firm’s growth continues.

Jeremy Orrell and Louise Tobin, two of the North West’s most influential senior commercial lawyers, are to join Cheshire’s biggest law firm, SAS Daniels LLP. The pair, previously together at Slater Heelis Collier Littler (SHCL), will also bring with them team members, giving SAS Daniels LLP the largest and strongest Corporate & Commercial team in… Read more »