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Holiday headaches for employees and employers

Many of those who were hoping to travel abroad for a summer holiday had their hopes dashed at the weekend, as announcements were made that anyone returning from Spain would be required to spend two weeks in quarantine. 
05/08/2020employment

Government reveals intention to extend Bereavement Benefit to Cohabitees with Children

  We warmly welcome an announcement made by the Government in recent days that they intend to issue a Remedial Order to remove the incompatibilities from the legislation governing Widowed Parents Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment.
03/08/2020social justice

Court of Appeal confirms Universal Credit payment cycle for working claimants unlawful

We previously wrote about a challenge to Universal Credit taken in England, which has the potential to bring about an important change in the way that the benefit is paid to those in work.
23/07/2020social justice

High Court rules that Non-Molestation Orders can be extended

The High Court has delivered an important judgment in relation to the issue of whether the Domestic Proceedings Court has the power to extend Non-Molestation Orders. 
21/07/2020family

An Update on Stamp Duty

A welcome stamp duty holiday until 31 March 2021 has been announced as part of a packet of measures to stimulate the economy.
09/07/2020property

High Court Challenge welcomed amidst Surge in Domestic Violence

This Friday 3rd July, the High Court in Belfast will hear an emergency Judicial Review to determine whether the Court Service of Northern Ireland has acted lawfully by refusing to extend emergency Non-Molestation Orders put in place to protect victims of domestic abuse. It comes at a time when rates of domestic abuse have soared in Northern Ireland and charities have described “an explosion” of incidents in recent months.
02/07/2020family

Divorce Case Study - I am worried my husband has hidden assets, what can I do

A person leaving a marriage can feel anxious about the impact that the separation and divorce process will have on them and they may be worried about how it will be possible to disentangle themselves from the marriage both emotionally and financially.
17/06/2020divorce

Northern Ireland Property Market To Reopen On Monday

We welcome the news that the Northern Ireland Executive have announced that people can buy, sell and move home, as from 15 June 2020. 
12/06/2020property