News archive: June 2019

  • Posted on June 27, 2019
    You can almost hear the squeals of delight that will echo when the last school bell and the kids scramble out the door to start their summer holidays. Your feelings might match that excitement if you’re fortunate enough to be able to take work off and enjoy extra time with your child or children.

    For separated parents, though, it can also be a stressful period, particularly if your ex-partner isn’t open to sharing the holidays and your arrangements don’t go according to plan. Below we talk through some steps separated parents can take in the lead up to the school holidays to avoid disagreements and disappointment.
    Posted in: Family law
  • Posted on June 12, 2019
    The community will come together on 10 August for the free Chester Pride 2019 event that celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) equality and diversity, both in Chester and more broadly across the UK. QualitySolicitors Hopleys GMA (incorporating Keene & Kelly and Macloskey Solicitors) is proud to sponsor this event and will be front centre throughout the celebrations.
    Posted in: Same-sex rights
  • Posted on June 10, 2019
    Compromise agreements are a tool for employers and employees to part ways on agreed terms. An employer can suggest them during the termination or redundancy process, for example, or an employee is also within their right to suggest a compromise agreement – it’s just typically less common.

    Once signed, it means both parties have agreed to the terms of the agreement and the nature in which their business relationship will end. It also means employees have agreed not to bring a claim against their employer following their departure from the company, either in court or through an Employment Tribunal (some exceptions can apply, though, which we’ll briefly cover). That being said, there should be a fair level of compensation on the table given employees are asked to forfeit their right to pursue a claim.
    Posted in: Employment law

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