Sonal Lala joins Moore & Tibbits’ specialist Health and Community Care Team. This specialist team is based in Warwick but helps clients on a national basis. Sonal’s expertise in Court of Protection matters relating to health and welfare is a huge asset to the multi-disciplinary team at Moore & Tibbits.
There is no disputing that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) fundamentally changed the legal aid system in England & Wales. Put simply, thousands of people who were eligible for legal aid on 31st March 2013 suddenly became ineligible the very next day. The government argues that the cuts were necessary and fair as the country sought to get a grip of its finances. Others argue that the cuts brought about by LASPO represent an unjustifiable attack on the basic principle of access to justice.
All pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave and up to 26 weeks of additional maternity leave, which makes a total of 52 weeks. Every pregnant employee has this statutory right regardless of the number of hours worked or length of service.