Government set to review grandparents legal rights

Government ministers are considering changing divorce laws that would hand grandparents a legal right to see their grandchildren after a family split.

Olympic cyclist’s sex discrimination case could have ‘significant ramifications’

A sex discrimination challenge brought before an Employment Tribunal this week could have ‘significant ramifications’, it has been warned.

Charity calls for review of criminalisation of forced marriage

Campaigners are calling for a review of the criminalisation of forced marriage, claiming that the law stops victims from speaking up as they do not want to see their parents end up in jail.

HM Land Registry moves to raise awareness of property fraud

In recent weeks, HM Land Registry has been trying to raise awareness of property and conveyancing fraud in an effort to ensure homeowners don’t get caught out.

Directors to become personally liable for breaches of electronic marketing laws

Here at Mackrell Turner Garrett, we are regularly asked to advise company directors on the rules surrounding electronic direct marketing, namely marketing to particular individuals by phone, fax, email, text or any other type of “electronic mail”.

Overseas investment into UK smashes records

2017 saw the greatest levels of inward investment since records began, a new report has revealed.

5.4 million Britons ‘do not know where to start’ when it comes to writing a Will

A new study published this week suggests that a staggering 5.4 million UK adults are ‘completely perplexed’ by Wills and ‘would not know where to start’ if they wanted to write one.

Divorce law reform must protect children, says Resolution

Resolution has called for an “urgent reform” in divorce law to reduce the emotional impact it has on children.

Average SME is now owed a shocking £25,000 in late payments

A new study published by cloud software provider Xero towards the end of November reveals that the average small British business is now owed almost £25,000 in late payments.

Researchers call for review into use of religious vows in civil ceremonies

The results of a recent study have led researchers to call for the Government to implement changes in the laws surrounding the use of religious vows and rituals in civil ceremonies.