Archive for January, 2010

New Paternity Leave Entitlement

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

father-sonUnder Government proposals announced this month, fathers will be able to take up to six months’ paternity leave with three of those months paid at the statutory rate. The proposals, which are due to be implemented in April 2011, aim to provide parents with greater flexibility by allowing them to share the existing 39 week paid leave entitlement. (more…)

Cohabitation and Separation

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

separateThe law in relation to cohabitation and separation changed in May 2006.  “Cohabitant” is described in the legislation as either a man and a woman who have lived together as if they were husband and wife or two persons of the same sex who have lived together as if they were civil partners.  (more…)

New Year at James & George Collie

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

brian-suttonJames & George Collie are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Sutton as a partner in the firm. (more…)