Analysing the headlines: What rights do unmarried couples have?

With headlines such as “Liam Payne calls in divorce lawyers to advise how to protect his £54m from Cheryl and still have access to his son…”, it is not surprising that there remains confusion about unmarried couples’ rights. So what is the position when a couple who are not married separate? Is there such a thing as “common law marriage”?

Carillion & Pensions: Latest Developments

Chair of the Trustees of the Schemes – Robin Ellison – an eminent pension lawyer and expert – is appearing before the Works and Pension Committee today to face questions on the Trustees’ actions.

UK surrogacy rules

Surrogacy is an increasingly common way to have a child. However, anybody in the UK who is planning to have a child through a surrogacy arrangement should bear in mind that whilst surrogacy is legal in the UK, it is under a very different culture and is enshrined in a philosophy that surrogacy should not be commercial.

Carillion & Pensions: Wider implications

It is not just the main Carillion companies that may now find themselves in severe financial difficulties. Smaller subcontractors may find themselves having to consider their position with regard to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and the Pension Regulator.

Meltdown and Spectre: data protection implications

Last week Google’s Project Zero team published details of serious security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, which affect almost every modern computer, and could allow hackers to steal sensitive personal data.