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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Employment judgment: Men not entitled to shared parental leave pay at the same level as enhanced maternity pay

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its decision in two much anticipated appeal cases concerning the entitlement of men to receive shared parental leave pay equivalent to any enhanced maternity leave pay offered by their employer.

Last year in the case of Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali, the Employment Appeal Tribunal concluded that failing to enhance shared parental leave, when employers offer enhanced maternity pay, is not direct sex discrimination against men.

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Every iCloud?

What happens to your digital assets when you die? This is probably not the first question that springs to mind when setting up your iCloud account.  However, in an age where more and more people are living their lives on the cloud, how to deal with an individual’s “digital legacy” is becoming an increasingly important – and complicated – issue.

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Reflecting on All Energy 2019: How can we encourage investment in the wind sector?

From a finance and funding perspective, the message from All Energy was, overall, positive. The main takeaway for me was that further investment is ready and waiting, subject only in some cases to commitments from policy makers.

The recently announced offshore sector deal could be the catalyst the industry needs in terms of achieving updates to the transmission network, continued CfD support and so forth to allow further growth and investment.

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