March 23, 2020

Integrated criminal and domestic abuse courts to be trialled

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Special domestic abuse courts where criminal offences are heard alongside family law cases will be set up under a £5 million trial, with more details to be shortly announced by […]

March 20, 2020

Civil and Family courts to go virtual amid Coronavirus crisis – Lord Chief Justice

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice has announced that remote working is to become the norm in the civil and family courts in his latest update on the Coronavirus outbreak. […]

March 16, 2020

Highways England worker awarded £74,000 for sexual harassment

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

A tribunal has awarded a Highways England trainee £74,000 for sexual harassment after her boss sent her semi-naked selfies along with over 2,000 text messages after taking her mobile phone […]

March 13, 2020

Court of Appeal to livestream family cases for the first time

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

The government and senior members of the judiciary are to ‘bring the public gallery into the 21st century’ as part of new plans to livestream family court cases following a […]

March 11, 2020

NSPCC reports increase in referrals of children living with domestic abuse

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Child protection charity NSPCC has reported a 25% rise in calls relating to children witnessing domestic abuse. The charity has said that its helpline referred 6,642 concerns about domestic abuse […]

March 9, 2020

DWP ‘shocked’ by its own record on disability discrimination

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

A BBC Panorama investigation has found that the Department for Work and Pensions has lost more employment tribunal cases for disability discrimination in Britain than any other employer since 2016. […]

March 4, 2020

Domestic Abuse Bill back on parliamentary agenda

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

The latest version of the Domestic Abuse Bill is due to be reintroduced to Parliament, and could see abusers take lie detector tests on release from prison if they are […]

March 3, 2020

Funding announced for Family Drug and Alcohol Courts in the North East

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) could soon be introduced in conjunction with Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils to work with parents who are at risk of having their […]

March 2, 2020

Tribunal rules whistleblower NHS nurse was unfairly dismissed

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

Clinical care co-ordinator Linda Fairhall was unfairly sacked after almost 40 years of service and an ‘unblemished’ record, an employment tribunal in Teesside has found. In its judgment, the panel […]

February 27, 2020

DWP ordered to pay £400,000 for race and age discrimination

Help & Advice by Hollie Burnham

A woman will receive a payout of almost £400,000 from the Department for Work and Pensions after winning a claim for age and race discrimination. A Judge at Cardiff Magistrates […]