201707.20
0
0

More Confusion in Shared Parental Pay

by Laura McManus Following on from our previous article highlighting the difference between Maternity Leave and Shared Parental Leave, there has been further case law on the point of whether or not a father is entitled to Shared Parental Pay at the same level as Enhanced Maternity Pay. A recent case of Ali v Capita…

201703.29
0
0

Jail Break for Charity

IJM Jail Break 2017 We need your help to get out of jail! To make a donation go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MariaMcCloskeyandMariaGlover Keep up to date with our progress whilst we are behind bars tomorrow by following us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NapierandSons

201701.23
0
0

HIAI: Institutional Abuse: A New Narrative

by Joseph Napier On the 20th January 2017 Sir Anthony Hart presented the findings of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI). The fact that he was able to do so just days after the 3rd Anniversary of the commencement of oral hearings was remarkable. The Northern Irish public and politicians alike had long become sceptical…

201612.07
0
0

Vicarious Liability: Precarious times?

by Maria McCloskey Two notable decisions of the Supreme Court in the past year have solidified the very wide scope of vicarious liability, with the main message being that vicarious liability can arise outside of the traditional ‘employer – employee’ relationship. The case of Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10 arose following an…

201611.09
0
0

Is My Pension Safe in Bankruptcy?

by John Gordon One of the most frequent questions asked of Insolvency Practitioners; is my pension policy in danger!.  The law on this has been clouded in recent years due to a poor legal decision known as Raithatha v Williamson which suggested that a bankrupt’s right to receive income from his personal pension could be…

201610.21
0
0

‘Help to Buy’ ISA Scheme

by Andrew Rodgers In an effort to assist individuals purchasing their first home, the government has now introduced the Help to Buy ISA Scheme. First time buyers can save a maximum of £200.00 per month, and deposit an initial sum of up to £1,200.00 into an eligible Help to Buy ISA and the government will…