201707.20
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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…

201706.05
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NICRAS Project Coordinator – Legal Services Guidelines for Asylum Seekers in NI

Napier & Sons’ Associate Solicitor, Maria McCloskey, has been appointed to the role of Project Coordinator of this exciting and much anticipated initiative with NICRAS. The role, funded by the Minority Ethnic Development Fund of The Executive Office, will involve the development of best-practice guidelines to ensure that asylum seekers are fully aware of their…

201703.29
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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
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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…

201701.12
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Napier and Sons recognised as an Investor in People

12th January 2017 NAPIER & SONS RECOGNISED AS AN INVESTOR IN PEOPLE Napier & Sons Solicitors are proud to announce that we have been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard following a rigorous assessment process.  The accreditation demonstrates our commitment to high performance through good people management. Investors in People is the international…

201612.07
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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
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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
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‘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…

201610.03
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Lisa Sturgeon has 2nd edition of book published

Lisa Sturgeon, from the office, has recently had the second edition of her book, An Introduction to Business Law in Northern Ireland, published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.  First published in 2010, for this 2nd edition, Lisa has updated the text for all relevant developments in the law, particularly with regard to the legal system in…

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