The legal right to see your grandchild:

Grandparents are to be given legal rights to maintain contact with their grandchildren after a family breakdown or divorce.

A report will today set out radical proposals to enshrine in law greater access rights for grandparents when couples split, Whitehall sources revealed.

The review of the family justice system will also mean couples being pushed into mediation to sort out contact arrangements rather than resorting to the courts.


Leading Torquay hotelier wins new terms over a £5.1million divorce settlement

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Divorce judge orders car crash amputee to hand over more than half of his £500k compensation to ex-wife of five years

  • Kevin Mansfield met his wife ten years after losing his leg in a car crash in 1992
  • They had two children before end of five-year marriage
  • Judge says she should get £285,000 of the compensation payout which is his only means of support.

The Government has published its Equality Strategy. In ‘Equality Strategy – Building a Fairer Britain’, the Government has set out its new approach to equality built on two principles – equal treatment and equal opportunity.


The Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 have been published and will come into force on 6 April 2011. They amend the main Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) Regulations 2002 by widening one of the conditions under which employees may request a flexible working arrangement.


The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2010 has been published and will come into force from 1 February 2011. The Order increases the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals and to other amounts payable under employment legislation.


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