We acted for the applicant wife in financial proceedings.
An unusual feature of the case involved a second property which the husband purchased, in his sole name, following the parties’ separation. Our client relinquished any interest in the property as her husband had purchased the property with a significant loan from his brother (HSBC loan agreement in place) and assistance with mortgage. The equity in property was circa £5780. The equity in the FMH was circa £352K, other capital assets amounted to circa £131,500, and the total pension pot was circa £238,184.
At FDR – overall settlement was a 60/40 capital split in wife’s favour and 55% pension share in wife’s favour of husband’s pension.
The recent story in the Sunday Times that a supplier to online fashion retailer Boohoo is allegedly paying workers less than the minimum wage highlights yet another reason why organisations should pay close attention their supply chains.
In order to mitigate against an employee being able to bring a successful unfair dismissal claim or wrongful dismissal claim against their employer in relation to a misconduct sanction/ dismissal, the employer must follow the correct procedure in relation to disciplinary investigations and disciplinary hearings.