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No-fault divorce to be consigned to history – possibly

When the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal decision that Tini Owens could not be granted a divorce because she failed to meet the legal test that her marriage had broken down irretrievably, the judges invited “Parliament to consider replacing a law which denies Mrs Owens a divorce in the present circumstances”.

Domestic Agriculture Policy – A lost opportunity?

There is no doubt that Brexit marks a turning point for UK agriculture. It is also clear that the overriding principles guiding future UK domestic agriculture policy decisions are environmental - but is government missing a much larger opportunity? After all, the clue is in the name of the recent consultation: “Health and Harmony”.

National Minimum wage, sleep-ins and on-call staff

Following Employment Tribunal decisions towards the end of 2017, it has been established that “sleep-ins” are covered by the National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations. A worker, who is found to be working even though he is asleep, is entitled to the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage for the hours worked rather than a fixed fee incentive bonus as commonly paid in the past for these shifts.
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