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Arbitration now available to divorcing couples

Couples looking to divorce have traditionally used one of two routes; either mediation or the courts. Mediation as a dispute-resolution process has become popular within the area of family law due to its non-litigious nature, and for its ability to save disagreeing parties time and costs.

Thanks to a new initiative by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, which champions arbitration as a dispute-resolution method for separating couples, there is now a third alternative for couples looking to divide their assets upon divorce. (more…)

When can airlines refuse passengers travel?

With Easter around the corner, Britain is preparing itself for one of the year’s busiest travel weekends. Thousands are expected to go abroad on holiday or to spend the long weekend somewhere else in the country.

Airports have prepared themselves by putting in place additional resources in order to make travelling as smooth as possible. For busy airports this will be their last test before the Olympics. (more…)

Is it time to modernise our divorce laws?

Many married couples who discover that their marriage is not working struggle with the idea of getting divorced. This is particularly true because one party will have to take the blame for the marriage ending, as the divorce has to be the cause of one party’s questionable behaviour.

However, this adversarial system is now being called into question. The highest family law judge for England and Wales, Sir Nicholas Wall, has said that it is time for the law to change. The President of the high court’s family division has said that he considers that it would be appropriate to introduce a system of no-fault divorce. (more…)

Blog series: ‘How to get back to work’

Part IV: Interviews (II)

For the past three Wednesdays we have looked at how to write a CV, what to include in a covering letter and what is important to think about at an interview.

The last part of our ‘Back to Work’ blog series will look at how to prepare for unexpected and unconventional interview questions. We will also cover how interviewing techniques have changed over time. (more…)

Female burglar arrested after breaking into Simon Cowell’s London home

Simon Cowell, best-known for his role as judge on the television programme the X Factor, was left terrified on Saturday evening after he encountered a female burglar in his house.

Cowell is said to have heard a loud noise coming from his bathroom. When he went to investigate the cause of the nuisance he encountered a woman armed with a brick. (more…)

Blog series: ‘Back to work’

Part III: Interviews

For the past two Wednesdays we have been looking at topics affecting you as a job applicant. So far we have considered CVs and covering letters. This week and next Wednesday we will focus on interviews.

Once an employer has looked at your initial documentation they will make up their minds about whether you might be suitable for the role. If they think that your skills match the job specification then they may call you for an interview. (more…)

Former teacher convicted of racially harassing German neighbours

A dispute between neighbours that started over a piece has ended in a conviction for racial harassment. A German couple, Reinhard and Kathryn Wendt, moved into their house in Kent and quickly became embroiled in a long-running dispute with their neighbour, teacher Geoffrey Butler, would make their life difficult.

Piece of land at centre of dispute

The dispute began in 2007 after a failed transaction involving a piece of land failed. Butler said that he was subsequently threatened by Reinhard Wendt when he was returning from work one day. (more…)

Series: ‘How to get back to work’

Part II: CVs

In our Wednesday series ‘How to get back to work’ we are giving you advice on how to make a successful job application. Last week we looked at how to write a covering letter and how to ensure that it contains all the relevant information and is well formatted.

This week we are looking at CVs which, together with your covering letter, will be the first form of contact between you and the employer. (more…)

Marriage growing in popularity for mature couples

Weddings and marriage has been in the headlines lately as the Government is considering legalising gay marriage and new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate a rise in the number of weddings involving brides and grooms marrying after the age of thirty.

Increase in the age of brides and grooms

According to the ONS women in their early thirties are increasingly seen at the altar. So are men in their mid-to-late forties. (more…)

Blog series – ‘How to get back to work’

Part I: Covering letter

As promised we are dedicating a series, stretching over four consecutive Wednesdays, with advice and useful information on how to be successful in your hunt for a new job. In this post we are looking closer at covering letters.

Many companies request a covering letter from prospective job applicants to accompany their CV. This is an opportunity for you to highlight why you are applying for the advertised role and how you can be an asset to the employer. (more…)

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