Employment Law

Sponsorship License for European Nationals 2021

Employers need to understand the immigration restrictions before making international hires post Brexit. Currently UK employers benefit from the ability of European Economic Area (EEA) citizens to live and work in the UK free of immigration restrictions. The repercussions of the end of this freedom of movement are beginning to filter through the employment sector […]

Settlement Agreements

Article by Ramzan Sharif – Solicitor at Fountain Solicitors, Walsall A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement between you and your employer. This usually provides for a severance payment by the employer in return for your agreement not to pursue any claims in a Tribunal or a Court. The employer will usually require you […]

Sex worker rights case collapses

A court case in Manchester concerning the rights of sex workers has collapsed after a police officer refused to give evidence. The case is linked to the raid of a brothel in the Greater Manchester area in July 2011. After the raid three women: Catherine McGarr, Jane Young and Deborah Daniels, were arrested and charged […]

Don’t Suffer Violence and Threats in Silence

Article published by Ayeisha Khandia, Head of Family Law at Fountain Solicitors on 09.12.2015 The definition of domestic abuse is very wide. It does not just cover actual violence such as slapping, punching and kicking but also includes threats, intimidation, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and even financial abuse. Protection against domestic abuse is one of […]

Northern Irish same-sex couple go to court over marriage ban

A Northern Irish couple has initiated a challenge to lift the ban on same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland on the grounds of unlawful discrimination. The couple married in London in 2014; however, upon returning to Northern Ireland their marriage was not recognised as legal. In response the couple has filed now a case with at […]