Fair Share

Q. I have lived with my partner for 10 moving, and we are looking to purchase a property together. We will be purchasing the property with the assistance of a mortgage and I will be paying the deposit, using some money I have saved. If we sell the property in the future, I would like to recover my deposit. Do I need anything in writing.

Law Matters

Q - I have a 5 year old son from a relationship which ended two years ago. Whilst our separation was amicable, we’ve had little success in determining the childcare arrangements and it seems like my former partner is contesting every facet of our son’s life.

Making Babies

Q - My partner and I are currently considering having a child through a surrogacy arrangement, as we are unable to have children ourselves. Fortunately, a friend of ours has agreed to act as a surrogate and we have started discussing what should happen. Do we need a contract?

A - Surrogacy arrangements have been allowed in the UK since 1985 with the condition that it cannot be carried out as a commercial exercise by the surrogate who is therefore unable to charge, or take a fee, for their service.

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Ask the Lawyer: Grievances

Compensation

Unfortunately, grievances do arise in the workplace and employers may therefore be faced with the daunting and time-consuming task of dealing with the complaints raised. Employers need to ensure that they know what to do when a grievance is raised and how to minimise the risk of potential claims and upset to staff. Dealing with grievances is not always straight forward and therefore to help you out we have considered some frequently asked questions regarding grievances.  

Berry Smith Strengthens Team With Key Promotions

Leading commercial law firm, Berry Smith, has strengthened its team with a series of key promotions.

The independent Welsh law firm has promoted six of its team members in its Cardiff and Bridgend offices. Paul Evans and Sarah Alford are promoted to the role of Senior Associate with Dan Dowen, Michael Shutt, Benjamin Delve and Alex Mitchell being promoted to the role of Associate.