Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
Grace qualified as a solicitor in May 2021 and joined Machins as an employment solicitor in August 2021.
She specialises in all aspects of employment law and prides herself on providing exceptional client care. Grace has a conscientious approach to her work and understands the importance of offering a pragmatic and commercial approach on employment law matters alongside technical expertise.
Before joining Machins, Grace studied LLB Law at Nottingham Trent University and completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London. She was offered her training contract with a local firm in Milton Keynes due to the dedication and diligence she displayed as a paralegal.
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A worker at a pet food shop has won her claim of unfair dismissal after she raised concerns over her employer’s Covid protocol. Leah Best worked for Embark on Raw, a pet food retailer owned by husband-and-wife team David and Andrea Fletcher. In March 2020, during the beginning of the pandemic, measures were put in
The case involved Oxford Said Business School v Heslop. Heslop had made protected disclosures to her manager concerning the lawfulness of the school’s actions in a procurement process, and potential over-charging and breach of contract in relation to a key client. The manager felt that the allegations were misconceived. Shortly after making those disclosures, Heslop
A university lecturer has lost her appeal against a decision that her employer was entitled to dismiss her before the end of her probationary period. Korthals Altes began working for the University of Essex in 2017. Her contract provided for a three-year probation period, at the end of which she was entitled to apply for
A university lecturer was unfairly dismissed after she was accused of being ‘unnaturally loud’. The case involved Dr Annette Plaut, who was an experimental physics lecturer at the university of Exeter until she was fired in 2019. She had been at the university since 1990. Her style involved leading many heated discussions which included expressive
Covid has impacted working life in the UK more than any other event in recent memory. The application of restrictions regarding how employees perform their duties have fluctuated over the last 20 months. In order to accommodate the changing nature of the workplace restrictions and also to try and protect employees from exposure to Covid,
An employee at a biscuit factory who threatened a colleague while in a diabetic rage has won his claim of unfair dismissal. Mr Dytkowski began working for Brand FB’s biscuit factory in 2009. He was diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes in March 2018, which he described as a “difficult diagnosis to accept and manage”. Occupational Health