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Employer to pay for depressed employee's private counselling – a recent case on reasonable adjustment is discussed by our employment lawyers


An employee suffered work related stress when her responsibilities increased. Her employer referred her to a clinical psychiatrist who recommended private counselling. The Employment Appeals Tribunal decided that in not paying for the private psychiatric counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy, the Employer had breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010. (Croft Vets Ltd and others v Butcher)

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Children and divorce, a recent poll reveals children suffer more than expected - our family lawyers explain


A recent poll of 4,000 parents and children was carried out to assess the family court system 20 years after implementation of the Children Act 1989. The poll revealed that one in three children whose parents separated or divorced over the last 20 years had lost contact with their father. A quarter of children said that they had been asked to lie to one parent by the other and many said that they felt isolated and used by their parents.

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Financial insurance for divorce - our family lawyers discuss pre and post nups.


Many people seek financial advice to ensure that their nearest and dearest are financially protected in the event of an unfortunate or tragic incident. Whereas many people will readily consider the need for life insurance or putting in place a power of attorney, the notion of planning for divorce remains a taboo topic. Understandably, this can be a very sensitive and perhaps awkward issue to broach with a loved one, and may in itself raise suspicion.

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