UK paternity leave less generous than Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, study finds – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, paternity leave, statistics by tracey

‘Almost thirty countries, including Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, offer more favourable benefits for new dads than the UK does, according to new analysis.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

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Father wins discrimination case against employer for failing to give him full paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

‘A father has successfully sued his employer for failing to give him full paternity leave rights, in a case thought to be the first of its kind.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2017

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BSB proposes change to its rules to require chambers to allow all self-employed barristers access to parental leave – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 26th, 2017 in barristers, maternity leave, news, paternity leave, self-employment by tracey

‘At its meeting last night, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) agreed to change the equality rules to enable all self-employed barristers in chambers to take parental leave, regardless of whether their spouse or partner takes parental leave.’

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Bar Standards Board, 26th May 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

The Bar and shared parental leave – Cloisters

‘Since Shared Parental Leave (SPL) came into force a year ago on 5 April 2015, I have written, lectured and advised widely about this new legal entitlement. The people I have not engaged with much about SPL are barristers – for the key reason that as self-employed professionals rather than employees, they are excluded from this legal entitlement.’

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Cloisters, 7th April 2016

Source: www.cloisters.com

Call for chambers rent rebates so male barristers can share parental leave – Legal Futures

Posted April 12th, 2016 in barristers, equality, news, paternity leave, rent by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board is to investigate whether male barristers with new-born children should be entitled to a form of shared parental leave (SPL), with the Bar Council calling for provisions which would give them a rent rebate from their chambers while not working.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Guest Blog: Rachel Crasnow QC on the Bar and shared parental leave – The Bar Council

Posted April 8th, 2016 in barristers, maternity leave, paternity leave, press releases by tracey

‘Rachel Crasnow QC, who practises in employment law at Cloisters chambers and is the Chair of the Bar Council Legislation & Guidance Panel, looks at why Shared Parental Leave, which came into force a year ago, could be relevant to barristers and why it shouldn’t be ignored by the Bar.’

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The Bar Council, 7th April 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Working grandparents to share parental leave and pay – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2015 in grandparents, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

‘Working grandparents will be allowed to take time off and share parental leave pay to help care for their grandchildren, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2015

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Shared parental leave rules come into force in UK amid small business fear – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2015 in adoption, employment, maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by sally

‘New rules heralding Scandinavian-style shared parental leave of up to 50 weeks come into force this weekend as concerns continue that many employers are not ready for the “complicated and challenging” changes.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2015

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Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Family Rights at Work – Cloisters

Posted February 15th, 2013 in employment, families, flexible working, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The Government has published its response to the ‘Modern Workplaces’ consultation on the overhaul of family rights at work, including shared parental leave, extended flexible working and new rights for surrogate parents. Rachel Crasnow explains the issues.”

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Cloisters, 17th January 2013

Source: www.cloisters.com

Government plans for radical overhaul of family law would do little to help improve lives of vulnerable children, warn charities – The Independent

“Charities warned that Government plans for a radical overhaul of family law including the introduction of shared parental leave would do little to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable children.”

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The Independent, 5th February 2013

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How the workplace will change in 2013 – OUT-LAW.com

“What changes can workers expect from their employers in the coming year? Employment law expert Edward Goodwyn of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, looks ahead to some significant changes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th January 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Will sharing parental leave be fair? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2011 in maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by tracey

“Employers that offer generous maternity pay packages could land themselves in legal hot water if they fail to extend the benefit to fathers, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

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Vince Cable unveils plans for mothers and fathers to share parental leave – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2011 in consultations, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The government is to begin consulting on plans to give both parents an extra month of leave during a baby’s first year and share out caring responsibilities.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2011

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New paternity leave rules affecting men come into force – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2011 in news, paternity leave by sally

“New paternity leave rules have come into effect meaning that parents will be legally entitled to share time off work during their baby’s first year.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2011

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Paternity leave rights to be extended – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2009 in news, paternity leave by sally

“Fathers would be able to take up to six months’ paternity leave – three paid – under Government proposals to allow parents to share entitlements, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2009

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Partners of lesbian mothers to get paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2009 in homosexuality, news, paternity leave by sally

“Both women in lesbian couples with children should be given compulsory paternity and maternity leave, under proposals tabled in the European Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2009

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The Big Question: Do we need to change the rules on maternity and paternity leave? – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2009 in maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for a dramatic change in parental leave arrangements to ensure that fathers and lower-income parents are better served. The Commission insists that mothers and fathers should be able to share the leave allowance to give men more time with their children while both maternity and paternity pay should be raised to encourage low income families to take advantage of the benefit.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2009

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Fathers to be given six months’ paid paternity leave – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 17th, 2007 in news, paternity leave by sally

Fathers will be allowed to take six months’ paid paternity leave instead of mothers under new Government proposals. The law will not come into effect until maternity cover is extended to 12 months, which will happen in April 2009 at the earliest.

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com