SPLash (SPL advice on sharing) has been created by an alliance of organisations with expertise in employment law and issues affecting parents at work. Its purpose is the sharing of knowledge and best practice on Shared Parental Leave.
YESS is a charity offering affordable legal advice to employees and employers who want to resolve problems at work without litigating. We give expert, realistic and pragmatic advice on all employment issues. We negotiate directly with the employer, on behalf of the employee, to achieve early settlement thus avoiding the pain, stress and cost of litigation. Our motto is ‘Life’s too short to litigate’.
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. We help working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. We give free legal advice to parents about employment rights and in-work benefits but we also work with employers, helping them to develop best policy and practice to deliver high performance via engaged staff enabled to find balance in their lives.
Maternity Action is a national charity which aims to end inequality and improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, their partners and children. Maternity Action offers a free helpline providing advice to pregnant women, new parents, employers and advisers on all aspects of maternity and parental rights and benefits.
Cloisters is renowned for its expertise in employment and equality law, with significant experience in relation to family rights in the workplace. Its barristers provide accessible, commercial and responsive legal advice and representation as well as being consistently involved in ground-breaking litigation. We act for both employees and employers across diverse industries and sectors from banking, technology, commercial and retail to public services, health, education, manufacturing, and agriculture.
The HR Law team at Fox Williams comprises experts in employment law and immigration, who work closely with colleagues in other legal disciplines to provide the full range of legal services required by in-house counsel and HR experts. Our large team of specialist lawyers in the UK undertake a range of work on sensitive, high profile and business critical issues: from discrimination and whistleblowing advice and claims to board level disputes, executive terminations, immigration disputes and compliance advice. We provide training to clients on discrimination, diversity & inclusion as well as advice on policy issues such as the implementation of shared parental leave, positive action measures, maternity and flexible/agile/homeworking.
Practical Law is the leading provider of know-how to lawyers worldwide. We provide more than information: we provide answers. Our teams of legal experts have significant practical experience gained in leading law firms, companies and organisations. They create and maintain thousands of online practical resources to help lawyers work smarter and faster, from market-leading precedents to incisive practical commentary on legal developments.
Old Square Chambers’ Employment and Discrimination Group is widely regarded as one of the foremost in the UK, with members of the Group appearing in many of the leading employment and discrimination cases over the last 25 years. OSC has provided advice and well-received training on the new right to Shared Parental Leave and its associated complexities. It will continue do so as the practical implications of the right for employers and employees evolve.