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On April 6th, 2022, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act came into force.  This introduced the concept of a divorce where no blame was attached.  The parties are now able to petition for a divorce on the fact that the marriage has irretrievably broken down due to irreconcilable differences.  In effect, this is a no-fault divorce.


The World Cup is kicking off later this week in Qatar, and for the first time in over half a century, Wales have qualified.

Whilst there be many from the Red Wall who will be making the trip, the vast majority of fans will be watching the matches on screens back here.

The time difference between Wales and Qatar means that the majority of the initial group matches will be taking place during the day when many will be in work. These include Wales v Iran at 10am on Friday 25th November, and England v Iran on Monday 21st November at 1pm.

James Watkins (pictured), Senior Associate at Howells Solicitors and keen Wales football fan, provides his advice for employers and employees to help.


In October 2022 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Bathgate v Technip helped to clarify an important point of law regarding the settlement of unknown future claims under the Equality Act 2010: specifically, finding that unknown future discrimination claims cannot be settled by a settlement agreement.

Here, we explain the case of Bathgate v Technip in detail and consider how far a settlement agreement can go when it comes to guarding against future litigation.



Because of the current social and economic climate in the UK and with sharp rises in the cost of living and energy bills, many members of the public are now seeking to ‘take power’ back into their own hands.

The benefits of installing solar panels in the home have been well-known for over a decade, paying for themselves in the long run and with many households able to redistribute and sell excess power back to the energy grid.


The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (henceforth referred to as the “Act”), comes into force on 1st December 2022, so we have prepared a short guide containing the information you need to know below.

All landlords will have to provide their tenants/contract-holders with written statements setting out the terms of the tenancy/occupation-contract and including those new points required by the Act. This needs to be served by 31st May 2023.


With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes